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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Flabby upper arms are just one of the many appearances that a woman potentially faces.
Wearing a long-sleeve top 24/7 is not an option, unless one lives where the sun rarely shines, but why is it more challenging for a woman to lose the excess fat than a man?
Women vs Men
Women, on average, have 6 to 11% more body fat than men. The likely reason behind this is to prime a woman’s body for childbearing, but it also means that women will find it more challenging to lose fat in areas where stubborn fat resides, like the arms.
When it comes to fat gain, you can gain fat anywhere where fat cells are in abundance.
The testosterone hormone may be more commonly associated with men, but women also have it. It supports the body’s ability to build muscle and energy.
When testosterone level drops, your body may be more inclined to store fat while resisting the need to build muscles, and this excess fat will show in areas like the arms. Stress, lack of sleep and unhealthy lifestyle habits are just some contributing factors to plummeting testosterone levels.
It’s in your food
It’s not only what you eat but also what’s in your food that matters. High sugar and refined grains intake can easily cause a surplus and surpass your body’s recommended calorie needs.
High sugar consumption leads to an increase in insulin, and when your body’s insulin level is too high, the calories are stored as fat instead of being used as energy. Where excess fat end up also depends on your body type, and if the arms are one of the problem areas, then it will definitely show up there.
Losing that flabby arm
The “spot fat reduction” method is wishful thinking. It is impossible to target fat loss to specific body parts.
Targeted exercises and strength training can TONE improve the look of muscle groups. It’s important to work your whole body and not just the arms for results. Incorporate interval training into your regular exercise program about three times a week.
A comprehensive fat loss program is not only about exercises and workouts. It must also include a healthy dietary program. A reduced-calorie diet can go a long way in eliminating excess fat but ensure that you get what your body needs in terms of vitamins and minerals to function properly. If in doubt, reach out for qualified help, and soon you’ll be waving goodbye to that flabby arm with confidence!
Arm liposuction at Amaris B. Singapore
Arm liposuction can be addressed with a permanent and effective solution: Liposuction with MDC-Sculpt® Lipo technique.
Dr Ivan Puah has nearly TWO decades of surgical experience in performing facial and body liposuction. Armed with experience and knowledge, he has developed a proprietary fat removal and body sculpting approach known as the MDC-Sculpt®️ Lipo technique. This method was designed to fit the different needs of patients because no two bodies are the same. An advocate that body sculpting is 70% art and 30% science, the proprietary surgical approach involves removing bulky fat via a strategic incision (with minimal scarring), targeting body contouring and promoting skin tightening. It is a one-time procedure with fast recovery compared to traditional liposuction methods.
Arm liposuction is a popular treatment amongst women as the arm area resists dietary changes and workouts.