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Getting rid of specific fat in the body is challenging because of receptors that protect the fat, compared to those that make fat more accessible. In the abdomen, fat cells tend to have more of these receptors, which is why they are more stubborn and difficult to burn off.
While having excess subcutaneous fat is normally a cosmetic concern, visceral fat is more harmful to health. In fact, having too much visceral fat is known to lead to serious health problems. A recent study by Nanyang Technological University (NTU) also found that Asians with an excess amount of visceral fat have poorer cognitive performance.
Stubborn abdominal fat, especially visceral fat, can lead to dangerous health issues such as:
Despite their best efforts in eating a healthy diet and incorporating exercise, many people find that stubborn abdominal fat is the most difficult to eliminate. Non-invasive fat removal through surgery, injections, cryotherapy, and other methods offers a permanent solution to removing belly fat that will not budge.
There are several factors that lead to stubborn abdominal fat.
Indirect and direct causes of excess fat buildup in the stomach include:
The symptoms of stubborn abdominal fat are:
If you notice any of the symptoms mentioned above, make an appointment with Artisan Wellness for an accurate diagnosis and bespoke treatment plan.
Having stubborn abdominal fat itself is not painful. However, it can lead to several chronic diseases that cause painful and unpleasant side effects, such as heart disease and diabetes.
It is also a cosmetic concern for many that can lead to poor self-confidence. It can also lead to mental health issues such as anxiety and depression.
According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), there is an alarming trend in the increase of overweight and obese individuals in Southeast Asia over the last 10-15 years. Therefore, those who live in this region are at risk of being overweight or developing abdominal fat and should be more mindful of their diets and exercise routine.
In Singapore, anyone who consumes a diet that is high in refined carbohydrates, processed foods, sugar, and fried foods while being low in monounsaturated fats, fruits, and vegetables, may be at risk of stubborn abdominal fat. Those who are obese or have certain conditions such as PCOS or insulin resistance are also at risk.
Stubborn abdominal fat is easily diagnosed through a visual examination by a healthcare professional, who can also measure your waist circumference or help you calculate your body mass index (BMI).
Visceral fat can be confirmed through imaging tests such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), although it is usually not required.
Treatment options for stubborn abdominal fat in Singapore are various, from cryotherapy to ultrasound technology to liposuction.
At Artisan Wellness, we offer the following non-invasive treatment methods for stubborn fat:
Make an appointment with Artisan Wellness today to explore treatment options for stubborn abdominal fat today.