Talking about body weight isn’t the most comfortable thing in the world. Many of us would prefer to not ever have to think about our weight but, unfortunately, it’s something we struggle with. The most frustrating part when it comes to weight loss is the areas of your body that don’t seem to slim down enough despite diligent exercise and sticking to a diet. These “problem areas” of the abdomen and flanks are familiar to all of us. If you’ve been suffering with stubborn fat that just doesn’t seem to go away, you should speak to your doctor about body contouring treatments like SculpSure.
Here is what you need to know about why our bodies tend to hang onto fat in certain areas, why you still need to do your best to lose weight naturally, and how SculpSure can be what brings you over the finish line to help you get the body you want.
Why does fat accumulate?
Fat accumulating in the abdomen isn’t a new phenomenon. In fact, it’s often been called “middle aged spread” though it can of course strike at any age. The reason why so many people are susceptible to it despite trying to keep the weight off is largely related to genetics and hormones. We are genetically predisposed to storing fat in the same areas, which is why these problem areas are so common. Hormonally speaking, metabolism can slow and the body can retain fat differently than it did during one’s younger years.
However, just because you’re genetically predisposed to hanging onto it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t do all you can to slim down as much as possible.
The importance of lifestyle habits
While that extra jiggle in the belly, buttocks, and underarms may stick around more than fat in other places, you can still slim down a good deal of it on your own with diet and exercise. This is important because any cosmetic treatment you pursue will only be truly effective if you get yourself as slimmed down as possible first. Body contouring can help take care of the rest, including tightening up the skin left behind after the fat is gone.
Why you can’t burn it off
Why are these problem areas so difficult to slim down entirely naturally, though? It’s because many factors contribute to fat accumulation in those spots, especially the belly. If the stars don’t align, so to speak, the weight doesn’t come off to the degree you would like. You can only get so far on your own. If you’ve gotten your weight down a fair amount, though, body contouring treatments like SculpSure can help reduce the fat in the area even more and tighten up the appearance of the skin during the process.
After all possible natural remedies have been exhausted, SculpSure can be used to finish the job. This is the ideal scenario where SculpSure treatments work best. It is not a substitute for a weight loss program, but it is very effective at delivering the finishing touches and tightening up your abdomen and flanks. That’s because SculpSure can do what diet and exercise can’t when it comes to stubborn fat: go straight to the source and target the fat cells themselves. Here is how it works.
Unlike other body sculpting treatments that uses harnessed cold energy to freeze fat, SculpSure takes a more direct and quicker approach. SculpSure is a non-invasive and FDA cleared laser therapy that melts away fat. This concentrated light energy treatment takes as little as 25 minutes to complete. Many people notice results after one treatment, though many come in for multiple sessions in order to maximize their results. Typically, you’ll see results over the next 6 to 12 weeks following treatment as the fat cells diminish and reabsorb into the body. Fat cells destroyed by SculpSure treatment do not return, though those that remain can expand again which is why multiple treatments can be beneficial. The best part is there is no downtime for recovery and the treatment itself is not painful.
If you put in the work, stick to a healthy diet, and exercise regularly, you expect to get rid of stubborn fat. You probably even think you deserve it because you’re working so hard. That’s why it’s so frustrating to do all the right things and still have to look at fatty deposits in the mirror. Luckily, there is a way to get rid of lingering fat and you should ask your doctor about it. Book an appointment online today to schedule a consultation at Bella Medical Aesthetics. Dr. Nagpal and her team are here to provide you with the treatments you need to get rid of stubborn fat and feel great about your body again. Come in and learn more about how SculpSure can help you get the body you want.