No two bodies are identical, and at the Bengtson Center, we believe everyone should feel beautiful in their skin. Stubborn, excess fat throughout the body is something almost everyone can say they have struggled with at some point in life.
This could be due to difficulties losing weight, lack of an exercise regimen, trouble maintaining a healthy diet, poor eating habits, stubborn genetic fat, and other common frustrations. For others, excess weight can be a side effect of medical conditions, medications, hormones, natural body shifts, pregnancy, aging, and more.
It can be difficult to target, tone, and eliminate small amounts of fat from specific areas. Our facility, located in Grand Rapids, works closely with patients to understand their goals and develop a body contouring approach that is right for them and helps deliver a complementary result.
What Causes Stubborn Body Fat?
Fat forming on the body is a natural occurrence, although it may happen differently for everyone. Fat accumulates on the body through excess calories. These get stored within specialized fat cells, known as adipose (or fatty) tissue, and the body makes room for these by enlarging existing fat cells, which are already present in the body, or by creating more in specific areas.
It is common for patients to be close to their ideal weight but still have fat collections they cannot get rid of. However, it is essential to remember that our bodies metabolize differently, so actions that may cause one person to gain extra body fat or weight might not have the same effect on another. This is why it can be challenging to slim down fatty areas, particularly in places that are hard to target or don’t respond well to exercise. Changing your lifestyle is one of the best ways to discover why or how you have been gaining excess fat and can be the first step towards eliminating it.
When patients struggle to get rid of fat in areas like the arms, back, flanks, waist, thighs, knees, and butt, it can be disheartening.
Putting in work at the gym or with diet and nutrition programs only to see minimal or no results can lead patients to feel depressed and unhappy with their appearance, despite working hard to see their changes. Fat reduction treatments are incredibly versatile and can be customized so that patients target the exact area they want and only remove as much fat as is desired to achieve the final result. Other benefits include:
For many people, exercise, diet, calorie counting, and other “healthy” lifestyle choices can make losing weight and toning up certain areas like the arms or abdomen seem almost effortless.
People who respond to these methods can sometimes benefit from non-surgical or minimally invasive procedures but typically won’t need to consider body contouring. However, many patients, especially those with underlying medical conditions like PCOS or hormonal fluctuations, might have more trouble getting their body to respond to and eliminate excess fat cells.
The cost of fat reduction at a high-end facility in Grand Rapids will vary to match each patient’s unique technique and extent of treatment.
Patients who opt to combine treatments can find that this is a more efficient way to upgrade their appearance and ensure a balanced and beautiful body rejuvenation. We accept various payment options and offer financing solutions to help accommodate all our patients.
At the Bengtson Center, we offer fat reduction treatments in different forms. Some patients combine them with another procedure, especially fat transfer, to help deliver comprehensive and complete results.
The most popular and well-known method for fat reduction is liposuction. This is considered a minimally-invasive surgical technique and, with incredible technological improvements over the years, can deliver a precise application.
Non-surgical solutions like CoolSculpting® and CoolTone™ are also fat reduction options that can provide a tone and tight silhouette. These procedures can help complement body contouring, breast enhancement, or facial rejuvenation procedures. Injections with Kybella can also target specific areas of fat particularly under the chin.
To learn more about our body contouring solutions and what procedure is best for your needs and aesthetic goals, schedule a consultation with Dr. Bengtson or one of our qualified team members today. We proudly serve the Midwest and communities near Birmingham, Detroit, Lansing, Bloomfield Hills, Grand Rapids, and surrounding areas.
2155 E Paris Ave SE
Suite 100, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49546
Plastic Surgeons Dr. Bengtson and Dr. Alfonso, along with the team at the Bengtson Center for Aesthetics & Plastic Surgery, provide advanced surgical and cosmetic treatments for patients from Grand Rapids, Birmingham, Detroit, and Kalamazoo, Michigan.Fees & Financing