CoolSculpting Belly Fat:
A Non-Surgical Alternative to Liposuction
Stubborn fat deposits that resist diet and exercise can develop on nearly any part of the body, from the double chin to the cankle, and all areas in between. However, for the majority of American men and women, the most notorious of these tenacious bulges is belly fat.
Getting rid of belly fat can be very difficult, which makes it so problematic for so many people. While nutrition and lifestyle influence the amount of weight an individual gains around the abdomen, several other factors, that our beyond a person’s control, also contribute to formation of belly fat. These other factors fortify this stubborn bulge, making belly fat diet and exercise resistant.
FACTORS CONTRIBUTING TO STUBBORN BELLY FAT
AGE: As we get older, more fat tends to accumulate in the abdomen region. This is partly due to a decrease in lean muscle mass, which slows down the metabolism, decreasing the amount of calories the body needs to function.
GENDER: Men are more likely to store fat in the abdominal area.
HORMONAL CHANGES: Hormones play a big role in the distribution of fat cells around the body. For women, estrogen prepares the body for potential pregnancies, by directing weight gain to the hips and thighs. As a women gets older her estrogen levels decline and more fat is stored in the abdomen area. Belly fat is a particular problem for women after menopause.
Changes in hormone levels also contribute to belly fat in men. Testosterone, believed to inhibit the expansion of fat cells, begins to decrease with age. Fat cells already present in the abdominal area, begin to expand, further exacerbating a growing waistline.
GENETICS: Your genes tell your body where to store fat. Individuals with “apple shaped” bodies may develop more abdominal fat and have belly fat that is more diet and exercise resistant than individuals who have “pear shape” bodies.
FAT REDUCTION TREATMENTS
Until recently, liposuction provided the only solution for men and women suffering from diet and exercise resistant fat. But modern advancements in non-invasive fat reduction technology now offer non-surgical alternatives to liposuction. The world’s most popular non-invasive fat reduction treatment is CoolSculpting. Read on to learn more about Liposuction and CoolSculpting for targeting stubborn belly fat and find out which fat reduction treatment is best for you.
LIPOSUCTION FOR BELLY FAT
The abdomen is the most common treatment area for Liposuction for both male and female patients. Liposuction is an invasive fat reduction treatment that requires scalpels, stitches and general anesthesia. During the Liposuction procedure, the patient is sedated with general anesthesia. The plastic surgeon then uses a scalpel to create incisions and inserts a sharp cannula (tube) into the fatty tissue below the skin. The surgeon uses this cannula to break up fat tissue and suction out fat cells.
Because Liposuction is so invasive, this fat reduction treatment demands ample recovery time, usually 2 weeks, during which patients must restrict activity and wear a compression garment. In addition, pain, bruising, and swelling may last anywhere from two weeks to 2 months. Typically, full liposuction results appear six to 12 weeks following the surgery.*
Liposuction cost varies widely, but quality liposuction on the lower and upper abdomen may range between $5,000 to $7,000.
COOLSCULPTING BELLY FAT
CoolSculpting targets stubborn bulges using state-of-the-art cooling panels that essentially freeze subcutaneous fat cells without harming the surrounding skin or tissue. Frozen fat cells are no longer viable. Over the span of several weeks, the body collects the destroyed fat cells and processes them out of the body in a scientifically proven process known as cryolipolysis.
Like liposuction, the abdomen is the most popular treatment area for CoolSculpting. CoolSculpting before and after pictures reveal how dramatically CoolSculpting reduces belly fat and contours the abdominal area to define musculature. Adding further support, clinical research validates CoolSculpting’s safety and efficacy at reducing belly fat. According to a review published in the medical journal, Clinical, Cosmetic, and Investigational Dermatology “In clinical studies, cryolipolysis was shown to reduce subcutaneous fat at the treatment site by up to 25% after one treatment. Improvements were seen in 86% of treated subjects.”
Unlike Liposuction, CoolSculpting is a non-invasive treatment that requires no downtime. Fat reduction typically take six to 12 weeks to fully manifest following treatment. Best of all, CoolSculpting results look natural and last.*
CoolSculpting Belly Fat: Before and After*
*Results may vary
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If you struggle with stubborn belly fat and want a long lasting solution without surgery or downtime, CoolSculpting may be the solution you are looking for. Discover if freezing belly fat is a good solution for you by contacting the Connecticut Skin Institute at 203-428-4440 or by signing up for a free consultation. The Connecticut Skin Institute, led by CoolSculpting pioneer, Dr. Omar Ibrahimi, MD is the #1 CoolSculpting CT provider and renowned for delivering consistently amazing results.
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