There are only a few people fortunate enough to have a perfect body. The rest of us have pockets or areas of fat that we’d love to get rid of. Perhaps you’ve got a double chin, love handles, spare tire, saddle bags, banana roll, or bra fat. Maybe you want to narrow your waste or accentuate a thigh gap. In any of these cases, pockets of fat are the problem.
We all know how to reduce fat. Lose weight! Dieting, exercise, and reducing stress can all lower your body fat but not always where you want. You may want to lose a double chin and instead get a flat behind. Some fat pockets are resistant to going away. And, as evidenced by the myriad of diet books, weight loss companies, and exercise regimens losing weight is hard.
At TSC we can help. For small pockets of fat such as a slight double chin or bra fat, Kybella™ may work. Kybella is a medication that gets injected directly into the offending fat cells and causes them to be dissolved. It’s almost like the way soap works on grease in the sink. The dissolved fat is then cleared away by your body.
There’s also fat freezing. Fat freezing takes advantage of the cold sensitivity of fat cells. About an hour of cold temperature causes 20% of the frozen fat cells to go away for good. One commonly available fat freezing machine is called Coolsculpting®. This machine treats one small area of fat at a time. We have a newer device that can treat two to four areas simultaneously for improved results.
Finally, there’s liposuction. It’s just as it sounds. A narrow vacuum tube is passed under the skin to physically remove fat cells through a tiny incision. In fact, each liposuction incision is just a few millimeters long.
The number of fat cells you have at your heaviest is the same as the number of fat cells you had when you were in your best shape, it’s just that each individual cell is larger when you’re overweight. When we destroy, freeze, or remove some of the fat cells they’re not going to grow back. Fewer remaining fat cells helps you look more slender and shapely. And, even if you gained a lot of weight, proportionally you’ll always look better in the treated area.
Why wait? Each of these well-established treatments is available now. There’s no reason to live another day with pockets of unwanted fat.