Fat freezing, or cryolipolysis, is a non-invasive and non-surgical alternative to liposuction in Singapore. This fat loss technique involves the use of cooling plates to freeze and vacuum fat. As fat is sensitive to cold, the temperature will eliminate fat cells while leaving other surrounding tissues unharmed. Clinical studies have proven the effectiveness of fat freezing, with an average reduction in waist circumference of more than 2 cm in 12 weeks after a single treatment. Some of the fat freezing and body contouring treatments in Singapore include big names like CoolSculpting, Clatuu and Cooltech.
It’s not possible to achieve spot fat reduction naturally due to our genetic disposition, but with fat freezing, you can now target stubborn areas like your back, thighs and stomach. With that said, fat freezing is not an excuse to eat irresponsibly — the best candidates are those within their ideal weight range, engage in regular exercise, consume a healthy diet and are willing to maintain the results of cryolipolysis with an active lifestyle.
If you’re ready to work towards your dream body, here are the three best fat clinics in Singapore to assist you in your fat loss journey.
Dr Kellyn Chiau
Dr Kellyn Chiau leads Lux Medical Aesthetics, an aesthetic clinic in Singapore known for offering programs instead of set treatments for the best results. For fat loss specifically, Dr Chiau recommends combining both Fat Freeze (stubborn fat reduction) and Venus Legacy (skin tightening, body contouring) under the clinic’s Body Slimming and Contouring program. Under this plan, the Clatuu 360° is used to reduce fat cells through the non-invasive process of fat cryolipolysis. Following which, the clinic’s Venus Legacy treatment —which uses Multi-Polar Radio Frequency, Pulsed Electro Magnetic Fields and VariPulse Technology— is employed to tighten up sagging and loose skin that is left from the fat freeze. In addition, to ensure safety of all patients, a special triple gel pad is applied to the skin before attaching the Clatuu’s applicator head.
Although Dr Chiau is more specialised in facial aesthetics, patients who have tried fat freezing with her are satisfied with the results and applaud her for being a “true professional”.
To correct any misconceptions about fat freeze, Lux Medical Aesthetics has a page on what patients should know before they decide to take the plunge. They highlight that fat freezing may not reflect on your scale especially if you are overweight, and for results to be sustainable and permanent, weight control is essential. This approach is a true display of medical ethics and is exceptionally important, as patients might think fat freeze is the easy and short answer to fat loss.
Apart from Dr Chiau’s Instagram page (@drkellynshiau), patients can stay updated with her as well as get the latest tips and treatments on Youtube. Here, she answers some popular burning questions within the industry.
Lux Medical Aesthetics
Lux Medical Aesthetics is situated within the hip enclave of The Cathay, where the informed and trendy often go for treatment. The clinic is indeed luxurious, with gold lighting that sets a posh ambience and clear door panes and marbling that reflects the clinic’s commitment to elegance and beauty.
Clinic website: https://luxaestheticclinic.com
Address:The Cathay, 2 Handy Road #02-09 Singapore 229233
Opening hours:Mon-Fri: 10.30am-8pm, Sat: 10.30am-4pm
Contact number: +65 6815 9922
Dr Ariffin Ziaudeen
Dr Ariffin Ziaudeen, or Dr Fin, believes that the pursuit to beauty perfection need not be extravagant and should be accessible to all. He helms Bio Aesthetic, an award-winning aesthetic clinic that uses the most advanced techniques and high-tech devices available in the market to produce natural looking results. Apart from aesthetic procedures like nose threadlift, botox and fillers, Dr Fin is also skilled in helping patients who wish to get rid of stubborn fat areas.
He holds 4.7 stars on Google Business Listing, and the majority of patients who have been with him give him high ratings for communication, professionalism and quality of service.
Patients who wish to compare how much fat freeze is applied on the different body parts can head to Bio Aesthetic’s website, where an interactive diagram explains which body part holds the most fat and how much fat burn is required.
