Category: BODY NEWS

Detox For Weight Loss, Beauty And Health – Rave Or Rant?

We’ve blogged about many effective weight loss treatments that can help us achieve the figure we want, without undergoing the knife, such as Coolshape, a non-invasive fat freezing treatment or skin tightening treatments such as Onda Body Magic. Detox diets are raved by celebrities for their astonishing results but are they really the best? Many people associate detox with deprivation, with extreme diet choices, colonic cleansing. While it may sound strange to people who are not big on dieting, overweight people or people who generally want to make an extreme change to their health may be tempted to start on a detox plan. Some celebrities have also shared their detox experiences such as Oprah Winfrey, who went on a 21-day vegan diet, eliminating alcohol, gluten, animal products and caffeine and Beyonce is a fan of ‘Master Cleanse’. But nutritionists now believe that extreme detox plans are very much like double-edged swords – not all of these are caloric bargains, and there is a lack of vital food groups such as Continue Reading

How To Choose Between Liposuction And Cryolipolysis

There are diets that are impossible. I mean really impossible because the effort is impossible, it simply doesn’t work, or at the very least, it stops working beyond a certain point. To those of you who are starting to despair, there are some really cool medically proven tricks to help you get rid of that muffin top or slim down those thunder thighs. Cryolipolysis and liposuction are medical fat reduction procedures. The main difference is cryolipolysis is a non-invasive procedure that gets rid of fat cells in the area treated without surgery, whereas liposuction is an invasive surgical procedure. We speak to Consultant Plastic Surgeon Dr Chia Hui Ling about the differences between these treatments.   WHAT IS LIPOSUCTION? Dr Chia: Liposuction involves surgically removing fat from the body and therefore frequently involves general anaesthesia. Small incisions are made in the skin to gain access to a fatty bulge. After some prep work on the area, a cannula is inserted into one of the small incisions made and suction is Continue Reading

Solutions for Your Top Post Pregnancy Body Skin Issues

As if having sexy husband (ahem! New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady) is not enough, Gisele Bündchen has given women worldwide one more reason to turn green with envy – the former Victoria Secrets model has 2 adorable children, and not a single stretch mark! We all know pregnancy does things to our bodies. Things which may make a previously confident woman quake at the thought of stripping down at the beach or even in front of her bedroom mirror. While women like Gisele may be genetically blessed (or so she claims), advanced treatments are now at hand to tackle these common skin problems effectively and help shore up your body love.   SKIN speaks to Dr Low Chai Ling, medical director of The SW1 Clinic, ex-founder of The Sloane Clinic for some advice.   The Problem: Stretch Marks Ninety percent of women will get stretch marks over their lifetime. Yes, 90. Those shiny marks that snake across the tummy – caused by rapid over-stretching with resultant thinning, tissue tearing Continue Reading

I Said No To Lipo And Tried Fat Freezing Instead

I have good reasons not to like my body very much, in particular, my stubborn tummy is bent on making the world know that it continues to live, since I was 18. Problem is, I don’t have as much a problem with my weight, because I really don’t consider myself as fat. So you see why a tummy bulge can be an issue. Having tried dieting (which just makes me lose weight overall but doesn’t do much to change my shape), been to the gym, tried one of those vibration slimming belts, I contemplated liposuction. But according to a study, apparently fat comes back after it is liposuctioned out, to other parts of the body. I might be wrong, but I am not about to try it just to find out. More importantly, I discovered a world of non-invasive body shaping that hides in a doctor’s slimming arsenal. But the biggest question is, does the weight come back with non-invasive treatments? Well, at least there isn’t a study yet to Continue Reading

Knee Anxiety And Kninkles

Sagging skin and wrinkles on the face are often the first things that people rush to correct. In fact, women and men around the world are not giving skin agers a chance and many are embarking on anti-aging treatments long before the skin succumbs to gravity and to chance. Anti-aging treatments now extend to the neck, the décolleté, the hands and even the back! So as it turns out, as it gets harder to tell one’s age, the tougher it gets to hide it, as the world scrutinizes for signs of age on the body. The latest anxiety is in the leg joints. Kninkles, or knee wrinkles first got it’s publicity piece several years ago when Catherine Zeta-Jones glided over the red carpet looking picture perfect except for her crinkly and pouchy knees. Need I explain further why the world was devastated that a normal (but famous) human being was not allowed to look aged, even in the knees? Perhaps there isn’t a need to. This was simply the cue Continue Reading