Back fat and love handles are troublesome fat storage areas for many individuals. Diet and lifestyle changes can provide results for those who want to get rid of back fat, but cosmetic procedures are becoming increasingly popular for their ability to target and spot reduce fat in specific areas.
Weight loss can be as simple as reducing the number of calories that you are consuming. When we create a calorie deficit, we are burning more calories than we are consuming, and this results in a reduction of fat. We can do this by monitoring our calories, and by reducing the junk food we include in our diets. The best approach to dieting is to consume a broad range of whole, unprocessed, natural foods to obtain a variety of vitamins and minerals. While reducing high fat and high sugar foods will be good for both your health and your waistline, it is also important that you are not consuming too many calories, as even ‘healthy’ calories count.
Eat high fiber foods to aid in digestion, fill up on lean protein, and drink water to ensure you not mistaking thirst for hunger, and are staying hydrated.
Just as you can create a calorie deficit through diet, it is also possible to create one by increasing the number of calories you burn through movement and exercise. Cardiovascular exercise can be useful in improving cardiovascular fitness, health, and can burn hundreds of calories which can contribute to weight loss. Weight training can help to build lean muscle tissue which will increase metabolic rate (the rate at which we burn calories when at rest). Weight training exercises can also target specific muscles, such as those of the back, which can help to improve the appearance of this area. However, muscle and fat are two different body tissues, and while you can work to improve the appearance of the muscle, unless body fat is reduced, the fat will still exist.
CoolSculpting is an FDA approved fat loss treatment that uses a process called cryolipolysis. CoolSculpting works by freezing fat cells, which then die, and are excreted naturally via the body’s lymphatic system. CoolSculpting is safe, does not require the use of anesthetic, and since the treatment is delivered to the surface of the skin, does not require the use of any incisions. Multiple areas can be treated at once, and the procedure incurs no downtime. Patients can expect permanent fat reduction of up to 25% in the treated areas, making this non-invasive procedure extremely effective.
CoolSculpting can be used to spot reduce fat, which is not achievable using natural methods such as diet and exercise. This is particularly useful for those who wish to change and target stubborn areas of fat that perhaps don’t respond to natural methods.
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If you would like to know more about the CoolSculpting procedure or to book a consultation with one of our doctors, contact us at SDBotox. CoolSculpting could provide the ideal results to complement your weight loss journey.