Subcutaneous or Visceral? The Skinny on Stored Fat.
Which type of fat do you need to lose? You’ve likely thought of it in terms of “muffin top” or “saddlebags” rather than subcutaneous fat or visceral fat. But knowing the difference between the two types of stored fats can help determine the best fat-loss strategy for your body.
Determining Body Fat Distribution
Is your excess fat above or below your waist? Body fat distribution can help indicate the type of fat you’re carrying. If your hips and thighs are the widest part of your body, your battle is with subcutaneous fat. If you’re carrying excess weight above the belt, this likely indicates that you have a combination of subcutaneous and visceral fat.
Most concerning for anyone should be how much visceral fat they’re storing. The fat cells within and surrounding your organs are visceral and can be extremely detrimental to your health. If your belly is hard to the touch, you have an unhealthy amount of visceral fat and need to start and maintain a healthy diet and exercise regimen. Visceral fat is very responsive to diet and exercise and, if maintained, results can be yielded quickly. But the same cannot be said for subcutaneous fat.
Subcutaneous Fat Can Be Resistant
Subcutaneous fat accumulates in the hip and thigh area and causes folds in the abdomen. Diet and exercise can help to reduce some of this, but subcutaneous fat can be stubborn and become resistant to traditional fat-loss methods—that’s when it’s time to look into more innovative methods.
While surgery is an excellent option, the recovery time makes it less practical for some—this is why so many are turning to UltraShape body contouring. UltraShape is a breakthrough non-invasive fat-loss system that literally destroys subcutaneous fat cells, quickly and safely. Ultrasound waves of energy disrupt and break down fat cells, and the procedure is virtually painless. Additionally, UltraShape results are long-lasting and there is no downtime following treatment.
Schedule Your UltraShape Consultation
To find out if you’re a candidate for UltraShape body contouring, contact Dr. Kaveh Alizadeh or call 212.348.0100 to schedule a complimentary consultation.