Many of us want a slimmer midsection, but struggle with knowing how to lose belly fat. Belly fat can be really stubborn and difficult to shift, however it’s often the area that people feel most self conscious about. Although the stomach is often hidden, having overhanging belly fat can really knock your confidence in the summer months.
We’re exploring how to lose belly fat, from the traditional methods to cosmetic procedures, to help you decide on how to lose belly fat.
Traditional Methods For Losing Belly Fat
Exercising regularly is really important in order to get rid of those extra pounds but unfortunately you can’t target a specific body part that you to reduce fat from – however the first area that fat loss generally occurs in the stomach! In order to see results you need to be doing a cardio based workout 4-6 times per week which can be really time-consuming.
Another way to remove belly fat is by eating healthy foods such as chicken, fish, fruit & vegetables, along with drinking 8 cups of water every day. This requires commitment to meal planning and once the ideal weight has been achieved, a healthy diet paired with exercise is the best way to maintain it.
However, the harsh reality is that weight loss is highly affected by stress. If you are feeling overly stressed, this increases cortisol levels in the body which makes fat loss more difficult. Making sure you get at least 7 hours of sleep a night will allow your hormones to balance and lose fat more quickly.
Minimally Invasive Ways To Lose Belly Fat
All of these solutions are not quick fixes – in fact they will all require lifestyle changes and a conscious decision to keep up with dieting and stress relief every day. However there are alternatives and ‘quick fixes’ to losing that unshakeable belly fat! Liposuction can be used to remove large, and small, pockets of fat to get the aesthetically pleasing physique you desire.
It can be done in many ways and is performed with minimal invasion which drastically reduces recovery times and risk factors. After the procedure, results can be seen from as early as 6 weeks. A compression garment must be worn for the first few weeks and you can expect to see the changes developing for up to 6 months after the procedure.
The great thing about having liposuction is that the whole course of action can be done under a local anaesthetic. Not only that but as the process is minimally invasive, there is less trauma to the nerves and blood vessels with little scarring. The day case procedure allows for a speedy recovery and a quick return to work should you need it.
See here for more information on traditional liposuction, the benefits of the procedure and the recovery guidelines.
Vaser Hi Def
Vaser liposuction is an advanced, power assisted liposuction technique used to not only remove pockets of fat, but to shape and contour the body in order to achieve a more defined look. If you are already fit and well but just looking for something that will give you a more muscular outcome, Vaser Hi Def is aimed at doing just that.
This technique will sculpt the body if you are struggling to gain the results you’re craving! Take a look at our Vaser page for more details on the different forms of Vaser liposuction, how it is performed and how it will work for you.