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Directly from doctors and stylists! Tips for dramatically improving your style

Age affects the body in various ways. Body line is one of them. Especially for women, as we age, our busts and hips tend to drop, and we tend to accumulate fat around our waists, so our bodies often change significantly from when we were younger.

Changes in body shape are one of the attractions for older adults, but some people may feel a complex about it. In that case, you may be wondering when and how these changes occur, and what you should do if you want to cover up your body shape.

This time, we will talk about the changes in women’s body shapes due to age, and talk to Dr. Kumiko Shimojima of KUMIKO CLINIC, who has helped many women solve their body shape problems.We will also talk about the changes in women’s body shapes due to age, as well as simple coordination that covers the parts you are concerned about and improves your style. Mr. Naito taught us about OPAQUE.CLIP, which has gained a lot of support for its sophisticated fashion.

Supervision: Dr. Kumiko Shimojima (KUMIKO CLINIC Director)
          Ms. Rinko Naito (OPAQUE.CLIP)

The first step to improving your style is knowing the changes in your body! How does your body shape change as you get older?

A woman checking her body shape in the mirror

Among women’s body shapes that tend to change with age, the way fat is deposited is especially easy to change. Various data have shown that as we age, we tend to accumulate fat all over our bodies, especially around the stomach and hip line.

This time, we will look at the changes and characteristics of women’s bodies as they age, dividing them into three categories: 20s to early 30s, mid 40s to 50s, and the gap between the two generations, late 30s to early 40s. We will talk about the characteristics of body shape and the reasons and causes of changes.

In your 20s to early 30s, when your adult body is complete and your size has settled down.

Women enter a period called “sexual maturity” around the age of 19. During this period, the physical development that began during puberty (secondary sexual characteristics) ends, and the amount of hormone secretion stabilizes. Therefore, the period from your 20s to early 30s can be said to be a time when your body shape is stable. In particular, the late 20s is said to be the time when your body is at its most toned. The bust and hips are well-rounded and firm, and the waist is narrow.

However, data shows that although there is less fat in the upper body, such as the arms, waist, and back, the amount of subcutaneous fat in the lower body, such as the thighs and hips, is not much different between those in their 20s and early 30s and those in their mid-40s and 50s. there is. In other words, it can be said that people in their 20s to early 30s tend to have fuller lower bodies than their upper bodies.

People in their late 30s to early 40s who feel that their body shape has deteriorated

In your late 30s to early 40s, many people may notice changes in their body shape, such as the clothes they wore when they were younger no longer fitting.

When you were young, you didn’t have much fat on your upper body, but once you reach your 30s, it gradually starts to accumulate on your midsection (stomach), and many people will notice that their waistline becomes less noticeable. After experiencing pregnancy or childbirth, the pelvic floor muscles that support internal organs become weaker, and some people may suffer from a bulging belly.

A round, firm bust may lose its upper volume and begin to sag, and the hips may also sag, making it look as if it has lost its definition.

People in their mid-40s to 50s who tend to accumulate fat in their stomachs

Although there are individual differences, women reach menopause around the age of 50. The period from your mid-40s to your 50s is the period of “menopause,” when the hormonal balance changes significantly again as you approach menopause, so your body shape also tends to change under the influence of hormones.

In addition to further drooping of the bust and hips, fat tends to concentrate in the stomach, and there is data that shows that after the age of 50, the thickness of the bust and waist become the same. People in their mid-40s to 50s may often have a lot of fat in their stomachs, even if their overall body fat percentage is not that high.

In addition, the size of the lower body, especially the thighs, changes between the mid-40s and 50s. Until your 40s, you will be thicker than in your 20s, but after your 50s, you will tend to get thinner as you get older due to factors such as a decline in muscle strength. You can see that she has changed from her late 40’s to early 40’s.

Next, let’s take a look at how to skillfully cover these age-related body changes with coordination.

Style improvement points for those in their 20s to early 30s

The body type of people in their 20s to early 30s is characterized by a slender upper body, but a relatively large amount of fat in the lower body. Covering the volume of your lower body and improving your overall body balance will improve your style. In addition, there are many people who want to make their faces look smaller and their limbs look slender, so they try to make their faces look smaller and their limbs look slender by changing the cut around the neck and the length of the sleeves and hem. Let’s aim for coordination.

Style improvement point 1: Cover your lower body with the golden balance of cropped knit and mid-length voluminous skirt

The key to this outfit is a voluminous skirt that covers the hips and thighs, which are a concern for people in their 20s and early 30s. By making it mid-length, you can see your ankles and make your lower body look more delicate.

For tops, choose a short, cropped length to make the waist appear higher, which will add contrast to your style and give you a modern, balanced look. Roll up the sleeves of the knit to expose your wrists to further enhance your style. It also creates a cute and mature impression.

