Did you know that your genetic background has a major influence on where your body decides to store fat? If your mother or father tend to store fat in the abdominal, hips, waist or thigh areas, then you will very likely go on to develop fat deposits in these areas as well.
There are several circumstances in which this can happen. First, you can actually have a height and weight that puts you in the normal range for your body mass index (BMI) but still have bulges that are disproportionate to your overall body weight.
The next circumstance that can happen is that your body height and weight are in the overweight or obese range and you develop excessive fat accumulation such as the lower abdomen which is referred to as a pannus, lower back and hip areas that seem to stay no matter how much you try to lose weight.
So, why is it that people of normal weight as well as a person who is overweight both develop deposits of unwanted fat?
The answer is related to the hormonal influences that regulate fat cells.
There are two types of receptors present on fat cells that control their metabolic activity. The first type is an Alpha receptor which causes fat cells to stay present where they are. The second type is a Beta receptor that signals fat cells to break down and provide fuel for energy. Hormonal input from the body can cause an increase or decrease in fat metabolism. What happens is that it is primarily the cells with Beta receptors that increase or decrease in size with weight gain or loss and exercise.
If your fat cells have more Alpha than Beta receptors then these areas will tend to be more resistant to diet and physical activity. Therefore the fat in these areas tend to hang around no matter what.
Ladies tend to have more fat cells in the middle portions of the body which also contain estrogen receptors to help balance fat distribution during pregnancy, giving the body more support. However, one of the problems that can occur is that the hormonal effect can also contribute to diet resistant fat deposits in the same areas that will persist unrelated to pregnancy. So, this leads to the body changes that some ladies notice after pregnancy with stubborn fat deposits, especially “the pooch” in the lower abdominal area.
When we become overweight, it is because we are increasing the size of our existing fat cells, not because we are increasing their numbers. When we take in more calories than we can burn, the excess is stored in our fat cells making them grow larger and larger and making us obese. When we go on a diet to lose weight, we are not shedding fat cells; we are simply shrinking them back down to normal size. The fat cells with Beta Receptors get smaller and the ones with Alpha receptors lag behind.
For some people who are genetically predisposed to having a large number of fat cells or to having a large number of fat cells concentrated in specific areas such as the abdomen, thighs or chin, it is not possible to get the slim look they desire because of this genetic distribution of the fat cells plus an increase in Alpha or Estrogen receptors. In these instances, no amount of dieting or exercise will ever get rid of that paunch or bulge of fat.
So, do you have to settle for having a bulging tummy, waistline, or large thighs for the rest of your life? Not necessarily.
One of the faster ways to get rid of these undesirable is to have liposuction which actually decreases the number of fat cells that are stored in the body areas.
One of the most effective versions of this procedure is called tumescent liposuction.
This technique involves the infiltration of local anesthetic into the areas of concern, followed by insertion a small tube, known as a cannula, into the fatty area and using suction pressure to remove the excess of fat cells.
So, those stubborn fat cells with Beta and Estrogen receptors can finally be removed and this will help you achieve the slim and trim appearance you desire.
When the procedure is performed in the office under local anesthetic, risks are minimal for healthy individuals and recovery time is reduced.
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