What Causes Excess Fat?
Your body needs some fat for energy but sometimes can’t burn as much fat as it takes in. That can leave you stuck with excess fat in different areas of your body. Most people carry stubborn fat in either their midsection, hips, thighs or under their chin.
Stubborn fat can happen as a result of genetics, age or other factors often out of one’s control. If you’re already taking care of your health but you can’t get rid of excess fat, a fat reduction treatment can help remove the unwanted fat and help improve your overall body contour.
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What Treatments Are Available?
Non-surgical fat reduction is a safe and effective way to eradicate excess fat and help you achieve the body you deserve.
Your providers at Levy Dermatology offer CoolSculpting® for removing excess fat on the body. This treatment can be formulated to fit your specific needs when it comes to contouring the way you would like. Clinical studies have shown that a single CoolSculpting® treatment can result in 21% fat cell reduction in the targeted treatment area. Subsequent CoolSculpting® treatments can continue to reduce fat cells by up to 30%.
Pockets of unwanted fat along the jawline (also known as “jowls”), under the chin, upper torso, posterior arms, abdomen, and above the knees can be effectively treated with FACETITE® and ACCUTITE®. These are two variations of the same treatment chosen depending on the size of the treatment area. The technology is radiofrequency assisted liposuction (RFAL) and uses radiofrequency to heat and destroy fat cells and tighten the skin. It is a safe, outpatient procedure that can produce remarkable results.
If you want to remove stubborn fat under your chin, KYBELLA® injections use deoxycholic acid to kill submental fat cells and improve the contour of your neck. Kybella® is delivered to the submental tissue via multiple small injections and takes about 15-20 minutes to complete. Although fat cells are removed for good, patients must maintain a healthy diet and exercise regimen to uphold their results.
What Results Will I See?
With non-invasive fat reduction, you can expect to see visible fat reduction, inches lost from your abdomen, hips, or thighs, toning in certain areas, or a reduced double chin.
When you will see results will vary depending on how much excess fat you’re trying to lose, which treatment you receive and how your cells and tissue respond to treatments.
Is There Any Down Time?
There is very little to no downtime with non-surgical fat reduction treatments. However, you may experience temporary swelling, but this will resolve after a few days. You should be able to resume your normal routine right away.