LipoCryo – Fat Freezing with Dr Vanessa Phua!

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Posted some pictures up on my Facebook page and received quite a handful of responses from you girls!

I understand that many of you are eagerly waiting for my review, pictures and price packages because weight-loss is a common goal in a girl’s mind… so here you go! 🙂

First you will need to know and understand what LipoCryo is all about. Never attend or pay for stuffs you have zero knowledge on. Even I did my own intensive research on it via reviews and forums. Read up more for your own good and know what you are getting yourself into before complications arise. In other words, be an informed decision-maker. 🙂

You may read here for more information on LipoCryo.

But in short, let me summarize it for you.

LipoCryo is a fat freezing process which helps to freeze fats at target areas, especially where stubborn fats lie, which would then reduce gradually via natural secretion of the body through the body’s metabolism. 

This is not to be mistaken as Liposuction which is an invasive full-blown surgery that involves needles and anesthesia. LipoCryo is a non-surgical, non-invasive and very minimal pain. But I would say it’s more of discomfort than pain.

Also, please be realistic and do not expect miracles to happen, which simply means that patience is required. It’s the same as other weight loss methods (exercising/slimming pills/slimming wraps etc), you need time to lose those fats. Thus, most individuals would have to return for a few more sessions. Even for myself, I will be required to head back in 3 weeks’ time for my 2nd session and a review.

I am standing at 160cm (so short :() and weighing around 47kg. My weight actually hovers between 46 to 48kg.

My BMI is in the normal healthy range but girls being girls, are always thinking that they are fat.

Honestly speaking, I am kinda sick (sorry to say that) of people telling me that I am not fat blah blah blah. It’s not like I’m fishing for compliments everytime I complain about being fat or the flabs of fats that just wouldn’t go away! Although it does feel good to receive compliments on being slim, I am not skinny-skinny and I do HAVE FLABS. Actually, most of us have them too and women often encounter flabby arms compared to men. Not sure why, but most probably due to to biological traits or something.

I have been battling with flabby arms almost all my life. Not forgetting the thighs too.

Don’t believe? Let these pictures do the talking. Time for some unflattering very recent pics of me 😥

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So as you can see, I may look like I have a fabulous figure like this :

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I’m still trying to hide my fat arms behind…

Or why I chose to stand in this position (thighs look slimmer la)…

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And because I am most bothered by my arms and thighs, I decided to proceed the LipoCryo process on them. 🙂

Besides arms and thighs, other common targeted areas include tummy (especially disturbing for mothers), love handles and back fats. Back fats can be seen as those bulging fats spilling out from the sides of your bra. And yes, I have them too. And yes, I have love handles too. 😦

Of course, those who believe in exercising and toning flabby parts may not believe the effectiveness of LipoCryo. But this process works simultaneously with your exercise (cardio/resistance/strengthening regime). It actually complements your weight-loss regime. So, it would be perfect if you inculcate both your exercise regime, healthy lifestyle and undergo LipoCyro process all together.

Don’t be disheartened. The only reason why you still require to watch what you eat and exercise is because LipoCyro works realistically.

Imagine taking appetite suppressants… You starve yourself, feel dizzy with giddy spells, weak, lethargic, insomnia, dehydrate, diarrhoea etc… Yes you lose those kgs and more often than not, the first few kgs are due to water loss, not fats per se, but you still find yourself battling with flabby parts?

You may drop 2-3 sizes…but yet still conscious over flabbing your arms while waving to someone?

Or do your flabby thighs still jiggle when you walk in your stilettos?

You want to look slim and toned. Not skinny/scrawny. Not slim yet jiggly.

So yes, there is no hard and fast rule about it. You can’t look slim, slender, fabulous and toned all the same time if you only indulge in one slimming method.

Before I start, I would first like to disclaim that LipoCryo is not for overweight/obese people, although some have mentioned that they have lost some weight through this. But I won’t count on it and rely on it completely.

