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Targeting Large Fat Deposits

Posted on: January 4th, 2016 by California Skin Institute

Struggling with large amounts of fat is a big problem for many Americans. There are many reasons for this, including genetics, poor diets and major life events, like pregnancy. Unfortunately, it is common for many people to get to a point where they simply feel stuck in their body. Thankfully, treatments for large fat deposits are available.

Part of the issue comes from our hectic lives. Whether it’s due to a demanding work schedule or the time demands of raising children (or both!), it can be difficult to find time to exercise several hours a day, every day, to lose excess fat. Further, such time constraints can make it difficult to cook lean and healthy meals on a daily basis, which means many families must opt for pre-made food. Unfortunately, such food is often packed with sugars and high fat content, which make it impossible for anyone to effectively lose excess fat.

The biggest problem perhaps comes from the mental block that many individuals with excess fat tend to face. Losing large amounts of fat is a process that takes significant mental effort and self control to change daily habits. But with results that may take months to appear, many simply don’t have the willpower to make the necessary changes. This doesn’t mean a person is lazy or weak – it simply means that they are human, and are reacting in a distinctly human way when faced with a seemingly impossible challenge.

Of course, it doesn’t help that TV personalities and various shows make weight loss seem so easy. Just a little bit of optimism, mixed with some self control, and a healthy dose of “Rah! Rah! Rah! I can do it!” seems to be all we need to lose weight. But the reality is very far removed from TV montage. For example, many such shows don’t point out that significant weight loss and transformation are achieved through hours upon hours of daily exercise, professional advice, and healthy meals that can take hours to shop for and prepare.

Treatments for Large Fat Deposits

Here at California Skin Institute we’ve worked with many patients who have tried to lose large amounts of fat from the abdomen, thighs or arms, but simply hit a block and couldn’t do it.* For such patients, surgical fat removal provided a way to lose excess fat, and gave them the necessary boost to improve their exercise and eating habits.* Here are just some of the treatment options we’ve used to help our patients lose excess fat*:

  • Liposuction:  This treatment allows for physical removal of fat through a cannula that suctions out the fat.* Prior to the removal, a tumescent solution is injected into the treatment site. The solution contains lidocaine and epinephrine, with the former providing more physical comfort during and after liposuction, and the latter shrinking the blood vessels to reduce bleeding.* Liposuction is a treatment option that provides dramatic improvements after just one session, and can be combined with skin tightening for a transformational effect.*
  • Smart Lipo:  This treatment is similar to regular liposuction, in that a cannula is used to remove excess fat and contour the treatment area.* However, Smart Lipo goes a step further and uses laser technology to melt fat deposits and allow for heating of the dermis.* The melting of the fat helps with the removal process, and the heating of the dermis tightens the skin by stimulating collagen production.*

Minimally Invasive Treatments

In some cases, patients with large fat deposits may also benefit from minimally invasive treatments like Cool Sculpting, Liposonix, Vanquish, and Kybella.* Such treatments were originally intended to treat small, stubborn pockets of fat, but have been increasingly used for large fat deposits.*

Of course, minimally invasive options can take significantly more sessions (as opposed to surgical procedures, which are completed in one treatment), but the outcomes are achieved with no down time.*

Taking the First Step

The first step toward a new you can feel intimidating. Many patients who visited California Skin Institute for fat reduction were initially nervous and unsure about what treatment option they wanted.* This is completely normal, and our providers are highly experienced with assessing a patient’s situation, answering all questions, and helping you find the best solution for your needs in an attentive, compassionate way.* Our providers are here to help you meet your goals and live life in the way you’ve always wanted.*

Please don’t wait and schedule your consultation with a California Skin Institute practice near you.* We can help you find the right solutions for your needs, and help you look your best in time for swimsuit season!* Just give us a call, or fill out the Contact Form and we’ll do the rest!

*Individual results may vary and are not guaranteed.