Many questions — and myths — surround the topic of weight loss. We all know that making lifestyle changes like dieting and exercising is necessary for losing weight, but what would be most effective for our body and lifestyle? What are the best types of foods for us and the right amounts to eat, and should we take medication to help us along?
At Halley Medical Aesthetics, we are passionate about answering your questions and guiding you on the right path to weight loss and slimming. Our programmes are designed based on Dr. Terence Tan’s philosophy that weight loss need not and should not be a painful and lonely journey. Here is an overview of our programmes:
- Doctor consultation
- Slimming counselling and meal replacements
- Weight loss medication
All our slimming programmes can also be paired with fat reduction
treatments like CoolSculpting®
and skin tightening programmes
to contour and firm up the body.
During consultation with the doctor, he will design a weight loss programme based on your key body statistics, preferences, and lifestyle. It has to be not only safe but also practical to be effective.
You will undergo a full-body check-up that includes a full-body examination, body fat analysis, body mass index (BMI) analysis, waist circumference measurement, and blood pressure measurement.
To help you stay on track with your weight loss plan, the doctor may also prescribe food and drug administration authority-approved weight loss medications and nutritional supplements to aid you in your weight loss, and fat reduction therapies like CoolSculpting
or body firming treatments
to further contour your physique.
During your slimming counselling session, we will measure and analyse your key body statistics to determine your optimal weight and craft a nutrition strategy to help you achieve your goals.
One of the strategies may be meal replacement. Optifast is a meal replacement product by Nestlé dedicated to clinic-use, and which need to be consumed under the guidance of a doctor. It is a clinically-proven meal replacement product to help overweight patients lose excess weight, improve health, and lower weight-related health risks.
Eating healthily and exercising regularly are the basics of an effective weight loss strategy. But weight loss is a mental exercise as much as a physical one, and we need all the help we can get to keep the weight down. Prescription weight loss medications
can be used in tandem with dieting and exercise strategies but it has to be taken under the watchful eyes of a doctor.
Saxenda is an injectable weight loss drug
approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and local health authorities that can help overweight people lose weight and keep it off
. Saxenda works like a hormone that your body produces that regulates appetite, known as glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1). By activating areas of your brain that regulate appetite, Saxenda may make you feel less hungry, which can lead to lower calorie intake and weight loss. Please consult the doctor or slimming counsellor for more information on the medication and what to expect during the treatment process.
When combined with a healthy diet, exercise, and behaviour modification, weight management medication can set you up on a steady start to weight loss.