Cover your lower body with a cropped knit and mid-length voluminous skirt

Style enhancement point 2: Make your lower body look slender with a neat outfit featuring trendy wide pants

When it comes to pants styles, wide pants with tucks are recommended to cover the hips and thighs, which are a concern for people in their 20s and early 30s. The loose silhouette covers your lower body while making you look slimmer.
The key is to choose tops with a compact silhouette and tuck them in at the waist to create a contrast with your lower body. You can also expect the crew neck to make your face look smaller.
Since the coordination is simple, choosing a bold leading color like in the photo will make your look even more stylish.
Finish off your look with heeled pumps to enhance your style and show off your hip line.

Make your lower body look slender with an outfit featuring wide pants

Style improvement points for those in their late 30s to early 40s

In your late 30s to early 40s, when your waist loses its shape and you start to notice the fat on your stomach, covering your waist becomes the key to improving your style. Coordinating your outfit will naturally cover your waist, while also creating a focal point on your upper body and drawing the eye upwards, making it easier to give a clean impression.

Style improvement point 1: Cover your waist naturally with loose tops and tuck skirts

Tucked skirts that don’t pick up lines around your stomach are recommended for people in their late 30s to early 40s who are starting to worry about their waistline.
By tucking in a loose top, you can create a three-dimensional look and naturally cover your stomach area while enhancing your style.
It’s a versatile outfit that can look both casual and sophisticated depending on the combination of items.

Cover your waist with loose tops and tucked skirts

Style enhancement point 2: Cover your waist and hips with bold tops

These tops cover up to the hips, naturally covering the waist and hips that people in their late 30s to early 40s are concerned about. By adding volume to the top and making the bottom look neat with tapered pants, you can create a coordinated look that covers your body shape while still giving you a sharp look.
For your feet, the key is to show off your ankles with ballet shoes or heeled pumps.
You can further enhance your style by wearing a cardigan over your shoulder to enhance your eyes.

Cover your waist and hips with bold tops

Style improvement points for mid-40s to 50s

The mid-40s to 50s are the age when fat begins to concentrate in the trunk due to the drop in female hormones (estrogen) associated with menopause. In addition to the waist, an increasing number of people are worried about fat on their backs, their thighs becoming conspicuous, and their overall body shape becoming rounded and lacking in definition. Therefore, we recommend that you aim for a style that doesn’t make you feel like your body shape has changed, by coordinating it so that it doesn’t pick up on your body lines.

Style improvement point 1: Covers the lines around the torso and creates a sharp style.

The one-piece design with tucks from the bust to the waist subtly covers the torso line that people in their mid-40s to 50s are concerned about, adding definition to their style. Adding a cardigan decorated with pearls to a simple dress will give it a more lady-like look.
If you choose a chic color, you can add a touch of sweetness to your look while still being dressy.
A drop shoulder cardigan is recommended to further improve your style as it won’t show off your upper arm lines.

A one-piece dress with tucks from the bust to the waist that covers your torso.

Style improvement point 2: Look neat and light with a well-designed top and center press pants.

The tunic length knit covers the torso well, and although it is a knit, it is designed so that it does not pick up the lines of your body. Furthermore, the ruffles at the hem cover the line from the waist to the thighs.
For the pants, take the plunge and incorporate white to add a sense of looseness and lightness. Tapered pants with a center press will not make your thighs stand out and show off your leg lines, making them a great way to enhance your style.

Look neat with well-designed tops and center press pants.

If you want to further improve your style, you can also rely on aesthetic medicine.

You can improve your style by coordinating your look, but if you want to take it to the next level, one way is to rely on aesthetic medicine. After receiving medical slimming treatment, many people adopt self-care to maintain their style.

The key to improving your style is to “shape your body = reduce subcutaneous fat”

Reduce subcutaneous fat and improve your body shape

When you hear the phrase “get in shape,” you may think, “First of all, go on a diet and lose weight!” However, losing weight and getting in shape are not the same thing.

If you are fixated on losing weight, you may end up sluggish due to a lack of nutritional balance and energy, and some people may lose weight first from their face, which can lead to more wrinkles and make them look older. Sho.
You can get in shape without losing weight.

Appearance has more to do with fat than weight, especially subcutaneous fat between the skin and muscles. Fat accumulated in the body can be divided into subcutaneous fat and visceral fat. Visceral fat is fat that accumulates around internal organs where there are many blood vessels, and it is easily used as energy and tends to be shed relatively easily. On the other hand, subcutaneous fat is often located in areas where peripheral blood vessels, called peripheral blood vessels, extend far from the heart, making it difficult to consume. Therefore, once it sticks, it is difficult to remove.

