Thanks to the latest technology, there are now many ways to get rid of those pesky unwant flab. From pain-free non-surgical methods to the latest “lipo” techniques, body contouring expert and Consultant Plastic Surgeon Dr Chia Hui Ling shares the latest fat-busting treatments.
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Fat busting injections, containing phosphatidylcholine / deoxycholic acid, are the latest trend in fat destruction. Treatments like Kybella and Lipodissolve works well in slimming a bulky double chin.
Radiofrequency (RF), apart from its famed skin lifting powers in facial rejuvenation treatments such as Thermage and Profound, RF has a busting effect on fat too. Profound Contour Lift delivers RF energy into skin and fat using microneedle technology, that is suited for sculpting the fat-laden double chin.
Vaser delivers ultrasonic waves to fat tissues and, literally, bursts the fat cells. By pairing ultrasound with liposuction, Vaser liposculpture gives a synergistic effect to emulsify fat to facilitate removal and to tighten skin.
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When fat is subjected to a right level of coldness, fat cells starts to break down and the body responds with an inflammatory reaction that causes the body to dispose of the broken down fat cells. This process is called cryolipolysis. Coolshape uses a non-invasive applicator that targets fat cells in localized areas of the body . Popular areas of choice include “love handles” and “muffin top”.