How to get rid of unwanted fat in the Dallas and Fort Worth area

Did you pass by the mirror this morning and notice a little extra jiggle that wasn’t there before? Have you tried on last summer’s bikini and it didn’t fit the way it did last year?

Extra fat. We’ve all got it, and we all don’t want it! But, even with diet and exercise, it’s tough to eliminate those love handles on your own.

If you want to drop some of that extra fat and are in the Dallas and Fort Worth area, Southlake Plastic Surgery and MedSpa is the place for you! Our expert team can walk you through all of your options, from surgical procedures like liposuction to non-surgical treatments like CoolSculpting®.

There’s no better time to shed that unwanted fat than now and no better place to do that in Dallas and Fort Worth than Southlake Plastic Surgery!

Let’s go through a couple of your fat removal options…

Surgical solutions to unwanted fat

There are many options for removing fat in Dallas and Fort Worth, both nonsurgical or surgical, such as liposuction and tummy tucks, but what’s the right choice for you? Consult with our expert team to find out the best fat removal surgeries in Dallas and Fort Worth for your needs and read below to find out a little more about your options.

Liposuction

Liposuction is a surgical procedure that removes deposits of fat in specific areas of the body resistant to weight loss and exercise. We place small incisions (typically less than a quarter of an inch) in inconspicuous locations near the problematic fat deposits you want removed. We gently inject a fluid called tumescent solution, in each area to minimize bleeding and reduce postoperative pain. We then remove the unwanted fat cells using small suction tubes called cannulas.

While useful to remove unwanted fat, we do not consider liposuction in Dallas and Fort Worth a weight loss procedure. Instead, think of it as a way to contour the areas that you cannot eliminate with diet and exercise alone.

Liposuction in Dallas and Fort Worth should be considered by patients who…

  • Are healthy males or females
  • Are close to their desired weight
  • Are already on a good nutrition and exercise program

Read more about how liposuction can help you 

Tummy tuck

A tummy tuck in Dallas and Fort Worth, or abdominoplasty, is a major surgical procedure that eliminates excess skin and loose tissue from the stomach and tightens the muscles of the abdominal wall.

Rigorous diet and exercise just isn’t enough for some patients, especially for women post-childbirth, to shed their unwanted fat or extra skin from their stomach, so they turn to a tummy tuck to finish their work.

Some benefits from a tummy tuck in Dallas and Fort Worth include:

  • Removing excess skin
  • Tightening abdominal muscles
  • Eliminating the stubborn protrusion, or “pooch” from the stomach

Tummy tucks are ideal for men and women with excess abdominal fat and loose skin around their stomach and are in good overall general health. It’s also good for women who have children and are no longer planning for future pregnancies.

Since it’s a major surgery, tummy tucks in Dallas and Fort Worth come with an extended recovery time. You can typically resume daily activities 7 to 10 days post surgery, and you can return to work after a week with limited physical activity. After 2 to 6 weeks you can resume physical exercise, while full recovery can take up to six months.

Non-Surgical solutions to unwanted fat

Not everyone has the time to recover from a surgery or the desire to go under the knife, but you may still need help getting rid of that unwanted fat. The good news is, we have plenty of non-surgical options from our med spa to help you on your weight loss journey!

CoolSculpting®

CoolSculpting in Dallas and Fort Worth is an FDA-cleared fat reduction treatment that targets stubborn fat that just won’t go away. CoolSculpting in Dallas and Fort Worth is not an easy fix for weight loss, but it is a very effective fat reduction procedure.

The process involves freezing fat cells beneath the skin in a gentle and controlled manner. Those frozen fat cells then die a natural death and the kidneys dispose of them. Patients notice gradual results three weeks following the procedure and should notice more dramatic results over the following three months.

The ideal candidates must have around an inch of pinchable fat in the desired area of correction. Areas that CoolSculpting from Southlake Plastic Surgery treats include:

  • Love handles
  • Thighs
  • Lower back
  • Belly fat
  • Men’s pectoral area
  • Upper arms
  • Chin

As certified CoolSculpting Specialists in Dallas and Fort Worth, our aestheticians have gone through extensive training to ensure our clients feel safe and comfortable during their procedure.

To find out more about CoolSculpting in Dallas and Fort Worth, visit our website for a virtual consultation so you can identify the areas of your body where you have concerns.

More on CoolSculpting and freezing away fat

Is fat removal right for me?

