Fat and cellulite are something that we all struggle with at one point in time. There I always an area of our bodies that impact our confidence and we wish to hide. Although we are all perfect in our way, we can afford to change things about ourselves to feel better in our skin. We know that regular exercise and diet changes can help to move fat and reduce cellulite, but what about the procedures that boast quick and easy fat reduction. They can be a little expensive, so are they worth it? We are here to explore the science behind the procedures and why they do work and will leave you feeling good and refreshed in the following weeks. We could all use a little confidence boost and fat reduction procedures may just be the way to do it!
There are several reasons why people choose to undergo weight loss procedures. Although diet and exercise can work in many cases, there are areas where stubborn fat does not budge no matter what we do. This can be especially hard post-pregnancy, and in certain areas, like arms, thighs and hips. Many of us are searching for a more proportioned figure, which can be achieved by reducing fat in certain areas. Overall, fat reduction procedures are meant to boost confidence and make us feel better in our skin.
SculpSure is a non-invasive procedure that focuses on heating fat cells so that they are damaged and then removed from the body naturally. The impacted fat cells are removed via the lymphatic system and results can be seen within 6 to 12 weeks. As this is a non-invasive procedure it has no downtime so you can get back to your life faster and with no pain or wounds.
There is little discomfort with this procedure. Most people experience a cooling sensation at the beginning and, as it works by heating the fat cells to a high temperature to damage them, there is a deep warmth following. The prices are not extortionate. This means that it is a quick, easy and reasonably cheap option for weight loss and fat reduction in specific areas that you can not get with exercise and diet alone. This is the perfect procedure for stubborn fat in areas where it is hard to lose. We all have areas of our body that cause us to lose confidence and with SculpSure this can be rectified and increase our self-esteem. The procedure is now available for use on the chin too, an area which is almost impossible to sculpt to our satisfaction at times.
Liposuction is an invasive procedure evidently, as it involves inserting a tube beneath the skin to suck out the unwanted fat from specific areas of the body. It can be quite costly, but the results are immediate. The other downside that drives many people away from the procedure is that there can be significant downtime following liposuction. It is estimated that most patients recover in a period of three to five weeks. It is important to note that liposuction is not considered a weight-loss method or alternative, as it is best used to target fat that does not budge. It is a permanent solution as the fat cells are removed from the body, but to avoid the weight returning to these problem areas it is important to implement a good diet and exercise regime.
Gastric banding is a type of weight loss surgery that is riddled with pros and cons. It involves surgery to place a silicone band around the upper stomach to reduce appetite and the size of the stomach. You will end up feeling fuller with smaller amounts of food and therefore consume fewer calories. The aftercare of such a procedure is crucial, it requires a vast diet change to get all the nutrients that you need in the small amounts of food you can consume. This results in an overall healthier diet and also quick weight loss. This is a surgery that is recommended for very obese people as it is quite an extreme change. As this is a surgical procedure, it has its own set of risks such as internal bleeding. It is exceedingly safe and very few people experience adverse effects of the surgery. Only a small incision is needed to complete the procedure so it does not leave major scarring. Only liquid foods can be consumed for the first few weeks after the procedure, so you need to ensure you restrict yourself to the very specific diet given post-surgery. This is a last resort kind of procedure, however, it is important to know what is out there in case none of the other options is working for you.
Fat Dissolving Injections
Fat-dissolving injections are pretty self-explanatory. They are injections that are filled with a naturally occurring substance that absorbs fat. It disrupts the membrane that stores fat cells so it can no longer do so. They can be injected into most areas of the body and quickly work to absorb fat and leave you feeling and looking thinner. There may be some swelling and discomfort following the 30-minute session and it does require minimal downtime to recover. The results are not instant, they require four to six weeks to be visible. The fat cells do not return so once again the results are permanent.