You know how when you’re starting fresh on a new workout routine and you lose that first bit of noticeable weight? Maybe your jeans feel a little loose, or your significant other takes notice, and it’s just enough of a boost to push you even further along on your journey. It’s a great feeling, and it isn’t exclusive to working out—it’s one of the many benefits of body sculpting, too.

Body sculpting isn’t just about targeting stubborn fat in problem areas for immediate weight loss—it can help rewire your body for lifelong effects. Let’s talk about some of the ways that body sculpting continues to pay off long after your procedure.

Mental Motivation

Removing stubborn fat through HD Body Sculpting can have the same mental impact as starting to see results in the gym. Once we notice that we’ve made progress, we become even more resolved to eat healthy, stay active, and take better care of ourselves. Being unable to work off the extra weight in problematic areas is discouraging for some, but having it permanently removed in a Belle Medical clinic should propel you into maintaining a meaningful wellness routine.

Creating Better Body Chemistry

While the mental shift is powerful, body sculpting provides some pretty important physiological benefits too. When fat sits in our body, it doesn’t just lie dormant. Oddly enough, it’s a hard worker! Carrying around excess fat is both a cause and a result of our bodies producing hormones that turn around and create more fat. We’ll break down a bit more which hormones we’re talking about and how they affect men and women differently.

In men, extra fat pushes the body to create more estrogen, which isn’t a muscle-friendly hormone. Estrogenic areas of the body like the chest, buttocks, hips, and thighs are more likely to retain unneeded fat. Women have more estrogen because their bodies need those energy deposits to give birth. Men’s bodies don’t. Getting rid of stubborn fat will cause a man’s body to produce more testosterone, which is the muscle-friendly hormone. To put it simply, less fat means more testosterone, and more testosterone means less fat.

Another hormone that can stand in the way of a lean and sculpted body is cortisol, the stress hormone. Your body can produce too much cortisol for a number of reasons—the main one, obviously, being stress. Cortisol and belly fat have something of a symbiotic relationship. Losing belly fat means you’ll lose some cortisol. Alternatively, you can cut down on the cortisol your body produces (and the stubborn belly fat cortisol brings with it) by limiting stress, getting extra sleep, and decreasing your alcohol intake. All this to say that a body sculpting procedure isn’t just about removing some extra weight and calling it a day. Your body can continue to change for up to six months after the procedure, and shedding fat to keep your hormone levels balanced affects more than just your waistline. It’ll improve your overall well-being, which should be the ultimate goal of any cosmetic procedure.

Dr. Robert Mitchell MD
Author: Dr. Robert Mitchell MD

Dr. Robert Mitchell has been practicing medicine for 15 years. He graduated from Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, Oklahoma and completed his medical degree at the University of Oklahoma in 2002. Dr. Mitchell went on to complete training in General Surgery/Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Oklahoma in Oklahoma City in 2007.

Dr. Mitchell is native to Tulsa, OK. He is a proud father to his son, Cameron. He enjoys an active lifestyle, coaching and playing baseball, basketball, and soccer with his son. Dr. Mitchell enjoys vacations to the Florida Coast where he and his son can be found deep sea fishing. In his spare time, you can find him volunteering for Tulsa Habitat for Humanity.