Millions of people are frustrated by the appearance of stubborn fat in areas such as belly, thighs and butt. For many people, we may find that no matter how much we exercise or how we reduce our food intake, the fat just cannot seem to go away.
Visceral fat in the body
Visceral fat, or the fat surrounding the organs in the abdominal cavity, is also known as “active fat” as it influences how certain hormones work in the body. Excessive visceral fat can have potentially harmful consequences, as increases stores of visceral fat predispose to increased health complications such as heart diseases and type 2 diabetes.
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.
Introduction to Redustim
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.
For best results, we recommend adding on Redustim to our fat freeze treatments for a more targeted body contouring outcome. Fat freeze treatments target the subcutaneous (or “pinchable”) fat whereas Redustim targets the visceral (or “hidden”) fat.
A large amount of fat loss in a short period of time may result in loose and saggy skin, and Redustim can potentially help to alleviate this by tightening and toning the treated areas after the fat freeze treatments.
Who is suitable for Redustim treatment?
Redustim is a non-surgical body contouring treatment that is very safe with very little side effects. It is suitable for most people who want 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
Most importantly, remember that body contouring treatments such as Redustim and fat freeze treatments target hard-to-reach, stubborn fat. Keeping an active and healthy lifestyle is equally important to ensure that your fat loss is sustainable as it reduces your risk of chronic conditions like heart diseases, diabetes and stroke.
Always consult your doctor before embarking on your fat loss or body contouring treatment.