From working too hard and not being able to spend as much time with our loved ones as we’d like, to not taking proper care of ourselves, women are guilty of, well, laying on the guilt. And even when we do take time out for ourselves, we feel guilty because we think the time spent could be put to better use elsewhere. Sometimes, it feels like this vicious circle will never end.
Everyone deserves to look fabulous because it is equally important to do a little something just for yourself – when you look good, you’ll feel good too. So don’t let your guilt eat you up inside, and take charge of how you look and feel, from top to toe.
We asked medical director Dr Ivan Puah from Amaris B. Clinic to recommend four guilt-free pampering treatments.
Guilt-trip #1: Spending money on your looks
Are you a worrywart? Many women are. We worry about our careers, our families, our finances, and much more. And we end up wearing all our worries on our faces – frown lines, a sallow complexion and sunken cheeks. Getting older doesn’t help as gravity pulls everything downwards.
The Amaris. B Way to Guilt-free Pampering: Facial Fat Grafting
If rediscovering a youthful V-shaped jawline is what you desire, Facial Fat Grafting may be the answer. A treatment that restores volume to the face, it begins by removing small amounts of fat tissue from your abdomen or thighs. Those fat tissues will then be purified and injected into the face, via extremely blunt and thin tubes called cannulas, as microdroplets into the areas that need a boost of volume, such as at sunken cheeks.
The best bit? Besides significant facial volume restoration, it also improves skin texture. Furthermore, it reduces wrinkles and fine lines in certain areas, particularly around the eyes. Do note that Facial Fat Grafting is not a form of liposuction as only a tiny amount of fat is removed.
Guilt-trip #2: Not being happy about how your body looks in the mirror
No one is born with the perfect body. As we age, the trim and toned physique we once worked so hard for can look different when we reach our 30s and 40s. While loving your body is important, it shouldn’t overtake your life. Continue to exercise regularly and eat healthily, but do allow yourself a treat once in a while. Everything in moderation, we say.
The Amaris. B Way to Guilt-free Pampering: VASER Liposuction
If you need a little help to get rid of hard-to-erase bulges, there’s VASER Lipo. Performed by Dr Puah since 2007, the signature treatment of Amaris B. Clinic is ideal for targeting stubborn pockets of fat. The results from VASER Lipo can be dramatic, but the procedure itself is a rather simple process.
First, Dr Puah will mark out the treated areas. A tiny incision will then be made where a thin cannula is used to inject tumescent (numbing) fluid into the target area. A small probe, used to transmit ultrasonic sound wave energy, will gently break up the fat cells without causing any disturbance to the surrounding, important connective tissues. Liquefied fat cells are then removed through gentle suction.
The treatment is gentle and there is a shorter downtime as there is less risk of bruising and bleeding. Plus, Dr Puah adds that VASER Lipo can also stimulate collagen production to tone the skin for a more contoured and defined silhouette.
VASER Lipo is perfect if you are looking to get rid of unwanted fat tissues, re-shape or restore body contour, achieve smoother, tighter skin, or even to create a more toned and muscular appearance.
Guilt-trip #3: Keeping the weight off as you age
Remember when working out was fun and easy? Over the years, our bodies go through wear and tear, so it’s only natural that as we age, we aren’t as fit as before. Even standing up after sitting for a long time can be difficult. But that doesn’t mean you should stop exercising. Exercising compresses the joints, which forces nutrient-rich fluid into the cartilage, ensuring that you remain supple and limber.
The Amaris. B Way to Guilt-free Pampering: Exercise Therapy
Not everyone has the time to hit the gym three times a week. At Amaris B. Clinic, Exercise Therapy uses a patented vacuum and compression technology that helps to promote blood circulation in the body. The treatment works by employing a vacuum force in negative and positive pressures to encourage increased arterial and capillary circulation, and better venous drainage. This not only boosts lymphatic drainage but also aids in fat loss, weight loss, cellulite reduction and even injury rehabilitation.
More importantly, it is comfortable and easy on the joints, so regardless of how fit – or unfit – you might be, you’ll be able to reap the benefits. To enhance the results, complement Exercise Therapy with VASER Lipo to boost metabolism and encourage weight loss, reduce overall body fat percentage, and improve your fitness level and health at the same time.
Guilt-trip #4: Reclaiming your body after pregnancy
Being a new mum is a beautiful thing, but it also means your body isn’t quite yours, particularly if you’re breastfeeding. However long you choose to breastfeed, when you do stop, you’ll find that your breasts aren’t what (and where) they used to be.
And breastfeeding isn’t the only reason why our bosom buds stop looking perky. Age and gravity can easily cause them to look less full too.
The Amaris. B Way to Guilt-free Pampering: ADR-C Breast Enhancement
If you’re looking to restore your bosom to its youthful perkiness, Amaris B.’s ADR-C Breast Enhancement is your “breast friend”. This minimally invasive treatment is a two-step process that utilises your own body fat.
First, unwanted fat tissues are removed via VASER lipo. The live fat cells are then purified and injected into areas of the breast where needed. Over time, these fat cells integrate with the surrounding tissue to give you a pair of natural-looking, supple and firm breasts.
Using ADR-C Breast Enhancement, the breasts can be enhanced without the use of foreign implant materials, which carry a risk of rupture, infection and rejection. You are also able to essentially achieve a more desired silhouette through this treatment, as you will be removing fat from stubborn areas to enhance breast size.
Every patient’s personal goals are different and unique. During a private one-on-one consultation, you and Dr Puah will discuss your goals, the aesthetic changes you wish to make, whether ADR-C Breast Enhancement is right for you, and the outcomes you can expect. Together, a treatment plan will be tailored just for you.