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What is the Best Way to Lose Belly fat?

There is nothing quite as frustrating as unwanted belly fat. Especially when you’re trying your best to lose that bulge around your waist and no amount of diet or exercise seems to help. Instead, you continue to lose self-confidence while trying to hide your abdominal fat behind baggy clothes.

Our New York Cosmetic, Skin & Laser Center surgeon, Dr. Cameron Rokhsar, consults with many patients who are unhappy about stubborn belly fat. He is double board-certified in dermatology and dermatologic surgery explains that physicians can help with reducing subcutaneous fat (the pinchable fat between your skin and muscle), whereas visceral fat (intra-abdominal fat behind the muscle – like the beer belly) only responds to diet and exercise.

The Answer is in the Science

The science behind fat deposition shows that insulin levels play a significant role in fat storage. Those who have a lot of spikes in their insulin level tend to store fat (subcutaneous and visceral), and thus, dietary changes can influence the appearance of the abdominal area. A high-protein and low-carbohydrate diet combined with exercise (aerobic and weight lifting) helps with fat burning and reduces the retention of fat in all unwanted areas.

Lipo Can Help Reduce Subcutaneous Belly Fat

While there are surgical and non-surgical fat reduction procedures available for people in New York City, Dr. Rokhsar emphasizes that these procedures can only help with subcutaneous fat. His recommendations to his patients largely depend on their desired outcome, with liposuction being the gold standard in removing unwanted belly fat, and CoolSculpting as another alternative.

What Type of Abdominal Fat Do You Have to Lose?

Consult with Dr. Rokhsar for an abdominal fat consultation at his Manhattan or Long Island office. He can advise on the type of belly fat that you have and the best treatment options available. Natural-looking results can be achieved through liposuction, diet, exercise, and more.

About author - Dr. Cameron Rokhsar

Dr. Cameron Rokhsar

Dr. Cameron Rokhsar, MD, FAAD, FAACS, is the founder and medical director of the New York Cosmetic, Skin, & Laser Surgery Center. Dr. Rokhsar is a graduate of Harvard College and NYU School of Medicine. Dr. Rokhsar is double board certified in dermatology and micrographic dermatologic surgery, being one of the few select dermatologists in the country who is also fellowship trained in laser surgery. A researcher and innovator, Dr. Rokhsar is the creator of the non-surgical nose job and has been instrumental in the research and development of laser systems such as the Fraxel, CO2, Mirady, Vbeam, Themitight, and Ulthera devices. An Associate Professor of Dermatology at Mount Sinai Hospital in NYC, Dr. Rokhsar actively teaches the cosmetic dermatology clinic to the resident at Mount Sinai. An expert injector of fillers, and a trainer for many companies, patients fly in from around the world to see Dr. Rokhsar in his Garden City and Manhattan offices in New York.

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