Lipedema (also referred to as lipoedema) is a frequently misunderstood chronic medical condition that affects a staggering 370 million women worldwide.
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It’s not too late to fix that stubborn spare tyre, get svelte and achieve the complexion of your dreams with Amaris B. Clinic’s smorgasbord of signature treatments that will help you look radiant and shine in your LBD or bikini – wherever your festive shindig may be!
We ask Dr Ivan Puah for tips and advice for men and women.
Could you share your top tips for maintaining body weight and figure despite the festive feasting?
1. Swap sweet carbonated drinks with soda water for that same satisfying, fizzy taste.
2. Use a small bowl instead of a big one when you eat. It’ll trick your mind into eating less.
3. Occupy yourself with conversations or games rather than sitting at a table full of goodies. Out of sight, out of mind!
4. Wear a tighter outfit so that you can see when your tummy is filled. You’ll know you have to stop when your tummy is showing.
Some of us keep a strict diet and fitness plan, but why do we still see stubborn fat that refuses to go away?
Stubborn fat that refuses to budge with diet and exercise is common. It can be caused by genetics or a change in fat distribution due to ageing. Liposuction is a clinically proven fat removal and body contouring procedure to correct disproportionate body shape and remove unwanted body fat.
How should the doctor and patient determine the most appropriate treatment?
Your doctor should first understand your objectives for opting for an aesthetic treatment or body contouring procedure. A detailed assessment and discussion should be done during the consultation. Not everyone is suitable to undergo liposuction, for example, pregnant ladies, individuals with an underlying medical condition or those who are overweight or obese.
Cosmetic injectables such as dermal fillers and injectable neurotoxins are not recommended if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Amaris B. Clinic’s signature treatments
Say goodbye to dull, ageing skin with Amaris B. Clinic’s arsenal of beauty treatments that will make you feel like a kid in a candy store. From Ultherapy and skin peeling to PICO Fractional laser, let Dr Ivan Puah customise a skin rejuvenation solution to help you achieve smooth and glowing skin. Treatments such as Ultherapy tighten and lift your face and neck by stimulating your skin’s collagen production.
Most of these skin rejuvenation treatments have no downtime, so you can resume your normal activities and stay on top of your social life. Reward yourself with healthy, glowing skin this festive season – you deserve it!
Oily skin, blackheads, whiteheads and pimple spots result from an acne problem. While there are facials you can do, be careful, as an extraction facial that’s not done right can aggravate the condition!
Depending on the severity of your acne condition, Dr Ivan Puah will tailor a series of acne management protocols and skin rejuvenation treatments to address your acne concerns. For example:
- Non-inflammatory acne (comedones): Blackheads, whiteheads
- Inflammatory acne: Papules, pustules, nodules and cysts
- Scarring and marks
Treatments include oral medications or antibiotics, specialised medical-grade peels, laser acne treatment and acne care products. These can help to control acne spots and blemishes, treat acne scars and even reduce post-acne pigmentation.
Fat Reduction with Vaser Liposuction
Been naughty and paying the price now? Vaser liposuction is your go-to treatment. A minimally-invasive liposuction technique that targets unwanted fat cells in the abdomen, hips, thighs, arms, back, knees, neck and chin, leaving important tissues such as the nerve, blood, vessels, and connective tissues largely undisturbed. It’s powerful enough to eliminate fat from bigger body regions such as the thighs, abdomen and hips and gentle enough to treat delicate areas such as the armpit, knees and calves.
Fat Grafting with ADR-C Breast Enhancement and Buttock Enhancement
So you’ve scored your perfect #LBD, but now you want an extra boost. ADR-C Breast Enhancement and Buttock Enhancement not only improve the size and shape of your breasts and buttocks, they also remove fats and sculpt your body.
These treatments transfer stubborn fat from your abdomen, thighs or other areas to your breasts and buttocks to create a fuller and more natural appearance. The fat that has been transplanted is long-lasting, and the recovery time is much quicker than the standard implant surgery.
At Amaris B. Clinic, we recognise that men have unique concerns too! Coping with gynecomastia, a male breast disorder, can cause physical discomfort and self-consciousness, which is a genuine and concerning issue for men. Gynecomastia, or “man boobs”, arises from over-developed male breast tissues. Causes of gynecomastia include hormonal imbalance, the use of anabolic steroids, side effects of certain medications or other medical conditions.
Gynecomastia surgery provides a permanent and effective solution by excising glandular tissue and removing excess chest fat while flattening and sculpting the chest for a more defined and masculine appearance.
Body Contouring with 4D Liposuction (Hi-Definition Lipo)
If you’ve been dedicated to a strict exercise routine but still struggle to shed that stubborn “muffin top”, 4D Liposuction (Hi-Definition Lipo) is a solution to help you achieve your desired body shape. This advanced sculpting technique offers a three-dimensional body contouring method using patented ultrasonic sound wave energy, targeting fat deposits around abdominal muscle groups.
During the 4D Liposuction (Hi-Definition Lipo), small incisions are made to allow anaesthetic fluid infiltration, followed by a probe emitting ultrasonic sound waves to break down stubborn fat deposits. Contouring is done to bring out the underlying musculature and improve the body shape. Common treatment areas include chest (for men), abdomen and waist. This procedure is suitable for individuals already in good physical shape, with good muscle tone without excessive fat or loose skin.