When you notice unwanted areas of body fat that won’t go away no matter how much you exercise or how well you eat, all of the rolls and lumps seem to be the same. Have you ever thought about the different kinds of fat that your body may have? To successfully get rid of this unwelcome tissue, you must know what each type is and where it resides.
Visceral fat refers to the fatty layer that surrounds your organs. While a hard beer belly can be indicative of visceral fat, this is not something that you can see or measure from the outside of your body. For this reason, even those who look skinny may be suffering from unhealthy levels of visceral fat. Visceral fat is the most harmful of the two, as it can lead to metabolic syndrome, Type 2 diabetes, and other serious health issues. Estimating someone’s level of visceral fat requires specialized tests performed by an experienced physician.
Subcutaneous fat refers to the fatty tissue immediately under your skin. This adipose tissue can accumulate almost anywhere on the body. Subcutaneous fat is what most people think of when they think someone is getting ‘fat’. Although too much subcutaneous fat is frustrating, your body needs some of it to cushion the body, protect us from injuries, and keep the body warm. If you are wondering what type of fat is on any given area, just give it a pinch; pinchable fat is subcutaneous.
HOW TO GET RID OF EXCESS FAT WITHOUT SURGERY
Anyone that has been diagnosed with unhealthy levels of visceral fat will be placed on a healthy, low-fat diet. If necessary, your doctor will guide you through the process of eliminating visceral fat.
Subcutaneous fat is visible, therefore too much of it is very obvious. Unwanted subcutaneous fat will rob the body of a slender shape and making clothes fit poorly, causing embarrassment and shame. Exercise and a healthy diet are the first and most important methods for eliminating subcutaneous fat.
However, most of us have experienced those stubborn rolls that won’t go away no matter how many crunches we do or how many salads we eat. Areas like the abdomen or muffin top, stubborn love handles or flanks, and the double chin under the jawline. Once you have tried just about everything, but this collection of fat won’t budge, it is time to consider CoolSculpting.
Each customized CoolSculpting applicator is created for a different area of the body, freezing fat cells without the need for any incisions or sutures. As the paddles drop in temperature, the fatty tissue chills, permanently damaging fat cells. No anesthetic is needed as the cool temperature numbs the areas. In 35 minutes, patients can get back to their normal day. Over the next three to four months, the damaged fat cells will be slowly metabolized away by the body naturally, reducing treated fatty tissue by 20-25%.
CoolSculpting is not a weight loss method or ‘quick fix’. However, when paired with a healthy lifestyle, CoolSculpting can give you a final push towards a fit and trim body.
CoolSculpting in Houston
Mirror Mirror Beauty Boutique is here to help you decide if CoolSculpting can help you get the body you desire, without the need for a more invasive procedure. Schedule your CoolSculpting consultation by calling our office at 832.975.0604 or filling out our online Contact Us form.