Goodness knows there are countless slimming treatments and supplements available today in Singapore, and while we all know that variety is the spice of life, I’m afraid that our current industry –great clinics and practitioners notwithstanding– is also home to many questionable characters and technologies.
In September 20161, an 85-year-old woman settled a lawsuit against a popular slimming centre, in which she sought a full refund and damages over a $400,000 weight-loss package. On top of being ineffective, her treatment had caused her diarrhoea, a skin rash, and pus discharge.
Just last year, a woman was justly jailed2 for cheating victims of over $630,000 worth of beauty packages.
It’s hardly rocket science: Many slimming treatments and crash diets offered today are scams, and even if they seem to produce initial results, often, weight loss is only temporary and will bounce back.
One of the reasons for this is that too many “professionals” are not upfront about what type of weight is lost in their “guaranteed” results. What clients really want is fat loss, as water loss is hardly permanent, and muscle loss can actually be detrimental to health in the long term.
The cold, hard, truth: Losing weight is hard work
The truth is that losing weight is hard work, and requires a multi-pronged approach. I’ve said this before to my dearest clients, and I will say this again: Diet, lifestyle, exercise, and proper fat removal treatments are all crucial in achieving the body you desire.
I know how hard it is for many to commit to the time and effort required to lose weight consistently. One aspect of eating well for a better body is to be aware of the amount of calories you’re putting in your body. And this is not an easy task – as studies3 go, even healthcare professionals get their calorie counts terribly wrong.
With the above said, weight loss can be an uplifting and life changing journey, if you’re willing to embark on it. As a health and beauty professional, I always remind my clients that the work starts with them FIRST. Fat removal treatments are not the be-all and end-all of achieving the body you desire – but they can be an integral part of the process for sure.
After weight loss, the body might look worse
We can’t spot-reduce fat, so even after dropping some overall body fat, some people may find that certain areas such as their belly, armpit, or thighs remain largely unchanged. Worse still, others who have achieved significant progress losing large amounts of body fat might become skinny fat and left with excess skin.
You also want to make sure you’re losing fat and not weight just for the sake of it – weight loss from water weight does not count!
Read to find out the difference between fat loss vs weight loss.
Ozhean Zoey’s fat loss treatments help get rid of problem areas
In summary, you want to lose weight the smart way – through dropping your body fat levels, and if you’re feeling it, some fat removal treatments or skin tightening technology (think stretchmarks and cellulite removal) could help complete your dream body.
In 2012, Cryolipolysis received FDA clearance for love handles, abdomen, and thighs. The efficiency of the treatment method on fat reduction without physical damage to surrounding tissue has been clinically proven. The procedure is effective in reducing adipose tissue, and also offers high patient satisfaction. Here are some of its other benefits:
- It is suitable for all ages
- It is painless and non-invasive
- There is no downtime required
- There is no risk of infection
- Damaged fat cells are flushed out permanently
- Blood vessels, nerves, and muscles are not affected
- Multiple areas can be treated in a single session
Apart from Cryolipolysis, we also utilise treatments such as Agnes Fat Melt and Shockwave, Vacuum & Multipolar Radiofrequency to tighten, rejuvenate, and firm treated skin, giving our clients an even leaner and sculpted look after their fat removal treatments.
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While the full flushing out of treated fat cells may take up to six months, the odds of fat cells returning after treatment are slim to zero. Patients are strictly advised to maintain a healthy diet and lifestyle to support their fat removal treatment.
The journey might be hard, but it is so worth it. And with the right knowledge, mindset, and help, it is 100% achievable. If you’re just getting started, contact us today for the guidance that you need. We look forward to helping you succeed at achieving your dream body!
About Dr. Park Ji-Youn
Dr. Park Ji-Youn is the founder and managing director of the Ozhean group. As a board certified dermatologist, she has published more than 30 scientific papers on dermatology, and is the creator of Ozhean’s SKIN FIT program, which was conceived in 2015, and continues to successfully retain 80% of its original customers.