For some people in Tampa, stubborn belly fat seems to be entirely immune to both diet and exercise.  Even for those that do rigorous exercise daily and eat only carrot sticks or lean protein, some stubborn belly fat may remain around the abdomen to form a “muffin top” or appear as “love handles.”  This type of abdominal fat often contains fewer fat metabolizing receptors partly due to a lower blood supply to the area.  This is because the blood supply in the stomach is concentrated on nourishing the vital organs, and so it is drawn away from the small pockets of overlying fat that do not need as much fuel.Excess Belly Fat Reduction Before and After

Historically, there were only two options for those that unable to lose stubborn belly fat through dieting and exercise – either live with the extra fat or get liposuction surgery.  However, some scientists devoted to the study of weight loss have discovered some interesting facts about how fat cells differ from muscle or organ cells.  Researchers have discovered that fat cells can be destroyed by cold and will freeze and die before healthy cells.   This means that applying the right amount of cooling to the affected areas, can kill off the fat cells and leave the other cells unharmed.  The new technology that makes this happen is called Coolsculpting.

How Cool Sculpting Reduces Stubborn Belly Fat

Coolsculpting is a non-invasive procedure that can help reduce stubborn belly fat by destroying fat cells with cold therapy.  Unlike liposuction, it does not involve any needles, scalpels, cuts and leaves no scars.  Coolsculpting is an FDA cleared procedure that targets cooling to a specific area to kill off the fat cells underneath the skin.  The fat cells are literally frozen to death and are later expelled by the body.  This treatment works to reduce pockets of fat such as love handles or the muffin top that forms at the waistline.  It also works on the thighs, below the butt, and select areas where fat tends to bulge.

What makes Coolsculpting different from liposuction or laser surgery is that only fat cells are affected and the other cells remain untouched.  With liposuction and with other forms of surgery, other tissue is destroyed in the process of removing the fat.  And the other surgery methods are just that… surgery.  Liposuction is an invasive procedure that requires incisions in order to access the fat tissue.  This means that scars are possible and there is a recovery period after the surgery is completed.  Coolsculpting does not require any downtime or involve any scarring.  With the new procedure, the healthy cells will remain healthy.

Will Coolsculpting Work to Remove my Stubborn Belly Fat?

The Coolsculpting procedure can remove a handful of fat per treatment and so is used to get rid of those stubborn rolls that do not respond to diet or exercise.  While it will not make a fat person thin, it will help a toned person look far leaner.  According to Dr. Dominic Castellano of Elite Facial Plastic Surgery in Tampa, the “treatment will not damage any skin or nerves and a single procedure can shrink the fat in that area by up to twenty to twenty-five percent.”  The procedure is very safe with only some minor bruising and tenderness reported for up to a week following the treatment.  However, Dr. Dominic recommends that the Coolsculpting session be done by a well-qualified, highly trained technician working in an accredited medical facility.

If you want to find out if Coolsculpting will work to remove your stubborn belly fat, please call (813) 975-3223 to schedule a complimentary consultation with a member of the medical team at Elite Facial Plastic Surgery.  During the consultation, you can learn more about Coolsculpting and determine if the procedure is right for you.  Elite Facial Plastic Surgery is a fully accredited medical facility staffed with a medical team well trained in Coolsculpting, as well as facial cosmetic surgery and injectable procedures.  Call (813) 975-3223 today to schedule your complimentary visit or go to our website for more information.



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