Tips from body sculpting doctor, Dr Ivan Puah, for a more svelte silhouette despite the festive feasting

Amaris B.

Updated On:

Sep 8, 2023

Archive Date:

Jan 1, 2018

Want to know how to keep your body looking svelte despite the feasting? We ask Dr. Ivan Puah for tips and advice.

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Chinese New Year is a time when we enjoy hearty meals with our family and friends. While it’s a great time to catch up with our loved ones, we should also watch our weight.

You wouldn’t want to dump out all the beautiful clothes you’ve bought for Chinese New Year after the festive season because they feel too snug on you.

Want to know how to keep your body looking svelte despite the feasting? We ask Dr Ivan Puah of Amaris B. Clinic for tips and advice.

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 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 a common sight. 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 to go for?

Your doctor should first understand your objectives for opting to do 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, ladies who are pregnant, 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.

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