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Obesity has always been a risk factor for many diseases as well as death. Recent research, however, suggests that having an excessively large belly (especially an apple-shaped one) may increase an individual’s risk of sudden cardiac death. Instead of the commonly used Body Mass Index (BMI) measurement, this study measured belly size by waist-to-hip ratio.
This unique approach offers physicians a more effective way to analyze a patient’s risk of sudden death. Physicians can then urge their at-risk patients (in this case, those with excessive belly fat) to lose weight. Successful weight loss typically begins diet and exercise, although localized fat may remain on the midsection and elsewhere on the body. This excess fat can be reduced with new, non-invasive laser procedures.
In such cases, noninvasive fat removal may be an option for patients to fully become their new, thinner self. At Advanced Dermatology, PC, we offer a wide range of options for fat removal without surgery and minimal to no downtime. Contact us today to learn more about noninvasive fat removal.