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How to Lose Belly Fat

Lose Belly Fat with CoolSculpting

Most of us desire a flat stomach but have that extra layer of padding on our abdomens.  There are many reasons for stubborn belly fat.  Whether it’s just that last bit of fat that we can’t exercise away – or because of more traditional reasons – like child birth, or a decrease in estrogen levels due to aging, belly fat is not something any of us want.  CoolSculpting by ZELTIQ® is the latest technology in body sculpting, and a great new way to help patients with moderate belly fat get the flatter stomach we all desire.

This FDA approved procedure, involves the use of a ‘vacuum-like’ device that may be applied to the belly fat on the upper or lower abdomen, or any other area with stubborn fat.  Depending on the area being treated, the procedure lasts for 1-2 hours for each treatment.  The process literally freezes the fat cells, causing them to die a slow death and naturally leave the body over the following weeks.  While results vary a bit with each patient, they can be dramatic and will continue for up to four months.   The best part about the CoolSculpting procedure is that it treats the subcutaneous fat – found just underneath the skin – with the dimpling and cellulite.  Final results should remain stable so long as patients maintain their normal diet and exercise routines.
The bottom line is – belly fat CAN be eliminated without surgery or exercise!