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Stubborn Fat

Stubborn Fat Treatment Options

Stubborn fat can feel like all you see when you look in the mirror. If you’ve been faithfully dieting and rigorously exercising, you want those efforts to pay off. And it’s likely that you’ve seen results – but maybe not in the areas that you’ve been eyeing all along. Our bodies are fickle – they don’t respond exactly the way we want them to, and stubborn fat can remain in place in spite of long periods of diet and exercise.

If this sounds familiar, it’s time to learn more about spot-specific fat reduction.

Why do I have stubborn fat that resists dieting and exercise?

It feels logical that certain exercises will help eliminate fat from the area. But toning certain muscles doesn’t impact overlying fat. Only comprehensive dieting paired with exercise will reduce the fat layer, and even that can show sub-par results.

Fat cells are also inherently problematic. They want to grow and hold onto available fat, and resist shrinking. When you start losing weight, fat cells go into panic mode and attempt to keep themselves the same size.

Where do men and women usually gain stubborn fat?

While both sexes struggle with problem fat, women’s bodies are prone to storing fat in especially prominent spots. These include the upper thighs, hips, rear, flanks, and backs of their upper arms. Men tend to store fat around the waist.

When experiencing weight loss, women tend to lose fat from their trunk and arms first, and the lower body last. Men lose fat from their abdomen first, followed by their arms and legs. So problem fat can be experienced as less of a “problem” for men because they are quicker to see weight loss results from the much-maligned stomach area.

How does CoolSculpting reduce problem fat?

CoolSculpting freezes fat cells exactly where they live. This allows for spot-specific fat reduction – all without surgery and without downtime. You’re able to return to your daily activities immediately, as the fat cells in the area begin to die and dissipate. You will see results take hold in the weeks after your treatment, and a series of treatments will deliver ideal results.

CoolSculpting is available for a wide variety of areas, including all the usual problem spots like the abdomen, arms, thighs, sides and chin.

If you’re interested in learning more about stubborn fat reduction, schedule a complimentary CoolSculpting consultation to learn more. Our staff will discuss your treatment goals, evaluate whether you are a good candidate for treatment, and answer all your questions to walk you through the process. Reach out today to
schedule and begin moving past those problem areas.

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