Fat Reduction

Elizabeth Piantanida, MD -  - Board Certified Dermatologist

Skin MD Colorado

Elizabeth Piantanida, MD

Board Certified Dermatologist located in Colorado Springs, CO

Fat Reduction Specialist
If you’ve lost weight but haven’t achieved your goals through diet and exercise, help is available in your quest for a fit and healthier looking body. Dr. Elizabeth Piantanida, at Skin MD Colorado, offers non-invasive fat reduction services to reduce or remove fat cells and get you much closer to the size and shape you’ve always wanted. At her office in Colorado Springs, Colorado, she helps you choose the technology that’s right for you and your body. Call or book online to make an appointment with Dr. Piantanida today.

Fat Reduction Q & A

by Elizabeth Piantanida, MD

Who benefits from fat reduction?

Sometimes the hard work you put in on a diet and exercise plan doesn’t reduce your fat completely or consistently. You’re left with stubborn patches under the chin, thighs, belly or the dreaded “muffin top.” This is because you’ve only reduced the amount of fat stored in cells, not the actual number of cells. These bulky cells sit under your skin, causing bulges in all the wrong places. At this point, you might benefit from a fat reduction treatment that can remove these cells permanently.

What fat reduction treatments are available?

Dr. Piantanida offers the very latest fat reduction technologies that break down fat cells in a targeted area, destroying them and preventing them from storing fat in future. For the best and longest-lasting results, she recommends specialist treatments that have been developed to address different areas of your body, such as Kybella® and Liposonix®.

What is Kybella?

If you want to reduce fatty deposits under your chin, Dr. Piantanida recommends Kybella. This is an FDA-approved injectable developed specifically to eliminate the fat that makes up your so-called double chin, otherwise known as submental fullness.

Kybella is formulated from deoxycholic acid, a substance that occurs naturally in your body to break down and reabsorb fat. Dr. Piantanida simply injects Kybella directly into the target area and after a series of injections, you should notice a visible reduction of fullness under the chin.

Dr. Piantanida performs Kybella treatments in the comfort of her office in Colorado Springs. Each injection session takes around 10-15 minutes. You may have minor swelling, bruising or numbness after the procedure, but you should be able to return to work immediately. Dr. Piantanida decides how many sessions you need based on the size of the submental fullness and your personal medical history.

What is Liposonix?

For the stubborn fatty deposits that linger around the waist and abdominal area, Dr. Piantanida offers Liposonix. When she places this device against your skin, it uses high-intensity ultrasound energy to break down the walls of fat cells. The fat contained inside drains out and is re-absorbed and eliminated naturally by your body. You’re left with an instantly reduced waistline. You can lose up to an inch, or a dress size, in a single hour-long Liposonix session.

*Individual results may vary.

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