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As Singaporeans, there is no doubt that we enjoy our food and eating. Overeating can cause weight gain and sitting in front of our desk working for 8 hours daily doesn’t make it better. All these contribute to the rise in overweight individuals and obesity-related diseases. According to a study in 2014, 31.7% of Singaporean men were overweight while 21.2% of Singaporean women were overweight. Many of us have the desire to lose weight but what is the right way to do so?
To know what works best for you, you’d first have to understand your body, which is where the Holistic Weight Management Programme comes in. The programme is a stepping stone for those who intend to embark on their weight loss journey but does not know where to begin. Starting off, individuals are to undergo a basic health screening and a body fat analysis to check for any underlying health conditions. Note that fasting will be required as there is a blood test. This is followed by a one-on-one consultation with Dr Vanessa Phua to understand your current lifestyle and to set an end goal. She will also recommend body contouring treatments and health supplements that is beneficial for weight loss. As an avid health guru herself, Dr Phua will also be most glad to provide some of her own diet and exercise tips. For individuals who want to get started on exercising, she can also put them in touch with experienced personal trainers.
ReduStim, CoolSculpting and EmSculpt are 3 non-invasive body contouring treatments that The Chelsea Clinic use and all 3 treatments utilise different technologies to treat unwanted fat.
ReduStim is a medical device that uses BioStimology® technology to eliminate excess visceral and subcutaneous fat. Visceral fat is the culprit behind cardiovascular diseases, diabetes and certain cancers. The body suit gently inflates and the BioStimology® that is diffused induces muscle contractions, stimulating the decongestion of fat cells. The fat is then eliminated naturally by the body. Studies have shown that there is an average loss of 6.1cm in waist circumference after the recommended 12 sessions.
Familiar to most of us, CoolSculpting is an FDA-approved fat freezing treatment that reduce up to 20-25% of unwanted fat in the targeted treatment area. CoolSculpting can be done on multiple areas of the body; from the chin down to the thighs.
As compared to ReduStim and CoolSculpting, Emsculpt reduces stubborn pockets of fat as well as build muscles. The paddles are placed on either the abdomen or buttocks and HIFEM (High Intensity Focused Electro-Magnetic) waves are emitted to induce supramaximal contractions which is impossible to do so during exercising. A 30-minute session is equivalent to 20,000 sit-ups/squats. Patients witness up to 19% fat reduction and 16% increase in muscle mass after the recommended 4 sessions.
After a course of treatments, the individual will return to the clinic for a second health screening to check if their results improved as compared to the results of the first screening. More sessions can be done for better results or as a form of maintenance. The Holistic Weight Management Programme comes as a top-up of $299, excluding treatment and oral supplement costs. Click HERE for the full details on our Health Screen Packages.