Fat is a fact of life, but that doesn't mean you have to be stuck carrying around too much of it. In some cases, eating a healthy diet and exercising regularly is enough to keep unwanted fat away. In other scenarios, fat can be particularly stubborn and hang around, no matter how healthy your diet is or how many miles you run.
Fortunately, there are fat removal treatment options out there that can help to get rid of unwanted fat from various areas of the body. From your face to your tummy and from your chin to your thighs, here are a few of your options for saying "bye" to excess fat.
The fatty deposits that form under the chin or submental area can be pretty frustrating. Although a double chin sometimes devel0ps a result of being overweight or obese, it's also possible for people who are not carrying extra pounds to develop one. It can seem that no amount of exercise or dietary improvements can help to eliminate an unwanted double chin.
Fortunately, there is a treatment available specifically for people who have unwanted submental fullness. When exercise and diet don't take care of unwanted chin fat, Kybella can. Kybella is an injectable treatment made from deoxycholic acid.
The human body naturally produces deoxycholic acid, which works to dissolve and absorb fat. When injected directly into the area beneath the chin, the acid helps to break down the fat. Then, the body flushes out the fat through natural processes. Usually, treatment with Kybella involves a series of injections spaced about four weeks apart. Each injection session typically takes about 20 minutes or less.
Although some people need as many as six treatment sessions to get the results they are after, others need fewer. Once the fat is dissolved by Kybella, it's gone for good.
Although many people choose procedures such as fat transfer to reverse age-related facial volume loss, others have the opposite problem. Those who have unwanted fullness in their cheeks, chin, and neck can opt for facial liposuction to get rid of unwanted fatty deposits. Depending on your wants and the degree of skin laxity you have, you might combine a facial liposuction procedure with a facelift or neck lift to rejuvenate and refresh your appearance.
It might seem that no matter how much you exercise or diet, some fat just won't budge. The fat in your abdominal area, around your thighs, or on your back can be especially stubborn. The good news? Getting rid of that unwanted fat doesn't have to involve surgery.
TruSculpt 3D helps to eliminate unwanted fat by heating the fat cells in the target area to 113 degrees Fahrenheit (45 degrees C). Typically, the treatment destroys about 60 percent of fat cells in the target area during a single treatment. The cells are then flushed out of the body by the lymphatic system. Since the fat cells aren't physically removed from the body (as they are during liposuction), it can take about a month before results are visible.
Since TruSculpt 3D isn't surgery, recovery time after treatment is very minimal. Many people are able to get back to their normal activities right away, including work and exercise. Some redness is the treatment area is common right after the procedure, but it usually fades quickly.
Although non-surgical fat removal can be the ideal option for some patients, people looking to remove larger quantities of fat or people looking to remove fat from multiple areas of the body might find that surgical liposuction is the better option for them. During liposuction, the fat is surgically accessed and gently suctioned away from the treatment area. People are usually given a local anesthetic and IV sedation or go under general anesthesia during the procedure.
Since liposuction is surgery, some recovery time is involved. Many people need to take at least one week, if not two, off from work. It's also usually recommended that you wear a compression garment around the treated area after liposuction to help improve the final shape and your final results.
Dr. Haitham Masri and Dr. Fatina Masri each have more than two decades of experience performing plastic surgery and non-surgical procedures. They offer a range of facial and body procedures. They can talk to you about your options for fat removal and help you fully understand what’s involved with each treatment. To schedule your free patient consultation at Masri Clinic for Laser and Cosmetic Surgery, call (866) 487-3223 today.
Fat is an essential component of the body, which can create beautiful contours and a youthful appearance when found in the right places—and in the right amounts. Fat gets a bad rap, however, because it’s often too abundant in places we don’t want it—in the belly, hips, thighs, and even the face. While facial volume is essential to youthful facial aesthetics, there is such a thing as too much of a good thing. For some people, fat deposits in the face simply won’t respond to diet and exercise, and can cause a round face, a double chin, or other problems arising from the “baby fat” in the face. Luckily, there is an option for contouring the face: facial liposuction.
Most people are familiar with the concept of liposuction—surgically removing fat cells so they do not return. However, this procedure is most commonly performed on problem areas like the stomach and thighs, and many people are unaware that liposuction can be performed on the face as well.
Facial liposuction is not used for weight loss, but to contour the face and remove stubborn “baby fat” that can keep a person looking much younger than they are. Facial liposuction can also resolve a stubborn double chin.
Liposuction techniques have evolved over the years, and today’s methods are safe and gentle enough to be used on small, sensitive areas like the face. A high-powered sub-atmospheric pressure pump is often used to extract the fat and contour the face for natural-looking results. Only small incisions are needed to perform the procedure, typically located under the chin.
Once fat cells are removed, they will not grow back, but remaining cells can still expand, causing weight gain. This is why patients need to be careful to maintain a stable weight following the procedure.
Today, plastic surgery is generally very safe. Facial liposuction is typically performed using just local anesthesia, though some patients opt for sedation as well, to make the procedure more comfortable. Recovery is fairly quick, with only small incisions that require healing. Many patients can return to normal activities within a day or two, with only minimal elastic dressings needed for a few days.
Facial liposuction can be an empowering procedure for the right candidates, boosting self-esteem and confidence. However, it is not right for everyone, and there are some candidacy requirements for the procedure. Candidates should be healthy adults with realistic expectations for the results of the procedure. Prospective patients should also have good skin elasticity to prevent loose, excess skin following the procedure. Sound like you? Facial liposuction could be a good option for meeting your goals!
If you’d like to learn more about facial liposuction, then it’s a good idea to consult with an expert plastic surgeon to discuss your goals for the procedure. Be sure to seek advice only from a board certified provider, like Dr. Haitham Masri at Masri Clinic for Laser and Cosmetic Surgery. Our plastic surgeons have multiple board certifications, decades of experience, and the ability to help you plan the treatment that is best for you.
To schedule a consultation in Birmingham or Dearborn, MI, call our offices at (866-487-3223) today.