As men and women age, our facial aesthetics become more of a challenge with wrinkles and fine lines, drooping eyelids, crow’s feet and volume loss around the cheeks. Another under-emphasized cosmetic issue is a double chin. Whether weight fluctuations or genetics, submental fat beneath the jawline can make any patient look old and overweight. Not the best appearance as we move closer toward the holidays and those unexpected pictures taken by everyone with a handy smartphone.

Fortunately, there are multiple cosmetic treatments which can eliminate submental fat to deliver a sleek, slender and youthful neck just in time for your fall and winter festivities.

Neck Liposuction

This surgical solution will enhance your appearance by delivering an attractive frame to your facial beauty. It is an effective procedure designed to help create a natural-looking, beautiful neck line with patients who deal with mild amounts of excess fat and skin laxity. Neck liposuction gently removes fat from the neck area and can stimulate collagen remodeling and skin tightening in the months following surgery. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. David Dreyfuss uses advanced techniques to slim and shape your neck to a graceful contour providing your facial appearance with overall balance and beauty.

Patients with mild to moderate submental fat and excess skin in the neck area are suitable candidates for neck liposuction. They want to improve their lower facial profile and jawline definition.

CoolSculpting

CoolSculpting offers a non-invasive, non-surgical fat reduction treatment which literally freezes away the fat. This state-of-the-art treatment mechanism is suitable for multiple treatment areas including the neck. With a special attachment, CoolSculpting targets submental fat below the jawline and kills excess fat cells without affecting adjacent tissues. The body will naturally dispose of these cells leaving you with a slender and sexy neck line within a few weeks after the procedure.

The treatment lasts for less than an hour and is so comfortable you can respond to emails, read, or stream your favorite shows during the treatment session. Some of our patients even take a nap.

Kybella

Since 2015, Kybella has been a revolutionary fat dissolver in the world of nonsurgical aesthetic treatments. Many in the cosmetic industry are saying it’s the biggest cosmetic breakthrough since Botox.

Before Kybella’s approval, there were few options to deal with submental fat other than liposuction and wearing a turtleneck. But now, this non-surgical procedure makes it possible to rid yourself of an unsightly double chin and achieve an elegant, and sleek neckline without incisions or downtime.

Kybella is a formulation of deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring molecule in the human body which aids in the absorption and breakdown of fat. Because it is not animal-based, allergic reactions are not likely.

These injections are designed to remove moderate-to-severe convexity associated with a double chin. Kybella is a safe, in-office treatment performed by Dr. Dreyfuss himself at our surgical facility conveniently located in Orland Park. Before the treatment, we apply an aesthetic cream if necessary. Then, using a special grid, Dr. Dreyfuss will carefully draw the boundaries for the injections on the treatment area.

Next, he will use the grid marked on your chin as a guide to deliver the fat reducing injections with precision. The procedure is straightforward and simple, taking about 20 minutes to complete.

Kybella destroys the underlying fat cells under the jawline to remove your double chin. Once destroyed these fat cells do not return or regenerate. They are gone and gone for good. Although weight gain can increase the size, it will never alter the contour.

Learn More

For more information about eliminating your double chin to achieve a beautiful, sleek neckline, contact us for your consultation today.

Call us at 815-806-9400 or Contact Us Today!

 

CoolSculpting is a state-of-the-art method of fat reduction that is growing in popularity. The non-surgical body contouring treatment freezes stubborn fat cells that are resistant to diet and exercise. Once frozen, the fat cells are naturally eliminated from the body, and results are permanent. Read our infographic below to learn more about what the procedure is like.

If you’re interested in CoolSculpting, contact us today.

Since its introduction, CoolSculpting has helped thousands of people finally eliminate stubborn fat deposits. CoolSculpting exposes excess fat in certain areas to freezing temperatures, which destroy the unwanted fat cells. Then, the body naturally flushes these dead cells away, leaving the target area with an improved contour.

A question many patients ask is “How many sessions will I need?” The answer is different from patient to patient. Some patients require multiple treatments before attaining their desired results while other patients find one treatment is sufficient.

