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Options for Removing Unwanted Fat

A satisfying appearance can foster greater life enjoyment. If you are someone who struggles with stubborn fatty deposits that won’t go away with diet and exercise, CoolSculpting and/or liposuction may be ways for you to contour your body and eliminate unwanted fat. These two treatment options, one non-surgical and the other surgical, are two of the most requested procedures at our Blackhawk Plastic Surgery Center and Medspa… especially after the holidays! 

CoolSculpting is an FDA-cleared non-surgical treatment for eliminating stubborn fat. Essentially the procedure freezes fat cells, which are then naturally processed through the body during the following months. The procedure is non-invasive and requires no downtime, making it a realistic treatment option for both busy women and men alike. CoolSculpting doesn’t cause you to lose weight, rather it freezes and kills existing fat cells. Once those fat cells are gone, they are gone for good. 

Liposuction is a cosmetic surgery procedure designed to remove stubborn pockets of fat that have accumulated over time and are frequently resistant to diet and exercise. The stubborn fat cells are removed through a cannula (long, skinny tube), which is inserted through tiny incisions in the specified area. If you are considering liposuction, knowing the facts about how this procedure works and what it can do for you is key to making an informed decision about your cosmetic needs. 

Many people consider liposuction a procedure that works only for reducing fat around the waist, buttocks, and thighs. While these areas are prone to persistent fatty deposits, they are not the only regions that can benefit from liposuction. A skilled plastic surgeon can use this procedure to contour the neck, arms, knees, calves and ankles as well. 

Individuals who undergo liposuction are typically astounded by the results. Patients can eliminate fat and slim their figure with this procedure, but it is not a permanent weight loss solution or a substitute for healthy eating and exercise. To maintain their new physique, patients must keep up with healthy lifestyle habits to prevent the development of new fatty deposits over time. 

Liposuction is sometimes performed in combination with other body contouring procedures such as a tummy tuck or breast lift. If you are interested in learning more about our CoolSculpting, liposuction or any of our many surgical and non-surgical procedures, please contact our office at 925-736-5757 to schedule a free, no-obligation virtual or in-person consultation. 

By Dr. Stephen J. Ronan, MD, Blackhawk Plastic Surgery & MedSpa 

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Blackhawk Plastic Surgery and MedSpa
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Blackhawk Plastic Surgery has been offering their patients the highest quality cosmetic treatments in the Blackhawk area for more than 15 years. Now they are thrilled to introduce the Blackhawk Migraine Clinic led by migraine specialist, Alicia Choquette. Alicia brings over 5 years of migraine expertise to the Blackhawk Migraine Clinic and looks forward to helping patients live a better quality of life migraine free.

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