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Many of us struggle to lose belly fats despite being disciplined at dieting and exercising. Why? Are fats around the belly are particularly hard to get rid of? Yes. Belly fats can actually be very stubborn as compared to fats in the other parts of our body, and this could be caused by many different reasons.

It’s the nature of belly fat

Belly fats naturally have a higher amount of fat cells, and they do not respond to the fat-breakdown process as well as fats in any other areas of your body. This is due to the different type of receptor in that area, causing the belly fats to burn slower. Hence why we need to pay extra attention to get rid of the fats in this area.

You are stressed

It could also be caused by you feeling stressed. Aside from the fact that many tend to snack or eat more when stressed, stress can also cause excessive production of the hormone called Cortisol. Cortisol affects fat distribution, and is often linked with increasing amounts of belly fats.

You are aging

The sad truth: When you get older, your metabolism slows down and changes the way your body regulates fats.

You drink too much alcohol

Ever heard of the term ‘beer belly’? This is because most alcoholic drinks contain large amounts of calories. Normally, your body processes calories from carbohydrate, protein and others through our gastrointestinal system. –But when it comes to alcohol, your body will perceive it as toxins, thus giving the consumed alcohol immediate attention, skipping the digestion part, causing fats to drop especially around the belly.

You pick the wrong workout

How frustrating! Your daily workouts seem to not help at all in shredding off those stubborn tummy fats! This can actually be due the kind of workout that you have been doing. Many low-intensity workouts help you lose weight, but to banish fats in specific spots like tummy, you need your exercises to gradually be more intense in using core abdomen muscles. More use of muscles will result in more fat-burning!

You’re not eating enough

Surprise, surprise! If you are one of those dieters that are caught up in calorie restrictions, stop. Sure, calorie deficit is an effective approach to lose some pounds. But restrictions could also mean you are not getting enough nutrients and this will slow down metabolism – which means your body burns fats at a much slower pace! Plus there is a potential that you could end up lacking the essential muscle strength needed for working out.

So which ‘category’ do you fall under? While managing all possible factors are very crucial to help you get rid of those stubborn fats, there are also amazing medical solutions to help you achieve your goals faster, in a safe and efficient way.

The non-invasive medical solutions to getting rid of stubborn fats

No shortcuts, just technology combined with science. Yes, getting rid of stubborn fats is possible with these procedures that do not require surgeries. And they are all FDA-approved and proven to be safe.

The Retreat Clinic #BodybyRetreat programme is a body slimming and contouring treatment plan that combines different non-invasive body treatments that aims to reduce stubborn fats, tone and strengthen muscles, as well as tighten loose skin. All these are important components to help you achieve a toner, fitter body figure.

What makes this an even more reliable solution is that every procedure is conducted by a certified aesthetic physician, where proper body assessment and consultation will be done prior to any treatments. There is no one solution that fits all – every treatment plan differs on the patient’s body needs and conditions. Working with our Doctor, Dr. Ong Jin Khang at The Retreat clinic, we will ensure your individualized plan addresses your health concerns and goals at their best.

Treatments Offered in The Retreat Clinic #BodybyRetreat Programme

  1. Coolsculpting

A fat-freezing technology that is FDA-approved to safely deliver precisely controlled cooling to gently and effectively eliminate stubborn fat cells underneath the skin, without surgery or downtime. See long-term results once your body naturally eliminates the dead cells in 1-3 months, resulting in up to 20%-25% reduction of fat in a treated area.

  • Vanquish Me

A breakthrough fat removal treatment designed for those who want to decrease the circumference of their abdomen and thighs – regardless of their BMI. Its contactless technology ensures an unrivalled level of patient comfort and safety, while the large treatment area makes the therapy more effective.

  • Emsculpt

An FDA-approved procedure to help both women and men build muscle and burn fat simultaneously. Improve the tone and shape of your abdomen, biceps, triceps, and calves, and even for butt-lifting! All with zero downtime. The non-invasive HIFEM (high-intensity focused electromagnetic) technology induces 20,000 supramaximal muscle contractions in 30 minutes, the equivalent of doing 20,000 crunches or squats.

  • Unison

A non-invasive treatment that uses a combination of powerful radio frequency with acoustic wave technology to safely and effectively treat all 5 main causes of cellulite. This simultaneous action of both energies in this FDA-approved treatment improves microcirculation and lymphatic drainage, plus help build collagen for tighter skin, delivering reduction of unsightly dimples and smoother skin texture and tone.

  • Exilis

Burns smaller pockets of fats, while also tightening loose skin. Using a controlled heating and cooling method, it ensures the correct amount of energy is delivered at the correct depth of treatment. The pulses help reduce the volume of fat cells and accelerate collagen production to firm up the skin and improve skin texture.

#BodybyRetreat treatment plan is highly customised to individual needs. Every individual’s body is different, and we strongly recommend you to consult a certified aesthetic physician to evaluate your body in order to identify the best treatment solution. For consultations with Dr. Ong Jin Khang of The Retreat Clinic, please call +6011-3302 8232 to make your appointment. FREE mini consultation available!

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