Struggling with stubborn belly fat? You’ve put in the work but you’re not seeing the results. Every week you committed to drinking plenty of water, taking those cold morning jogs, and making healthy food choices. But when you put on your little black dress, you just aren’t happy with what you see.
If this sounds relatable, you’re not alone. Belly fat can be notoriously stubborn.
So many people feel frustrated by areas of excess fat that just won’t go away. You’ve probably been searching for ways to combat this problem, so you might have already heard about a procedure called fat freezing.
Fat freezing works on stubborn belly fat in a non-surgical and pain-free process that has given our clients a sense of freedom from something that held back their confidence for so long. Could fat freezing be the answer for you?
What Is Stubborn Belly Fat?
You may be struggling with stubborn belly fat if you have an area of unwanted fat on your stomach that won’t shift, even when you exercise and diet.
If you’ve held fat around your stomach for a long time, if you’re older or if you’ve had a baby or a cesarean, you’re more likely to find it hard to move. But that doesn’t mean you should be stuck with belly fat forever.
If you’re feeling disheartened by your excess fat, whether it’s around your waist, lower stomach or hips, it’s important to find a solution that you feel comfortable with and that will give you real results.
What Makes Belly Fat So Hard To Shift?
Belly fat, bingo wings, muffin top, love handles – these are all terms for the areas of your body that hold on to fat cells..
It doesn’t mean there’s anything wrong with or unusual about your body, in fact in a recent study, almost 70% of women reported that they would withdraw from normal activities because of excess fat.
Stubborn fat can occur for a few reasons. An imbalance of hormones caused by menopause, pregnancy, or other conditions can contribute to holding on to pockets of fat. Add to this the fact that there are also more fat cells held in the stomach area, which often respond more slowly to the natural fat breakdown process.
In short, it’s possible to struggle with stubborn belly fat and other areas of unwanted fat even when you’ve begun living a healthier and more active lifestyle.
How Fat Freezing Can Help
Fat freezing, otherwise known as cryolipolysis, kills fat cells. It destroys and loosens pockets of fat reserves, allowing your body to remove cells through the lymphatic system.
At Dr. Sobia Medispa, we use a 3D Lipo Fat Freezing technique, which can reduce fat by 20-40%. This fat cell destruction lasts permanently and is easy to target specific areas. While the myths around spot-exercising (exercising a specific area to reduce fat there) have been busted, fat freezing can target any problem area you want it to.
What Is Fat Freezing?
Fat freezing refers to a clinical treatment where fat cells on a particular area of your body are destroyed by exposing them to low temperatures.
The fat freezing treatment gives you long-term results, reducing the fat in those pesky problem areas.
This process is safe and effective and is often used as an alternative to more invasive procedures like liposuction.
How Fat Freezing Works
You might be wondering how this seemingly magic process actually works. What’s the science behind fat freezing?
The first thing to know is that your fat cells are especially susceptible to cool temperatures, which is why fat cells can be targeted while other cells are left unchanged.
Research shows that subjecting fat cells to temperatures between +4°c and -11°c destroys these cells while leaving muscle and skin tissue totally unharmed.
The cryolipolysis treatment we offer directly freezes your fat cells. All of this is done with a specialist tool that attaches to fat pockets.
Fat freezing is most effective on soft fat pockets that are squeezable. So, if you’re able to squeeze more than two inches of fat tissue easily with your hand, then this area would most likely be suitable for fat freezing.
The suction of the tool head holds the targeted area while it applies cooling temperatures. This causes fat cells to crystalise, resulting in a cell death, known as apoptosis. It’s these dead cells that your body is then able to flush out and eventually eliminate over 8-12 weeks.
Fat freezing relies on your body’s natural cell processes, making it a safe option.
Does Fat Freezing Hurt?
Fat freezing works for stubborn belly fat and other areas like the arms, chin, legs, and back. But wherever your target area is, will it hurt?
Unlike other more painful fat reduction treatments like liposuction or surgery, fat freezing does not involve invasive techniques. There are no painful incisions, no recovery time, and no scarring. You may feel uncomfortable with the idea of your cells being effectively frozen, but fat freezing should be pain-free.
The suction of the device used will pull your skin tight to the tool, which can cause a mild pinching sensation. The skin being suctioned will feel cool as the device works, and then the area will feel numb. While this process can feel odd, it should not hurt.
Directly following your fat freezing treatment, you might notice some redness, slight soreness and even some mild swelling. These are not extreme sensations or unexpected side effects, and you will be able to continue your day normally.
Is Fat Freezing For You?
If stubborn belly fat is an issue for you, then fat freezing is a painless, clinically proven and effective option. You can shift fat cells with just one session and start seeing results within weeks.
Soft pockets of excess fat are most easily targeted by our 3D Lipo Fat Freezing treatments, and the process is pain-free with incredible results. So if you’d like to know whether fat freezing is right for you, book a consultation with us at Dr. Sobia Medispa to take the first step.