Fat Freeze: The Next Logical Move

After my dismal attempt at slimming down my thighs this year through exercise (see my 2016 mid-year goal review post), I decided that I needed professional help. During my first appointment with Dr. Terence Tan of Halley Medical Aesthetics, he had made two suggestions with respect to my concerns of the appearance of my legs.

After having tried out the CoolSculpting treatment for my thighs, I made the decision to give it a go with the CoolMini for my knobbly knees when I went back for the review of the treatment for my thighs.

CoolSculpting Thighs

You may be wondering if there are fats at the knee to freeze. I’m not sure about you, but I definitely have quite a chunk of fat to freeze there. For years now, I’ve come to stop buying skirts or dresses that stop just slightly above the knee because that just draws too much attention to my knobbly knees.

I know of toning exercises for thighs (which haven’t worked so well for me, either), but I seriously have no idea what I can do about the fat in my knees. Until now, of course!

What is CoolMini? 

CoolMini works in the same way as CoolSculpting (you can read more about how CoolSculpting works in my previous post).

The main difference is that the CoolMini has a much smaller applicator that is used to target the stubborn fats in the knees, double chin, and bra fat at the armpit regions.

coolmini info

Treatment Day

On the treatment day, Dr. Terence Tan briefed me again about the procedure.

CoolMini Treatment

After that, he did a pinch test for the area around my knee to ascertain how much fat there is and suggest how many sessions I might need.

CoolMini Treatment

Subsequently, it was time to decide where to place the applicator and mark the spot using the applicator template to ensure that the CoolMini applicator will be placed correctly.

CoolMini Treatment

Dr. Terence Tan actually gave me some suggestions on the applicator placements, but I decided to let him make the call as I trust his professional opinion.

He then took photos of my knees so that we would be able to compare the difference in 2 to 3 months time when I return for review.

Treatment was straightforward since I have experience with CoolSculpting (you can view my CoolSculpting video in this post). I was definitely not as apprehensive as I was the previous time.

 

CoolMini Treatment

Getting into position for treatment

CoolMini Treatment

All set for treatment with the applicator held in place with the use of a band

Here’s the video of the process:

Was it cold? Unlike CoolSculpting for my thighs, I hardly felt cold this time when the applicator was placed on – probably because the area is much smaller and also less sensitive. I didn’t even need to put on socks this time, though I did eventually put on my cardigan.

Was it painful? Not at all! I played Sudoku on my phone throughout the treatment.

How long does it take? The CoolMini treatment takes about 45 minutes per knee. Halley Medical Aesthetics is one of the few clinics in Singapore that offers DualSculpting, which is the use of two CoolSculpting machines at the same time (read my previous post for the FAQ I compiled on my CoolSculpting experience). This effectively reduces treatment time by half.

What happens after the treatment?

The area where the applicator was placed was reddish when the applicator was removed. After a while, the redness disappeared and basically that is it! No pain, no downtime. In fact I went straight to pick up my boy after his holiday class at The Learning Lab and I didn’t get any funny looks from anyone.

Now it’s just to wait for the frozen fat cells to be removed naturally by the body system! Will update in 2 to 3 months time!

 

Halley Medical Aesthetics

277 Orchard Road #03-15
Orchard Gateway, Singapore 238858
T: 6737 8233 | www.halley.com.sg

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