When Diet and Exercise aren’t Enough

when diet and exercise arent enoughNew York City and Manhattan, NY

Sometimes, no matter how strict your diet or how rigorous your exercise routine might be, you have areas of fat that just won’t go away. This stubborn fat may form as a result of weight gain, as part of the aging process, or due to hormone fluctuations that you experienced while pregnant. One of the most notorious kinds of troublesome fat forms on the outer thighs, known as saddlebags. In reference to their comparability to the extra bags that horse carried in the Wild West, these pockets of thigh fat can be impossible to tone down for many individuals, even with regular exercising and healthy eating habits. In this article, your Manhattan dermatologists at NY Skin RX want to educate you on saddlebags, how they form, and how we can help eliminate these troublesome areas of fat without the need for surgery.

Learn about the causes of saddlebags

Although saddlebags can affect either gender, they tend to be more common among women than men. This is because women’s bodies distribute weight differently than men do. Specifically, women are more likely to see the development of fat on the thighs, hips, and buttocks as they become less active or experience changes in their levels of estrogen—either due to pregnancy or as they get older.

Use SculpSure® to treat saddlebags

At NY Skin RX, your dermatologists Dr. Debra Wattenberg and Dr. Ilyse Lefkowicz can use SculpSure® to reduce or eliminate even the most problematic saddlebag areas. This state-of-the-art body contouring treatment has revolutionized the processes of saddlebag fat removal in New York City. Using laser energy, SculpSure® applies heat to saddlebag areas or other areas where stubborn fat is located. This heat energy damages and destroys the structure of the fat cells located underneath the surface layer of your skin. Once destroyed, these fat cells can’t grow back, although new fat cells may form if you aren’t living a healthy lifestyle. The targeted cells proceed to die off over the subsequent months, during which time your body re-absorbs them and eliminates them the same way it would other waste. Usually, within six weeks of your treatment, you should start noticing a visible reduction in the excess thigh fat, with ideal results usually presenting themselves by the 12-week mark.

The advantages of SculpSure®

  • It’s fast – It usually takes less than 30 minutes to complete a SculpSure® treatment.
  • It’s non-invasive – SculpSure® is a surgery-free solution to saddlebags and other troublesome areas of fat. You won’t have a single incision made into your skin.
  • It’s permanent – Any fat cells targeted by the heat and energy used in a SculpSure® treatment won’t ever grow back. That eliminates the need for follow-up treatments.
  • It’s comfortable – You can lie back and relax while the laser does its work. You shouldn’t feel any discomfort. The only thing you might notice is a warming or tingling sensation when the laser first starts to work.

SculpSure® in Manhattan

This state-of-the-art treatment can be used on various areas of your body—really anywhere where you have a stubborn fat deposit that has proven resistant to diet and exercise. Our 1060mm wavelength laser comes with four different applicators. To find out more about SculpSure® or any of the other treatments we offer, schedule a consultation with your Manhattan dermatologists Debra Wattenberg and Ilyse Lefkowicz by calling NY Skin RX today at (212) 288-3200. We welcome patients of Manhattan and the Upper East Side of New York City.

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