Muffin top, belly fat, and abdominal fat generally point to one thing: stubborn fats in the midsection or abdominal area. Luckily, there are now a good number of non-invasive solutions to stubborn belly fat. Of these, Coolsculpting for the abdomen is arguably the most preferred by both men and women looking to achieve dramatic results without needles, incisions, and sutures.
A little background on belly fat
Belly fat is fat that has accumulated on the abdomen or belly area. There are various reasons why stubborn fats develop, including unhealthy diet, a lack of physical activity, particularly exercise, a generally sedentary lifestyle, lack of sleep or poor sleep quality, and stress, among many others. However, there are individuals too who live an active and healthy lifestyle that still has belly fat issues. For these individuals, belly fat may have resulted from a hormonal issue or an undiagnosed medical condition. It is best to seek consultation from a trusted doctor to determine the actual cause of fat accumulation in the belly area.
Sometimes, belly fat simply won’t go away no matter how much you diet and exercise, or how mindful you are about maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Individuals who are at or within their target weight often get frustrated about that bulge on the midsection that “ruins” an otherwise fit and slim physique.
Stubborn fat effects on mental and emotional well-being
Men and women dealing with stubborn fat, particularly that hard-to-miss stomach bulge, may lose their self-confidence or self-esteem over time. Weight gain, in general, may negatively impact one’s mental and emotional health as individuals may see themselves as unattractive, which in turn, makes them assume everyone else sees them the same way.
Body image issues, which may cause one to overeat or undereat, may cause a number of default negative side effects, including low self-esteem, development of physical ailments, body aches, losing interest in things once enjoyed, and avoiding social interactions.
Coolsculpting for the abdomen
First off, Coolsculpting isn’t the solution to obesity. It is and FDA-approved fat reduction treatment for individuals who are within 1 to 20 lbs. of their ideal weight. With that said, it is the recommended non-invasive treatment for healthy individuals dealing stubborn fats; in this case, stubborn fat in the belly area.
Using a Coolsculpting applicator, the device delivers a specific amount of cooling into the targeted area(s) for approximately thirty five minutes each. This is to ensure the fat cells are completely destroyed, which will then be naturally eliminated by the body. Optimal results are generally achieved within two to
three months after treatment but you may begin to notice changes around the third to sixth week following your Coolsculpting for the abdomen treatment.
Note: For patients dealing with obesity or looking for an effective weight loss solution, Dr. Tang can give you recommendations after a thorough evaluation of your weight condition and medical history.
Got more questions about Coolsculpting for the abdomen? Please feel free to call us at (408) 740-5320 to schedule a consultation with Dr. John Tang, M.D. Dr. Tang serves as the medical director of Rejuvé found in Saratoga, California. Rejuvé is proud to serve the San Jose Bay Area serving the communities of Saratoga, Los Gatos, Campbell, Cupertino, Los Altos, Mountain View, Milpitas, Morgan Hill, and Gilroy.