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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.

Kybella - Double Chin Treatment

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.

Facial Liposuction

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.

TruSculpt 3D

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.

Learn More About Your Fat Removal Options Today

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.

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