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What’s the Best Way to Get Rid of Unwanted Fat?

Perhaps you’re genetically predisposed to carrying weight in your thighs or hips; or maybe you’ve noticed with age that you’re putting on weight in those areas. If diet and exercise efforts won’t help to slim these bothersome areas of excess fat, Dr. Samuel Pearl and Dr. Alexander Ereso of Pearl-Ereso Plastic Surgery Center can help. Here, they explain some of the treatment options that are available at our Bay Area plastic surgery practice

Liposuction for Unwanted Body Fat

Liposuction is the most popular procedure to reduce areas of diet- and exercise-resistant body fat. It can safely and effectively slim the abdomen, thighs, flanks, back, arms and many other areas of the body.

During a liposuction procedure in the Bay Area, Dr. Pearl or Dr. Ereso will create small incisions in the targeted area and insert a thin, hollow tube called a cannula. The plastic surgeon moves the cannula through the fat to break it up, and then applies suction to remove the fat from the body. Once the fat has been removed, it won’t return. The result is a slimmer, more sculpted body contour.

Kybella for Unwanted Fat Under the Chin

Unwanted fat under the chin is a common problem, and one that we can treat non-invasively. Dr. Pearl and Dr. Ereso offer Kybella, an injectable product that breaks up unwanted fat under the chin without surgery, incisions or anesthesia. Small amounts of Kybella are injected under the chin and the active ingredient destroys the fat, which is later filtered from the body. Removing selective fat under the chin and along the jawline with Kybella can make the entire face look slimmer and more defined.

Lift Procedures for Unwanted Fat and Loose Skin

Sometimes Dr. Pearl and Dr. Ereso see patients that are bothered by a combination of excess fat and loose, saggy skin. Often these patients have lost a significant amount of weight through diet and exercise or bariatric surgery, but their smaller physique is concealed beneath loose folds of skin and localized fat pockets.

Body lift procedures are a good option because they simultaneously treat the fat and skin. Lower body lift is the most comprehensive of these procedures, and targets the lower torso, thighs and buttocks. Thigh lift isolates and treats excess fat and skin on the upper thighs, and arm lift treats the upper arms. Our plastic surgeons in the Bay Area can recommend the most suitable treatment option after examining your area(s) of concern and learning more about your specific goals.

Discuss Your Treatment Options with Our Plastic Surgeons

To discuss your particular body contouring needs with Dr. Pearl or Dr. Ereso, please call or email our practice today and request an appointment.