It is meant to only target specific areas of stubborn fats. The areas you should target are the ones that are still obvious which shedding the kilos, they still jiggle and bulge out. So yes, these should be the target areas.

I attended my LipoCryo session with Dr Vanessa Phua at Asia Health Partners.

In the aesthetics industry, Dr Phua is not a new face. She has carved out a name in many aesthetic areas such as a range of non-surgical and minimally-invasive forms of anti-ageing enhancements. Her signature treatments are Joie De Vivre Face & Body Contouring and Papillon Revitalizing Threadlift.

More info on Dr Phua here.

The friendly nurse first measured my arms and thighs which is important for record and review purposes.

My master hand (right arm) is larger than my left and is quite obvious.

My right arm is 11 inches while my left is 10 inches. My left thigh is slightly bigger than my right (not sure why?) and they are 20.5 inches and 20 inches respectively.

It has most probably got to do when I was more sporty back in my younger days. Ahem. I used to play tennis, badminton, kickboxing and was an avid Taekwondo player and even worked as a part-time TKD coach prior to Uni.

I was sporty and tanned, but definitely bigger size than now though. And as you know, when muscles are left untrained and unmaintained, they turn into fats and flabs. It may also be due to genetics.

After measuring, I was asked to change into the patient’s robe.

As I was targeting my arms and thighs, I had to remove my shorts only. I rolled up my sleeves for my arms.

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Of course the nurses are female so it’s less awkward…

This is the LipoCryo machine :

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During the process, I had to shamelessly ask the super friendly nurse to help me snap a picture while my fats are being frozen.

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A close-up of my fat arms and the process.

My right arm.

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And another close-up from another perspective on my left arm.

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You noticed that the targeted areas are being ‘sucked’ into the transducer  for the freezing to take place. It has pressure due to the suction, so there would be a slight discomfort.

But what was more uncomfortable was because of the position the arm was placed in. One arm requires 35mins for the whole process to be completed, so 2 arms would require 70mins altogether.

My fingers were numb because my arm had to be positioned that way for a good 35mins, so it was uncomfortable due to the position and lack of blood-flow. I thought it would be good to pre-empt you first.

So anyway, while I was left alone, I tried to be positive la and snapped a ‘trying-to-be-chio’ picture while I was on the machine.

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Those who follows me on my Facebook page would have already seen this.

I bet many thought I was resting my arm, doing nothing and slacking while waiting for the process to start, but in actual fact, I was already getting my fats frozen!

And then I got bored…

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And yes, that’s one of my birth mark you see.

And then while I did my thighs…

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So okay, there were 2 common key questions which many have asked me since I’ve posted this picture – side effects and costs. There’s even a more burning question on its effectiveness which I would deal with later.

Side effects

  • Redness
  • Minor bruising – this varies individually, especially if you are one who bruises easily, you may want to take note of this
  • Some temporary numbness and tingling in the skin over the treated fat layers due to the low temp
  • Rare side effects are slight dermal sensation disorders, which might remain for a few weeks.

As for me, of course there were redness and bruising.

Not sure if I belong to those who bruise easily, but there were times when I scratch my upper arms, the same tiny red blood clots appear… So I’m not sure the same effects would happen for others too.

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It’s not painful nor scary. So not to worry.

By the way, Dr Phua advised that the bruises are good signs as they mean that the fat cells are dying, and there is an inflammatory response.  So it’s best to leave it alone. 🙂

I did them on my thighs too but as mentioned, arms get bruised more easily than thighs which was also informed to me by Dr Phua.

*Pls dont judge my stretch marks. I was really fatty before puberty okay?!

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Sorry for the blur pics. Not easy to snap pics of my thighs myself. Haha!

So anyway, there were only redness at my thighs and there were no bruises after that as compared to my arms.

A day after the treatment.


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This picture below depicts a slightly redder part on the right side of my arm which is denoted by the arrow. That’s a comparison on areas which I have applied the ice cubes on and the other part which is darker in red, almost maroon, was when I have yet to.

