In some cases, even diet and exercise may not be effective at reducing unwanted fat from various areas of the body. There are certain areas where fat tends to become localized and is difficult to remove. For example, the abdomen, thighs, back and hips tend to accumulate fat reserves that are non-responsive to regular exercise. We offer a variety of fat reduction techniques to help you target specific cells and remove fat deposits from the body. These methods include both surgical and minimally invasive procedures that target fat reserves and fatty cells.
Patients have relied on liposuction to get rid of unwanted fat for over 20 years. It is a proven safe and effective surgical procedure for removing fat and getting your body back to a desired shape. During the procedure, fat from targeted areas is essentially sucked out via a hollow tube. Our surgeon will identify the areas that have fat buildup and use suction force to remove cells that have excessive fat content.
Liposuction techniques have become more effective over time to include procedures with minimal invasion to the body and faster recovery times. For example, the ProLipo™ procedure is a laser-assisted technique that uses both suction and laser treatment to reduce fat from targeted areas. It is ideal for targeting fat deposits in the abdomen, arms, thighs and back.
While liposuction can also be considered as a type of body contouring, there are many other fat reduction procedures that work in specific ways to eliminate stubborn fat deposits. Most of these methods are non-surgical and target fatty cells with varying degrees of intensity.
CoolSculpting® is ideal for those who have lost weight and are close to achieving their intended body shape. Such patients may simply need fat deposits to be removed from a few areas of the body so they can achieve the shape they have always wanted.
During CoolSculpting®, the undesired fat cells are cooled to temperatures in which they cannot survive. These cells are then flushed out of the body over the next few months after treatment. The method is precise and involves a minimal recovery period.
The Vanquish method of body contouring uses radiofrequency energy to heat fatty cells and remove them from targeted areas. It is effective at eliminating unwanted fat from the torso, stomach and abdomen.
Selecting a Fat Reduction Procedure
There are many different treatment options for reducing unwanted fat in the body. The biggest factors to consider are recovery time, how quickly you wish to see results and your individual health status. Surgical procedures such as liposuction often come with faster results but involve longer recovery times.
On the other hand, minimally invasive procedures may take longer to witness results but involve faster recovery times. In addition, your individual expectations, history and health condition will play a factor in determining the best procedure for you.