A new guard of stunningly fit women is redefining expectations of the midlife body. At 46, I am just starting to learn what it takes to attain a seemingly ageless physique. I’m doing push-ups, leg lifts. You name it, I’ve probably done it.
While Madonna once defined fitness, her sort of muscular, ropy silhouette seems overworked, even overthought, next to these women, who embody a kind of fit, effortless-seeming esprit de corps. Think of Robin Wright, with her seductive shoulders and lithe legs; Sandra Bullock’s lean, elegant beauty; Gwen Stefani’s defiantly adolescent figure, after three children; Sofía Vergara’s strong and sensual curves; Diane Sawyer’s slim physique and sculpted arms. These highly dedicated women represent the new ageless body.
But let’s face it, not all of us have the sort of dedication (time nor money) to invest in a personal trainer, a personal chef and a state-of-the-art techno gym in the comforts of our home. That does not mean we are not willing to cheat in other ways to help us fulfil our body perfection dreams. With the latest technology and advancements in surgical techniques, the perfect figure is now within reach of mere mortals like us. And guess what, many a celeb have also secretly jumped on the bandwagon to attain their flawless figures the same way too!
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Sculpt to Perfection
Body-sculpting is now the hottest trend in town. Hugely received by celebrities from Jennifer Aniston to Megan Fox, this is a non-invasive treatment that contours the body at no downtime; a very attractive alternative to liposuction. It effectively targets and freezes fat cells that are resistant to diet and exercise, eliminating them for long-term results.
Coolshape employs this FDA approved cryolipolysis technology but goes a step further to help patients achieve the desired body shape by boosting lymphatic drainage post cryolipolysis, which helps patients see their slimming results much quicker. This 2-in-1 program aims to clear broken down fat cells and stimulate collagen production to firm skin so results are immediately visible. “Our clinic sees many patients treat their tummy, thighs, flanks and post-pregnancy bulges. We recommend Coolshape to reduce stubborn fat as studies have shown that with the right combination of treatments, up to 40% of fat can be removed in a single treatment session,” says Dr Chua Han Boon, aesthetic consultant at SW1 Clinic.
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Augment Breasts to Up Attractiveness
A virtually non-existent or a saggy pair of boobs whether it’s a result of ageing, childbirth or weight loss, can bid goodbye to going braless in see through shirts (similar to what Kendall Jenner wore) or low cut tops.
Enhance or correct breast size and shape naturally via lipotransfer – the removal of fats from other areas of the body to be re-injected into the breasts. As the procedure uses personal fat, the result while naturally soft, may not be as permanent. For the best result and one that is long lasting, opt for Breast Augmentation in which teardrop shaped implants, manufactured to give a natural shape and feel, are inserted into the chest. “This procedure is popular as we use the most advanced 3D imaging technology VECTRA to simulate the effect of various sizes of implants which are extremely close to the actual results according to our patients’ feedback,” shares Dr Tan Ying Chien, Plastic Surgeon at SW1 Clinic.
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Excess hair on skin is generally a no no unless you’re Miley Cyrus or Lady Gaga. Go smooth and embrace silky skin permanently with lasers and IPLs and save yourself the hassle of dealing with ingrown hairs and razor burns.
Invest in a hair removal package from a reputable clinic that utilizes only safe and high-grade lasers lest your money is spent on generic lasers that merely heat up the skin with little to show for result. The clinic should offer a range of hair removal devices for customisation depending on skin conditions and hair types.
“While the result depends on the density, thickness and hair colour, one should be able to notice after 4-6 sessions, 4’F’s – significantly fewer, finer and fairer (which will be less visually obvious) hair that grows at a much slower rate (farther intervals),” adds Dr Chua.
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Radiant skin is the highlighter to a curvaceous body. One simply cannot pull off a perfect body with a dull and lifeless complexion, riddled with fine lines, scars and pigmentation.
The gold standard laser to resurface damaged skin and to replace with fresh, young cells is the carbon dioxide laser. However, old CO2 lasers are accompanied by long downtimes which were real turn-offs for the busy executive. Enter Dazzling Skin program, the current darling of many A-listers looking for a dramatic smoothening of their complexions with a fraction of the downtime of traditional CO2 lasers. Sparkling skin program cleverly features SmartX Light laser, which is a fractionated version of the carbon dioxide laser. The laser delivered via a cutting-edge airbrush microspray jolts skin’s natural cell renewal cycle. Witness amazing result with just one session – skin becomes noticeably brighter and smoother. The regeneration of fresh collagen goes deeper to revitalize skin, fading acne scars and firming skin.
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