So please please, don’t be worried. It’s normal.

And I’ve managed to snap some pictures for the current state right now (5th day of post-treatment (incld the treatment day itself) :

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You can see that the bruises are slowly fading away…

You can choose to conceal it with sleeved clothes or throw a jacket over, or just me like me, dont give a heck abt it HAHA!


Dr Phua’s prices for LipoCryo:

$500 per segment, and a package of $400×10 segments.

Consultation is $98 and above.

Duration of the process

This was not asked by any reader but I thought it would be good to include it as well to inform you girls.

Each segment requires about 30-36 mins for the treatment time.

Do allocate ample time if you are planning to do LipoCryo so that it won’t mess up your schedule 🙂

There’s no downtime so you can proceed with your normal daily activities after that, unless you’re embarrassed about the bruises being seen then maybe you would wanna avoid activities like swimming, sun tanning or whatever that requires you to wear sleeveless. Or if you gonna freeze the fats on your stomach, try avoiding wearing midriffs/cropped tees or something?
Haha, you know what I mean. 😉

By the way, results are more evidently seen in approx 3 weeks’ time and I’m only into my 5th day… So will see! Keeping my fingers crossed! 🙂

So stay tuned for my promising results! 😀

And thanks for reading! 🙂

10 thoughts on “LipoCryo – Fat Freezing with Dr Vanessa Phua!

  1. was tempted to do fat freezing when i first heard of it. but after researching and reading reviews by many girls in forums, i decided not to waste the money, 😦

    • hi, do u mean that reviews mentioned that they weren’t effective? as stated on my blog post, it may be because they merely rely on this method to help them burn fats, which may not produce ideal and optimal results… u need to exercise and have a healthy lifestyle too 🙂

  2. Hi
    Have you updated your blog since its 2014 now. How much inches did you lose? Effective? I’ve made an appointment for next week. May I know What does per segment meanst? Is it both left arm and right arm considered as one segment? I read that we need to go for up to 3 treaments every 45 days. Did you go for a second round?
    Thanks thanks.

      • Hi there,

        I have stopped going for Lipocryo as I don’t need it anymore 🙂
        I only went for 2 sessions.
        You need to exercise regularly and maintain a balanced diet for optimal results.
        You can call up Dr Phua for more info, don’t forget to quote my name 🙂

  3. Hi Jean,
    I’m a long time customer of Dr Phua. I have tried various treatments but not with much success. The fractional lasers to lessen scars cost a fortune but hardly worked. I’m now interested in Lipocryo as I have fat arms and thighs which exercise has not helped reduce. I understand the need for diet and exercise but would like to know if you experienced any significant reduction in these areas. it’s expensive so but if effective it’s worth it. Please let me know.

    • Hi Sandra, I only undergone for 2 sessions and I have seen some changes which I have updated in my blog post of the differences in measurements. You may need to undergo for more sessions to see more effective results.

      Just my 2 cents, if you are looking to lose weight and on the ‘plump’ size, you may consider doing both cardio and strength exercises together. The reason why you may not be able to reduce the flabs on your thighs and arms may require toning exercises, i.e. strength. 🙂

  4. hi do you have any picture for before & after the lipocryo?
    I have been asking around on the same treatment but different names, still so call freeze fat. Price ranging from $88 (promo price) up to $800 per treatment and healing timing from 2 weeks to 3 months. Im very tempting to do it but donno which to choose…. hopefully you could help me out on this…. for me definately lots of fats to burn (whahahahaha!!!!) Thanks in advance… Hope you hear from your reply soon. P/s pls reply in email tks!

    • Hi dear, all pictures are set forth in the blog posts 🙂
      I only did 2 times of LipoCryo. But I must pre-empt you that this treatment is not to lose weight, it is just to tone up the areas, coupled with the right diet and exercise regime 🙂

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