Body Contouring Treatments
Being overweight means having an excessive amount of body fat. It is one of the most common health and cosmetic problems in the world, with around 30% of the population suffering from excess weight.
Because of how widespread it is, treatments to reduce excess weight are rapidly gaining in popularity.
Common Causes Of Excess Weight
A diet high in calories, lacking in fruits and vegetables, full of fast food, and filled with high-sugared beverages and oversized portions is the most likely reason for weight gain.
Inactive people don’t burn as many calories. A sedentary lifestyle can easily result in more calories gained every day than burned. Having medical problems that prevent exercise, such as arthritis, can also lead to decreased activity which contributes to weight gain.
Your genes can affect the amount of body fat you store, and where that fat is distributed. Genetics may also play a role in how efficiently your body converts food into energy and how many calories you burn during exercise. Unfortunately, some people’s genetic design make them more prone to excess weight than others.
As we age, hormonal changes will increase the risk of weight gain. In addition, the amount of muscle in the body tends to decrease with age, which results in a decrease in metabolism. These changes also reduce our bodies’ calorie needs, and can make it harder to keep off excess weight if we do not watch what we eat.
Complications Arising From Excess Weight
Weight gain is more than just a cosmetic problem. It can also severely impact our health and result in chronic conditions that reduce our quality of life.
Here are some complications that arise from excess weight:
- High blood pressure
- Heart disease
- Erectile dysfunction
- Sleep apnea and breathing disorders
- Gallbladder disease
- Double chin
- Round face
- Large waist
- Big thighs
Non-Surgical Body Contouring Treatments
While there are clinically tested treatments to quickly and effectively reduce excess fat, addressing the underlying causes of weight gain is the best long term approach to body contouring.
Consult our doctor for a body contouring program customized for you.