21 Apr Abdominal adiposity: 3 effective techniques to reduce visceral fat
Abdominal adiposity is an aesthetic and functional problem that affects a good portion of the population, be they men or women, regardless of their age.
It is an accumulation of adipose tissue that is deposited along the hips (the famous love handles) and in the abdominal area and which, if not treated, in addition to the unsightly effect, represents a risk factor for cardiovascular disease, stroke and diabetes.
Mainly, this problem is due to an incorrect diet, combined with an unhealthy lifestyle and poor physical activity, all factors which, if neglected, further aggravate the condition.
Its approach is multidisciplinary and requires the intervention of the nutritionist in combination with aesthetic or medical aesthetic treatments (depending on the starting condition).
In all cases, we always start from an analysis of localized adiposity through the use of contact thermography, a special technology, based on the use of microencapsulated liquid crystal plates, which allows to identify the layers of subcutaneous fat by showing them through high-resolution color images: in this way it is possible to distinguish soft adiposity from hardened adiposity to set the most correct treatment.
As this is a non-invasive examination with no contraindications, it can be carried out several times over time to view all the progress of the treatment.
Once this analysis has been carried out and the correct diet established with the nutritionist, it is possible to move on to treatments such as:
- cryolipolysis: available in both aesthetic and medical aesthetic versions, it is based on the principle of freezing, ie bringing the treated area to temperatures close to zero. In this way, a cellular apoptosis process is activated which leads to the death of fat cells which will then be expelled through the lymphatic system.
- laserlipolysis: a non-invasive liposuction based on the use of a high-frequency laser that melts the fat cells selectively and through the heat given off by the laser. This treatment is also indicated for skin laxities.
- ultrasonic cavitation: through the use of ultrasound, the fat cells are imploded, gradually and painlessly breaking down, and then expelled through the lymphatic system.
They are all effective and minimally invasive treatments that allow, right from the start, the return to normal everyday activities. For all three, proper hydration is highly recommended for the next period, in order to favor the disposal of all accumulated toxins.