Feeling troubled about your belly bulge?
When you look in the mirror and see a bulging belly, the first thing that comes to mind is that you’ve put on excess weight. However, contrary to popular belief, not all belly bulges are a result of excess fat or having too much to eat.
In this article, we discuss the different types of belly bulges and the available treatment options for them.
1. Visceral Fat
Visceral fat is the kind of fat that is stored in close proximity to the organs and in the abdominal cavity. A buildup of this sort of fat results in a protruding belly. A visceral fat belly bulge is also often referred to as a “potbelly” and is often one of the most challenging areas to target when it comes to weight loss.
Not only does this affect an individual’s physique, but it can also cause a number of health issues, such as diabetes, heart disease, and high blood pressure.
Combining a nutritious diet with frequent exercise is the most effective method to reduce visceral fat. According to research, visceral fat may also be reduced with high-intensity interval training (HIIT) and strength training.
Bloating is the feeling of swelling or pressure in the stomach. Instead of fat, bloating occurs when there is gas or fluid retention in the body. Several factors, such as consuming too much salt or fiber, carbonated beverages, or even eating too quickly, can result in this type of belly bulge.
Fortunately, bloating tends to go away with time. Avoiding things that promote bloating, such as processed foods and fizzy beverages, is essential for reducing it. Eating slowly and drinking a lot of water might also help to lessen bloating.
3. Adrenal stress fat
Stress is a normal reaction to a threat that is felt. Your adrenal glands are instructed to release adrenaline, cortisol, and other stress hormones when you are confronted with a threat.
Usually, stress is very temporary, and your body quickly returns to normal. Your body stays in this state when under constant stress. There is evidence that suggests that persistent stress increases belly fat and food cravings that lead to abdominal obesity.
4. Weakened abdominal muscles and excess skin
Sometimes, a bulging belly is not caused by fatty tissue or bloating, but rather by loose and weakened abdominal muscles. This weakness is typically the result of muscles that have been excessively stretched because of pregnancy, obesity, or other potential causes. The stretched or weakened muscles may not be able to recover to their original state after childbirth or excessive weight loss. This excess muscle and skin will sag and produce a bulge that is noticeable, usually around the lower abdomen.
To treat this type of belly bulge, exercises that strengthen the abdominal muscles, such as planks or crunches may be beneficial. But if you’re looking for a more effective solution, abdominoplasty surgery in Singapore is recommended. Abdominoplasty is a surgical procedure that tightens the loose muscle groups and removes excess skin to recontour the abdomen and remove the appearance of any bulge.
Get rid of your bulging belly with The Clifford Surgery Clinic’s tummy tuck surgery
Here at The Clifford Surgery Clinic, our doctors have over 18 years of experience performing tummy tuck surgery in Singapore. Both local and general anesthesia may be administered for abdominoplasty. The skin flap is often lifted off the abdominal wall by an incision that is made slightly above the pelvic line. The surgeon will then make any required adjustments to the muscle groups of the rectus abdominis and the fascia gap. Thereafter, they will carefully trim away any extra skin before closing the incision after pulling the skin flap over the constricted abdomen. At this point, some drainage tubes for fluid may be introduced to avoid difficulties brought on by fluid buildup.
You may also consider combining liposuction and a tummy tuck if you want to maximize the benefits of your body sculpting procedure. Liposuction is a surgical procedure that utilizes suction to remove fat from specific parts of the body, including the arms, neck, thighs, hips, buttocks, and abdomen. Despite the fact that they are two completely separate treatments, combining them will enable you to get results that simultaneously address the issues with extra skin and fat.
Alternatively, if you are looking for a non-invasive procedure to permanently remove those unwanted fats, then our fat freezing treatment is for you! During the treatment, the applicator will be utilized to freeze fat cells. When these fat cells have been damaged, the body will then act to clear them – either by reabsorbing and using them for energy, or permanently removing them.
Say goodbye to your bulging belly and reshape your core by getting in touch with us today.