Treatments are now available to help you achieve the body shape that you have always wanted

(Sept 2): There will always be people who claim they can “afford to lose a few more pounds” even though they do not need to, while others are struggling to lose weight through a slew of meal replacement supplements and keto diets.

Weight loss is not a trend — trends eventually fade away. The weight loss industry was worth US$72.7 billion ($100.9 billion) as at 2018 and is still growing. While positive changes such as the loss of volume in various areas of your body can be observed with the right diet, supplement or exercise, there will be some exceptions that are resistant to the regimen for weight loss.

There are certain areas of our body where the fat cells just cannot be broken down, and we all know the dreaded results of that: love handles, tummy fat and flabby thighs. The irony is that you could be the ideal weight, yet still look unflattering in some clothes.

To better understand why areas with stubborn fat exist, we first have to look at the science of weight loss: Contrary to popular belief, fat cells are not lost or destroyed during the process of weight loss. They  actually shrink. Exercise, diets or supplements enhance the ability of receptors in your body to release fat cells as energy, thus causing them to shrink.

The presence of these receptors is not spread evenly throughout the body, and their deficiency in some areas is the reason why stubborn fat exists.

If you have exhausted your DIY options of trying to shed the fat that still bulges through your clothes or wish to tighten flabby areas on your slimmer frame, the latest in aesthetic technology might be able to “handle” those love handles for you.

SW1’s latest fat-busting and body-toning offering comes in the form of the Magnetic Muscle Sculpting programme, the perfect solution for those who lead an active lifestyle but still want a toned body.

“Using the latest Functional Magnetic Stimulation (FMS) technology, this procedure sends magnetic wave stimulation deep into the muscle groups that conventional electric muscle stimulation cannot reach, enhancing the strength and eventual prominence of abdominal, buttock and even pelvic muscles,” explains Dr Low Chai Ling, founder and medical director of SW1 Clinic.

A one-hour session with the Magnetic Muscle Sculpting programme is equivalent to 10,000 to 20,000 crunches, depending on the intensity — which means no guilt for missing that gym session the evening before.

Another solution for the areas where fat will not go away is the Onda Body Magic. Recently crowned “Best Cellulite Buster” by a local magazine, this hugely popular procedure is another non-invasive, zero-downtime alternative for fat reduction in multiple areas of the body.

Offering the triple benefit of busting fat, reducing cellulite and tightening skin with the help of the electromagnetic Coolwaves technology, it brings you closer to achieving your ideal body shape.

With no downtime and barely any discomfort, these procedures enable you to lose those love handles or thunder thighs, boosting your body image confidence, without having to work for hours in the gym.

SW1 Clinic is located at:
290 Orchard Road #13-01-#13-06 Paragon
6A Shenton Way #02-19/20 OUE Downtown Gallery, Tower 2

For enquiries, call 6817 8888 or visit www.sw1clinic.com to find out more