It’s been long thought by most people that being skinny means you’re healthy, right? Think again. With new research and more than 68% of the American population over weight, there is a new epidemic on the rise—being “skinny fat.” The cosmetic dermatologists at Cosmetic Laser Dermatology want to help our patients overcome their unnecessary fat through several different treatment options offered at our practice in San Diego.
What is Skinny-Fat?
Skinny fat is a relatively new term that aims to describe those who do have not enough muscle composition and too much fat, or someone who appears to be thin but isn’t actually in great shape. In the medical world, this is known as “MONW,” standing for metabolically obese-normal weight. In a country struggling with its weight, it’s no surprise why being skinny fat is an area of growing concern for doctors, as 1 in 4 people who are considered skinny have diabetes and are metabolically obese.
So, how can a person overcome being skinny fat? Though a proper diet and normal exercise routine is always suggested, if the two just aren’t working, a cosmetic dermatologist in San Diego can help you overcome your unwanted and stubborn fatty areas through several different in-office body contouring treatments.
For those people who just can’t seem to rid their bodies of small areas of stubborn fat, CoolSculpting by Zeltiq may be just the ticket for you. CoolSculpting works by killing your fat cells using a controlled cooling system and will not cause any injury to the surrounding areas skin or tissue. CoolSculpting is a non-invasive approach that is great for those who aren’t quite ready to undergo surgical liposuction or those who only have a small area that they wish to treat. To learn more about whether or not you might be a good candidate for CoolSculpting, contact our cosmetic dermatologists in San Diego today.
When you’ve tried everything, it might be time to consider surgical liposuction to help rid you of the unwanted fat on your body. Liposuction is great for removing fat around your hips, thighs, abdomen, back, neck, arms, and other body areas. During your procedure, your dermatologist will insert the necessary instrument to remove your unwanted fat. Following, the area treated will be sculpted into a proper shape, leaving you to finally be without the fatty area that has plagued you for so long.
It’s important to be in overall good health before undergoing liposuction, which is why scheduling your initial consultation with our dermatologist is very important. To learn more about liposuction, visit medlineplus.gov
Contact Our Cosmetic Dermatologists Today
The San Diego cosmetic dermatologists of CLDerm are skilled professionals who can provide the best results possible for patients wishing to beat their “skinny-fat.” To learn more about how our San Diego dermatologists can help you, contact us today to schedule your initial consultation and to figure out which type of treatment is best suited for you.
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