Excess Body Fat
There are certain areas where stubborn fat cells tend to deposit more excessively. Common areas include the stomach and thighs. Especially among older adults, it is often difficult to shrink stubborn fat cells even with conscientious efforts. These result in the appearance of tummy bulge, love handles, banana rolls or wobbly thighs that may not go away even with weight loss.
Fat Cells (Adipocytes)
Fat cells are connective tissue cells that have differentiated and become specialized in synthesizing and storing fat. The number of fat cells in our body remains constant throughout our lives, and only shrink or expand when we undergo weight changes. They are essential to support healthy bodily functions such as reproduction and cell growth, but can become problematic when unmanaged. Non-invasive heat-based treatments aim to reduce body fat by shrinking and destroying these fat cells.
Ultrasound and Radiofrequency Therapy
For targeted fat reduction and skin tightening, Orchard Clinic offers a deep thermal treatment combining Ultrasound and Radiofrequency. Specified tissues of the treatment area are raised to a temperature of 41 to 42 degrees celsius, optimal for effective cell shrinkage and death as well as stimulation of key bodily proteins (ie. Collagen and elastin). As destroyed fat cells exit through lymphatic drainage and skin texture improves with a strengthened collagen network, one can expect a more contoured figure held together by tighter and smoother skin.
While the abdomen is one of the most treated areas for people wishing to lose belly fat, Ultrasound and Radiofrequency Therapy has also effectively treated and tightened other areas including the Arms, Thighs and Vagina.
Weight Loss and Fat Reduction
It is important to note that weight loss is defined as simply a decrease in overall body weight, and is different from fat reduction. Unlike general weight loss, fat reduction targets specified areas and serves as a contouring procedure that sculpts the body to one’s personal ideal.
For general weight loss and individuals who wish to introduce fitness and lifestyle changes, Orchard Clinic recommends complementing heat-based fat reduction treatment with our guided and customized Floor Work exercises.
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