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The Real Reasons We Gain Weight

newbeauty logoOriginal Article by NewBeauty Editors. Both before and after a CoolSculpting treatment, it’s important to make life choices for a healthier you. This article from NewBeauty.com tells of some real reasons why some people gain weight. It’s important to know what might be causing unhealthy weight gain, then you can find the tricks and tools to fit it.

In order to get rid of fat for good, it’s important to understand what it really is and how it originates. There are a million different buzz words thrown around that make it confusing as to what and when to eat it to lose weight. But, what it really comes down to is this: if you eat more calories than you burn off, you will gain weight.

You are what you eat. As Beverly Hills, CA plastic surgeon Andrew Ordon, MD, says, when you eat a fatty meal, your body breaks down the fat, protein and carbohydrates with digestive enzymes. “Insulin thyrodi hormones and a host of other elements build the food back up as fat droplets in the fat cell. We have to break food down to build it back up because fat molecules themselves are too large to move through cell membranes.” Feeding the body with too many calories that don’t get used up properly causes fat to become stored in the fat cells.

When you gain weight you don’t actually make new fat cells. Instead, the cells start to fill up with fat and swell in size. Think of it like putting more water in a plastic bag than what it’s designed to hold–the bag becomes full tot he point that it’s bursting at the seams because there’s nowhere for the water to go. That same concept is happening inside your body.

Duxbury, MA, plastic surgeon Christine Hamori, MD, says that the location of weight gain is usually genetically predetermined. Some people are more inclined to gain weight in their trunk, while others gain weight in their thighs or legs.

Now that your cells have become engorged, the only way to get them back to a normal size is with diet and exercise, or by eliminating the cells entirely from your body. using up the unnecessary calories through working out and minimzing how many calories you fee your body will force the enlarged fat cells to shrink. As the cells shrink, you will lose weight.

Male patient receiving an Emsculpt NEO treatment to the abdominal area.

Frequently Asked Questions

What can EMSCULPT NEO do for me?

EMSCULPT NEO is an amazing noninvasive body sculpting treatment. It’s perfect for patients who are looking to get summer body ready! With this state-of-the-art, two-in-one technology, you build muscle and burn fat at the same time! This treatment provides a 30% reduction in subcutaneous fat and 25% growth in muscle on the treated area after a recommended number of treatments.

How does EMSCULPT NEO work?

While you lie down and relax, EMSCULPT NEO sends high-intensity energies deep below your skin, making your muscles contract in a big way that is like doing thousands of crunches or squats in a few minutes. While your muscles are contracting, the energy from the applicator simultaneously sends warmth to your fat cells, heating them up to the point of destruction. So you build real muscle from the contractions while destroying fat cells that are later naturally eliminated by your body.

How many EMCULPT NEO treatments will I need?

The recommended treatment plan is 4-6 treatments, one week apart. Depending on the patient, you may see improvement in your muscle tone, core strength and posture within a few weeks. And you’ll see fat reduction continue for about 12 weeks after your last treatment.

Are there any patients for whom you do not recommend EMSCULPT NEO?

EMSCULPT NEO is great because it has been shown to be safe and approved for all body and skin types. Contraindications include hernia, recent surgery, and pregnancy, so if a patient has any of these conditions, they should wait until they don’t to get EMSCULPT NEO.

What is the difference between CoolSculpting and EMSCULPT NEO?

CoolSculpting is a well-known treatment that is excellent for reducing unwanted fat in targeted areas. EMSCULPT NEO also reduces fat, but it has the benefit of building muscle, which is what its predecessor EMSCULPT was made to do.

Which treatment you choose depends on what your body needs and your personal goals. If you have great muscle tone and only need to get rid of some extra fat in a specific area like your abdomen or below your chin, CoolSculpting is an excellent option. But if you have loss of muscle tone and need more of a lift or tightening to a certain area like your abs or butt, EMSCULPT NEO is your two-in-one solution.

What is your favorite thing about EMSCULPT NEO?

Not only is this treatment super convenient with one treatment lasting only 30 minutes, but there is also no downtime! Patients can go about their day as they normally would immediately after their visit.

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