If you’re hoping to wow the firends with a svelte new figure, and the new fitness regimen isn’t showing results quickly enough, it’s time to ramp up your body-contouring efforts with these tried-and-tested tips.
Tip #1 Lay off the simple refined carbs These so-called ‘bad carbs’ are made of simple sugars (and are commonly found in calorie-rich but nutrient-poor foods like candy and sweet pastry like pineapple tarts) and are the quickest source of energy for the body. However, most of us burn less energy than we consume, leading to the storage of excess fats in our body, particularly around the belly. Simply replacing simple carbs with nutrient-rich complex carbs, high-protein or high-fibre foods will force your body to start burning the stored fats in the body.
Tip #2 Drink warm lemon water Downing a glass of warm water infused with the juice of half a lemon first thing upon waking not only hydrates the body, but also kick-starts the body’s metabolism for the day ahead.
Tip #3 HIIT hard Naturally, increasing your body’s metabolism will speed up the fat-burning process, and there’s no better way to do that in super-quick time than with regular HIIT (high intensity interval training) sessions.
Pssst… if sweating it out at the gym isn’t your thing, our highly effective body-contouring treatments will do all the work – no sweat required!
Tip #4 Target ultra-stubborn areas with Intensive Body Perfection Even gym bunnies can sometimes struggle with getting rid of stubborn fats in areas like the belly, thighs and hips. Fats that have accumulated in these areas over a long time can harden deep underneath the skin layer, so muscles can build up over them, making that stubborn bulge harder to shed.
The solution?--- Cryolipolysis The technique is based on the finding that fat cells are more susceptible to damage from cold temperatures than other cells, such as skin cells. The cold temperature injures the fat cells. The injury triggers an inflammatory response by the body, which results in the death of the fat cells. Macrophages, a type of white blood cells and part of the body’s immune system, is “called to the injury location,” to rid the dead fat cells and debris from the body.
How much localized fat can one expect to lose from cryolipolysis and when will I start to notice results? Studies have shown an average fat reduction of between 15 and 28 percent at around 4 months after initial treatment. However, you may begin to notice changes as early as 3 weeks after treatment. Dramatic improvement is noticed after about 2 months.
Tip #5 WHAT ARE THE TREATMENT OPTIONS AFTER MASSIVE WEIGHT LOSS?
The aim of body contouring surgery after weight loss is not just removing redundant skin, but reshaping and sculpting the remaining tissue. Two or more regions can be addressed at the same time. Procedures sequenced, in approximately six month periods, enable complete healing with physical and emotional recovery. Only a surgeon well-versed in a variety of techniques used in body contouring can choose the right sequence and combination of procedures for optimal results. According to anatomical predispositions and personal preferences we prepare an individualized treatment plan for every patient.
Specifically, for patients after massive weight loss, the risk of complications such as wound dehiscence, infection or seroma formation is significantly higher than average. Having realistic expectations is crucial for post-weight loss surgery. Body reshaping after significant weight loss will remarkably improve your body contour, but it cannot be done without making multiple scars and without experiencing significant downtime.