Resistant Fat

Millions of men and women are dissatisfied with the appearance of their bodies. Many of them are managing a healthy lifestyle; yet reshaping their body seems like an unachievable dream. Most people are looking for a solution for the treatment of fat that is resistant to dieting and exercise. Today's patients and consumers are looking for treatments and services that work in concert with their exercise programs to provide more discernible results.

Body Renewal Tip: If one is on any body-shaping treatment to reduce resistant fat and cellulite, it is vital that the daily calories, fat and carbohydrate intake is reduced to ensure that the excess fat that is released can be adequately metabolized and excreted by the body. Superior results will be attained with the Body Renewal Medical Weight loss program as the daily lipotrophic substances work via the brain to target the abnormal (resistant) fat. An ideal combination treatment.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • 1What is resistant fat?
  • 2The following problems areas, the size of one's palm, can be treated for resistant fat treatments and include:
  • 3How Body Renewal Medical Weight loss program helps you to reduce:
  • 4What In-office Treatments are there to reshape:

The good news is that there are new, smart eating programs and non-invasive therapies that can give you lighter, firmer, toned bodies and all without resorting to the scalpel. These non- or minimally-invasive body shaping treatments and techniques mean that pretty much any small body problem can be solved. Leading aesthetic clinics are adding them to their treatment list because they know it's what the busy working individual wants - less invasive surgery, less downtime and a more natural effect.

Just everyone is familiar with fat pockets that you cannot get rid of. No matter how much you exercise, eat healthily and maintain your body at a healthy weight, localized, resistant fat pockets will continue to be problematic.

A possible explanation behind this is that some fat cells have a predominance of beta receptors and others have a dominance of alpha receptors.

Beta receptors are very receptive to the presence of adrenaline which is produced by exercise. Fat cell breakdown is triggered when adrenaline attaches to the beta receptors. Fatty areas with a predominance of beta receptors respond to exercise and a person on a regular exercise program will see noticeable results.

The opposite applies to fatty areas with a predominance of alpha receptors. When adrenaline attaches to alpha receptors, fat breakdown slows down and the fat tends to accumulate more. This explains why some people will experience problems in areas that just won't respond to consistent and regular exercise. These problem areas are typically around the hips, tummy and upper thighs, leading to love handles, saddle bags and tummy rolls.

At Body Renewal we are excited to offer the next step in multi-modality therapy in treating resistant fat. By carefully combining internationally recognized techniques with a successful medical weight loss program called Body Renewal Medical Weight loss program; we have developed a combination of non-invasive therapies to battle resistant fat that is bringing lipo-sculpture therapy to a whole new level.

Careful patient selection and adhering strictly to the Body Renewal Medical Weight loss program is of utmost importance in getting good results with our body shaping and fat reduction treatments.

  • Love Handles
  • Double chins
  • Tummy Rolls
  • Buttocks
  • Inner Thighs
  • Saddle bags
  • Heavy Thighs
  • Fatty Knees
  • Flabby ankles
  • Lipomas
  • Bra Bulges
  • Buffalo Hump

At Body Renewal we have recognised that before one even starts on a body shaping program it is important that one is close to their ideal weight or BMI (Body Mass Index) as possible. A visit to one of the medical doctors at Body Renewal will determine whether you are carrying excess weight.

In the human body we can distinguish three kinds of fat:

  • Structural fat which cushions our organs and is vital for normal organ functioning and protection
  • Normal fat which acts as a reserve of fuel upon which the body can freely draw on.
  • The third kind of fat is entirely abnormal. It is the accumulation of such fat from which the overweight patient suffers. Unfortunately this kind of fat is locked away and is not available to the body in a nutritional emergency.

Body Renewal Medical Weight loss program, is a medical weight loss program, that addresses this abnormal fat. It is a safe and effective weight loss program that has evolved over 35 years with tens of thousands of patients being treated successfully around South Africa.

The Body Renewal Medical Weight loss program includes a low GI eating program with interesting menu suggestions that combined with lipo-trophic supplements, help mobilize the abnormal fat which has accumulated over time. If the eating program is strictly adhered to, 400 grams of fat can be lost each day and thus the amount of days it takes to lose the abnormal fat can be calculated.

Patients lose between 8 and 12 kilograms per cycle (6weeks), generally find it quite easy, and feel good with high energy levels. Many of the Body Renewal Medical Weight loss program patients have tried numerous other well-known diets but find this to be the magic one that actually works. Follow up appointments are held every two weeks where a booster will be given and their weight checked. Any questions are answered and encouragement and support offered.

At Body Renewal resistant fat is treated with the following modalities once you are in shape and within 6 kilograms of your ideal weight. The following body shaping treatments are well suited to treat the fat deposits which make the body disproportionate.

