Expat Living reviews: Non-invasive slimming treatments

We’ve all got some lumps and bumps on our body that just don’t seem to budge, even with the right diet and exercise. That’s when a little help in the aesthetics department comes in handy. Here, we review three non-invasive slimming treatments offered at French beauty clinic Estheclinic – read on for how they fared with the EL team!

#1 Intensive Body Perfection Programme

Lucky reviewer: Danielle Rossetti

What’s involved:

Offered at Estheclinic, this programme is a combination of lipo-cavitation (ultrasound) to break down fat cells, and radiofrequency to tighten, firm and tone skin. I did the treatment on the upper hips area – that comfy bit for a baby to sit on, but which does not lend itself well to doing up trousers or wearing shorter tops.


Each session took around an hour. There is a slight electronic whine with the ultrasound treatment, which feels like electricity passing between your ears, but after the first session, I brought headphones and podcasts and it didn’t bother me again.


The radiofrequency that follows is warming and relaxing, rubbing smoothly all over the area. There is no pain at all with either procedure, although the first session definitely felt “lumpier” as the ultrasound machine was pushing over the skin. I had half a dozen small, coin-sized bruises around each area but they went down in a couple of days, and did not reappear for following sessions.


For an hour or so after the treatment, there is some numbness around the hips and buttocks, but it’s nothing major to affect movement. After three sessions in as many weeks, I noticed that there was room to move in some of my shorts that had been a little tight. Photos taken at the end of six sessions show smoother skin, less dimpling, and a definite change in the shape of the upper hip area. It’s still not a photo I would post on social media, but I’m going back to the wardrobe now to see which of my old pants may fit me again!


$320 to $390 per session. Estheclinic recommends at least six weekly sessions to see a difference.

#2 EstheCryo

Lucky reviewer: Jacqui Young

What’s involved:

After many years of trying to shift stubborn fat from my tummy area, the thought of having some help along the way was very welcome; hence when fat-freezing was first mentioned to me, it was music to my ears. Although I was apprehensive at first (I’d heard stories about how painful it could be), I was up for the challenge of trying the new EstheCyro (cryolipolysis) at Estheclinic.


It’s a non-surgical, fat-freezing procedure with minimal downtime, allowing you to schedule your appointment and be out and about immediately afterwards. A large cooling gel pad is applied on the treatment area before a unique suction method is applied with a machine to draw up the fatty cells and kick start the…

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EstheClinic Tanjong Pagar

72 Tras Street
Singapore, 079011
MRT Tanjong Pagar Exit A


+65 6221 4797

EstheClinic East Coast

424 Joo Chiat Road
Singapore, 427643

+65 6344 0121

EstheClinic Holland Village

3 Lorong Liput
Holland Piazza #02-02
Singapore 277725


+65 6254 9913 

EstheClinic Serangoon Garden

1 Maju Avenue
myVillage #02-15/18
Singapore 556679

+65 6509 4205 

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