A flatter firmer stomach is the motivation for many diet and fitness plans. But despite weeks and months of sacrifice and countless hours of repetitive exercise, belly fat remains. Women may be particularly challenged. Female hormones preserve body fat as an energy source to support pregnancy and nursing through prehistoric times of famine. If paleo, South Beach, Weight Watchers, or other approaches have failed you but you’re still pursuing a better, leaner shape, there are surgical and non-surgical options that blast belly fat for good, in one day! Don’t abandon the crunches and calorie counting, they’re lifelong healthy habits and maintain your confidence and allure.
What Causes Belly Fat in Females Over 30
Belly fat, that excess fat around your waistline, isn’t just unattractive, it’s potentially dangerous. Weight gain around the middle is associated with high amounts of visceral fat around your internal organs. Some experts believe this increases your risk of heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, and other serious medical conditions. Poor diet, lack of exercise, stress, excessive drinking, inadequate sleep, and genetics contribute to obesity. Women over the age of 35 may be particularly susceptible to higher levels of belly fat related to declining metabolic rate and to changing hormone levels.
How to Get Rid of Belly Fat
There is good news and bad news. Visceral fat, found inside your abdomen encasing and protecting your internal organs and threatening your health, diminishes quickly with low carbohydrate and low fat diets and exercise. So if you eat healthy, restrict your calorie intake, and burn calories by frequent physical exertion, you’ll mobilize and melt that visceral fat and improve your health.
The bad news is that your consistency and commitment may not help you zip up your jeans or feel great in a swimsuit. Subcutaneous fat, the flabby kind that sits just beneath the skin may still be difficult to get rid of, no matter how many croissants and cookies you avoid or pilates, yoga, and Zumba sessions you buy. There are effective solutions that are safe and effective to slim your waist and flatten your abdomen. The foundation of health and beauty remains diet and fitness, but these surgical alternatives are indicated for results beyond what diet and exercise can accomplish to slim and lengthen your waist and flattern your abdomen.
CoolSculpting For Stubborn Belly Fat
CoolSculpting is only if you have extra cash and want a non-surgical trial of slight surface fat reduction. Coolsculpting doesn’t work well for everyone, and several sessions may be required for a visible result. Other than serious dieting and exercise, Coolsculpting is an alternative for shrinking waist and abdominal fat without surgery. Coolscupting freezes and kills fat cells permanently. There is little to no downtime, and minimal discomfort. The main problems with CoolSculpting are that several sessions are about as expensive as surgery, that for many it’s not effective, and that Coolsculpting doesn’t tighten loose skin like surgery. You may want to try Coolscupting if you’re close to ideal weight, you want to reduce a small, localized area of fat, and you want to try a non-surgical treatment first.
Belly Fat Liposuction
Liposuction is always effective, and in the right professional setting, completely safe. The liposuction procedure involves anesthesia, surgical fat removal, and body contouring through small openings for infiltration and suction tubes. Liposuction offers more visible results than non-invasive procedures. The ideal liposuction candidate is close to ideal weight and wants to reduce excess fat bulges for improved body contour. Waist, flanks, and thighs are common locations for liposuction, but any area of face, neck, or body fat can be treated. Liposuction removes fat, but does not tighten loose skin.
Also known as the tummy tuck, or the Mommy Tummy procedure, abdominoplasty surgically removes belly fat and loose abdominal skin, permanently. There is no more powerful technique for reversing aesthetic damage that pregnancy inflicts on the female abdomen. Tummy tuck may be combined with liposuction of flanks and/or other areas. The ideal tummy tuck candidate is medically healthy, has finished having children, and wants to remove fat and excess skin that remains after pregnancy, aging, and/or significant weight loss. Some surgeons can improve the female abdomen even better than it was before pregnancy.
Surgical fat reduction procedures are not for weight loss, but refine body contours. Healthy diet and exercise are foundational, and always the best way to method of losing weight, improving body composition, and fostering life balance. If you’re interested in achieving slimmer, more youthful body contours but aren’t sure which fat reduction procedure will give you the best results, discuss your aesthetic goals with a surgeon certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.
Mommy Tummy, Liposuction, and other Body Contouring at Feel Beautiful in San Diego
At Feel Beautiful Aesthetic Wellness and Plastic Surgery in San Diego, we offer many cosmetic procedures, including abdominoplasty (fitness tummy tuck, “mommy tummy“), liposuction, fat transfer, Brazilian butt lift (BBL) arm lift, thigh lift, and others. Dr. Laverson has helped many women and men benefit from improved body shape, and he can do the same for you. Your body is the most precious item you’ll ever own. Your body should be a source of pride, not a source of shame. Don’t conceal it, reveal it ! Care for it, and enjoy it! For more information, call to schedule a consultation with Dr. Laverson today.