The hourglass figure- the non surgical way - Alvinology

The hourglass figure- the non surgical way


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Hourglass figure… Just how do you achieve that?

Incidentally, it’s the season for merry feasting and family gatherings! With all the partying and year end goodies, it’s important to maintain your health, to ensure you enjoy yourself this Xmas. So here is my 3 golden pearls for that healthier you.

  1. Healthy diet of low carbs and plenty of fruits and vegetables. Make sure you don’t consume heavy dinners or suppers. And stay hydrated.
  2. Exercise. No better substitute for moving that body, so keep moving forward. Daily walking for 30min keeps the flabs at bay and your spirits soaring.
  3. And if you want to explore a deeper option, then take a look at non invasive body contouring.

Now besides knowing how to stay healthy, it’s important to understand your shape. So here is an article about the type of body shapes that we have.

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Currently in Singapore, the 2 main non invasive body contouring machines are Liposonix and Coolsculpt.

So the question is, just how do they work?


Liposonix uses high intensity ultrasound to destroy fat cells which are 1.3cm below the surface of the skin to induce body contouring.

How coolsculpt works


coolsculpting uses controlled cooling to freeze the fat cells and induce cell death and achieve body contouring.

Where can you use Liposonix and Coolsculpt?

– Your tummy, flanks, thighs

– For love handles, back fat, bra rolls, and stomach rolls.

How long is the treatment?

Liposonix: 1 time treatment 1 hour long for Liposonix. If further reduction desired, you can schedule another treatment 8 to 12 weeks later.

Coolsculpt: Depending on the number of target areas involved. Each area takes an hour.

Here is an example of Liposonix.


And here’s an example of Coolsculpt.


What are the side effects?

Pain is tolerable for both modalities ( Coolsculpt and Liposonix).

It is normal to develop redness and swelling that lasts a while, aching feeling for the day, bruising that is slight and some tingling sensation up to a week.

What are the contraindications?

Pregnant, Less than 1cm of adipose tissue (1 inch of pinchable fat), hernia

When can you see the results?

Maximum results at 8 to 12 weeks.

So which do you choose? 

Both have demonstrated efficacy in permanently eliminating fat cells. On average, you can expect to have 20 percent reduction in fat cells FOR GOOD with either treatments.

Personally, I would recommend starting on Liposonix first, and top up as needed to attain your desired body contour.

So I hope this has been useful. Beat the Xmas bulge and drink and be merry. Merry Xmas!

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