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Many people have a 'wobbly middle' - that area of fat around your stomach. You probably call it a beer belly or pot belly.
It's incredibly difficult to shift. If you've ever tried to exercise to get rid of it, you've most likely discovered that you've lost weight in every area BUT that one.
There are 2 principle storage places for fat in the abdomen:
Subcutaneous fat is the fat just under the skin. If you pull your belly in tight as possible and pinch your belly, this gives a good approximation of Subcutaneous Fat.
This fat has a very poor blood supply, does not respond to dieting very well and stretches the skin so that when you lose weight the skin can be left in folds. At present apart from causing problems with those jeans we do not believe it does a great deal of metabolic damage.
This is the fat that can be removed by Radio Frequency Assisted Liposuction (RFAL).
You may have found that you could only pinch a small amount, yet your belly sticks out. This is because the distension of the abdomen results from some cause inside the abdominal cavity. There is now a treatment called BodyTite which can safely shift this area of fat and tighten up the skin where the fat has gone from. Patients are looking to lose stubborn areas of fat but aren't keen on traditional liposuction and are therefore very keen to try RFAL.
RFAL is much kinder to the body than traditional liposuction when it causes contraction of the fatty layer as well as dermal collagen. Some of the heat melts the fat which gives rise to the oily mixture that is extracted.
RFAL uses radiofrequency energy converted from electrical energy to dissolve fat cells. It causes less trauma to the skin and is more precise.