Fat Free Your Body with Fat Freeze

“No matter what I do, my fats are so clingy!” So goes a rant by someone who has tried several diet plans, wasted money on gym subscriptions, drank all the slimming teas available and yet their fats remained, like gum stuck to the hair. Can you relate?

A lot of people dream of having a fat-free body that is beach ready any time of the year. A dream really, but the reality is we have to work extra hard to keep off those unwanted fats from appearing anywhere in the body. Sometimes, no matter how hard we work, those bulky fat deposits just won’t budge. Is there something wrong with the method you are using to get rid of fats? There is a huge probability, but what is happening is most likely that there are different factors that cause your inability to lose fats.

There are several factors that can cause your stubborn fats to persist.

Woman measure her fat belly

Aside from doing the wrong exercise or diet, these are other factors that can be the culprit of why your fats won’t go away:

  1. You are getting advanced in age – Our bodies slow down as we grow old. One factor that is greatly affected by this slowing down is our body’s metabolic rate. The metabolic rate is the body’s ability to burn calories or exhaust energy. An adult’s body is no longer able to breakdown calories and turns them into energy at the same rate as that of those in their teens. Hence, the calories that we consume are stored as body fat.
  2. Processed food is your best friend – No matter how hard you work out in the gym, if you are eating the wrong kinds of food, your efforts will all go to waste. This is especially the case with processed food. Processed food has a high amount of refined sugars–sugars that cause inflammation in the body. Inflammation in the body hinders it from losing fats.
  3. Your motto is “Sleep is for the weak.” – On the contrary, sleep is for those who wish their bodies to stay strong and healthy. A study conducted on women that ran for almost 20 years found that those who took 7 hours of shuteye were less likely to pack on pounds as compared to those who only slept for five hours or less.
  4. You need to stress less – Cortisol, the body’s stress hormone, is an evil villain. When your body is constantly stressing out, it produces cortisol double time. The presence of cortisol in the bloodstream will make it hard for the body to lose fats–no matter what you do. Plus, they have the ability to enlarge fat cells.
  5. There is an underlying illness – Diseases such as diabetes and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) can make it hard for patients to lose weight. PCOS only affects women and is a type of hormonal imbalance that results in the body’s inefficiency to lose weight.

Fat Freeze: Your solution to be fat-free!

Beautiful woman getting cryolipolyse

Now, just before you lose all hope and surrender to those fats, there is a fail-safe solution to be finally fat-free! It’s called fat freezing!

Fat freezing, or cryolipolysis, is a procedure that uses below zero temperatures to in order to destroy fat cells and eliminate them permanently from the body. Unlike liposuction, fat freezing is a non-invasive procedure that utilizes a vacuum device and cooling panels that work together when attached to the target area of the body where the fat deposit is located.

Does getting this procedure mean that fats won’t ever develop in the body anymore?

Unfortunately, fat freezing can only do as much as getting rid of fat cells perpetually in the parts of the body where it has been applied to. This means that fats can still develop in other areas where fat cells exist. However, fat freezing is still a much better choice than your tiring exercise routine that only shrinks your fat cells, but do not banish them.

Are there different types of fat freezing?

There is only one process of fat freezing, but there are several brands in the market that use this technology. The famous brands that have made their way on top of Singapore’s aesthetic fat freezing demands are CoolSculpting, Clatuu, and CoolTech. Clatuu is being practised by Cambridge Therapeutics and their service is called Clatuu 360 Fat Freeze (Fat Freezing).

Benefits of Fat Freezing

Fat freezing has been gaining a lot of popularity nowadays as this procedure is non-invasive, non-surgical, quick, offers zero downtime, and effectively delivers results over time.

“…effectively delivers results over time?” Why aren’t results immediately seen?

Freezing your fats is done quickly, but it will still take the body’s natural ability to process the fat cells that have been broken down through its system to be able to release them away from the body as waste. But, don’t worry, your patience will definitely be compensated for when the results emerge–you can expect to see significant improvement on treatment areas of the body with the assurance that fats in those parts will only remain in your memory.

Breast Augmentation in Singapore: What You Need to Know

Breast augmentation or breast enlargement is one of the most common and prevalent plastic surgeries among women. This procedure is done to make breasts bigger and fuller by placing breast implants (usually saline or silicone gel) under the breast tissue or chest muscle. There are a variety of reasons why women undergo this procedure. Some do it for reconstructive purposes, like women who went through a mastectomy for breast cancer, while some do it for cosmetic purposes. Statistics would show that the latter is a more popular reason for doing it.

A study, posted in the publication of Plastic Surgery Nursing in 2007, found out that women who have had their breasts augmented or enlarged are more confident about themselves – as having larger breasts boost their self-esteem. Also, they feel sexier and more attractive, thus carry themselves better around other people.

This procedure is generally patronized by women with an age range of 20-35 years old. This information does not come as a surprise since this age range is usually the one’s concern with beauty and are also the ones looking for potential partners.

Why do women decide to undergo breast augmentation surgery in Singapore?

