We’d like to say “fat chance”, but if your parents are packing a few extra pounds the odds are good that your double helix can predispose you to a double chin. Research in the International Journal Of Obesity estimates that around 79 per cent of your body mass index (BMI) is determined by your DNA, with environmental factors making up the rest.
But don’t panic. According to Harvard University research, if you make sure at least 25 per cent of your calories come from protein, you may lessen the effects of certain obesity-related genes. Plus a study from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in the US found that men who ran 3km to 6km a day reduced the influence of genetics on their BMI by 29 per cent.
So what if your best efforts at working out and dieting aren’t giving a killer blow to fats at trouble spots like your chest?
You might want to consider body sculpting options like VASER® Hi-Def Lipo, or surgery to treat gynecomastia – a medical term used to describe excess glandular and/or fatty breast tissues in men- that will help you get the physique you want under that shirt.
How do they work? VASER® Hi-Def Lipo targets superficial layers of fat that resides directly over your muscles. It removes both the superficial and deep fat that surrounds muscle groups to enhance the visibility of underlying toning and musculature. During the procedure, targeted areas will be marked out, and fat will be removed via a sculpting process to create a frame around the muscles that are to be enhanced. A more precise sculpting follows where a small amount of fat will be left to amplify your underlying muscle tone.
In the case of gynecomastia, the surgery involves the removal of the tissue or excess glandular underneath the breast. When the gland is removed, it is permanently removed and does not recur.
Looking to find out more? Head to Amaris B. Clinic, one of Singapore’s aesthetic clinics to introduce VASER® Hi-Def Lipo a full decade ago. You’ll get to meet Dr. Ivan Puah, who received his body sculpting and liposuction training in Italy, USA and Argentina- and he’s a VASER® certified physician! He has also received training in gynecomastia surgery in San Francisco.