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Getting back in shape with Halley Body Slimming Clinic

Aging is real. I used to eat and not get fat but as I grow older, I realised that I can’t eat like before. The bulge over at the tummy area as well as the flanks aka love handle are growing. Although I have included exercise on a regular basis, the fats were still very stubborn. Hence, I have decided to pay Dr. Terence Tan from Halley Body Slimming Clinic (Halley Body) a visit.
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You might remember Dr. Terence Tan as the doctor from Halley Medical Aesthetics (Halley) who did my Ultherapy face tightening treatment for me last year. Halley Body is Dr. Terence Tan’s newest clinic that is dedicated to, as the name suggests, body treatments. While Halley focuses on medical aesthetic treatments for the face, Halley Body offers non-invasive weight management, fat reduction, body firming, and muscle toning treatments.
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During consultation with Dr. Terence Tan, I have shared with him about my concerns with my tummy and love handles and he has recommended CoolSculpting to me as I was a suitable candidate for CoolSculpting. Dr. Terence Tan also went on to share what is CoolSculpting. It is a non-invasive fat-reduction treatment that is approved by US Food and Drug Administration (US FDA) to utilise cryolipolysis technology that targets only fat cells to contour the body by freezing away unwanted fat cells. The frozen and crystallised fat cells will be passed out of the body naturally after the treatment. Hence the fat cells are gone for good! The good thing about this treatment is that it involves no surgery and there is no downtime after treatment. Although the result is not immediately, many people have experienced good results in reducing the unwanted fats on their body.
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CoolSculpting can be used to target all kinds of stubborn spots which include double-chin area, upper-arm, love handles, abdomen, butt cheeks, inner thighs, and even bra-line areas. But do keep in mind that fat reduction does not equal to weight loss. While you might not spot significant different in the weight loss, you will feel that your clothes fit better and the bulge gets smaller.
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Yes, I know you must be wondering, what makes you a suitable person for CoolSculpting?
First and foremost, you need to take some measurements and conduct a body analysis before the doctor will prescribe a treatment according to your needs. During the body analysis, Dr. Terence Tan shared that as long as a person has subcutaneous fat that is ‘pinchable, grabbable fat’, they are likely to be a good candidate for this treatment
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What to expect during the treatment?
Firstly, Dr. Terence Tan would map out the specific areas where you want to eliminate the fat cells underneath the skin. For my CoolSculpting treatment, he used the CoolAdvantage applicators to treat the stubborn fat on my abdomen and flanks. Compared to legacy CoolSculpting applicators, the CoolAdvantage range of applicators reduces treatment time by nearly half depending on the type of applicator used. For instance, treatment time for the traditional CoolSculpting applicator takes 60 mins but this duration is reduced to 35 mins with the CoolAdvantage applicator. The CoolAdvantage range of applicators also features an enhanced cup design for improved patient comfort as well as a larger cooling area to treat a bigger area.
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A cooling gel pad is placed on the treatment area first before the applicator is applied to the targeted area, where you will feel a suction and a controlled cooling sensation to the targeted fats. Depending on the area where the vacuum applicator is being positioned, you may feel intense cold initially followed by the area being numb after about 10 minutes into the treatment.
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Oh yes, after the treatment, you may feel some tingling sensation as the area is massaged for 2 or 3 minutes. This massage is an important part of the treatment, as it helps speed up the breakdown of the frozen fat cells. But all is well. Basically, the treatment is not uncomfortable except for the beginning of the session whereby there is some pulling or mild pinching from the suction of the applicator.
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How long is the treatment?
To be honest, this depends on individual again. Per treatment area is 35 minutes. In my case, I had 12 sessions or applicators prescribed for my abdomen and flank, and the Halley Body team used 2 applicators at the same time, which reduced my treatment time by half. This DualSculpting method took 35 mins x 6, which meant that it took me about 5 hours to finish the whole course of treatment. Halley Body also offers also QuadSculpting, which is the use of four CoolSculpting machines in tandem to reduce treatment time by up to 85% with CoolAdvantage applicators. This is great for busy people who has lesser time on hand.
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What can you do during the treatment?
Basically, you can do anything as long as you don’t move a lot as you do not want the applicator to shift during the treatment. So I would strongly advise you to download some shows to kill time or bring a book to read. Of course, you can also listen to some music or just sleep. Just do whatever that you feel is most comfortable while you sit still. =)
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Side effects?
After the procedure, I have some redness as well as swelling around the treatment area with a slight tingling sensation and tenderness. After about a week, the swell subsided but I still do have some skin sensitivity and numbness. Even then, I can still go for a run 2 days after the treatment.
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When can you see any result?
Depending on individuals, you can start to see changes about 3 weeks after the treatment but the most optimal results will be after 3 months. This is me 3 weeks later in Tioman for a dive trip. I do feel that my clothes fit better and the tummy bulge has also reduced.
How much fat can you lose with CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting can eliminate up to 25% of the fat cells in the treated area each time. Because our body is unable to produce any new fat cells after five years of age. Hence, the fat cells that die after fat freezing will be gone forever. That is why CoolSculpting is used to remove unwanted fat which cannot be removed through spot toning exercises.
What I really like is the gradual fat loss process after a couple of weeks, which revealed a flatter tummy that even exercise didn’t help me to achieve.
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How much does the CoolSculpting treatment cost?
The cost largely depending on the areas of concern as well as the number of applicators and sessions needed. I had 12 CoolAdvantage (35 min each) applicators so the cost is $9,120 (no GST).
I am currently on my 4th week after the treatment and I really can’t wait to see the optimal result in another 2 months’ time.

Halley Body Slimming Clinic
277 Orchard Road #03-16 Orchard Gateway Singapore 238858
Tel: +65 6246 8806
Email: askhalleybody@halley.com.sg
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