Many of us, men and women alike, are concerned with areas of unwanted fat. It can be especially discouraging when it seems that even diet and exercise aren’t getting rid of that persistent belly “pooch.”
However, what many people don’t realize is that fat cells don’t disappear with diet and exercise, they just get smaller. Their number stays the same, which is why it seems so impossible to get rid of excess body fat permanently.
There is good news! Many new technologies can actually get rid of fat cells – and with little downtime. Noninvasive and minimally invasive body contouring treatments have been gaining popularity. They rarely require an incision or anesthesia, and they still provide you with the sculpted, slender body that you’ve been wanting.
How Can I Get Rid of Unwanted Fat?
Some of the most popular nonsurgical fat-reduction procedures are CoolSculpting®, Vanquish™, and Kybella®. Let’s take a look at the differences between them all and see what’s right for you.
CoolSculpting is an incredible noninvasive technology that literally freezes fat cells away. It’s a safe procedure that gives patients a gradual and noticeable beach-ready body by reducing the fatty deposits under your skin by about 20 to 24 percent.
A medical professional uses a special applicator to treat the area of unwanted fat cells. These dead fat cells are then naturally processed and eliminated from your body without surgery or downtime.
Another noninvasive fat-reduction procedure is the FDA-approved Vanquish. This procedure contours and reshapes the body via radiofrequency technology, using heat to destroy stubborn fat cells.
It’s virtually painless and requires no downtime. Patients can go back to their daily activities and routines immediately. While the device never actually touches your body, Vanquish eradicates unwanted fat and reduces the size of the abdomen and thighs within a few treatment sessions.
You can get rid of that bloated belly or trim up your thighs with this unique radiofrequency treatment. Your specialist may recommend four to six treatments spaced 1-2 weeks apart.
If you want to reduce the puffiness under your chin and eliminate “turkey neck,” it’s a good idea to consider Kybella. It is FDA-approved and is the only injectable that is designed to eliminate submental fullness, also known as the double chin.
The active ingredient is deoxycholic acid, which is a synthetic version of a natural chemical in the body that helps to break down and eliminate fat. Kybella specially targets fat cells under the chin, between the skin and muscle.
It may take a couple sessions to reach your desired look. Each session lasts 15-20 minutes, and you can go in once a month. Most patients can see the results within two to four treatments.
Plastic Surgery in New Jersey
If you want to finally get rid of that stomach pooch, double chin, or other persistent problem areas, the staff at Iorio Plastic Surgery can help you find the optimal procedure for you.
Want to learn more about the fat reduction procedures we offer, or schedule an appointment? Call us today at (732) 780-9191 for our Colts Neck location or (732) 458-7400 for Brick, or use our online form to request a cosmetic consultation with Dr. Iorio. We look forward to helping you look and feel absolutely ravishing.