By Madeline Calfas
Today I want to lament the fit and healthy troupers who eat well, exercise regularly and know that good things take time, and a healthy figure is about a lifestyle change, not a diet.
Eating well and keeping active also reap the rewards of keeping you sane, but there are still some things we can’t fight on our own with diet and exercise – genetics!
Our genetics play a big part in the creation of our body shape. No matter what our weight is, our inherited genes dictate just where fat deposits will stay, whether that be heavier thighs, chubbier arms or fat deposits under the chin.
This is because we have a fixed amount of fat cells (lipids) under our skin that our genetics have predetermined. Our bodies are designed to store fat for the leaner times of, what would have historically been, a feast and famine cycle. As we gain weight (fat) the size of these lipids get bigger. That’s right, they swell up as they store the excess fat. What doesn’t change, however, is the number of cells that we have. As we lose fat, the lipids reduce in size, but the quantity we have does not.
Since the early 1980’s surgical advances have brought about the liposuction procedure. This not only removes fat but the fat cells as well. So, no more fat cells, no more fat deposits! However, it is a surgical procedure, and other than the expense, it is considered quite drastic for those who just want a few stubborn fat deposits removed.
Enter Lipodissolve, a non-surgical way to remove unwanted fat deposits by dissolving fat cells (not just the fat stores) away. Through the process of lipolysis (lipo, meaning ‘fat’, lysis, meaning dissolve) we can treat fat deposits on healthy clients by using a series of injections that literally melt away the fat cells for good.
The best candidate for this non-surgical treatment is someone who is already in a healthy lifestyle routine. Their mind set is one of ‘good things are worth the wait’ (resisting a pun there!). There are two reasons for this. One is that the body takes between four and six weeks to show any signs of those fat cells dissolving, as they are metabolised through the system – not an overnight fix! Secondly, because the fat is being metabolised, it needs to go through the liver in order to come out the other end (literally!) and so puts a strain on that organ. For it to best focus on the job at hand, it needs to be looked after and not have additional strain of excess alcohol or processed food to deal with. It also needs the assistance of lots of water to help flush out those fatty impurities.
The result though? The reduction of localised fat deposits, lumps, bumps. Whatever you call them, they will be gone for good.
If you’re within 10kg of your healthy weight, talk to us about your options for lipolysis.