Fat Reduction vs. Weight Loss

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Fat Reduction vs. Weight Loss

Sculpting your body to feel and look better can be one of the most rewarding decisions you can make. Yet, you are still left with stubborn body fat that refuses to go away with the most intense and stringent diet and exercise regimen. Although fat reduction and weight loss sound similar, they are different, and you need to understand why.

What Is Weight Loss?

Weight loss is a process by which the overall weight of the body shrinks. Weight loss is not capable of targeting a specific area. Muscle mass decreases, bones may lose their strength and fat cells shrink in size. Fat cells are pliable and can easily expand in size after weight loss. As a result, you end up with a higher risk of gaining weight back after simply shedding pounds through diet, exercise and other lifestyle changes. Even small areas of stubborn fat stand out in this scenario.

How Is Fat Reduction Different?

Fat reduction is not about losing overall pounds. It focuses on eliminating fat cells. During the teenage years, the number of fat cells in the body becomes stable. In other words, you probably have the same number of fat cells in your body as you did as an adolescent. The only physiological difference is that these cells become engorged as you gain weight.

The obvious solution is to get rid of these fat cells completely, and CoolSculpting in San Mateo can help achieve these results by causing them to undergo cell death. Essentially, the cells become unstable after treatment, and the cellular membrane ruptures. The contents of the fat cell can then be excreted from your body naturally.

Is Fat Reduction Safe?

Fat reduction through CoolSculpting is a safe, non-invasive procedure. Unlike surgical weight loss procedures to remove fat cells, a CoolSculpting applicator rests on top of the treatment area. Therefore, you can avoid the complications and scars of surgery completely.

Excessive weight loss through exercise or diets can also be dangerous. You could become underweight or develop metabolic problems, which is why many diets and exercise regimens advise participants to consult a physician. However, fat reduction through CoolSculpting only destroys around 20 percent of the fat cells in a treatment area, so your body retains some fat cells to help you stay healthy.

Residents of San Mateo can achieve the benefits of fat reduction at LuminaSkin by scheduling a CoolSculpting consultation today. Results are usually seen within a matter of weeks, they last and treatment requires minimal time. Contact LuminaSkin online or by calling 1 (650) 727-1987 today to find out how CoolSculpting can help you get rid of your stubborn body fat.

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