From melting the fat away to freezing it, doctors now have multiple ways to permanently remove stubborn fat that does not disappear with exercise and dieting alone. These proven treatments have less downtime for patients and, of course, very effective results. Below we break down the various “fat-reducing procedures” that are helping millions of people around the world.
- THE VACUUM
Neck liposuction is used for patients who are looking to permanently remove excess fat in the double chin and neck area in one treatment. Neck liposuction leaves patients with a more defined, graceful neckline. After Dr. Ahn makes a small incision at the base of the chin, he uses a small instrument to gently “vacuum” and remove the fat in the surrounding area. Once fat is removed, it does not grow back so as long as you maintain a healthy diet, the improvement is permanenent! Neck liposuction is performed in our Joint Commission accredited operating room under twilight anesthesia. Sutures are removed after one week and the recovery time for this procedure is approximately 7 to 10 days with slight swelling and no pain.
- THE INJECTION
If you’re plagued by a double chin, Kybella can help eliminate that problem area by removing the excess fat through an injectable treatment. Approved by the FDA in April 2015, the procedure works by injecting deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring substance in our bodies, into fat tissue. The Kybella will then make the fat cells melt away. Patients typically require 1-3 treatment sessions spaced 6 weeks apart. Some patients are satisfied after just one treatment. Kybella is performed in our office without anesthesia. Even though this is not a surgical procedure, patients have reported some downtime. The most common side effects reported include swelling, and some discomfort in the area. These can last a few days to a few weeks after your treatment.
- THE FREEZER
Thanks to the FDA-cleared CoolSculpting™ Mini device, contouring the neck has never been easier. This procedure uses a paddle-like suction applicator to freeze excess fat When fat freezes, it dies and does not regenerate. Over time, your body naturally processes the fat, leaving you with a more defined neck line. CoolSculpting is the most popular non-invasive fat reduction treatment in America. Most patients require only 2 treatments spaced approximately 4 weeks apart. Best of all, the procedure is fairly quick (each treatment lasts one hour) and there is no downtime!
About ‘The Aesthetic Wellness Center’ and Dr. Ahn
Dr. Min S. Ahn is a top-rated surgeon who specializes in facial plastic surgery. His team at The Aesthetic Wellness Center offers the latest techniques for aesthetic facial rejuvenation, making his practice the preferred choice for many clients. The ultimate goal of The Aesthetic Wellness Center is to enhance and rejuvenate the natural beauty of their patients for results they will love. To learn more about Dr. Ahn and his dedicated team, click here.