There is a difference and your weight loss plan may need to be tweaked to take this into account.
Is losing weight a constant goal you’re working towards? Do you eat a well-balanced diet and workout more than the recommended daily amount but still don’t see the results you want? Are you losing weight but still have uncomfortable bulges you can’t seem to get rid of? You may find it surprising, but no matter how hard you work, there are stubborn fat cells you may never be able to get rid of on your own, regardless of diet and exercise. In fact, there is a difference between losing weight and losing fat.
As a teen, the number of fat cells in our body typically becomes a fixed number. Despite your best efforts, losing weight doesn’t decrease the number of fat cells in your body. That being said, gaining weight doesn’t increase fat cell numbers either. Instead, your fat cells change in size. When you gain weight, your fat cells get bigger, and when you lose weight they get smaller.
While losing weight can be seen on a scale, losing fat cells, may not show actual weight loss on the scale. Since fat is stored directly under the skin, when you lose it, you will notice it and look and feel leaner.
So, how does the body process fat? The fat you eat in food, goes through your digestive system and travels to the liver. Processed fat is what we use for energy, like walking, talking, etc. Fat we don’t use for energy, gets stored in our fat cells making them bigger.
So, how do we lose fat cells for good? SculpSure is a procedure that heats your fat cells to reduce the actual number of fat cells in the treated area. They simply die and never return. Those annoying fat bulges will be gone forever and you will be left with a more sculpted figure. However, the SculpSure treatment will NOT help you lose weight.
How can you maintain the new you after the treatment? SculpSure is not a diet and exercise program, so you won’t need to change any of your lifestyle habits. However, many patients will feel more motivated to take care of themselves after a treatment and this will only enhance the results. Many people, after seeing the results from the treatment, will feel more motivated to stay close to their ideal weight. However, if you do gain weight, you will gain it evenly all over your body, not just in the treated areas.
Is everyone a candidate for SculpSure? Schedule a complimentary consultation to find out if Sculpsure can help you reach your goals. Every body is different, but we can work with you to develop a customized treatment plan to reach your desired results.