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 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
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 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
- Lower back
- Belly fat
- Men’s pectoral area
- Upper arms
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.
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:
- 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.