Extra fat around the waistline can accumulate the fastest, be the toughest to tone, and be the biggest roadblock between you and your perfect shape. Diet and exercise are still the first (and often the best) option when dealing with stubborn fat around the stomach area but if that’s not cutting it, a noninvasive treatment, like Liposonix, can destroy fat underneath the skin’s surface through high-intensity focused ultrasound.
Stubborn stomach fat can seem almost impossible to eliminate, and, you may have your genes to thank for that. “Many women, as well as men, have a genetic predisposition to retaining fat around the middle, which is known as the ‘apple body type,’ as opposed to the ‘pear body,’” explains Mountlake Terrace, WA, plastic surgeon Richard Baxter, MD. “External fat that is localized to a specific region often does not respond to diet and exercise, which is why an in-office option, like Liposonix, which uses focused ultrasound for precise destruction of fat cells, or Zeltiq, can help eliminate this type of fat.” While they can help improve the area, they are not a replacement for invasive surgery. For a surgical solution, liposuction and/or a tummy tuck can remove excess fat, tissue and skin to create a slimmer contour.