Our Features & Lifestyle Editor shares how she was able to score a flat tummy with a little help from ultrasound and radio frequency technology. Read on to find out more!
Ever since I hit 21 (the age I started drinking beer), I’ve had an issue with my tummy. My weight fluctuates easily and despite losing a few kilograms, my tummy has always been the most prominent part of my body. I do work out quite regularly on weekends but I’m sad to say that hiking and squats have not really helped me lose my belly fat. So when I got the chance to review the Exilis Ultra 360, I was curious to try it out.
This machine uses 360° radio frequency and ultrasound energy to tighten and tone different parts of your body (arms, thighs, tummy, etc). When I went to the Seoul Clinic in Empire Shopping Gallery, Subang Jaya, the therapist did a quick check and asked me a few questions about my lifestyle before getting me started on the treatment. She was honest and told me that I needed to exercise and drink enough water to flush out the fats from my body if I wanted to see a difference. The treatment wasn’t going to work by itself and that made me feel a whole lot better!
In total, I went for five treatments over a period of five weeks and the entire procedure was pretty relaxing. All I needed to do was lie down on a bed and the Exilis machine was placed a few centimetres above my tummy. In that one hour, heat (which was quite calming and soothing) would then be released to drain the fats from my tummy. Of course, as I was bored, I opted to read a book or take a nap while the treatment was conducted, and to my surprise, there was no pain involved at all! Whenever it became a little too hot, I just told my therapist to reduce the heat.
After five weeks, I did see a difference around my tummy and when I measured myself, I realised that the area had gone down by 10cm! Of course, this wouldn’t have happened if I didn’t do my regular stair-climbing exercise and squats. I’d definitely recommend this treatment to anyone who wants to lose a bit of weight around certain areas and is willing to maintain it using natural methods.
TREATMENT: BTL Exilis Elite Ultra Femme 360
WHERE: Seoul Clinic, Empire Shopping Gallery, Subang Jaya
PRICE: Upon consultation
From the print edition. Original text by Vasenta Selvanayagam