Love handles are losing the battle with patients receiving Exilis treatments in New Orleans

“Love handles” is a word duo riddled with irony.

Truth is, most patients don’t describe the bulge on their sides with a term of endearment. It bothers them. It affects their self-confidence. It becomes an area of their body they cover and hide.

Dr. Mary Lupo understands patients’ concerns such as these and offers only the best solutions. After investigating the treatment, she began offering Exilis to her patients at the Lupo Center for Aesthetic and General Dermatology in New Orleans. This treatment option is not only among winners in cosmetic dermatology, but it’s extremely safe, FDA-approved, and highly effective. Using radio frequency energy, Exilis melts fat cells and tightens tissues.

Fat develops due to multiple reasons.

What causes fat, and how can you fight it?

1.) Poor diet

Too many calories and large portions are culprits of weight gain. Opt for a healthier diet, rich with fibers, vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low-fat dairy products, and lean protein sources. Consider splitting a meal at a restaurant and reducing your overall portion sizes at home. Foods rich in soluble fibers include apples, pinto beans, and green peas. When you lose weight, belly fat is usually the first to go.

2.) Lack of exercise

A healthy diet coupled with exercise battles fat. Moderate aerobic activity such as brisk walking is recommended at least two-and-a-half hours per week, according to the Department of Health and Human Services. If you’d prefer vigorous activity such as jogging, incorporate at least 75 minutes of it into your weekly routine. Additionally, participate in strength training exercises twice a week.

3.) Improper sleep habits

Not getting enough sleep can lead to a wider waistline. A study was conducted of people who slept for six to seven hours and those who slept five hours or less per night over a five-year span. It turned out those who slept more gained less fat.

4.) Unmanaged stress

Stress causes people to overeat or not eat enough. It’s all about how you choose to deal with it that matters most. Relax. Meditate. Exercise. Whatever you do, try to minimize your stress level.

Prevention is always best whenever possible. If all efforts to prevent love handles and abdominal fat fail, we have a solution. Our patients everywhere from South Louisiana to the Gulf Coast rave about the results they see in just 10 days with Exilis. If you think you may be a candidate for this procedure, don’t hesitate to call us at (504) 777-3047.

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