Even if you have the same weight, if you have more muscle, you will look more toned, but if you have more fat, you will tend to look sagging. Especially when subcutaneous fat increases, the sagging of the body line becomes noticeable.

Moreover, when you gain or lose weight, the fat cells in your body only get bigger or smaller; the number of cells itself remains the same. Additionally, it is basically impossible to reduce the size of cells in a specific area, such as creating a narrower waist while maintaining the same breast size.

Therefore, it is often difficult to aim to improve your style through exercise and diet alone.

By incorporating aesthetic medicine, you can “reduce only the areas you want to reduce”

Cosmetic medicine is effective for partial thinning

With medical slimming treatment, it is possible to reduce fat only in the targeted areas. Directly approach areas of concern such as the stomach, thighs, and upper arms while leaving areas that you do not want to reduce, such as the bust, as they are. Partial thinning can aim to improve your style.

In addition, medical slimming treatment reduces the number of fat cells themselves through treatment, so if you do not suddenly gain weight after treatment, it is easier to maintain your body shape over the long term.

Especially now, there are treatments that do not use scalpels or injections, but use equipment that only doctors can use, and whose effectiveness and safety have been thoroughly verified.

*Includes treatments not approved in Japan, but does not recommend them.

1. Examples of treatments that do not use scalpels or needles

・Fat cooling treatment
Fat has the property of being “sensitive to low temperatures.”fat cooling treatment utilizing its properties, it is possible to reduce the number of fat cells in that area by cooling the area of ​​concern with a special device, crystallizing the fat cells, and expelling them from the body.

・Heat treatment
The opposite of cold treatment, this is a treatment method that uses a special device to heat subcutaneous fat to break it down and gradually reduce it. Representative ones include high frequency (radio wave) treatment there is.

In addition, in the case of treatment using equipment, Approval from the Ministry of Health, Labor and WelfarePlease check to see if your device is compatible with this. Approval from the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare can only be obtained after strict screening by the government and recognition of quality, efficacy and safety in Japanese people, and is an important criterion for receiving treatment with peace of mind.

It may be listed on the clinic’s website, so be sure to check it out.

In addition to aesthetic medicine, self-care is also important.

Although it is possible to improve your style through aesthetic medicine, we recommend self-care to maintain your style. If you suddenly gain weight due to overeating or drinking, the fat cells you lost will increase again, potentially ruining your style improvement.

Dr. Shimojima taught us self-care that is easy to practice.

1. Self-care to incorporate to maintain your style

・Portion control
This is a method of controlling the amount of food eaten by purposefully serving the food in smaller bowls to make it appear as if there is a generous amount of portion (one serving).
It has been found that when a plate is full of food, people tend to feel that there is a lot of food. This is a technique that makes use of this to make you feel more satisfied with your appearance, saying, “I eat so much” and “I don’t mind eating so much.”

Even for the same menu, it is easier to feel that the portion is larger on a small plate than on a large plate.

・Tasting food thoroughly and eating slowly
It is said that savoring food thoroughly and eating slowly stimulates the sympathetic nervous system, which increases the rise in body temperature after meals and tends to increase energy consumption. It’s a simple method, but it’s actually effective. Rather than satisfying your hunger by eating quickly, savor your meals and enjoy them slowly.

・Stretch your back and move around frequently.
Keeping your back straight helps your lungs expand, making it easier to take in oxygen into your body. Being aware of this condition and moving around frequently will help prevent lack of exercise and increase calorie consumption. It is of course important to develop the habit of exercising regularly, but it is also important to not only focus on that, but also to steadily increase the number of calories you burn by consciously doing housework and moving.

– Do a “light” carbohydrate restriction
. Carbohydrate restriction is a weight loss method suitable for people who want to lose weight in a short period of time. However, if you try to cut down on all carbohydrates, you may put too much stress on your body and have negative effects. Rather than trying to reduce carbohydrates to zero, try reducing carbohydrates by about half, or temporarily introduce mild carbohydrate restrictions during periods of stagnation, such as eating white rice after it cools down and becomes difficult to absorb. You might want to try it out.

Stay beautiful with fashion and beauty medicine on your side!

Aging also affects changes in body shape. There are some charms that can only be brought out as you get older, but if you have complexes about the fat that tends to accumulate in your midsection or your loose body shape as you age, try covering it up with fashion.aesthetic medicineIt is also important to aim for fundamental improvements and improve your feelings.

Medical slimming treatment reduces the number of fat cells that cannot be achieved with regular diets,Partial thinningIt is possible to It may be a good idea to consider treatment at a clinic as an opportunity to relieve your complex.

Let’s aim to be “beautiful” that we can be satisfied with, no matter how old we are, by skillfully incorporating fashion, beauty medicine, and self-care.

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