Not fitting into old jeans is not the only issue with excess fat deposits on your waistline. It can also affect your self-image, confidence, and overall health. As carrying extra weight in the midsection increases your risk of certain health conditions, trimming your waistline could do your whole body a favor.


The key to reducing fat in your waistline, as well as in other areas of the body, is a healthy lifestyle. This includes eating right, exercising daily, and managing stress. But if you’ve been dealing with excess fat deposits in the area for quite some time now and can’t seem to whittle it down, non-invasive fat reduction treatments can help.

Here at Cutis Laser Clinics in Singapore, we have a number of nonsurgical procedures that can reduce inches off your waistline. They can also target other stubborn fat deposits in different areas for a more sculpted body.

CoolSculpting (by Zeltiq)

CoolSculpting is a US FDA-approved device that uses Cryolipolysis (controlled cooling technology) to destroy fat cells for good. It features applicators of varying sizes to target fats in different parts of the body. These include the belly, thighs, arms, chin, and smaller areas like bra and knee fat.

The procedure draws out the fat tissue and delivers direct cooling into the treated area. This then freezes the fat cells, triggering apoptosis or natural cell death. The treated fat cells are naturally removed from the body over time and are processed as waste in the liver. This only means that they are gone for good and will never come back.

It is also worth noting that the device has a built-in mechanism that can detect if the skin is getting too cold. The system will shut off automatically if the skin is found to be too cold. 

Z Lipo (by Zimmer)

Like CoolSculpting, Z Lipo is also a fat freezing treatment that uses Cryolipolysis. It also features applicators of different sizes and uses safe and controlled cooling temperature to reduce fat in different areas of the body. These include the belly, hips, waist, arms, back, thighs and smaller areas like double chin, bra, and knee fat. 

A Z Lipo procedure starts with a pulsed vacuum suctioning to help break down the fat. The cooling panels in emit the optimal amount of temperature to freeze the fat cells to the point of natural elimination. Dead fat cells will be naturally removed through the lymphatic system over a period of 10 to 12 weeks. 

Z Lipo is built in with two applicators that can both be used in a single treatment. It enables treatment of two areas at the same time, which helps minimize the overall duration of the procedure.

Vanquish ME

Vanquish ME is an FDA-cleared device that uses contactless radiofrequency (RF) energy to kill fat cells. Unlike Cryolipolysis, Vanquish melts fat cells to lose inches off your arms, waistline, thighs, and flanks. It can reduce the circumference of abdominal area with an unmatched level of safety and comfort. 

The procedure delivers safe and controlled RF energy that solely targets and melts fat cells. This causes them to die naturally over time, processed as waste in the liver and cleared through the lymphatic system.

The effectiveness of Vanquish is mainly attributed to the science of impedance or the fat cells higher resistance to absorbed heat in reducing fat. Higher heat resistance means that the fat cells can absorb more energy. This helps trigger the process of apoptosis or natural cell death.

One unique thing about Vanquish is that it is the only contactless non-invasive body-shaping device today. This means that it can contour and shape your body without touching the skin. The device just hovers over the treatment area using a panel array of heat. 

What to keep in mind

While the above treatments are safe and effective in reducing fat cells, they are not a solution for weight loss. To remain fit and healthy or maintain the results of fat reduction procedures, the best way to go is to eat right and exercise daily. Managing stress can also be helpful in your weight loss efforts.

Schedule a consultation and body assessment

Get in to better shape with these nonsurgical procedures. Contact Cutis Laser Clinics today and schedule a body assessment with our aesthetic doctor, Dr. Sylvia Ramirez, to learn more about these treatments.