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Traditionally, obesity is determined based on your body mass index (BMI). Here’s how to calculate BMI: Divide your weight in kilograms by the square of your height in meters. You can also get your BMI by dividing your weight in pounds by the square of your height in inches and multiplying the result by 703. The traditional BMI based classification is as follows:
|30.0 and higher;||Obesity|
The fact is there are many “skinny but fat” as well as “chunky but healthy” people to whom this standard does not apply. What really matters is the ratio of fat mass to lean mass in the body. A metabolically healthy body has less fat mass than lean mass. So, even if your BMI is in the normal range, you are susceptible to the metabolic consequences of obesity like diabetes, metabolic syndrome, hypertension, high cholesterol, atherosclerosis, etc if your fat mass is more than your lean mass… Conversely, if your lean mass exceeds the mass of fat in your body, then metabolically your health is sound even though you may look chunky. That is why it is critical to discover the percent of fat mass in the body before embarking on a treatment program for obesity.
American Medical Association (AMA) in 2013 recognized obesity as a disease state. Obesity can lead to a plethora of diseases and ailments like metabolic syndrome, PCOS,
Type 2 diabetes, atherosclerosis, hypertension, high cholesterol, sleep apnea, heart disease, many kinds of cancer, and even infertility! Obesity is known to cause erectile dysfunction and irregular periods. Since all of these conditions are the result of high VAT ( visceral adipose tissue), it makes sense to resolve the root cause instead of putting a bandaid on each of these chronic conditions.
EMSCULPT® is an innovative non-surgical FDA-cleared device that uses HIFEM® (High-Intensity Focused Electromagnetic) technology to eliminate unwanted fat and build muscle. EMSCULPT® uses electromagnetic energy to create powerful muscle contractions in the treatment area. These muscle contractions are stronger than what is possible to do voluntarily, making this treatment extremely effective. The EMSCULPT® systems are able to activate 100% of the muscles in the treatment area versus voluntary exercise, which only activates about 5% of muscles. One treatment has the same effect as doing 20,000 repetitions! There are no incisions needed and no downtime.