Target Areas

One factor which determines the number of treatment sessions is the number of target areas needing fat reduction. The CoolSculpting applicators connect to the skin and isolate excess fat using suction. Each applicator is designated for specific body areas like the chin and upper arm, or bigger areas like the thighs and abdomen.

When treatment targets multiple areas the procedure will take additional time and in some cases multiple treatment sessions. For example for patients who wish to improve the contours of the thighs and abdomen, they may wish to break up the treatment into two different sessions, one for each target area.

How Many Treatment Sessions for Each Area?

Treatment results vary from patient to patient, so your initial CoolSculpting outcome will determine how many treatment sessions are necessary for your desired results. The CoolSculpting process can reduce fat by up to 25%. We can add more sessions if greater improvement is necessary.  

Because results vary, it’s difficult to determine how many treatment sessions you may need. The best course of action is to take is a wait and see approach and schedule additional sessions when necessary to attain the desired outcome.

Results Are Not Immediate

CoolSculpting results will be obvious once your body expels the dead fat cells. Therefore, your outcome is not immediate and will take between three and four months before you will realize the full results. Your body metabolizes fat cells and then flushes them away, with some patient’s body doing this rather quickly. Other patients may take more time.

Once your body contour stops improving, at about three to four months, you should schedule a follow-up visit. If you are satisfied with the current results, no additional treatment is necessary, but if you would like more improvement, you can schedule an additional session if practical.

What to Consider Before Coolsculpting

CoolSculpting is a body contouring treatment, not a weight loss procedure. It is for patients who are close to their ideal weight but are dealing with stubborn fat bulges in certain areas like the abdomen or upper arm. Because the treatment can reduce the excess fat by up to 25%, this reduction will not be significant for obese patients.

We recommend all of our patients be at a healthy weight before considering CoolSculpting. Think of CoolSculpting as the finishing touch rather than a starting point in body contouring, with diet and exercise being the initial regimen to attain the body you desire. Our first concern at Dreyfuss Plastic Surgery is to ensure your safety and health before attaining your cosmetic goals.

Next Step

If you are tired of pesky fat pads, which cause bulges in all the wrong places, you should consider CoolSculpting. This non-surgical body contouring procedure is a good complement to a healthy lifestyle of eating right and working out. For more information on CoolScultping or other procedures we offer for your aesthetic goals, call board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. David Dreyfuss today.

Call 815-806-9400 or Schedule a Consultation

 

Nature is many things—beautiful, wondrous, and miraculous—but it isn’t always fair. Though a mountain of literature extolling the aesthetic benefits of eating “clean” and exercising religiously exists, it’s often far from accurate. Certainly, eating well and working out is important; it can help you maintain a healthy weight, keep your skin looking younger and healthier, and ward off a number of illnesses. What it can’t do, however, is reliably create the “perfect” body… Not unless you go to time-consuming and sometimes unhealthy extremes, at any rate.

If you’ve been eating right and exercising for months now and you’re still not the proud owner of a perfectly flat, toned stomach, we invite you to set your burden of self-reproach aside: It’s not your fault. You have, in all probability, been sold more than a few falsehoods about the power of “healthy living” to sculpt the human body. You probably believe you can “blast away belly fat” with “five easy exercises” or “superfoods.” Alas, while catch phrases like these make for great buzzy headlines, they disguise a far more mundane reality: It’s actually impossible to spot-reduce fat.

 Why Is It Impossible To Completely Banish Belly Fat With Diet And Exercise?

When you expend energy via exercise, your body burns fat stores from around your entire body, not specifically from the region you think you’re “targeting.” In practice, what this means is that the fat your body is burning when you do those 200 crunches may actually be sourced primarily from your legs, arms, or chest, leaving an island of belly fat securely in place.

Where fat is stored depends on your particular metabolism, hormones, and genetic makeup: Some people are genetically programmed to store their “emergency fat” around their midsections and therefore retain a small spare tire and love handles even when they’re otherwise slim. (This adaptation was actually advantageous thousands of years ago: Shorter limbs and thicker trunks create better heat retention, which was essential during the Ice Age.) Similarly, some people are programmed to store fat in their thighs and buttocks.

