August 23, 2022
Looking good 30,000 feet in the air is no easy task!
30,000 feet up in the air, for hours on end, cabin crew members are expected to look perfect every minute of their job. As common as this sounds, passengers usually want to see good-looking flight attendants once they come onboard. To ensure the beyond-expectations experience, the professionalism of flight attendants shines through from how they look all the way to their interactions, right from the moment they step into the airport until the second they leave. As the team is the airline’s walking advertisement, the beauty standard for flight attendants and crew members is exceptionally high.
For many, if not all airlines, looking good, being confident and able to stand out amongst the crowd are crucial in your work. The high beauty standards are difficult to fit into, and once you do, it is even harder to maintain. We all know how much effort and commitment it takes to achieve clear skin, beautiful hair, and a fit body, even if you’re born with good genes.
Working high up in the air, serving hundreds of passengers, within a small confined space is not easy and can be stressful. Flying around the world while on the job sounds glamorous, but not many can understand how time difference and air-time affect the physical health, skin and body of our stewards and stewardess.
Flight attendants have beauty secrets of their own. Such as having their favourite moisturiser close by to maintain good skin through long flights or using a specific setting spray to ensure their makeup stays put all day. But these secrets can only work to a certain extent.
Sometimes we just need extra help, and aesthetic treatments are available to lend that hand. At Amaris B. Clinic Singapore, they see many flight stewards and stewardesses who sought aesthetic treatments that have helped them maintain and regain the beauty that occupational hazards and stress have stripped away.
Stubborn fat is amongst the biggest concerns for many cabin crew members. In an industry where appearance and body image matter, it is not hard to fathom the multifaceted stress that the crews face. With the unpredictable hours and demanding job scope, it is hard to maintain a strict diet and exercise regularly. But even if you have the time, the stubborn fat is adamant about clinging to you.
“The frequent complaints of aircrew who consulted me include weight gain, difficulty fitting into their kebaya or uniforms due to stubborn excess fat. Hyperpigmentation, dark eye circles, saggy neck, dark eye circles and appearance of fine lines are also their concerns,” shares Dr Ivan Puah, medical director of Amaris B. Clinic.
“Body contouring procedures such as liposuction can permanently and effectively remove belly fat and love handles, including, to correct disproportionate thigh and hip. Non-invasive treatments such as Ultherapy, PICO skin lasers, wrinkle-smoothing injections and dermal fillers can lift sagging skin, remove pigmentation, erase fine lines, fill up sunken cheeks and enhance facial features,” explains Dr Ivan Puah, who has over 20 years of clinical experience.
Dear cabin crew, here’s a breakdown of the signature treatments of Amaris B. Clinic that your fellow colleagues have tried with successful results.
Tried all the exercise and dieting tips, but nothing seems to be working? You must be dealing with stubborn pockets of fat. It can be discouraging when nothing seems to work. Thankfully, fat removal and surgical body contouring treatment such as liposuction can provide an effective solution to get rid of them.
Developed by Dr Ivan Puah, the MDC-Sculpt®️ Lipo technique is a unique and multidimensional proprietary surgical approach that optimises liposuction results while keeping the risks and surgical side effects to a minimum. The approach allows Dr Puah to remove a large fat volume and carry out precise body sculpting with minimal incisions, thus less scarring. The process is also gentler on the patient’s body. Therefore, downtime is lesser, and recovery is faster than traditional liposuction. It can be performed on any parts of the body, from double chin, arms, armpits, back, abdomen, waist, hips, thighs, knees and even calves.
“It is a misconception that liposuction is only about removing as much fat as possible without any due consideration for the body shape of the patient, skin laxity and muscle condition. Each body shape is unique; therefore, the surgical approach must be tailored to each individual’s condition. Liposuction is akin to 30% science, and 70% art; removing fat successfully is only part of the job. To produce a good result, precise sculpting needs to be done so that the end result is a pleasing and natural-looking contour that the patient will appreciate,” explains Dr Puah, who is also the Chairman of the Lipo Peer Review Committee in Singapore.
Dr Puah is of the opinion that, no matter how sophisticated science and technology are, a doctor’s talents, skills, experiences and sense of beauty still play a significant role in how well a body shaping treatment turns out.
Read more about modern liposuction: Modern Liposuction In Singapore: Everything You Need To Know!
Being a cabin crew member, the face truly sells a pleasant experience. There’s no hiding that a youthful and glowing complexion draws passengers to you and eases them. Ultherapy is a US FDA-approved non-surgical skin lifting treatment that stimulates collagen production and, lifts and tightens your skin naturally with ultrasound energy.
Ultherapy has allowed doctors to help over 2 million people lift their upper face, lower face, neck and décolleté globally. In Singapore, Amaris B. Clinic is among the few medical clinics to provide authentic Ultherapy treatment.
As we grow older, our body produces less collagen, which results in wrinkles, fine lines, and sagging skin. This is totally normal, but it sure can be a big punch on confidence. These signs of ageing do more than make us look old but make us appear tired and sometimes angry too.
Here is where b*tulinum toxin comes in handy, where it temporarily stops the muscles’ ability to contract by preventing the nerve impulses from reaching them. Lines and wrinkles soften as a result.
Besides getting rid of signs of ageing, b*tulinum toxin can also help with:
On the other hand, dermal fillers are popular amongst those who would like to enhance their facial features, such as cheeks, nose and chin.
They are clear hyaluronic acid gels that closely resemble the natural hyaluronic acid in the skin. Hyaluronic acid softens and moisturises the skin when injected just below the skin’s surface. Additionally, it increases volume and encourages collagen formation, giving the skin a youthful look.
We often see cabin crew lugging heavy luggage, standing for hours and pushing service trolleys during the flight. The working area in the plane is not quite ergonomically healthy for them either. Occupational injuries such as sprains, wrist, back and shoulder pain are common complaints from crew members.
“I treat many aircrews with chronic mechanical back pain and wrist injury. This is due to standing for long periods, poor working postures or improper lifting. During treatment, I will employ soft tissue manipulation technique, identify trigger points and manage their musculoskeletal pain,” says Ronald, Amaris B Clinic’s in-house myotherapist with more than 10 years of experience.
Health is beauty, and Beauty is Health. This is what sets Amaris B. Clinic apart from its aesthetic counterparts. Dr Ivan Puah and his team believe in prioritising every patient’s safety, needs and results. Beyond taking care of your looks and body, their unique offerings also include pain management and health assessment, led by their group of competent and trained team.
Dr Ivan Puah holds the quote “Integrity is what we do, what we say and what we say we do” by Don Galer dearly and shaped it into the clinic’s values.
His passion for medical aesthetics and body sculpting has led to numerous accolades and industry recognition in Singapore and the Asia Pacific, including the most recent ones from GlobalHealth Asia-Pacific. Amaris B. clinic was recognised by healthcare leaders from across the region and breadth of the industry as the “Body Sculpting Medical Centre of the Year in APAC” for the 4th time in a row and “Gynecomastia Surgery Clinic of the Year in APAC.”
Calling all cabin crews, are you ready to feel good and look good? Time to get you ready, fresh and rejuvenated on every flight!