Crawfurd Medical Centre: High Intensity Fat Ablation, Ultra Cavitation and Radiofrequency Body Slimming Review



Hey chewy friends! Have you read my previous post about my Fractional CO2 Resurfacing Laser treatment experience with Crawfurd Medical Centre? Crawfurd Medical is a one stop facility that provides GP, Health Screening and Aesthetic Services in Suntec City. It is very convenient for people like me because I didn’t have to go to different places to seek treatment to address the issues that I have. Besides the skin laser treatment which I did for my face, I also underwent body contouring sessions at Crawfurd! I like the fact that I only had to consult Dr. Peter Chen for these two areas of concern and also, I could schedule both the face and body treatments in the same day. The treatment sessions took place back to back, in the same treatment room, which was certainly hassle-free for me! Although I had lost most of the weight which I gained during my second pregnancy, there are still trouble areas with excess fat that I want to get rid of. My most problematic areas are actually my thunder thighs which have plagued me since my childhood days! When I was still in junior college, I embarked on a very strict diet and exercise regimen, and lost quite a fair bit of weight. However, to my dismay, my thunder thighs were still present and it was difficult to fit into a decent pair of jeans! Well, the good news is, there IS a way to remove these stubborn fats!


Dr. Chen proposed three types of slimming treatments that would benefit me. On top of that, he reviewed my diet and introduced me the Ketogenic diet, which is essentially a low-carb, high-fat diet that will contribute to weight loss. About a month ago, I had my first session of High Intensity Ultrasound Fat Ablation treatment, which is non-invasive and very effective in destroying fat cells, and for my case, spot reduction. The procedure involves high intensity ultrasound burning fat cells underneath the skin in a matrix and pulling underlying skin tighter. The best part? High Intensity Ultrasound Fat Ablation destroys existing fat cells PERMANENTLY, where they go into the lymphatic system and are subsequently eliminated outside the body! Stubborn fats, be gone!


As with all slimming treatments, measurements of my thighs were taken after I had changed into a robe. Elaine and Kate proceeded to mark out areas on my thighs for the high intensity ultrasound procedure later on. This acts as a guide to ensure that all areas of my thighs are covered during the treatment process.


Ultrasound gel was applied all over my thighs before beginning the treatment as it enables the ultrasound waves to be transmitted from the probe to the tissues beneath the skin.


Heat from the high intensity ultrasound eliminates unwanted fat cells and as much as 2cm of fat can be reduced in just one session! This procedure is extremely effective and optimal results are achievable in few sessions. I didn’t feel any pain during the treatment but just a slight itchy and tingling sensation at times. Immediately after the treatment, my legs felt very sore. It was as though I had just stepped out from the gym. The soreness lasted only for a few hours and I would say that there is no downtime at all. The High Intensity Fat Ablation treatment can only be done once in two months and optimal results can be seen in about 8 weeks.


I also got to experience Ultrasound Cavitation and Radio Frequency Slimming treatments. Both are delivered by the same machine, so I got to experience these treatments in the same session. Ultrasound Cavitation uses low frequency ultrasound to cause mechanical disruption of the fat cell membranes, causing them to burst. The treated fat tissue is then removed through the lymphatics. Ultrasound Cavitation is best used as a general treatment of fatty areas, and is recommended for body shaping and contouring, skin tightening and toning, as well as reduction of cellulite. The only downside of this treatment is that there is a ringing sound which can be quite irritating initially, but after a while, I got used to the sound. The level of the suction or intensity can be adjusted accordingly to one’s threshold for pain, so this is definitely bearable! The other slimming treatment uses vacuum assisted radiofrequency and infrared to reduce the size of fat cells. It helps to reduce water retention in the interstitial tissues and tightens the overlying skin to prevent a saggy appearance post fat reduction! Both the Ultrasound Cavitation and Radio Frequency Slimming treatments last about 20 minutes each and can be carried out once every two weeks.


My thunder thighs used to be so much bigger than this! Just after one session of High Intensity Fat Ablation, and two sessions of Ultrasound Cavitation and Radiofrequency Slimming, I can now fit into my shorts better and they don’t feel that tight anymore! These treatments can also be done on the tummy, arms and face! Definitely worth considering in the near future!


I used to avoid wearing horizontal stripes for fear of making my legs look wider than they already are. After these body contouring treatments at Crawfurd Medical Centre, the visible results certainly boosted my confidence and I no longer feel so self-conscious when I’m in shorts or stripes! I will definitely recommend the High Intensity Ultrasound Fat Ablation, Ultrasound Cavitation and Radiofrequency Slimming treatments to anyone who wants to embrace a slimmer physique, or to get rid of unwanted stubborn fats!

Here’s a piece of good news for my readers, simply quote “CMCxCharlene” to enjoy the following offers at Crawfurd Medical:

Slimming Program @ $1,000: Consists of 1 session High Intensity Fat Ablation + Radio Frequency AND 3 Sessions of Radio Frequency + Ultrasound Cavitation
Optional add on: 1 session of High Intensity Fat Ablation + Radio Frequency @ $600.

3, Temasek Boulevard, #02-482, Suntec City Mall (North Wing between Tower 1 & 2), Singapore 038983
Mondays to Fridays: 8.30 am to 6.00 pm
Saturdays: 8.30 am to 1.00 pm
Sundays & Public Holidays: CLOSED
Call 6804 9579 to book an appointment today!