Shed Your Stubborn Belly Fat
Fat loss in this area can be quite the feat. In fact, belly fat loss takes place at a slower rate than fat in other parts of the body. While there may be several factors that might contribute to this, recognizing the types of fat present could key to shedding that stubborn belly fat.
The belly fat is divided into two areas – Subcutaneous Fat and Visceral Fat
Subcutaneous fat refers to the fat that sits just under the skin which you can see, touch and pinch. Excess subcutaneous fat is often developed based on factors such as genetics and lifestyle habits such as physical activity and diet.
The other storage fat is known as visceral fat and it cannot be seen on the surface of the skin. Visceral fat is wrapped around abdominal organs, usually located near several vital organs such as the liver, stomach, and intestines. An excess of visceral fat can also actively increase the risk of serious health problems and the only definitive method to visualize visceral fat is with a CT or MRI scan.
Belly fat is common for both men and women, due to diet habits, lifestyle, and especially after childbirth. For women, during pregnancy, their body will expand to accommodate a growing baby, as well as to prepare the body for the demands of labour.
The most common issues faced by women post-pregnancy are loose or sagging skin around the belly, excess fat, stretch marks as well as cellulite.
Targeted Fat Reduction with Body Sculpting
Body sculpting treatments work to only target subcutaneous fat that lies under the skin and can help to contour the physique by removing the excess fat cells. Unfortunately, for visceral fat, you would have to shed them by dieting, exercising, and changing your lifestyle such as getting sufficient sleep.
Aside from the oldest option of fat removal (Liposuction) which involves going under the knife, thanks to the wonders of modern science you can now consider less invasive options such as Cryolipolyisis (Fat Freezing) or Laser Thermolysis (Fat Burning) to remove the subcutaneous fats.
CoolSculpting is a fat-freezing technology that has been safely performed on millions of people all over the world – over 8 million treatments worldwide to be exact. CoolSculpting is the first to be cleared by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) with over 50 peer-reviewed medical papers conducted on the science and results of CoolSculpting.
It uses extremely low temperatures (-13° C) to target the fat cells under controlled conditions. Under the impact of extremely low temperatures, the fat cells in the targeted areas crystallize to 25% of the body fat in the specific areas and die.
SculpSure is a body contouring treatment that uses laser thermolysis to target fat cells.
It is a non-invasive laser technology that uses heat energy to melt the fat deposits in the body and destroy as much as 25% of treated fat cells in a single treatment. The procedure gently heats the subcutaneous fatty cells between 42°C to 47°C to disrupt the fat cells’ structure, causing them to break without damaging the surrounding tissues and eliminate through the body’s lymphatic system.
Am I the Right Candidate?
These non-invasive treatments work to only target subcutaneous fat that is resistant to exercise and diet in the belly area. In order to determine if you are an ideal candidate for the treatment, a detailed body assessment is required to determine the suitable type of fat removal modalities required for the patient.
Dr. Kenneth Thean will begin by understanding your area of concern and fat reduction goals.
After a detailed body assessment is completed by our Body Sculptor, he will then evaluate and assess the suitable treatment plan for you and review the results you can expect from this procedure.
A detailed body assessment will be conducted by our Body Sculptor, taking into account your needs and goals.
- InBody weight
- Body fat analysis
- Tape circumferential measurements
- Caliper readings
The procedure’s framework will be assessed and marked on the targeted area(s).
As your treatment day approaches, we’ll walk you through and prepare you for what to expect and we’ll be available to address any concerns that you might have before your treatment.
The appropriate applicator will be placed onto the targeted area according to your tailored treatment plan. As the technology only targets fat cells, you may be rest assured that the surrounding tissues will not be affected.
Relax and enjoy your treatment in our adjustable TEMPUR® bed while streaming your favourite Netflix shows.
A non-invasive shockwave therapy that uses low-energy acoustic wave pulsations is applied onto the treated areas to break up the fat cells.
This process also helps to enhance circulation and stimulates lymphatic drainage, which increases the elimination of destroyed fat cells.
Up to 25%* fat reduction can be seen 3 months after the treatment procedure