Cryolipolysis or fat freezing, is a less invasive fat reduction treatment that, as the name suggests, eliminates fat cells by freezing them. The fat cells die when they’re frozen, which reduces the appearance of a bulge. Purportedly, Cryolipolysis is able to reduce approximately 20 percent of a bulge but one may need multiple sessions for visible results.
The treatment may cost about $500 per bodily area in Singapore. Common side effects include pain and swelling. A lesser unknown side effect is that, for some patients who had gone through fat freezing, fat cells on the treated area expand instead of shrinking and this is known as paradoxical adipose hyperplasia (PAH). There is also no guarantee that in the case of armpit fat that cryolipolysis will be effective.
Seek thorough consultation with a qualified doctor to have a better understanding of its benefits, risks and achievable results before deciding if this treatment is suitable for you or not.