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For all of us ladies, the dreadful term ‘ageing’ is almost jarring to our ears. And with the plethora of negative connotations surrounding the word ‘ageing’, we cannot help but cringe when the years pile up on us.
With ageing comes the ugly consequences of a loss of volume, and couple that with the laws of gravity at play, the worst enemy that befalls us all; sagginess.
Our once taut and cherubic face has now developed additional folds at the chin department, and not to mention, our once proud and perky bust and buttock areas are now bowing down to the dominant effects of ageing.
And while ageing takes an inevitable toll on our once young and vibrant bodies, here are six tell-tale signs that ageing has finally caught up with us as we enter the early autumn of our lives.
Wrinkles – The hateful lines on our faces as age creeps up. With wrinkles closely correlated to ageing, it has become synonymous with the word ‘old’.
The creases that crumple our skin's smooth surface is undoubtedly one of the most revealing signs of ageing.
And while wrinkles are common as we age, the hideous lines significantly damage our facial appearance.
As wrinkles pop up on our forehead to the corners of our eyes, the creases disrupt the velvety appearance of the face, extinguishing all signs of youth and vitality.
2. Hollow cheeks
Like a chubby baby, a fuller face reflects freshness and undoubted youth.
However, as the painful process of ageing sets in, our skin not only loses elasticity, but subcutaneous fat also significantly depletes in our cheek area.
The absence of the supportive structure of the facial skin, coupled with a significant loss of volume on the cheek area, causes our cheeks to sag, giving rise to the gaunt and scraggy appearance of cheeks that amplifies the haggardness as one enters the territory of ageing.
You are officially welcomed to the ageing club if you realise your lower jaw has a new saggy visitor. Jowls, as we call them, are the skin in our lower cheeks that hangs slackly along or crumbles below the jawline.
As suspected, the culprit behind the unsightly flap is ageing. The loss of collagen and elasticity to keep the jawline firm and taut contributes significantly to the formation of jowls.
A loosely hanging fold robs us of that well-sculpted facial contour that spells fresh-faced like no other.
4. Turkey neck
Think it sounds ugly? Well, turkey neck is just as repelling a sight as it sounds. With age comes the inescapable consequences of thinning skin and weakened connective tissues. That concoction delivers the ugliest of products, crumply folds of skin gathering at the neck area.
Turkey necks are unsightly, to say the least, making us look much older than we are.
Betrayed by the disagreeable rolls that nestle on our neck area, turkey neck is undeniably one of the most indicative signs of ageing, and much can be done to roll back the years (no pun intended!)
5. Saggy and smaller breasts
We know we have encroached upon the domains of ageing when our once perky breasts now droop as despondently as our self-esteem.
For many of us ladies, our breasts are considered our prized possessions. When they succumb to the detrimental consequences of ageing and the forces of gravity, our self-confidence unavoidably takes a plunge.
Like the rest of the body that takes a hit when ageing strikes, our breasts are no exception. With the loss of skin elasticity that accompanies the ageing process, it is no surprise that sagginess in the breast department would undoubtedly occur.
But it is more than just sagginess that contributes to our bosomy woes. Depletion in fat, tissue and mammary glands brings about a new set of gloom as we find our bras to be much roomier than before.
6. Saggy and unattractive buttocks
When hours at the gym aren’t delivering the Brazilian butt of your dreams, it might be… you guessed it; ageing is coming between you and your tight, perky butt.
But more than just the tiresome consequences of ageing contributing to our unattractive bums, the forces of gravity are also responsible for our buttocks going irreparably south.
And as the story goes, ageing causes the loss of skin elasticity, but with gravity in the equation, it seems there is no escaping from a saggy and cellulite-laden bottom… Or is there?
Amaris B. Clinic: The solution to your saggy woes
Fight signs of ageing and regain your self-confidence with body enhancement treatments. Buttock Enhancement (via fat grafting or fat transfer), one of Amaris B Clinic’s strong suits, can enhance some deserving curves into your butt and take your confidence to another level.
In this 2-in-1 procedure, Dr Ivan Puah will harvest fat tissues from the donor site of your body (where there is excess fat) with the MDC-Sculpt® Lipo technique. The extracted fat is subsequently cleansed and purified to maintain the integrity of the fat cells. It is then re-injected into the areas in the buttocks. Over time, the fat cells integrate into the surrounding tissue, resulting in more defined and firmer buttocks.
Buttock enhancement with fat grafting creates natural, long-lasting results with minimal incisions and scarring. You can achieve a slimmer body silhouette while increasing your buttock size in one procedure.
ADR-C Breast Enhancement
With Amaris B. Clinic helping many fulfil their body contouring needs since 2005, ADR-C breast enhancement is one of their signature treatments.
On average, one breast is usually about a fifth of a cup more significant than the other. Just to keep abreast of the subject, it’s also reported that almost 70% of women are unhappy with their breasts, whether the size or breast asymmetry.
Push-up bras are perhaps an example of why fuller bosoms are important for a woman. They not only lift the breasts but, arguably more importantly, her confidence. But not many are willing to go the silicone route; if you’re one of them, it’s not the end.
ADR-C Breast Enhancement with fat grafting can create natural, long-lasting results with minimal incisions and scarring. Best of all, you can achieve a slimmer body silhouette while increasing your breast size in one procedure.
Because the procedure uses fat from the patient's body for breast enlargement instead of implants, there is less chance of rejection. This means that the procedure is open to many candidates. It can benefit people who are unsatisfied with their breasts and have excess fat to be grafted.
Dr Ivan Puah, Liposuction and body sculpting doctor at Amaris B. Clinic
If you are considering a fat grafting procedure, your choice of doctor will affect your surgery's success. The technical and surgical approach undertaken by the doctor will determine your results.
Dr Ivan Puah has over 17 years of liposuction experience and is Singapore's Lipo Peer Review Committee Chairman. He was amongst the first few doctors in Singapore to offer fat grafting to the body and face back in 2008. He has received surgical training and guidance in syringe liposculpture, fat grafting and thread lift by French plastic surgeon Dr Pierre François Fournier.