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Options For Losing Extra Weight When Dietary Changes And Exercise Aren't Working Well Enough

If you're struggling to lose weight, you're not alone. Two out of three adults in the United States are considered overweight or obese, while 5% of adults are extremely obese. The numbers continue to rise as people cling to poor eating habits and little to no exercise. If you are looking for ways to remove extra body fat that just won't go away no matter how hard you try, there are a number of procedures your doctor may offer you for weight loss. When you need to lose a lot of weight, your doctor may suggest gastric bypass surgery or a stomach sleeve. If you are simply trying to lose some small love handles, your doctor may suggest freezing away the fat instead.

When Dietary Changes and Exercise Aren't Enough

When you have cut your calories to a reasonable level, and you are exercising several times a week, you will begin to feel better. While your initial goal may not be a perfectly toned body, you may discover that you have a small bit of fat left no matter how much you work out. If you are trying to get rid of a small area of fat, doctors have developed the process of CoolSculpting. In this process, the area to be treated is cooled down to a temperature at which your fat cells will die. Your body will naturally remove the dead fat cells over a period of weeks. This can sometimes result in uneven weight loss in the area, and can't be used for large areas of the body.

Liposuction to Remove Excessive Fat

Liposuction is a more invasive fat removal procedure that uses suctioning to remove fat from the body. While more fat can be removed at a time than with CoolSculpting, this is also a procedure that isn't going to make you lose 50 pounds in a day. This is for basic sculpting and removal of stubborn fat cells that won't go away.

Procedures that help morbidly obese people shed hundreds of pounds include a gastric sleeve procedure or the complete gastric bypass surgery. With the sleeve, a band is placed around the stomach to make it smaller. With gastric bypass surgery, the stomach is surgically altered to be smaller. When you need to lose a large amount of weight, it's important to talk with your doctor about all of your options. While freezing away fat is an option for smaller amounts, diet and exercise will help you get to that stage. To learn more, contact a company like Refined Dermatology