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.
These days, if you have unwanted fat, you aren't stuck weighing the pros and cons of surgery or resorting to squeezing yourself into girdles or Spanx to conceal it. Non-invasive, non-surgical fat removal options have made it easier than ever to banish the bulge.
truSculpt 3D is one of the newest non-invasive fat removal treatments available. Learn more about the procedure and how and why it's different from the other options out there.
While surgical liposuction gets rid of fat by physically removing it from the body and while treatments such as Coolsculpting destroy fat by freezing it, truSculpt 3D gets rid of fat by heating it. When fat gets heated to a temperature of 113 degrees Fahrenheit (45 degrees Celsius), it is permanently damaged. Your body then flushes away the damaged fat, leaving you with a trimmer look.
While Coolsculpting freezes fat and liposuction suctions it away, truSculpt uses radiofrequencies to heat up your fat cells and destroy them. The treatment can be performed using either a small or large handpiece, which is guided over the area by the provider.
One way that truSculpt is different from other non-surgical fat removal treatments is that it typically requires fewer treatments than those other options. Many people get the results they are after with just a single treatment session. In some cases, you might want a second treatment, just to fine tune your results.
Your body needs some fat to thrive, so don't expect truSculpt to eliminate all of the fat in the area. Instead, you can expect it to clear away about 25 percent of the fat. Losing up to 25 percent of fat in an area can mean that your clothes fit better and that you feel more confident when you look at yourself in the mirror.
One thing that truSculpt 3D does have in common with most other fat removal options is where on the body it works. You can try truSculpt on any of the "usual suspects," those areas of the body that are known for having excess fat, such as the thighs, buttocks, abdomen, love handles, and neck.
truSculpt 3D is also designed to work on particular types of fat. It can help smooth the appearance of cellulite. It's also effective for removing standard body fat, or adipose tissue. Because it uses radiofrequency to diminish the fat, it is also helpful for tightening areas where the skin is loose.
Like any other fat removal option, truSculpt isn't right for everyone. But if you aren't a good candidate for either liposuction or another non-surgical fat removal treatment, you might find that you're a candidate for truSculpt.
Let's start by listing who's not a candidate for the treatment, and why. First, you're not a candidate if you're currently very overweight or obese. Fat removal procedures, including truSculpt, are usually only recommended for people who are at or very near their goal weight. The treatment doesn't help you lose weight, although it does get rid of a small amount of unwanted fat.
Second, you're not a good candidate if you have certain devices in your body, such as a pacemaker, as the radiofrequency might interfere with the operation of those devices. The treatment's also not recommended for pregnant women. If you have certain types of skin problems, you might want to skip it as well, as the probe might irritate or otherwise upset your skin.
That said, truSculpt can often be ideal for people who aren't candidates for Coolsculpting, because the size of the fat removal area is too small of the typical Coolsculpting paddle. It can also be a good treatment option if you're hoping to avoid surgery or need to avoid surgery for any reason.
Another thing that sets truSculpt apart from the rest is how long treatment takes. Usually, just the one session is needed and that session typically takes less than an hour, depending on how many areas you're treating and the size of those areas.
Afterwards, you won't have to set aside time to recover or put your life on hold. Many people can go back to their regular activities immediately.
The one thing you might need to prepare to wait for is results. You may start to see some subtle changes after about 6 weeks, but it can take up to three months before you see the full results. For that reason, it's a good idea to schedule your consultation and treatment sessions at least three or four months before any big events, like a wedding or class reunion.
At The Masri Clinic for Laser and Cosmetic Surgery rDr. Haitham Masri and Dr. Fatina Masri each have more than two decades of experience performing plastic surgery and non-surgical procedures. The practice recently added truSculpt to its treatment roster. To schedule your free patient consultation at the Masri Clinic, call (866) 487-3223 today.