1. Why is it difficult to reduce tummy fat?
Generally, fat on your body builds up when you continuously consume more energy (read: calories) than your body is expending. This causes you to store the excess energy as fat throughout your body. However, what makes belly fat different is that it has a higher quantity of fat cells that do not respond easily to the fat-breakdown process called lipolysis.
See, our bodies carry two types of fat cells: alpha and beta. While alpha is are very responsive, beta — what bellyfat primarily constitutes of — is way less responsive and make it harder to lose fat. This is why when you exercise and eat right, you tend to notice initial fat loss in your arms, legs, and face, all of which have more alpha. Your belly, hips, and thighs have more beta and hence, it can be rather difficult to shed excess fat from these regions.
Furthermore, there are many other factors that contribute to excess fat. Consistent lack of quality sleep can cause your body to generate more ghrelin, the hormone that stimulates hunger pangs and hence, may lead you to overeat. Similarly, when you are stressed out, your body will produce a hormone called cortisol, which causes a dip in your blood sugar level. Therefore, high stress levels can make you crave sugary and fatty foods, which are absolutely detrimental to your waistline. Age also plays a part, as your metabolic rate will tend to slow down as you get older. Other contributing factors include genetics, as well as hormone imbalances. Due to all these reasons, some of which are not within your direct control, you can understand why it can be so difficult to shed excess inches.
2. What are the benefits of treating this?
Whether it is a ‘belly bulge’ or ‘muffin top’, tummy fat can be rather unsightly when you are wearing skin-tight clothing. As many women can be self-conscious about a bulging stomach, they tend to avoid crop tops and figure-hugging outfits altogether and opt for loose clothing instead. Apart from affecting one’s confidence and self-esteem, reducing belly fat can have an impact on your overall health. In fact, many studies have associated belly bulge with health issues such as diabetes and heart disease.
3. How to reduce tummy fat without surgery?
While many people might think about surgery, such procedures do pose several risks. Besides the potential of anaesthesia complications, a tummy tuck procedure can present risks such as bleeding, infection, poor wound healing, scarring, prolonged swelling, and an asymmetrical appearance.
The wonderful advantage about our advanced slimming maintenance treatment is that it is non-invasive, and you do not even need sedation for the procedure. The method simply uses cold to crystallise and reduce fat cells in your abdominal region.
4. Is the treatment painful?
No, it is not. During the procedure, you may feel a slight pulling sensation on your skin upon contact with the applicator. However, within 10 minutes of the cooling process, the area on your belly will begin to feel numb. You can then relax with a book or magazine throughout the painless procedure.
5. How long is the recovery time?
The great thing about our slimming maintenance treatment? Absolutely no downtime. The area might feel slightly tender or numb for several days post-treatment, but it generally will not disrupt your everyday life and exercise routines. With that said, you may want to consider wearing more comfortable clothing and avoid pressure on your stomach area for up to a week following the session.
6. How long will the results last?
You can rest assured that the results are significantly long-lasting. The fascinating thing about your fat cells is that after puberty, the stem cell functions that have been enabling its production will switch off, This means that the quantity you have as a young adult is generally equivalent to the quantity you have for the rest of your life. As you gain or lose weight, they can either grow or shrink but the number will not change. During the cryolipolysis, at least 20 percent of the fat cells in your targeted area will be flushed out.