On top of that, the clinic is also transparent on pricing plans, right from revealing how much each machine costs to purchase to overhead costs, which thus determines treatment pricing.
As a bonus, Bio Aesthetic has a 24-hour medical concierge to ensure the needs of patients are met. From arranging hotel reservations to chauffeured transport, don’t worry what will happen post and pre fat freeze treatment. This extra service definitely sets Bio Aesthetic apart from other clinics — if you’re looking for a clinic that will go the extra mile, Bio Aesthetic might be the place for you.
Bio Aesthetic Clinic
Unlike Lux Medical Aesthetics, Bio Aesthetic had more seating for us to chill and enquire about their services. The extra seating might work if you’re trying aesthetic treatments for the first time and would like to hang around to calm your nerves. They’re also conveniently located at Palais Renaissance, the quieter part of town.
Clinic website: https://bioaesthetic.com.sg
Address: Palais Renaissance 390 Orchard Road, #03-01, Singapore 238871
Opening hours: Mon-Fri: 11am-8.30pm, Sat: 10am-6pm
Contact number: +65 6333 4566
Dr Ewen Chee
Dr Ewen Chee established The Chelsea Clinic in 1999 (formerly Wen & Wang Medical Group), back before aesthetic medicine was common parlance. Having been featured in numerous publications for his expertise and as a speaker at scientific workshops and conferences, Dr Chee is one of the first in Singapore to use Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) and various machines like Liposonix and Thermage for body contouring.
A myriad of body contouring and toning treatments are available at The Chelsea Clinic. There’s the EmSculpt, which uses High-Intensity Focused Electro-Magnetic (HIFEM®) field technology that penetrates through the skin to target both fat and muscle tissue. According to Dr Chee, each EmSculpt treatment is equivalent to roughly 20,000 sit ups and/or squats! If you’ve always coveted sculpted abs or perky glutes, look no further.
The Body Contouring program is perfect for those looking for overall body fat loss. It combines Liposonix, a high-intensity focused ultrasound procedure to get rid of targeted fat around the waistline with Zeltiq CoolSculpting, The Chelsea Clinic’s signature fat freeze treatment. The clinic also offers Zeltiq CoolMini, a treatment not commonly seen in other aesthetic clinics that is designed to treat small pockets of fat in areas like the chin, neck and underarm.
To top it off, The Chelsea Clinic has a Holistic Weight Management Program in place, designed specially for individuals who wish to embark on a weight loss plan. Through this program, patients undergo a basic health screening and body fat analysis, followed by health and exercise tips and body contouring treatments to support their fat loss journey. This comprehensive approach truly embodies what aesthetic medicine in Singapore should be — that beauty starts not just from treatments but a change within too.
Esther tried the Zeltiq CoolMini to get rid of her bra fat. Prior to the treatment, she frequently wore long sleeve tops to hide that area. One session and two months later, Esther’s extra lump has reduced and looks way more even with the rest of her axillary area.
The Chelsea Clinic
The Chelsea Clinic may be one of the oldest aesthetic clinics in Singapore, but their interior is anything but obsolete. Futuristic cutting edge interior outfit the place, with plenty of sitting pods for chilling while waiting for your appointment. In terms of design, The Chelsea Clinic definitely takes the cake compared to Bio Aesthetic and Lux Medical Aesthetics. Currently, there are two outlets at Wheelock Place and Rochester Mall.
Clinic website: https://www.chelseaclinic.com.sg
Address: Orchard Road #05-08A Wheelock Place, Singapore 238880
35 Rochester Drive #03-21 Rochester Mall, Singapore 138639
Opening hours: Mon-Fri: 9.30am-6.30pm, Sat: 9.30am-1pm (Wheelock)
Mon-Fri: 9am-6pm, Sat: 9am-12.30pm (Rochester)
Contact: +65 6735 8833 (Wheelock)
+65 6570 3913 (Rochester)