27 Jan How To Treat Stubborn Fat
Stubborn fat is very real and is physiologically different from other types of fat. Stubborn fat receives less blood flow than regular fat and is more sensitive to insulin. Fat that is below the skin is far more stubborn than visceral fat which is found around organs. It has been found that for women the most common stubborn areas of fat include the hips, butt and thighs; and for men, the love handles, however this does change from person to person.
Although losing weight and reducing fat sounds like the same thing, they are in fact somewhat different. Oftentimes when people lose weight they do not always have a more sculpted appearance. However, when reducing fat, the body shape and contour can change. Although you may live a healthy lifestyle consisting of great food and exercise, it is quite common that pockets of fat just won’t go away. This can be frustrating, but there are options you can consider.
What is CoolSculpting?
The patented CoolSculpting procedure removes stubborn fat efficiently and with little downtime. CoolSculpting doesn’t involve injections or surgery. This procedure is the only TGA-approved technique that uses controlled cooling to target and remove fat. The results of CoolSculpting are noticeable, proven and long-lasting. Elysium Skin Centre has the latest CoolSculpting technology, halving treatment times and treating larger areas with more comfort.
During the process of cooling, fat cells freeze at higher temperatures than the surrounding tissues, as they are more sensitive to cold. Once the fat cells are frozen they stop living. Over time your body naturally processes the fat and gets rid of these dead cells, leaving the targeted areas slimmed and sculpted. And the good news is, once the fat cells have disappeared, they’re gone forever.
CoolSculpting vs Liposuction
Liposuction is invasive surgery that is usually performed under general anesthesia. Liposuction produces bruising, swelling and has a long downtime, often 4 – 8 weeks. There’s also the possibility of side effects, including blood clots, infections, nerve damage, muscle damage and much more.
Coolsculpting is the complete opposite, a noninvasive procedure and with almost no downtime! No anesthesia is required, you can watch Netflix, read a book or catch up on some emails during the procedure (which can be as short as 35 minutes). Coolsculpting can also be a more cost effective treatment.
Who is CoolSculpting for?
CoolSculpting is best suited for individuals who have stubborn, isolated pockets of fat that do not respond to a healthy diet and exercise. This person is close to their ideal weight (within 15kg or so) but has visible excess fat in certain areas they’d like to reduce. The CoolSculpting procedure is designed specifically for treating these stubborn pockets of fat that are resistant to diet and exercise. It is not a weight-loss solution for people who are very overweight. Though rare medical disorders, CoolSculpting is contraindicated in those who suffer from paroxysmal cold haemoglobinuria or cryoglobulinemia.
Where can I get CoolSculpting in Brisbane?
Elysium Skin Centre is the only clinic in Brisbane to provide CoolAdvantage Plus applicators allowing us to freeze double the area in almost half the time. Dr Csilla and her staff will assist you in developing a tailor-made CoolSculpting treatment plan, designed specifically to address your problem areas. Everyone is different and treatments are customised according to your goals, body shape and budget.
Contact us on 07 3214 1400 to book an appointment and visit our clinic in Herston, Brisbane.