According to World Health Organization (WHO), the number of overweight and obese people have tripled since 1975. In 2016, WHO reported that more than 1.9 billion adults were overweight. Of these over 650 million of them were obese.
In the past, liposuction was the only way to effectively reduce fatty deposits on the body. Although the ideal way of shedding those extra pounds is to exercise regularly, not many people can afford the time and energy to do it religiously to see any result. Losing weight naturally is an uphill battle and long-drawn process that requires discipline to achieve your ideal weight.
For some people, even regular exercise may not be able to reduce stubborn fats in areas such as love handles, thighs, arms, and chin.
Fortunately, there are many ways to get rid of the excess fatty deposits on the body without having to undergo surgery. We talk to Dr. Siew Tuck Wah, Medical Director of Radium Medical Aesthetics to find out more.
Fat freeze treatment
Fat freeze treatment is a non-surgical treatment that selectively breaks down the fatty deposits in the body without affecting the surrounding cells that are healthy. The medical term for this treatment is called ‘cryolipolysis’.
It works by bringing down the temperature of the fatty tissue to around 0°C. When the fat cells are exposed to freezing extremely low temperature, the fat cells will be destroyed. Over the next few weeks, the crystallised fat cells will be removed from the body via the lymphatic system.
In some clinics, they may offer shockwave treatment on top of the fat freeze treatment to reduce the appearance of bumpiness and cellulite. Undergoing shockwave treatment helps to loosen the fibrous tissue responsible for the uneven appearance and improve the lymphatic drainage of the crystalized fat cells.
TriLipo Body Contouring
A multi-faceted treatment for non-invasive facial and body contouring procedure is gaining popularity as a fat and cellulite reduction and skin tightening treatment. The technical term is Maximus TriLipo Radiofrequency and TriLipo Dynamic Muscle Activation Treatment.
TriLipo safely and effectively targets and removes unwanted localized fat deposits on the body. This fat-busting system uses a combination of focused TriLipo technology and Dynamic Muscle Activation for shaping the body.
This multi-purpose treatment can be used for a wide variety of aesthetic indications, including fat reduction, body sculpting, cellulite reduction, skin tightening and facial contouring. It works by releasing the fat from the tissue and removing them via a lymphatic drainage mechanism. At the same time, it reshapes the body by reducing localized fat and tightening the skin.
The only downside is that TriLipo has to be done weekly over a period of 2 to 3 months in order to see visible results.
Fat burning using Ultherapy
Fat freeze and TriLipo are not the only treatments that target loose skin and excess fatty tissue.
Ultherapy is an FDA-cleared, non-invasive procedure that lifts and tightens the neck, chin and brow, and improves lines and wrinkles on the chest. However, Dr. Siew pointed out that doctors are using Ultherapy to burn excess fats in targeted areas on the body.
Ultherapy uses a high intensity focused ultrasound technology to melt the excess fat on the skin and smoothen the skin. The treatment encourages the body to induce collagen production to heat the tissue under the skin, melting the fats at the same time.
Best of all, Ultherapy, or HIFU treatment, works in just one session, delivering a natural-looking result. As it is a non-surgical procedure, it is a great solution for people who want to have a sleeker, slimmer body without needing to spend time away from work or social life.
Radium Medical Aesthetics is a medical aesthetic clinic in Singapore that offers a wide range of customized body contouring and slimming treatments.
At Radium Medical Aesthetics, we invest heavily in training and keeping up-to-date with the latest techniques and treatments with a strong focus on safety.
Our experienced team of doctors and nurse therapists, led by Medical Director Dr Siew Tuck Wah, places great emphasis on service excellence, patient rapport, and innovation.
We aim to harness the benefits of using advanced evidence-based treatments and custom-blended skincare products to provide the utmost aesthetic care for all patients.
We pride ourselves on our excellent customer service with a genuine desire to delight our customers.