Woman sits on a bed and holds her breasts

  • They have a small cup size. Some women do not have big breasts and are even coined by the term “flat-chested”. It affects their confidence and how they carry themselves.
  • They have saggy and loose skin after losing weight. Losing weight can result in saggy and loose skin which includes the breasts. Breast implants will help those who lost a lot of fats around their breast area have a fuller breast.
  • Pregnancy has changed the appearance of their breasts. Pregnancy will bring a lot of changes for a woman in all aspects of her life, most especially in her physical appearance. After pregnancy, a woman’s breast will get smaller; it will droop, and it will lose its volume. Women who undergo breast augmentation in Singapore after pregnancy usually would just like to uplift their spirits and just want to love their body again.
  • They have disproportioned breasts. Though most parts of our body that come in pairs (e.g. eyebrows, eyes) are naturally uneven and disproportioned, there are some women who have very noticeable asymmetrical breasts. For this reason, women would want to have their breasts balanced and be of the same size.

If you are one of those thinking of having your breast augmented for cosmetic reasons, this article will help you have an informed decision by answering these three (3) questions:

  1. How is the procedure done?
  2. What are the risks of this procedure?
  3. What are the realistic results of this procedure?

How is breast augmentation in Singapore done?

This procedure should only be done by licensed plastic surgeons, say experts at Allure. It is important that you choose a plastic surgeon who has a good reputation in this field and who already has a lot of experience. Though there is no guarantee that no problems will be encountered, having a good surgeon will lessen the risk of any unfavourable results.

Preparation for the Procedure

Here is what we were told about the process. You will first be required to have a medical consultation and evaluation with your chosen surgeon where he/she will ask you about your reasons for doing so, your desired outcome, and, importantly your medical history. He/she might make you go through a series of test and examination to determine your overall health condition. He/she will also discuss with you the risks of proceeding with the surgery. He/she will prepare you mentally, physically, and emotionally for the procedure.

Once everything is settled, he/she will schedule you for the surgery proper, which can be on an outpatient basis or you can stay overnight at the clinic or hospital. This will be entirely dependent on which you will be more comfortable with.

Procedure Proper

Anaesthesia will be administered so you will be asleep during the whole procedure and no pain will be felt. When the anaesthesia finally kicks in, the surgeon will make marks around your breast as a guide for the procedure. Incisions will then be created to the areas marked, which can be under the breast or around the nipples (depends on the needs of the patient), where the implants will be inserted. The surgeon will carefully make adjustments if there are any needed so that the implants are in place as desired. Once done, he/she will close the incision by sutures or surgical tape.

The procedure will take around one (1) to two (2) hours.

Post Procedure

It is advisable that someone will fetch or accompany you home after the surgery as it will be difficult for you to move around, let alone to drive. Swelling and moderate pain will be experienced but it is just temporary, at most in two (2) weeks it will subside.

Your surgeon might give you some prescribed medications to help relieve the pain. It is also recommended to wear a sports bra for extra protection. The most important aftercare is to follow the surgeon’s instruction.

What are the risks of this procedure?

Just because a procedure is popular, it does not mean that they won’t have any risks or complications. It should be expected that all surgical procedure will have them. For breast augmentation, here is a list you should look out for:

  • Moderate pain in the breast area will be experienced.
  • There will be some changes in the sensation of your nipples and breast.
  • You might develop an infection.
  • Scar tissues may form and harden around the breast area.
  • There is a possibility of visible scarring in the area where the incision was created.
  • The implant used can leak or get raptured.
  • The rare possibility of acquiring Associated Anaplastic Large-Cel Lymphoma (AALCL), a type of cancer of the immune system (Implants has been associated increasing the risk of getting AALCL among women)
  • If any of these are experienced, it is best to revisit or call your doctor. He/she might require another operation (remove or replace the implants) to mitigate and correct these complications.

What are the realistic results of breast augmentation?

Woman choosing breast implants

You should be able to set a realistic expectation of the surgery so you could ready yourself to changes you will have to face after the surgery. Here are a few realistic results after a breast augmentation in Singapore has been performed:

  • The size of your breast will change. Regardless if it met your desired size, your breast will noticeably be bigger.
  • Swelling is one of the most common side effects. This should subside after a week or two post-surgery.
  • You will have to take some time of your work and will have to refrain from doing your normal activities especially if it requires physical effort.
  • After the recovery period, your confidence and your self-esteem will be boosted.
  • Breast implants are not permanent. Factors such as ageing and losing weight can affect your breasts and the implants inserted in it.

Conclusion

The decision to have your breast augmented for cosmetic purposes should definitely be a personal choice. Breast augmentation will yield a life-changing result as it can improve how you look at yourself and how others see you. So make sure that you have chosen a very good plastic surgeon. However, if you will choose to proceed with the procedure, you should be ready for the different risks and complications you might face. At the same time, you should also set realistic expectations so that you will not be left disheartened and dissatisfied. For additional information feel free to book a consultation with an experienced plastic surgeon like Dr Samuel Ho from Allure Plastic Surgery, contact information below for your convenience.

Address: 435 Orchard Rd, #22-04 Wisma Atria, Singapore 238877

Phone: +65 6734 9988