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How to Effectively Get Rid of Body Fat

Nearly every person has struggled at one time or another with the issue of body fat. Few people, if any, go through life without putting on excess weight that they’d like to get rid of. Barring a seemingly superhuman metabolism that lasts into your old age, at one point or another you’re going to have to deal with managing your weight. The challenge, of course, is successfully doing that. Diet and exercise go a long way. In fact, they are the most important thing. But, as you may know by now, they don’t always get the job done completely. The body has a way of stubbornly holding onto fat in certain areas despite your best efforts. Places like the abdomen, buttocks, flanks, and under the arms can really be problematic for many people.

You can slim down. It is possible. There are a variety of things you can try in order to accomplish this. The most convenient way is actually a service your doctor can provide. SculpSure is a non-invasive laser treatment that gets rid of fat cells for good and is perfect for people who are already near their target weight and need some help getting rid of excess fat they just can’t lose.

But, how do you get to that point? Here are some tried and true ways to slim down along with what you need to know about SculpSure treatments.

More aerobic exercise

Not all exercise is equal. You may be tempted to hit the weights more or go crazy with sit ups to tighten up your stomach, but if you’re not doing plenty of cardio, you won’t see the results you want went it comes to stubborn abdominal fat. Visceral fat responds very well to aerobic exercise, while resistance training doesn’t yield the same results. Schedule a nice mix of workouts with more running or cycling if you’re not dropping the pounds.

Get plenty of protein

Eat more to slim down? Sort of. It depends on what kind of foods you’re eating. As we age, our insulin resistance changes, making carbs something you want to eat less of. Lean proteins actually help you shed the pounds, tone up, and keep you feeling full.

Eat more fiber

Eating more fiber is pretty self-explanatory. Efficiently getting rid of waste, including excess water, will help you tone up your body.

Sleep more

People who get less than the recommended 6-8 hours of sleep a night tend to have weight issues for a variety of reasons related to blood sugar and impulse control. Getting enough rest sets you up for caloric success.


SculpSure is a new, cutting-edge treatment that has changed the lives of many patients. It’s similar to liposuction except without all the downsides. It’s actually the first FDA-approved treatment of its kind. No incisions, anesthesia, or long recovery times. Just a half hour at the office is all it takes and then you can go back about your day. It may sound almost too good to be true, but the underlying science is sound. Initially, you’ll undergo a consultation to see if you’re a good candidate for SculpSure. Remember, the treatment is most effective for people already near their target weights, but still dealing with excess fat pockets.

During the procedure, all you have to do is sit back and relax. The laser applicator is passed over the areas you’re looking to treat. Many patients feel a moderate hot sensation or tingling, but it’s totally pain free. The applicator also cools the area during treatment for your comfort. The heat energy of the laser damages the fat cells under the skin. Once damaged, the cells are expelled naturally by the body over the next several weeks. Most people see visible results in the 6-12 weeks following the procedure. That’s all there is to it. Once fat cells are dead and discarded, they don’t return. Many patients are happy with one session, though you may be interested in more if you’d like to treat different parts of the body. Your doctor can discuss next steps with you.


Weight is a sensitive subject for most people. It’s something most of us struggle with and it can be burdensome when it comes to one’s self-confidence. Who wouldn’t want a helping hand getting the body they’ve always wanted? Losing weight is tough. If you’ve put in the hard work, you want the visible results to match. Sometimes, the body doesn’t cooperate in the way that you’d like. If you’re dealing with stubborn fat that just won’t seem to go away no matter what you do, book an appointment online with us today. Dr. Flood and his team are dedicated to providing you with the professional care you need so you can look your best and feel great about your appearance.

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