Stubborn Fat Removal

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Stubborn Belly Fat Removal

Stubborn fat refers to the excess fat that tend to accumulate in areas such as the mid-section, thighs and arms, as well as bulging bra fats for women.

Even with weight loss, stubborn fats are hard to shed in these areas, as the name suggests. Studies have shown that exercise does not promote spot reduction of stubborn fat—this means that doing a lot of sit-ups will not reduce belly fat.

You may wonder why belly fat is so stubborn to shed—the science behind that shows there are 2 types of fats around the waistline: subcutaneous fats and visceral fat.

Subcutaneous fat refers to fat accumulated right below the skin, while visceral fat is the deep internal fat that envelopes our organs.

The right treatment for fat reduction begins by assessing the correct type to fat to target in the area.


What Causes Stubborn Belly Fat?

Many factors can contribute to the accumulation of stubborn fats, but genetics plays a big role in determining the areas that retain these fats. You may be surprised to know that our number of fat cells stay the same for the rest of our lives. Even when we lose weight, the fat cells merely reduce in size while the number stays the same, this means that when we gain weight, the stubborn fat is quick to return at the same area again.

Here are the most common factors that contribute to fat gain:

  1. Genetics:
  2. Poor Diet & Alcohol Consumption
  3. Lack of Exercise
  4. Stress
  5. Poor Sleep


Treatments for Stubborn Fat Removal

CoolSculpting is a non-invasive fat-freezing treatment that removes fat cells permanently with up to 27% reduction in the treated area per session.

As opposed to freezing fat cells to death, TruSculpt ID uses RadioFrequency to heat up and kill fat cells permanently in the treated area.

ReduStim is the only treatment available for reduction of deep visceral fats around our internal organs and offers many additional health benefits for both men and women.

For obese individuals with weight management beyond fat loss, certain medication may be prescribed.

BLADELESS protocol uses a combination of lasers and energy-based devices to remove small pockets of fats such as for the double chin and undereye, while simultaneously tightening lax skin.

To sculpt the body is to remove fat by performing spot reduction treatments, while retaining fat at the right places, such as the chest for women. Therefore, fat loss should not be confused with weight loss.


How do I know whether my belly fat is subcutaneous or visceral fat?

Do I need to go on a diet or exercise for the treatments to work?

What are the different areas suitable for fat loss removal?


Dr Chua Cheng Yu

  • 10+ years of medical experience
  • 10,000+ cases of aesthetic treatments
  • Known for unique treatment protocols from years of experience
  • Speaker and Trainer at American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine
  • Regional Trainer for Ultraformer 3 HIFU, ProYellow Laser, Ellansé, AGNES RF, etc
  • The only official trainer for Fotona Lasers in Singapore

Dr Lena Fan

  • 10+ years of medical experience
  • 10,000+ cases of aesthetic treatments
  • Known for specialised treatments that cater towards feminine health
  • Trainer for non-invasive Vaginal Laxity & Urinary Incontinence treatments
  • KOL for fat loss and body sculpting treatments
  • Combined background in Aesthetic Medicine & Family Medicine


13 Stamford Rd,
#B2-35 Capitol Singapore,
Singapore 178905


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