Tired of Stubborn Fat? Try these top procedures

With the summer finally underway, many patients are upping their workout and diet regimens to help them prepare for upcoming vacations and beach trips. But what happens when fat pockets remain stubborn and refuse to budge? Here’s why it might be time for a cosmetic intervention.

Why Fat Refuses to Move

It’s easy to blame the extra-large cheeseburger for unwanted fat cells – but that isn’t always the case. 

Unlike other cells in your body, fat cells grow and shrink with a person’s weight – when you gain weight, fat cells multiply and expand. As you lose weight, the same cells shrink but never truly disappear. As fluctuations continue to occur, cells continue to multiply and expand, leaving patients with stubborn pockets of excess fat cells even if they’ve lost weight and adhere to strict diet and exercise. While extra fat may not be a medical concern, unnecessary lumps and bumps can seriously undermine a person’s self-confidence. 

The Best Procedures for Stubborn Fat Removal

In order to truly eliminate unwanted fat cells, patients need to physically remove the cells. Known as body contouring, the last several decades have seen the development of many different surgical and non-surgical procedures aimed at clearing away stubborn pockets of fat. 

With so many body contouring treatments available, choosing the right procedure can be a challenge. Factors like the amount of fat present, the person’s expectations and health all play an important role in helping narrow down the potential procedure pool. At Desert Med Spa, we hold the treatments we offer to the highest standards and only offer procedures that have been shown to offer results. In Dr. Cosgrove’s years of treating patients with stubborn fat pockets, here are our top body contouring recommendations.

CoolSculpting Fat Removal

If you’ve spent anytime researching body sculpting or body contouring procedures, chances are you’ve heard about this innovative non-surgical treatment. CoolSculpting is a completely non-invasive procedure that uses trademarked cryolipolysis technology to safely cool fat cells in a targeted area. As the temperature of the fat cells drops, the cells are permanently destroyed. In the days and weeks following treatment, dead fat cells are flushed out of the body through the natural metabolic process. The result is a tighter, more sculpted appearance all without the lengthy recovery required by more invasive procedures. 

Beyond the non-invasive nature of the treatment, another reason why we love CoolSculpting is because of how versatile the procedure is. In addition to targeting love handles and fat around the abdomen, the handheld wand is versatile enough to be used on the thighs, arms, butt, and even the lower jaw and chin. All in all, CoolSculpting is an excellent option for patients who want a more defined appearance without having to sit through surgery.

TruSculpt Fat Removal

Stubborn fat cells can also torment patients in the form of cellulite. While notoriously difficult to target with diet and exercise, patients can get rid of body fat with truSculpt, another non-invasive body contouring solution. 

Where CoolSculpting uses ultra-cold temperatures to destroy fat cells, truSculpt leverages innovative radio frequency and massage technology to deliver targeted energy to the treatment area. The application of the radiofrequency is able to target cells deep below the skin and muscle without harming these important components, thereby resulting in safe, uniform results. Once treatment sessions are over, the body naturally metabolizes destroyed fat cells out, leaving behind sculpted, smooth figures.

Ready? Get Started at Desert Med Aesthetics

Whether body contouring has been a long-time goal or you’re just now starting to explore your options, our Indian Wells medical spa has you covered. Call 760-777-8772 today to schedule your one-on-one consultation with Dr. Cosgrove. Together, you’ll explore the causes behind unwanted fat pockets and identify the best treatment for removing stubborn fat for good.