Weight loss reduces the size of fat cells, but not their number. The only way to guarantee stubborn fat cells do not have the future opportunity to expand is to physically remove them from your body.
If you have reached a plateau or have a few spot areas that are resistant to diet and exercise, newer non-invasive, non-surgical techniques to target and eliminate fat cells offer the advantage of permanent contouring without the downtime and recovery of liposuction.
Approved to treat the stubborn fat of a double chin, Kybella® has been called “liposuction in a bottle” due to its ability to target and destroy fat cells wherever it is injected. Due to extensive experience with the product, Dr. Beck has expanded his off-label use of the product to treat multiple areas including contouring of the jawline, the chest, love handles and abs. Treatment is performed by Dr. Beck in the office and takes 15-30 minutes. Results are visible in several weeks and are comparable to that of more invasive liposuction procedures.
Fat freezing is an approved procedure that’s particularly effective in treating belly fat, love handles or any area you can pinch an extra inch. Dr. Beck offers this technique using Coolsculpting® to target the excess tissue. The procedure is designed to focus on destroying the fat cells just under the skin, so it’s particularly effective in improving definition. Your body naturally removes the damaged fat cells without drugs or additional exercise.
Non-surgical fat treatments have the advantage of no downtime, so you can return to normal activities immediately. In candidates where more aggressive or traditional fat reduction treatments are needed, Dr. Beck uses a variety of recent innovations such as ultrasound (particularly effective on stubborn fat) and lasers to aid in reducing the extent and downtime of liposuction.
Dr. Beck is a board certified plastic surgeon that specializes in surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures for men.