We may not all have the time to keep up with a thrice-a-week fitness regime, but it doesn’t mean we have to resign to our lot and accept the idea that we can never achieve the perfect physique that we want. Thanks to technology, aesthetics treatments are so advanced these days that it’s possible to enhance and contour your body while getting rid of stubborn fats that are hard to eliminate – all within a short time and in a safe manner.
To learn more about the technologies that can help resolve our body woes, we asked Dr. Ivan Puah of Amaris B. Clinic to recommend aesthetics treatments for some of the most common body concerns. Amaris B. Clinic has been in practice for more than a decade and its strength has always been in body contouring.
A less invasive alternative to liposuction that still works?
VASER Lipo is a minimally-invasive treatment that is effective in removing stubborn fats compared to traditional liposuction procedures. It is ideal for eliminating fat cells in multiple areas, including the abdomen, hips, thighs, arms, back, and even smaller areas like the knees, neck and chin. The beauty of this treatment is in how it is powerful enough to target larger areas of fat, but still gentle enough to address delicate areas. It is also able to leave skin smooth and even while improving body contour.
What to expect: Tiny incisions are made into the targeted areas, then a device that emits ultrasonic waves is inserted so that fat cells can be broken down and liquefied. The liquefied fat cells are removed and the incision stitched up. After treatment, heavy dressing is applied and you’ll have to wear a compression garment. It has a quick recovery time and initial results are visible almost immediately and full optimal results will be achieved in six to 12 months.
A treatment that can increase breasts’ size without the discomfort of silicone?
Many women shun silicone because of how unnatural their new breasts may end up looking, and the nagging thought of how uncomfortable they may be. If you’re one of them, consider the ADR-C Breast Enhancement instead. This is a permanent treatment with long-lasting result, and has quicker recovery time compared to standard breast implant surgery.
What to expect: Have you ever wished that you could transfer the fats from other areas to your breasts? This treatment does exactly that. It sculpts and removes fat from other parts of your body, such as your abdomen and thighs, to your breasts to create a fuller appearance that still looks natural. What this means is that you reap two benefits at the same time: achieve fuller-looking breasts, and reduce fats in other areas at the same time!
Another breast question… “man boobs”. What can a man do to get rid of this embarrassing problem?
“Man boobs”, medically known as gynecomastia, happens when men suffer from excess breast tissue including fat deposits and swollen glands on the chest area. For men who are afflicted with this medical condition and are feeling self-conscious over it, the Gynecomastia Surgery could help. It has a short recovery time and you can speak to your doctor about your goals so your doctor can customise the treatment accordingly for you.
What to expect: Gynecomastia Surgery solves the problem at its roots by removing glandular tissue from the chest, which is the cause of gynecomastia. What’s great about this surgery is that besides removing excess fats and glandular tissues permanently, it also helps sculpt the chest area so it looks more defined and masculine.
Any recommendations to help body look more contoured and toned?
Cryolipolysis is the treatment to consider. This non-invasive procedure is able to help with body contouring, and has an all-rounded approach to ensure that results are noticeable and sustained.
What to expect: Cryolipolysis, also known as Fat Freezing, is a non-invasive system delivers controlled cooling that gently and effectively targets and freeze away the fat cells underneath the skin, while leaving the skin itself unaffected. The treated fat cells are crystallised and died. The body will then naturally eliminate the dead cells, leaving a more sculpted you.
Is there any body sculpting treatment that’s ideal for men?
Men are usually concerned with achieving a more sculpted-looking physique and RF BodyTite may be the one to consider. This non-invasive procedure is able to help not just with overall fat loss, but also body sculpting. Unlike other body sculpting technology, noticeable results can usually be seen within a single one-hour session, instead of multiple sessions. There is little to no downtime, so most patients can go back to their daily activities immediately.
What to expect: It uses high-intensity focused ultrasound energy (HIFU) to penetrate through skin surface so that fats can be targeted and eliminated permanently. Fats that have been treated will be removed through the body’s natural healing and elimination process to achieve fat loss, as well as sculpting benefits.