Dad bod – Regardless of how trendy it is nowadays, there’s no excuse for letting ourselves go. Even if we can’t own a fully sculpted and muscular body, a healthy body that is not overweight is definitely a preferred option.
However, there might be areas of fats that wouldn’t go away no matter how hard we work out. And if you have been religiously doing spot toning exercises but wondering why the fats just won’t go away, Dr. Terence Tan says there is a reason why these fats are often called “stubborn fats”.
“Spot toning exercises do not kill the fats, they just reduce the size of the fats,” explains Dr. Tan, Director of Halley Medical Aesthetics (Halley).
This is the reason why doctors recommend cryolipolysis or fat freezing in addition to exercising and having a healthy diet. Cryolipolysis is a cooling treatment that freezes fat cells and causing them to ‘die’. The body then removes these dead fat cells. This natural removal of fat cells over time results in fat loss. Fat freezing can be used to get rid of the stubborn fats on your tummy, love handles, buttocks, thighs, and arms.
Time is precious
The CoolSculpting by Zeltiq machine, for instance, which is a US FDA-approved fat freezing device has one applicator that allows clinics to ‘freeze’ only one area at a time. Therefore, for one body area, it’d take one hour for the treatment and two hours for two areas. This means that people can spend the whole day doing fat freezing if they have multiple areas that they want to target at one sitting. While this is something that some people can afford to do, it is not the most efficient use of our time.
To address people’s desire to sculpt multiple parts of their body in the quickest time possible, Halley now has fat freezing cryolipolysis treatment programmes that combine a few devices, including the CoolSculpting machine, to treat multiple areas at one go. With these treatment programmes, for example, the clinic is able to target four areas in one hour or eight areas in two hours. And if you wish to optimise your time even further, you can also opt to have a treatment facial done at the same time.