Belly Fat and Love Handles procedures at Restore SD Plastic Surgery
What can I do about my belly fat and love handles?
What causes the distribution of belly fat and love handles?
Are there fat storage differences between men and women?
What should I do if I am considering liposuction?
If you look in the mirror one day and decide that it is time to do something to improve your appearance and optimize your proportions, it is important to know what choices are out there. There are many options in body contouring today – both surgical and non-surgical. The internet is overflowing with the latest and greatest way to look amazing, so it is important to do your homework and see a board-certified plastic surgeon to develop a treatment plan that is customized to your individual body, aesthetic goals, budget, and timeline.
To start, it is best if you are at a stable weight for 4-6 months prior to starting any type of body contouring and have any medical conditions such as high blood pressure under control. It is also important to know that body contouring procedures are not designed for weight loss and will not significantly change your weight.
How is liposuction different than non-surgical treatments?
What options are available for non-invasive fat removal?
- Coolsculpting® – this treatment uses the process of cryolipolysis, otherwise known as fat freezing. It requires multiple treatment sessions and results are seen after 4-6 months. There have been issues with tissues becoming lumpy and even sites that paradoxically grow more fat.
- Radio Frequency (RF) treatments are usually effective in temporarily tightening the skin. RF treatments show good initial results but tend not to be durable after a year or two.®
- Kybella® – deoxycholic acid which is an injectable series of treatments that is FDA approved for treatment of the “double chin” but has found a number of “off-label” uses such as the bra roll, area around the belly button, knees, and arms. There is some discomfort with the injections and a considerable amount of swelling may be present for up to two weeks after a treatment. To achieve optimal results, it requires a series of three treatments.
What is the recovery time for body contouring?
Why should I come to Restore SD Plastic Surgery for my liposuction treatment?
At Restore SD Plastic Surgery, we are dedicated to patient safety and our surgeons are both board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery as well as being members in good standing of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS). We operate only in fully accredited facilities and take the time to listen to your goals and develop a treatment plan that is individualized to your body, aesthetic desires, and timeline.
When you are ready for a truly exceptional body contouring experience in San Diego, look no further than Restore SD Plastic Surgery. Call us at 858-239-2486 to book your complimentary consultation today!
Belly Fat and Love Handles
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