Getting Rid of Visceral Fat with Redustim
Visceral fat is a type of body fat that is stored within the abdominal cavity. They are often found near vital organs such as liver, stomach and intestines. Over time, it can also build up in the arteries. It is sometimes known as ‘active fat’ because it can actively increase the risk of serious health problems such as fatty liver and increased risk of cardiovascular disease and type diabetes. In women, visceral fat is associated with breast cancer and metabolic disturbances.
Visceral fat vs subcutaneous fat
Subcutaneous (or “pinchable”) fat are found under the skin. They are found in the arms and legs and can be seen easily. On the other hand, visceral (“hidden”) fat is found deep in the abdominal cavity and cannot be easily seen.
How to measure visceral fat
There are a few ways to accurately measure visceral fat. You could either do it at home or go to a doctor. A quick way to do it at home is to measure the largest part around the waist and hip. Once you have measured both your waist and hip, divide the waist by the hip measurement. A healthy body should have less than 1.0 for men and 0.85 for women.
Another good indicator of high visceral fat is if you have a high BMI score and a disproportionately large waist. If you have both, chances are likely that you have a high level of visceral fat.
Undergoing Redustim treatment
Redustim is a medical device targeted at patients with stubborn abdominal fat concerns. The biostimology technology utilizes a low frequency alternating bioenergetic magnetic field which stimulates imperceptible muscle contraction, which in turn induces energy consumption. This results in the breakdown of fat cells in both the visceral fat and subcutaneous fat layers, as well as enhanced lymphatic drainage to eliminate toxins and reduce water retention.
Furthermore, besides proven reduction in waist circumference and visceral body fat, Redustim treatments have been associated with improved metabolic liver parameters such as transaminases.
What is the treatment like?
This 45-minute treatment is completely painless with no downtime. It is prudent to avoid a heavy meal 1 to 2 hours before treatment. It is also important that one does not consume carbohydrates or sugary food 4 to 6 hours after the Redustim treatment as the targeted fat continues to be broken down.
A minimum of 12 treatment sessions is recommended, with a minimum of two to three 45-minute sessions per week, over four to six weeks.
Depending on each person’s slimming goals, the treatment can be continued with supplementary sessions. After the first 12 sessions, 1 to 2 maintenance sessions per month are recommended to maintain the results. It is also important to ensure an active and healthy lifestyle.
Who is a suitable candidate for Redustim treatment?
This treatment is suitable for anyone who aims to get rid of excess abdominal fat to reduce associated health risks.
However, this treatment is not suitable for:
- Patients suffering from skin conditions or skin injuries (cuts and ecchymosis)
- Patients suffering from a serious illness
- Pacemaker carriers
- Pregnant women