Why is it so hard to get rid of fatty deposits?
Even men and women who embrace fitness and a healthy lifestyle can still struggle to reach their goals. To understand why fatty deposits are so tough to eliminate, it helps to think about how your body stores fat. You have fat cells throughout your body, including in a layer just beneath your skin. You don’t really manufacture many new fat cells after puberty, but the ones you already have can expand and shrink to accommodate the volume of fat stored within. Men and women store fat in different areas. Some people know exactly where to look for signs of weight gain or loss. While living a healthy lifestyle and getting plenty of exercise can shrink your fat cells, there is no way to control which cells will shrink at what rate. That means that while weight loss can reduce your overall size and refine your body’s contours, there is no way to target specific fatty deposits. Some men and women simply retain fat in troublesome areas, despite their best efforts.
What is body contouring?
Body contouring is a treatment approach that permanently eliminates fat cells and therefore refines the contours of the treated area. It’s an innovative approach that delivers impressive results without requiring invasive surgery. In years past, the only way to effectively destroy fat cells was to remove them from the body through liposuction. That process can be painful and involves a risk of infection and other side effects. Body contouring at On the Mark Healthcare Services changes the shape of your body without any anesthesia, incisions, medications, or serious side effects.
Will body contouring help me lose weight?
While body contouring does permanently eliminate targeted fat cells, it isn’t an effective way to lose weight. That’s because you have fat cells distributed throughout your body. If you consume more calories than you burn, your body is going to convert the excess into fat. That fat is stored in various places, so even if you eliminate fat cells in one treatment area, body fat is stored elsewhere. Remember, your fat cells can expand as needed, so the remaining fat cells simply become larger if you gain weight. If you’d like to learn more about how body contouring can help you feel better about your appearance, schedule a consultation with the team at On the Mark Healthcare Services by phone, or request one online today.