In practical terms, you therefore cannot change your bodily composition via diet and exercise alone. You can achieve a healthy weight, but you cannot get rid of your lingering fat stores unless you take up extreme dieting—which is, for a whole host of health reasons, not recommended. The only solution to stubborn belly fat that won’t harm your body is, to put it plainly, cosmetic surgery. Don’t let that phrase intimidate you, however; if you’re not keen on the idea of liposuction, there are a range of non-invasive procedures available today that permanently destroy belly fat, such as CoolSculpting. CoolSculpting uses highly specialized technology to literally freeze fat cells below the skin, causing them to become damaged and be excreted by the body. It’s quick, easy, and often painless.

If you’re curious to find out more, why not book a consultation with us? We’ll be happy to guide you through choosing an affordable non-surgical solution to banish the belly fat that diet and exercise never will. Please contact us at Dreyfuss Plastic Surgery for a consultation today.

Surgical procedures can seem too drastic for the last few, stubborn pounds that don’t seem to go away, even with diet and exercise.  CoolSculpting is a non-invasive fat reduction procedure that is perfect for those stubborn pockets of fat. Here’s what you need to know:

  • #1 non-invasive fat reduction procedure
  • 5,500 clinical trials were studied
  • 82% realself.com worth it rating
  • 4 million procedures have been performed worldwide

Schedule your consultation here, and be one step closer to the body you deserve.

 

 

Do you have stubborn pockets of fat that are almost impossible to eliminate? Have you tried committing to a particular diet or exercise, but you still haven’t achieved the body you desire? Due to aging and genetics, there are cases when body fat is difficult to destroy. It can be frustrating for people who want to look and feel good inside and out. Fortunately, today’s technology equipped us with powerful tools to help us achieve our life goals. Dr. Dreyfuss performs CoolSculpting and liposuction, two incredibly different procedures that are amazing for eliminating fat. Let’s find out which technique is best for you:

Would I Prefer a Surgical or a Non-Surgical Treatment?

CoolSculpting and liposuction are as different as treatments can be. CoolSculpting is a non-surgical procedure that can permanently eliminate fat without a single incision. CoolSculpting® works through a mechanism called fat freezing, which uses low temperatures that are cold enough to freeze fat, but not surrounding tissues. Fat freezing can specifically target fat for elimination. The treatment involves a few short relaxing sessions that eliminates these fat cells, which are then naturally flushed by the body. However, CoolSculpting® may require multiple sessions.

 

On the other hand, liposuction is a popular surgical technique for body contouring. During the procedure, a very small incision will be made so that a small tube called a cannula can enter the body. The cannula manipulates the tissue and removes fat using suction. Dr. Dreyfuss will make the procedure as comfortable as possible for the patient by using anesthetic and a tumescent solution that makes it easier to extract fat. Liposuction’s results are permanent, and only needs one treatment.

Do I Want to Eliminate My Body Fat in One Take or in Multiple Sessions?

Dr. Dreyfuss carefully plans every liposuction procedure to make sure the results satisfy the patient. In one attempt, unwanted body fat can be instantly eliminated through liposuction. Because liposuction is a surgical approach, it has an inevitable recovery process and healing process. Because of this, patients are more likely to maintain their results.

CoolSculpting® is a comfortable treatment that requires no downtime or recovery. It uses low temperatures that target fat for elimination; however, sometimes a treatment does not result in enough fat elimination. Sometimes patients need multiple treatments to get the perfect figure they desire.

When Do I Want to See Results?

As previously mentioned, liposuction is a surgical treatment that needs downtime to fully heal. The swelling reduces and the body contours begin to appear after a few weeks. Typically, the final result of liposuction can be seen in three months.

With CoolSculpting®, patients normally undergo a few sessions to see the full effect of the procedure. After the first treatment, changes in the body will appear as soon as 3 weeks. However, the first session is typically followed by more. The most remarkable CoolSculpting® results often appear 2 months after a treatment.

Learn the Best Treatment for You!

Feel like there’s more you need to know? Dr. Dreyfuss and his team of highly skilled experts will be glad to help you choose between CoolSculpting and Liposuction. Schedule a consultation, and start your transformation by giving Dreyfuss Plastic Surgery a call today!