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What Causes Stubborn Fat?

Ditch unwanted fat with CoolSculpting. This treatment is our secret weapon love handles and other frustrating body bulges. It is non-surgical, non-invasive, and requires no downtime. Even better, patients see results in a single treatment. With this innovative procedure, we can help you love your body shape once again. Call today and learn more about CoolSculpting, our favorite non-surgical treatment for stubborn fat.

CoolSculpting isn’t a weight loss treatment. It is designed to help remove those persistent, hard to lose fat pockets. Learn about stubborn fat and get our best tips for treating it using CoolSculpting. As always, call our office for personalized advice or to learn more about this treatment.

Understanding Stubborn Fat

As an adult, you have all the fat cells you’re ever going to have. Whether you gain weight or lose it, the number of fat cells present in the body generally remain constant throughout the late teen and adult years. Weight still fluctuates, which causes these fat cells to grow and shrink; gain weight and your fat cells grow, while they shrink if you lose weight.

Many of our patients have trouble spots or areas where unwanted fat seems to congregate. These problem areas often feel like a lost cause. Even when you lose weight, areas like the abdomen can retain more fat than you’d like. Gain weight and the extra fat all seem to gather in this area. This fat is often diet and exercise resistant and very hard to lose using traditional methods. Common trouble spots include:

  • Love handles
  • Hips
  • Waist
  • Back
  • Tummy
  • Under the chin
  • Chest (gynecomastia in men)

If you’re struggling with fat that you can’t seem to lose or always have unwanted fat in specific areas, despite being close to your target weight, we can help treat it.

Common Causes of Exercise-Resistant Fat

Stubborn fat has many causes including genetic components, diet, lifestyle, hormones, and even gender. These factors can influence how much fat you store, where you store it, and how your fat responds to diet and exercise. Although our patients often vary in the quantity and placement of their unwanted fat, one constant is that these fat deposits are hard to minimize with healthy habits.

We are pleased to offer CoolSculpting to patients in Huntersville and Charlotte, NC. This revolutionary treatment helps reshape and refine patients’ physiques without surgery. CoolSculpting changes the equation and makes losing this fat easy and possible.

CoolSculpting Basics

If you have stubborn fat, we encourage you to come into H/K/B and learn more about CoolSculpting. This treatment uses intense cooling to freeze and destroy fat cells. The precisely calibrated temperatures target your fat, leaving skin and other tissues undamaged. The cold crystalizes the fat, permanently destroying it. After treatment, your body will process these damaged fat cells, removing them from the body. Since fat cells don’t regenerate in adults, results are long-lasting.

CoolSculpting offers many benefits including:

  • Permanent results without surgical methods
  • Average fat reduction of about 20% in the treated areas
  • Only one treatment needed
  • Able to treat many different areas from head to toe
  • Non-surgical and non-invasive

We know that it can be difficult to lose your love handles or muffin top on your own. Stop fighting a losing battle and come into H/K/B for the help you need to succeed. CoolSculpting is successful at slimming body contours that have previously remained fuller than you’d like.