Sarah and I were honored to be invited to The Sloane Clinic™ at Jalan Maarof, Bangsar for CoolSculpting workshop few months ago. Hundreds of thousands of people undergo liposuction each year, but we could now remove fat without surgery by a relatively new treatment called "CoolSculpting".
It was my first time visit The Sloane Clinic™, I like it’s cosy and quiet environment of a lot. It is strategically located at Jalan Maarof, Bangsar.
As one of the leading aesthetic clinics in Singapore and Malaysia, The Sloane Clinic™ aims to empower change in everyone they meet. Be it defying the signs of ageing or enhancing your beauty potential, The Sloane Clinic™ can provide effective solutions with its comprehensive armamentarium of beauty innovations and wide range of exclusive cosmeceuticals.
Dr. Kee Yong Seng welcomed the media and guests before starting his explanation on CoolSculpting. CoolSculpting is a cutting-edge, non-invasive body shaping treatment that effectively reduces fat in areas of the body. The completely no-downtime fat reduction procedure is accomplished by the scientific principle of “Cryolipolysis”.
This method makes use of cold to diminish fat cells in the body, thus improving the body’s contour. CoolSculpting is a great alternative to liposuction and can be combined with other non-invasive skin tightening treatments such as Body Thermage for enhanced results.
‘CoolSculpting by Zeltiq uses a non-invasive applicator to target and remove fat cells in localized areas on the body. The device is applied to the target area and then its starts reducing the temperature to attain the right coldness to selectively target the fat cells in that area.
The body responds with an inflammatory reaction that causes the body to dispose of the broken down fat cells. The result is a reduction of the treated fat budge (“love handles” or “muffin top”) that appears 2-4 months after treatment. The whole procedure takes 1-2 hours on average.’ said Dr. Kee.
Disclaimer: Model's face was mosaic for her privacy
A CoolSculpting procedures demo was done at one of the treatment room.
While interviewed, the model told us that she felt comfortable and relaxes during the procedure.
Since I have flabby arm for many years, and exercise don’t help to slim them down, I was very interested to give CoolSculpting a try. Thanks to The Sloane Clinic™, I recently had it done.
I was asked to fill in a form before consultation.
I was really excited and looking forward to my appointment. The friendly staff called to remind me about the appointment a day before.
I was lead to the treatment room to change my clothes. The CoolSculpting process started off with the nurse taking several photos of my body from different angles, and measured my arms.
Then I lay on the treatment chair while waiting for Dr. Kee to go into the treatment room. He used a guide and marked where the majority of the subcutaneous fat was located. A cooling gel pad was placed on the area to be treated; which is used to protect the surface of the skin during the treatment.
Next, a suction apparatus which was connected to the CoolSculpting machine was put on my arm, and it was secured in place with a big pillow.
At first when the machine was turned on, I felt mild pulling and tugging. Dr. Kee then guided the apparatus further onto my arm fat. Once he did this, the CoolSculpting machine was able to get a better grip on the fat and began pulling it with greater force. I felt a major vacuum and moderately discomfort for the first five minutes. However the discomfort was gone after that.
The nurse was very comforting and reassured me that she’d attend to me whenever I need help, by pressing the button at the walkie talkie. She also passed me a magazine and a cup of tea before she left me alone in the treatment room.
During the hour-long treatment the CoolSculpting machine freezes and crystallizes the fat in the area that has been suction into the treatment apparatus. It felt like a thin sheet of ice; very cooling. I fell asleep throughout the whole treatment.
At the end of the hour, the suction apparatus was removed. The nurse massage my arm for approximately two minutes before apply the same procedure to another arm. It was a bit pain while she massages my arms.
After another hour, the whole procedures were done to my both arms. My arm fat had been frozen and compressed into mild bruising.
L: Right after the treatment R: One week later
I was then free to go home. I felt numbness for several hours that day but it doesn’t stop me from driving back home and continue normal routines. The CoolSculpting treatment really has zero-down time.
I went back to The Sloane Clinic™ for follow up a month later. I’ve lost more than 3 cm for each arm, and more than 6 cm in total! I am really happy with the result. In fact, It can take six to 12 weeks to see the best results so I believe my arms would look even slimmer by next month.
Yay, I can wear sleeveless and still look good too!
The Sloane Clinic™ aim to provide you with the best of both worlds; a synergy of non-invasive cosmetic dermatology as well as cutting edge plastic surgery. They have specially designed programs called the COOLSHAPE program (includes 8 sessions of CoolSculpting and 1 session of Thermage Body), tailored for the individual who desires the maximal body slimming & contouring results for the abdomen or the thighs. It combines the fat removal benefits of CoolSculpting with the skin firming effects of Thermage radiofrequency for an all-round body enhancement.
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The Sloane Clinic™ have 2 branches in Malaysia;
The Sloane Clinic™ Bangsar
79 Jalan Maarof, Bangsar, 59000 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: +603 2288 1788
The Sloane Clinic™ Pavillion Beauty Hall
Lot 7.02.04, Beauty Hall, Level 7, Pavillion KL
Tel: +603 211- 6488
Visit http://www.sloaneclinic.com/en-my/thebody/clinicserthebodycoolsculpt.asp for more information on CoolSculpting.
The Sloane Clinic™ Malaysia website: www.sloaneclinic.com.my