  • Lipodissolve, also known as mesotherapy or injection lipolysis , is a well-established European and Brazilian technique to treat fat and diminish localised fat deposits using a natural substance called Phosphatidylcholine (PPC).
  • Another fantastic aid in body shaping, is VelaShape™, a 4 in 1 treatment that reduces circumference and fat dramatically. A new and more refined take on liposuction, Velashape™ has FDA approval for circumferential reduction and patients liken it to a warm, active massage.
  • Carboxytherapy, the miracle gas, has been applauded as the biggest beauty breakthrough since Botox, and forms an important component on any body-shaping program. Carboxy Therapy involves injecting tiny amounts of CO2 beneath the skin to break down fatty deposits, improve the appearance of cellulite, increase the microcirculation to the area and stimulate collagen production.
  • Lipomassage™ is a new targeted Endermologie® which treats resistant fat with fewer treatments.
  • Transdermal mesotherapy delivers active mesotherapy ingredients without the use of needles.
  • Cryo Technology, or the incredible “Fat Freezing Therapy”, lowers the temperature of the fatty tissue to the point at which fat cells are permanently destroyed. These destroyed cells are then eliminated naturally by the body over a period of 45-60 days. Patients may see as mush as 20-30% reduction in size of the treated area per treatment. This therapy is one of the latest therapies with its results likened to that of liposuction without the risks of scarring, dimpling or surgical complications.
  • Exilis Elite, the mechanical effect of ultrasound helps create separation of the fat cells clusters, allowing more efficient RF thermal delivery to adipose tissue. Exilis is the only monopolar RF (Radiofrequency) system to incorporate ultrasonic energy in one hand piece.


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Review -Wish I had done it sooner!
Reviewed on 10 February 2016 by M.G from Fourways

I've struggled my entire life with saddle bags, regardless of diet and exercise. Liezel suggested the Cryolipo Fat freeze/ lipodisolve and explained all the pros and cons. I have a busy lifestyle and was able to fit the procedures into lunch times and before work, which meant I didn't have to discuss what i was doing with anyone, which was really important to me. It's been 4 months since my first treatment and the results are AMAZING. I'm so happy I did it and actually wish I had done it sooner. The results also looks completely natural and people just assume that I had lost some weight. The real benefit for me is that I now have a healthier body image and because I feel 'in proportion', I no longer have an obsessive need to diet and exercise to try (and fail) to lose the saddle bags. I still stay in shape, but I enjoy it more, because it is not a losing battle!!!

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Review -My plat magie!
Reviewed on 30 November 2015 by E.T from Somerset West

Het eers Slender Wonder gewigsverlies gedoen en 'n ongelooflike 10kg+ verloor. Het daarna 2 Cryolipo's gedoen en waar ek by 'n no. 38/14 gaan draai het, kan ek nou met gemak in van my ou no.10 klere kom! Ek is super opgewonder en tevrede!

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Review -The fat literally vanishes!
Reviewed on 20 May 2015 by V. W from Fourways

Exilis has been one of the most effective treatments I have every had, the fat literally vanishes! My size, shape and attitude has changed dramatically! Looking great and feeling fab! The treatment duration is short and the results are remarkable. I have lost 9Kg of fat and am down from a size 46 to a 42, all my jeans have to be tailored to suit

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Review -Thank you to the Fourways team
Reviewed on 4 February 2015 by T.M from Body Renewal Fourways

I have had several skin and body treatments at Skin Renewal Fourways. Have seen a difference on my skin, overall health, cellulite and body size. Apart from the excellent service I have received from the team/staff at Fourways. Their treatments (PDT, Carboxy, lipo- dissolve) work! Beverley is an awesome therapist that does not only follow on the treatment only, but relationship as well. I have over the months gotten to build a good personal relationship with her and feel comfortable during my time with her. Michelle has always stepped in to assist me when I require special assistance from the team and is partly the reason why I keep coming back over and over, month after month.

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Review -Helemse Ervaring in Somerset Wes
Reviewed on 13 January 2015 by Mrs A Somerset West

Dit was 'n hemelse ervaring. Baie skoon, netjies met vriendelike, goed opgeleide personeel. Ek sal beslis weer gaan na Skin Renewal in Somerset Wes!

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Review -Great Results!
Reviewed on 29 September 2014 by Taryn Bok

I've been coming to Skin Renewal for almost a year now and the service is always impeccable and the staff is always welcoming and friendly. I've noticed a visible change due to my treatments and the products purchased at Skin Renewal which were recommended by my therapist. I will definitely continue coming here for treatments.

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Review -Vriendelik en bekwaam
Reviewed on 16 September 2014 by Anonymous

Die diens wat ek by Tammy ontvang het wat baie vrieddelike en bekwaam. Baie dankie!

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Review -Excess stubborn fat
Reviewed on 16 September 2014 by Yvonne Maitin

Even though the Cryo was a bit sore and uncomfortable, the therapist was very lovely and warm which made all the difference. Look forward to more treatments.

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Review -She is fantastic- don’t lose her!
Reviewed on 4 September 2014 by Darryl Thwaits

Nicole has treated me. She has been attentive and professional. I look forward to my treatment as she is cheerful and engaging. She is fantastic- Don't lose her!

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Review -Excellent branch!
Reviewed on 3 September 2014 by Anonymous

Body Renewal Constantia is an excellent branch and my therapist, Bianca, is Brilliant. The Velashape and Carboxy treatments have given me great fat reduction results.

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Review -Professional Client care!
Reviewed on 3 September 2014 by Amanda Cloete

Special thanks to Heather for the extra personal client attention and professional manner in which she treated me during my cryo-lipo fat freezing treatment.

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Review -Very pleased with Lizelle and Beverley!
Reviewed on 2 September 2014 by Joanna Berry

Treatments are explained very well and the ladies are pleasant and very professional.

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