However, what were once procedures that are exclusive to methods that involve the cutting and removal of tissue—liposuction, breast enhancement and the likes—have dramatically evolved. Today, there are far more ways to slim down without invasive surgery or the lengthy downtime it involves: non-surgical treatments. 



What is a Non-Surgical Body Contouring Treatment? 

Non-surgical body contouring treatments are regarded as a non-invasive alternative to the traditional liposuction. These include the most in-demand Cryo Fat Freeze, Venus Legacy, and HIFU Shape treatments that are designed to selectively target and destroy fat cells without surgery, downtime, or scarring—some of the many downsides involved with liposuction. 



1. Cryo Fat Freeze – Also called cryolipolysis, this fat freezing method is widely available in Singapore. It uses controlled cooling to permanently freeze fat cells that are resistant to diet and exercise. It targets stubborn fat in the following areas:




Upper Hip 




The body gradually eliminates the frozen cells through metabolism and results can take anywhere from 1 week to 3 months to materialise. Each session lasts for about an hour and 3-4 sessions may be recommended for optimal results. It guarantees no downtime, no pain, and zero to minimal side effects.



2. Venus Legacy Venus Legacy is dubbed as a do-it-all treatment for toning and firming up the face, neck, and body. It targets issues including muffin tops, love handles, cellulite, wrinkles, sagging skin, and other signs of ageing. 


The treatment works by using heat to stimulate collagen production and break down fat, which in result, tightens sagging skin, reduces cellulite, and makes the body look slimmer, toned, and sculpted. What’s interesting in this treatment is that it’s safe for all skin tones, extremely comfortable, and guarantees zero downtime. 


Similar to Cryo Fat Freeze, it takes a few weeks or three months to see visible results with Venus Legacy. This can last for 12 months or longer.



3. HIFU Shape – Employing the use of high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU), this treatment can significantly lift the skin to create a desirable silhouette. It selectively targets fats and cellulite on the abdomen, hips, and legs to offer an effective body shaping solution without undergoing surgical rejuvenation. 


The following are some of the benefits of HIFU Shape: 

Non-invasive, no surgery, no anaesthetic 

Painless, no downtime, zero to minimal side effects 

Long-term results visible after just one session



The Benefits of Non-Invasive Body Contouring Treatments 

Non-Invasive – The primary benefit of non-invasive treatments is already in their name. Instead of scalpels and sutures, they use either targeted cold, heat, or ultrasound to reduce fat without surgical risks. 


No Downtime – As non-invasive treatments don’t involve major surgery, you don’t have to take a few weeks off your life to recover. These treatments offer great results with no downtime or any limitations on your daily activities.


Quick Procedure – Most non-surgical treatments last anywhere from 30 minutes to 1 hour. They can be performed as an outpatient procedure and without an anaesthetic. Multiple treatments are often required for satisfactory results. 


Minimised Risks – Side effects with non-invasive treatments are generally minimal to non-existent. However, some patients may experience temporary redness, minor bruising, or discomfort. There’s also a risk for scarring in the event the treatment is used to remove deeper layers of fat. 


Works for Everyone – Surgical body contouring options are usually limited to certain types of individuals and their conditions. But, the good news is that it isn’t the case with non-surgical body contouring treatments as they are intended to work for practically anyone. 



What’s the Best Non-Surgical Body Contouring Treatment for You? 

In summary, there’s a wide range of options available for non-surgical body contouring treatments for you. They all work essentially the same way which is by reducing unwanted, localised pockets of fat, which your body then flushes away over time, often within a few months. 


Once a slimmer and more contoured body is achieved, you can maintain results by regularly exercising, eating a healthy diet and signing up for repeated treatment sessions. 


Shiro Aesthetic offers body contouring and aesthetic treatments in Singapore. Schedule an appointment with us to learn more about your treatment options. 


Contact us today at (65) 6235 5655.

Dr Zhang YiJun