Fat is essential for body growth as it provides energy and contributes to the development and function of body cells, said Dr Shiau Ee Leng, chief medical advisor of ClearSK Healthcare Group.
However, when you overeat and lack regular exercise, your body stores more fats, leading to obesity and localised deposits of stubborn subcutaneous fats that do not go away easily. Your body also stores more fats as you age due to the decreasing muscle mass, which is one key component of burning off the fats for energy.
In women, fats usually accumulate in the tummy, thighs, arms, buttocks, bra-line areas (upper back area above the bra line) and midriff, resulting in a muffin top or more commonly known as apple-shaped figures. Men, on the other hand, accumulate fats in areas like the buttocks and tummy, especially when their testosterone level falls, Tummy fats are the worst as they are distributed around the internal organs in the abdomen area. Thus, these fats may also be associated with a greater risk of heart disease, diabetes and stroke.
Excess fats & localised deposits of stubborn subcutaneous fats can be eliminated using the medical fat-freezing treatment that breaks down and drains away stubborn fats using apoptosis technology (programmed cell death). Considered as a safer alternative to liposuction, it is non-invasive and CEapproved (the Europe Conformite European system) treatment for fat freezing.
With dual applicators that treat two areas in a single session, CoolSculptor is also reliable and efficient. Common areas that can be treated include the abdomen, waistline, arms, inner and outer thighs, buttocks, bra-line areas and even double chin.