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They may be called love handles, but there’s nothing to love about them at all. These are fat deposits found around the waistline and are the pesky bulges that you see oozing out of tight jeans.

love handles

The unfortunate thing about love handles is that they are really stubborn and can be hard to get rid of. Even with a strict diet and a disciplined exercise regime, it is incredibly difficult to target specifically at this area to make sure that love handles look less obvious.

What people turn to: liposuction

liposuction for love handles

To get rid of these unwelcome bulges, many people turn to liposuction. Liposuction is an aesthetics surgery that removes fat cells permanently and it is sought after because it is able to spot target at the specific area you’d like to reduce the size of.

However, there are several issues with liposuction. First of all, as a surgery, there are obvious risks linked to the procedure and you’ll need to go through a long downtime. And while the fat in the treated area will never come back after liposuction, if you gain significant weight in the future, fat cells at the treated area and other parts of the body can still enlarge and you may gain weight in weird proportions.

Are there no other solution?

slim without love handles

Thankfully, there are alternatives for such targeted fat reduction. We asked Healthsprings Laser & Aesthetic Clinic, which is known for using the most advanced technology in skincare aesthetics, and it recommends non-invasive treatments like Vanquish.

Scientifically-tested on the abdomen and love handles, Vanquish Me is FDA-approved and has been proven to be safe and effective. It is the only contactless RF technology. Using a patented selective RF technology system, this treatment delivers energy to the body to eliminate fat cells, causing them to “die naturally”. This means that it can be used to specifically target and reduce the size of love handles, through a non-invasive procedure that doesn’t come with downtime, and where exercise and diet fails.

With Vanquish, you’ll be able to see improvement within days after your first treatment. But it doesn’t stop there. Greater results can be observed as early as two weeks after your final treatment, and you may continue to experience slimming as your body naturally gets rid of “dead” fat cells. This treatment is repeated every 7 to 10 days for 4 to 6 sessions. Patients are advised to drink plenty of water before and after each treatment.

How Vanquish feels like: Positioned comfortably with device placed over the treatment area, you will feel mild to moderate heat on the area as the treatment progresses. Don’t be too worried about the heat – it’s so bearable that many patients actually fall asleep during the treatment!

This treatment works very well with Exilis Elite, a patented Focused RF technology that is FDA-approved, which Healthsprings recommends as a supplement to Vanquish. Exilis Elite delivers energy that destroys the fat cells. The energy level can be customised depending on the depth and thickness of the fats and cellulite, thus ensuring optimal results. It also stimulates and strengthens collagen network in the body so skin will look firmer and smoother – an important step for any fat-busting treatment, to make sure clients won’t walk away with loose skin. This treatment has been won several awards for skin tightening and firming, and can work with a fat-busting treatment or on its own, to treat sagging skin.

How Exilis Elite feels like: A computer-controlled device is guided over the treatment area, where you’ll feel a warm sensation. The hand piece has a cooling tip to ensure that the skin is cooled as the energy is delivered through the skin. Hence ensuring a comfortable and safe treatment.

Depending on the needs and conditions of the client,LipoCryo may be recommended instead. This is a fat removal technology using cold sculpting, and is usually used to target at small areas such as the arms or tummy. Unwanted fat cells are cooled and destroyed in the LipoCryo session, and later flushed out of the body naturally through normal metabolic process. Consider this if you are looking to treat specific small areas with stubborn fat, or to complement other fat-busting treatments you are going through. Similarly, there’s no downtime involved, and you can go back to your regular activities right after the treatment.

How LipoCryo feels like: There will be a cold and tight sensation over the treated area for about 30 minutes. After treatment, there may be redness and numbness over the treated zone that will be alleviated after a couple of hours. Some patients may experience light bruising, which will resolve within a few days.

Vanquish, Exilis Elite and LipoCryo are all available at both Healthsprings Laser & Aesthetic Clinic. They are located at

Healthsprings Laser And Aesthetic Clinic
541 Orchard Road #11-01 Liat Towers.  Singapore 238881.

Healthsprings Medical Clinic
524A Jelapang Road, #02-01/02 Greenridge Shopping Centre Singapore 671524.

Call 6836-8386 for appointment.

Click here to find out how you can experience Vanquish Flex at SGD200 per area!

This article is brought to you by Healthsprings.