Staying Slim After Body Sculpting

Patients often undergo body sculpting as a way to remove fat from different problem areas on their body. At my offices in Naples, FL, I offer tumescent liposuction or CoolSculpting by Zeltiq to patients for optimum results in fat reduction. Although both methods are very effective, patients often have the misconception that a healthy diet and exercise is not necessary following their procedure.

Research shows that, following puberty, the number of fat cells in the body remains constant and no new cells are created. After undergoing liposuction, patients often assume that by removing the fat there is no chance of them gaining the weight back.

It is unhealthy to remove every fat cell in the body, so the fat that remains after liposuction or CoolSculpting by Zeltiq can still expand. If a patient consumes more calories than they burn, the excess calories will still be stored as fat. The fat in turn will spread to non-treated areas of the body. For example, if a patient has had fat removed from their thighs, the gained weight may occur in their abdomen or arms.

CoolSculpting by Zeltiq and liposuction are practical methods of fat removal when diet and exercise simply won’t cut it. However, fat removal via body sculpting is not a health alternative to eating healthy and exercising. Leading an active lifestyle and regulating one’s caloric intake can prevent weight gain. Remember: you can maintain your results by maintaining  your body.

To Your Health & Beauty,

Kent V. Hasen, M.D.

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