The jiggly underarm fat is one of the biggest areas of concern for men and women out there. When your arms are rested by your side, your underarm fat adds to the thick and fat appearance of your arms. And when you lift your arms to wave goodbye, your underarm fat hangs down and flaps with your movement. This is the reason we have so many unflattering terms for underarm fat like “bingo wings”, “batwings” or “bye-byes”.
Unfortunately, underarm fat is hard to say goodbye to. Here are three reasons why:
1. You cannot control where you lose weight. If only we can programme our body to lose weight or slim down exactly where we want to! Unfortunately, this is something we cannot control. So even if we watch our diet and make sure that we listen to our nutritionist, doctor, or trainer’s advice to balance our calorie intake with calorie expanded through exercise, we lose weight all over our body. We cannot exercise only one area of the body and expect fat in that area to go away.
2. When we lose weight, our fat cells only become smaller. Our fat cells do not go away even if we lose weight. The amount of fat cells in our body stays the same. The fat cell only gets bigger when we gain weight and becomes smaller when we lose weight.
3. Muscle atrophy. Our muscles decrease in mass as we grow old, resulting in sagging arms. Upper-arm exercises like tricep extensions, tricep kickback exercises, and bicep curls can firm the muscles in the area but they will not help you get rid of the underarm fat that is hanging loose.
While a healthy diet and regular workout will help you lose weight and reduce the appearance of your underarm, it cannot contour your underarm to make it smaller. What works is cryolipolysis which uses a cooling temperature to freeze fat cells. Only your fat cells are affected and once the fat cells are dead, they will be passed out of the body naturally. This technology is available through CoolSculptingⓇ by Zeltiq, a non-invasive fat loss and body contouring treatment that is approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Petite but tough: Treat underarm fat with CoolAdvantage Petite
CoolSculpting has a variety of applicators that target different parts of your body. This includes the abdomen, flank, back fat, inner and outer thighs, banana rolls (under buttocks and knees), double chin, bra fat, and even the knee.
But what about the underarms? There is an existing CoolSculpting applicator that can be used to treat the underarms but due to the unique shape of our arm, Zeltiq recently updated its applicator portfolio to include the CoolAdvantage Petite.
The CoolAdvantage Petite delivers the CoolSculpting cooling process at a lower temperature and treatment is completed in just 35 minutes compared to the traditional 60 minutes. It also has two interchangeable contours customised to treat the unique shape of the arm area.
Halley Medical Aesthetics has more than one CoolSculpting machines. This means, you get to treat different body areas consecutively at a much shorter time.
Wave goodbye to underarm fat with CoolAdvantage Petite!
Halley Medical Aesthetics
277 Orchard Road #03-15
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Tel: +65 6737 8233