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The Ultimate Guide to Body Fat Reduction and Contouring


With the non-invasive fat reduction treatment, Vanquish, you can get rid of fat cells and achieve a more contoured body at the same time.

What exactly is fat reduction?

Vanquish is a fat reduction treatment, not a weight reduction or body slimming treatment. A big misconception about fat reduction is that it is the same as weight loss. Contrary to popular belief, weight loss only means a decrease in the size of our fat cells, but the number of fat cells in our body  remains unchanged. Fat reduction, however, is the removal of fat cells from our body.

It is easy to confuse weight loss with fat reduction, for many of us have probably never delved into the specifics.

This means, if we want to get rid of the awkward bulges of stubborn fat on our body, we need fat reduction rather than weight loss. If you want to decrease the number on your weight scale, you are referring to weight reduction. Since spot toning exercises like sit ups cannot remove unwanted fat, we need fat reduction treatments get rid of fat cells. This then allows us to contour our body shape the way we like. 

Vanquishing fat cells with thermal energy


So how does Vanquish get rid of fat cells? The idea behind it is simple: using heat. The device uses thermal energy from radiofrequency (RF) waves to gently bring our subcutaneous adipose tissue to a temperature of 40-42°c. This is the temperature range, which is optimal for the death of body fat cells. The fat cells in the subcutaneous adipose tissue, which is the layer of fat just beneath our skin, are then destroyed and will pass out from the body naturally over time.

Killing fat cells may sound dramatic, but the treatment process is neither uncomfortable nor scary! In fact, Vanquish is a non-invasive treatment, and it has no downtime. That means going back to your daily routine right after the treatment is possible. Wasting no time after a fat reduction treatment is actually a reality!

Studies have shown that Vanquish is able to achieve an average of 29% reduction in fat thickness, and 4-5cm reduction of waist circumference after four weekly treatments. It is also a comfortable experience, with heat radiating on the problematic area while you are lying down or seated. This  depends on the area requiring attention.

The body areas that can be treated with Vanquish include the tummy, flanks, thighs, and arms.

The warm and cool fat reduction duo: Vanquish and CoolSculpting

QuadSculpting – use of 4 CoolSculpting machines for fat reduction

Besides Vanquish, there are other fat reduction treatments, such as CoolSculpting. While Vanquish uses thermal energy to kill fat cells, CoolSculpting freezes the fat cells using cryolipolysis or cooling temperature. These two treatments can also complement each other depending on your desired result. CoolSculpting is also non-invasive like Vanquish, so downtime should not be a concern as well.

Both fat reduction options are available at clinics in Singapore like Halley Body Slimming Clinic. Be sure to consult a doctor first, as he or she will be able to prescribe a suitable treatment after evaluating your concerns and taking some measures like your weight, height, body mass index (BMI).

Don’t work up a sweat just thinking about fat reduction, get fired up on your fat reduction journey now!

This article is contributed by Halley Body Slimming Clinic.


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