Belly fat is concerning for millions of people worldwide. It’s an underrated epidemic that affects aesthetic appeal and general health. More belly fat contributes to a high body mass index (BMI) and can be a sign of developing obesity.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), obesity tripled between 1975 and 2016, and as of 2016 around 13% of the world’s adult population qualifies as obese. Excessive belly fat often predicts obesity because people don’t take preventative measures to avoid the progression from overweight to obese until it’s too late.
What Is Belly Fat?
Belly fat accumulates in the abdominal region and depending on which kind it is, it can pose health risks. Belly fat can be categorized as visceral and subcutaneous fat. Visceral fat is a more concerning type of fat that wraps around your organs and in excess, can prove to be a major health hazard. Subcutaneous fat deposits under the skin and is not as harmful in comparison.
How Do Weight Gain and Fat Accumulation Happen?
Studies have shown that over a year, consistent exercise and dieting only resulted in an average weight loss of approximately 2 kilograms among participants. Many other long term studies show that weight loss was not sustained. An average adult who weighs 65 kilograms requires a minimum of 90 minutes of brisk walking or 30 minutes of running daily in order to see results from dieting and exercise.
Non-Invasive Fat Removal for Thigh Fat
Both treatments are the first approved by the US Food and Drug Administration to conduct fat removal using Cryolipolysis and laser lipolysis. These techniques get rid of thigh fat without using surgery.
CoolSculpting can eliminate stubborn pockets of thigh fat by using Cryolipolysis to freeze the fat cells. The fat cells in the thighs crystallize and freeze, shrink and die, and are naturally eliminated from the body.
The CoolFit applicator is the applicator most used to achieve inner fat reduction. Inner fat is the type of fat that can be pinched between the fingers. This applicator utilizes a flat vacuum cup and large cooling plates. The CoolSmooth Pro is another applicator designed to be used on outer thigh fat.
The SculpSure treatment uses laser technology to heat the skin’s dermis to target and break down fat cells. According to Ensoul Body Medical Clinic, apoptosis (cell death) occurs when fat cells are heat-induced to temperatures between 45°C and 47°C. Within 3 months, these fat cells are naturally eliminated through the lymphatic system.
SculpSure has four applicators that will be strapped over the treatment area. After the applicators are attached to the targeted area, lasers are shined through the skin to target and kill fat cells.
It is difficult to lose thigh fat if genetics predispose you to fat storage in the thigh area. These non-invasive fat removal treatments can be the solution when it comes to targeting stubborn thigh fat.