Up until recently, liposuction was the only effective way to get rid of excess, stubborn fat on the body. Losing weight by maintaining a strict diet and exercising regularly is the best way to shed those extra pounds. However, losing weight naturally is an arduous, long-drawn process that requires discipline to achieve it.
Unfortunately for some people, exercise and diet may not reduce the fatty deposits around the tummy, love handles, thighs, arms, and chin. Rather than slimming your hips and tummy, excessive running may cause patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS), leaving you with walking difficulties.
We are not saying that exercising is not good for you. Exercise will burn fat, of course, but Mother Nature, will decide exactly where to take the fats from. To add to the woes of most women, Mother Nature will probably take fats from your breasts first, to the general discontent of most husbands and boyfriends.
Fortunately, there are many ways to get rid of the excess fatty deposits on the body without having to undergo surgery. We talk to Dr. Siew Tuck Wah, Medical Director of Radium Medical Aesthetics to find out more.
Fat freeze treatment
Fat freeze treatment works by selectively breaking down the fatty tissue in the body without affecting healthy cells and other components of the skin. The medical term for this treatment is called ‘cryolipolysis’.
It works by bringing down the temperature of the fatty tissue to around 0°C. Exposing the fatty tissue to the cold causes them to undergo cell death. Over a few weeks, the crystalized fat cells are then permanently eliminated from your body via the lymphatic system.
In some clinics, they may offer shockwave treatment to reduce the appearance of bumpiness and cellulite after the fat freeze treatment. Undergoing shockwave treatment helps to loosen the fibrous tissue responsible for the uneven appearance and improve the lymphatic drainage of the crystalized fat cells.
TriLipo Body Contouring
A multi-faceted treatment for non-invasive facial and body contouring procedure is gaining popularity as a fat and cellulite reduction and skin tightening treatment. The technical term is Maximus TriLipo Radiofrequency and TriLipo Dynamic Muscle Activation Treatment.
TriLipo safely and effectively targets and removes unwanted localized fat deposits on the body. This fat-busting system uses a combination of focused TriLipo technology and Dynamic Muscle Activation for shaping the body.
This multi-purpose treatment can be used for a wide variety of aesthetic indications, including fat reduction, body sculpting, cellulite reduction, skin tightening and facial contouring. It works by releasing the fat from the tissue and removing them via a lymphatic drainage mechanism. At the same time, it reshapes the body by reducing localized fat and tightening the skin.
The only downside is that TriLipo has to be done weekly over a period of 2 to 3 months in order to see visible results.
Fat burning using Ultherapy
Dr. Siew correctly pointed out that aging does not only affect the face, but on the body as well. As we age, the skin on our body becomes crepey and saggy, with unwanted bulges and dimples.
Ultherapy uses a high intensity focused ultrasound technology to melt the excess fat on the skin and smoothen the skin. The treatment encourages the body to induce collagen production to heat the tissue under the skin, melting the fats at the same time.
Best of all, Ultherapy, or HIFU treatment, works in just one session, delivering a natural-looking result. As it is a non-surgical procedure, it is a great solution for people who want to have a sleeker, slimmer body without needing to spend time away from work or social life.
Radium Medical Aesthetics is a medical aesthetic clinic in Singapore that offers a wide range of customized body contouring and slimming treatments.