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Need Help to Lose the Muffin Top?*

We have all heard of them, but what is a muffin top?  The Muffin Top is that annoying back fat that overhangs the waistline of your pants.  It resembles the contents of a muffin spilling out of the muffin holder, hence the term ‘the muffin top.’  It is usually worsened by low-waist, tight fitting jeans.  So now that we know how to describe it, how do we lose muffin top?

the muffin top

 

A Muffin Top

 

The fat contained in the muffin top encompasses the abdominal and flank regions of the body.  Obesity is the major factor causing the excessive fat in these areas.  We need to deal with obesity overall to decrease the fat.  However, even without obesity, some patients continue to have muffin tops.  One of the reasons for this is the muffin top fat is generally resistant to weight loss.  Fat around the waistline tends to be insulin resistant and leads to a higher risk of diabetes and heart disease.  So not only is a muffin top difficult to lose but it harmful to your health.  Many try muffin top exercises to target this fat.  However, muffin top exercises are rarely effective due to the highly resistant nature of the muffin top fat.

Luckily, we now have many options to deal with this fat.  The gold standard for removal of the muffin top is liposuction.  Liposuction is now routinely performed safely, in-office under local anesthesia.  Liposuction allows for fat removal as well as body sculpting.  Application of technology like Smartlipo laser liposuction and Vaser ultrasonic liposelection can provide even better results.  Patients are back on their feet immediately and experience decreased recovery.

For those who desire something  noninvasive or who don’t want any recovery, there are new procedures like Coolsculpting.  Coolsculpting by Zeltiq is a non-invasive fat reducing treatment.  In a comfortable one hour session, Coolsculpting carefully freezes the fat cells in the muffin top.  Over the next several months, the fat cells die and the muffin top begins to melt away.   There is no down time and Coolsculpting can be repeated until the desired effect is achieved.

So if you want to do something about that muffin top now, Beleza Medspa can help you.  We have a  weight loss program utilizing the Medical Weight Loss Diet to deal with obesity.  We are also experts at smartlipo laser liposuction as well as Coolscultping.  Contact us for your free consultation to lose the muffin top!

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