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Avoid Surgical Weight Loss

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Are you searching for the best ways to lose weight that aren’t diet-related? Don’t turn to surgery as your first option! The Washington Post reports that more than 45 million Americans are dieting each year in an effort to lose weight. However, statistics indicate that the majority give up on their diet goals or they lose weight, just to gain it back again. No wonder surgery looks appealing! However, that brings countless days of recovery, scars, high medical bills and many more complications. Find out how medical weight loss and Laser-Like Lipo with a professional are better ways to lose weight!


The Battle with Losing Weight

As we mentioned, more than 45 million Americans diet each year. Millions of those are yo-yo dieters, which means they go through periods of weight loss, just to gain it back again. This is fairly common, especially when eating habits aren’t good besides the few weeks spent dieting. Eating well and exercising are the best ways to lose weight. However, your body also fights you when you start exercising and eating right. Studies show it can actually go into survival mode, trying to hold onto fat at the start of a new program and producing hormones in you that make you crave calories. That’s why it’s so important to stick out a weight-loss program for more than a week or two. However, other factors affect your weight loss problems such as:

  • Sleep: The less sleep you get, the more your body retains its weight and it can become insulin resistant.
  • Stress: When you’re stressed, your cortisol hormone increases, decreasing insulin sensitivity, which is a hormone reaction that causes you to maintain weight.
  • Age: The older you get, the more fat you store instead of building muscle. The less muscle you have, the slower your metabolism gets.
  • Water Intake: Hydrating well can speed up your metabolism. Not drinking enough deprives your organs of the water they need, so your body maintains more.
  • Genetics: If being obese or overweight runs in your family, your body makeup may make you store more fat.
  • Chronic conditions: Some conditions require many medicines, hospital treatments or an inability to work out like you otherwise could, which all lead to weight gain.


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Looking at Liposuction?

Many people who have battled the bulge for years are tired at working at weight loss over and over. We understand! Many of us have dieted too. A get-slim-quick option becomes very appealing after toiling with weight problems for years, which is why so many turn to liposuction as a quick fix. Some people may find that this is successful for helping them get the body they want. However, this is also a very serious surgical procedure, and one in which people have even died because of the shock it can put on the body.


USA Today reported that in 2016 alone, there were 235, 237 liposuction surgeries done in the U.S. that cost a whopping $750 million dollars. The amount of people getting liposuction increased 5% in just one year from 2016 to 2017, and that number continues to rise. About 20 in every 100,000 people die from these procedures, despite modern medicine. Essentially, this is a surgical procedure where surgeons make incisions, place a hose-type tool in your body and suck out pockets of fat. Patients are then left with scarring, very high bills ($10,000 or more for one liposuction procedure), recovery time that can take weeks or months, and a body that must adjust to all the changes surgery made.


Weight Loss without Surgery

There has got to be a better way to obtain your weight loss goals without surgery, and there is! People have been losing weight for thousands of years without surgically removing the fat from their bodies. You can achieve real weight loss with good nutrition, more exercise, and weight loss aids that aren’t invasive. One of our best weight loss tools in-office that isn’t invasive is Laser-Like Lipo.


Our patients—especially the really busy ones—love their Laser-Like Lipo treatments. It’s part of our medical weight loss services that helps our patients achieve their goals of slimming down with a professional. It also takes the idea of liposuction, but uses that idea in a way that is non-invasive. We use lasers to help melt away the fat in certain areas of your body like your hips, thighs, back, stomach and arms. Using a state-of-the-art laser, we place it on areas of your body that you would like slimmer. This laser is pain-free even though patients often feel warmth in the areas it is placed. That warmth means it’s working.


Laser technology works similar to how exercise burns fat in your body. When you work out long enough, you body starts burning off your fat reserves. With our FDA-cleared, gentle laser, the laser light can penetrate deeper layers of your body where your fat lies. It targets your fat cells, burning them up, so your lymphatic and digestive systems can then remove them. It takes only a few minutes each session to start losing noticeable weight.


Woman receiving a laser treatment on her thighs.

Want Better Weight Loss?

The truth is that it takes time to achieve real weight loss. You can do this over time with Laser-Like Lipo, but we always couple it with nutrition plans and exercise guides. Nutrition is key to weight loss, as you can’t lose weight well if you’re only putting garbage in. your body will hold onto weight if it doesn’t get the right nutrients either. If you want real weight loss, invest in a nutritional assessment at our office, and a meal plan that can help you get the right nutrition that will help you burn fat. Use our counseling and exercise guides to work out specific areas of your body. Then, contour specific areas with our additional treatments. If you’re serious about weight loss, call Olathe Chiropractic today at (913) 732-0087!


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