Every person and every body is unique, so there are no cookie-cutter solutions for fat removal in the Dallas and Fort Worth area, surgical or not. For some patients, a combination of surgical and non-surgical treatments might be the best option, while others might just need to adjust their diet or workout routines.

Liposuction works best for patients who are at a healthy weight and just need help to create a smoother body contour or to remove the last bit of pesky fat that won’t go away with diet and exercise. CoolSculpting is a safe and effective alternative to liposuction and other surgical fat removal procedures for many people, but it can cause problems for people with conditions like:

  • Cryoglobulinemia
  • Cold agglutinin disease
  • Paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria

Even if you don’t have those conditions, it’s important to consult with your doctor and our expert team at Southlake Plastic Surgery to find out what the right plan for fat removal in Dallas and Fort Worth is right for you.

What to consider when choosing between surgical and non-surgical treatment options

There are many factors to consider when choosing the right fat removal treatment in Dallas and Fort Worth for you. Here are a few factors to consider when choosing between surgical and non-surgical treatment options:

Desired results

Since liposuction is a surgical procedure, you will have more dramatic results than with CoolSculpting. People with a little more fat to lose may opt for liposuction over CoolSculpting to achieve the look they’re after. If you ever have questions about which procedure will help you reach your unique goals, we highly recommend you schedule a consultation with an experienced plastic surgeon.

Recovery time

Surgical fat removal procedures, such as liposuction, inherently require more recovery time than non-surgical fat removal procedures like CoolSculpting. Liposuction requires patients to wear a compression garment 24/7 for the first two weeks, then 12 hours on and off for the next two weeks. Full desired results from liposuction can take up to nine months after all swelling has subsided.

CoolSculpting doesn’t require you to go under the knife and doesn’t require any time off work. With CoolSculpting, you’re in and out of the office and can go back to your regular activities immediately!

Cost

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the average liposuction procedure in the United States costs more than $3,500. CoolSculpting can run anywhere from $2,000 to $4,000 per session, depending on the area of the body being treated.

Cost isn’t the sole factor in deciding which procedure is the way to go. While CoolSculpting isn’t always a cheaper alternative liposuction, it provides a non-surgical option that doesn’t necessitate general anesthesia or time off of work.

The best way to determine the right procedure for you and your wallet is to schedule an appointment or virtual consultation with our expert team at Southlake Plastic Surgery.

Hybrid plan

The good news about both procedures is, it doesn’t have to be one or the other! Ultimately, both procedures are designed to remove fat from your body permanently, and for some patients the best path forward is a joint effort of both liposuction and CoolSculpting.

How do I sustain my fat removal?

While fat removal services in Dallas and Fort Worth can help you lose excess fat, there is no real replacement for good, old-fashioned diet and exercise. For non-surgical solutions, you can continue working out and general physical activity relatively quickly, if not immediately, after treatment.

With surgical fat removal, there will be some downtime where you can’t be physically active as your body recovers from surgery, but maintaining a healthy diet and picking up exercise when allowed is important to see your best results.

Many patients who received fat removal treatment in the past assumed their bodies would always maintain their new shape, but contrary to that belief, lack of proper diet and exercise will allow the fat cells that remain to expand and create new bulges.

Eat plenty of nutrient-rich foods and drink lots of water after having your treatment so your body can properly recover. In the long run, you don’t want to ruin your toned body with junk food, so it’s important to do what you can to eat as balanced as possible.

Consult with us to find out about your best options for fat removal in Dallas and Fort Worth and how to maintain your new physique months and years after your treatment.

Get rid of your unwanted fat at Southlake Plastic Surgery

Whether you’re looking for surgical options to shed unwanted fat or are thinking about fat freezing with CoolSculpting in Dallas, Fort Worth, or the surrounding areas, Southlake Plastic Surgery is committed to providing the best procedures for you.

We have an expert team of aesthetic professionals that are here to help you look and feel your best.

Our AAAASF-accredited plastic surgery center in Southlake is headed by our Medical Director and board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Mark Mason. He has been helping patients for over 20 years and holds surgical privileges at several hospitals in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area.

Contact us to learn about your options and schedule a one-on-one consultation to determine the best course of action to treat your concerns.

We are also a fully operational med spa, offering non-surgical options with an experienced and certified team of providers for other aesthetic concerns you may have.

Use our instant consultation to tell us about your areas of concern, or schedule your first consultation today.

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