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Have Stubborn Belly Fat? 2 Ways To Make It Go Away

by Janet Burns

There are different areas of your body where it can be difficult to get fat to go away. One of these areas is the belly. This is especially true if you have had children or have recently lost a lot of weight. Fortunately, there are many things you can do to make this fat go away, two of which are listed below.


CoolSculpting is freezing fat to get rid of it in different areas of your body, including the belly. You will also hear CoolSculpting referred to as cryolipolysis. A device is used to cool the fat to a certain temperature. Once cooled, the fat can be destroyed much easier without causing any harm to your skin. 

The doctor uses two paddles to hold the belly fat. The paddles cool down and are left in place for a certain amount of time, which may be up to over an hour. During this time, the cooling process destroys your belly fat cells. When the process is finished, you will generally start to see results in a few weeks or months. During this time, your immune system is clearing out the dead fat cells a little at a time.

This procedure is done in a doctor's office, and you can leave after it is over. There is no recovery time, and you can go back to your normal daily living. You may have to have the procedure done more than one time to remove all your belly fat depending on how much fat you have. 


Liposuction can be used to target body fat in different areas of your body. You will see a surgeon to have this procedure done. The doctor uses a special machine that suctions the fat from your belly. Liposuction also works great to remove fat from the neck, arms, buttocks, thighs, and hips. 

You will be put under anesthesia during this procedure, or you may be given a sedative through an IV to keep you relaxed and calm. How long the procedure lasts will depend on how much fat you have in your belly. The doctor makes small incisions in the area, inserts a thin tube to loosen the fat, and then suctions the fat out. 

After the procedure, you will have pain, bruising, and swelling. If you are in a lot of pain, your surgeon can prescribe pain medication for you. You also may be given an antibiotic to help prevent infection. You will be asked to wear a compression garment for a few weeks after the procedure. Plan to take a few days off from work. Also, there are many things you should not do for a few weeks, such as exercise. Your doctor can go over this information with you. 

There are other treatment options to get rid of your stubborn belly fat, such as a tummy tuck or skin tightening.