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 Renewal Institute Diet as the daily lipotrophic substances work via the brain to target the abnormal (resistant) fat. An ideal combination treatment.

Frequently Asked Questions

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 Renewal Institute Diet; 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 Renewal Institute Diet 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.

Renewal Institute Diet, 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 Renewal Institute Diet 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 Renewal Institute Diet 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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