Extra weight can put a strain on your heart, making it work harder and increasing your risk of heart disease and stroke. “Even losing 10 extra pounds can lower your risk of heart disease,” said Dr. Corwin A. Thomas, FACC, FASNC, FSCAI, Board Certified Interventional Cardiologist and Board Certified Nuclear Cardiologist in Lafayette, Louisiana. “There are many options available today to help you stay slimmer and healthier.”
One of those options is a non-invasive procedure that targets and contours your body helping you to drop unwanted pounds. “Accent Prime by Alma Lasers is a machine that combines ultrasound and radio frequency with deep tissue heating to target, break up and eliminate stubborn fat cells on your arms, stomach and legs,” said Dr. Thomas.
Lymphatic System Plays Role
Once the fat cells are broken up, the patient’s lymphatic system eliminates them. The Accent Prime machine is tailored for each patient, depending on the thickness of their skin.
“It’s a safe procedure that doesn’t hurt the patient and leaves the healthy tissue around the affected cells intact,” said Dr. Thomas. “You can lose unwanted belly fat almost instantly.”
Getting rid of your spare tire is even more important for women thanks to a recent study in the Journal of the American Heart Association that showed that women who carried more weight around their middles had a 10% to 20% greater risk of a heart attack than women who were just heavier overall (measured by body mass index, or BMI, a calculation of weight in relation to height).
According to the Centers for Disease Control, about 610,000 people die of heart disease in the United States every year–that’s 1 in every 4 deaths. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. The good news is that heart attacks are preventable, so work with your doctor to first understand your risks.
Besides getting rid of your muffin top, the Accent Prime procedure also removes unwanted fat from your face and arms, eliminating bingo wings as they are called. “The good news is that you can see results after just a few treatments,” said Dr. Thomas. “Treatments typically take 30 minutes to an hour and the good news is that you can see results after just a few treatments.”
Looking and feeling more toned and healthier shouldn’t just end after this procedure. “It’s important to add in regular physical activity and healthy eating to your everyday life,” said Dr. Thomas. “There’s no one cure to losing weight and feeling good. You need to take care of your body completely.”
For over 15 years, Dr. Corwin Thomas, FACC, FASNC, FSCAI has provided quality care and consultation in the treatment of heart and vascular diseases, incorporating electrocardiography, nuclear cardiology, echocardiography, preventive cardiovascular services, lipid management, weight management, electrophysiology and interventional cardiovascular procedures, to name a few. For more information, visit https://www.ctcardio.com/, or 802 E Farrel RD Lafayette, LA 70508 or call (337) 234- 3163.
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