Dana Brownell, MD
Medical Spa & Cosmetic Dermatology located in Westport, CT
Fat around your chin, thighs, abdomen, and other areas can sometimes be hard or impossible to lose naturally, even if you follow a strict diet or exercise routine. At Westport Medispa in Westport, Connecticut, Dana Brownell, MD, and her team offer body sculpting options like CoolSculpting® and Kybella® to destroy fat cells in areas you choose to target and give you a trimmed figure. To lose fat with body sculpting, call Westport Medispa.
Body Sculpting Q & A
What is body sculpting?
Body sculpting refers to a group of treatments that reduce body fat in some way. At Westport Medispa, Dr. Brownell and her team offer two high-end body sculpting treatment options that kill fat cells in different ways.
Once a body sculpting procedure compromises your fat cells’ structure, they can no longer hold fat. Over time after the procedure, your body cycles the fat out naturally and leaves you with a more sculpted figure.
If you’re interested in body sculpting, it’s important to realize that fat reduction isn’t the same as weight loss. These procedures intend to target hard-to-lose pockets of fat rather than large regions, and their reduction won’t cause a significant change in your weight. You should make sure you’re at or near your goal weight before you consider body sculpting.
Which treatments work for body sculpting?
At Westport Medispa, Dr. Brownell and her team specialize in two different modes of body sculpting. Depending on your treatment goals, the area you’d like to target, and your personal preference, you can choose:
Kybella is a fat-reduction injectable that is specifically designed to target fat under the chin. The product contains deoxycholic acid, which occurs naturally in your body to help you digest fat from the food you eat. You may need up to six treatments with Kybella to see the results you want.
CoolSculpting uses a process called cryolipolysis to freeze and destroy your fat cells. The CoolSculpting system delivers controlled cooling to your targeted areas. Each area you target takes about an hour to treat. You may need several CoolSculpting sessions for ideal results.
Which areas can I target with body sculpting?
Each and every body is different, and you likely have a few fatty areas in mind to target with body sculpting. Although Kybella specifically treats double chin fat, CoolSculpting is more versatile and can target fat in many different regions. They include:
- Upper abdomen
- Lower abdomen
- Chin and neck
- Muffin tops
- Love handles
- Bra fat
- Back fat
- Under your buttocks
If you want to contour your chin with body sculpting, it’s up to you and Dr. Brownell to decide whether to use Kybella or CoolSculpting. Dr. Brownell makes sure you’re a candidate for either or both procedures before planning your sessions.
Some fat is resistant to all exercise and dieting efforts. To find out if you’re a candidate for body sculpting, call Westport Medispa.
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