The ideal body shape may vary for different people. Whether you prefer a sculpted, toned upper body, muscles, a lean figure, or an athletic build, achieving it might not always be easy. Targeted exercises can be an excellent place to start, but this approach may not work for everyone.
It can be incredibly difficult to target, tone, and eliminate small, stubborn amounts of fat from specific areas. Plus, with hormonal changes, weight fluctuations, and side effects of aging, it can be a struggle to maintain results. A fat reduction is a body contouring procedure that can help correct, enhance, or rejuvenate many different areas.
The procedures can range from simple treatments aimed at mild to moderate concerns to comprehensive cosmetic surgery solutions that produce more dramatic results. One of the most common goals among male patients seeking body contouring includes improving the chest, back, arms, legs, and stomach to achieve a more masculine contour and slim physique. Our facility works closely with patients to understand their goals and develop a body contouring approach that is right for them. Led by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Brad Bengtson, the Bengtson Center for Aesthetics & Plastic Surgery delivers fat reduction and body contouring services to patients in the Midwest and Greater Grand Rapids.
Why Consider Fat Reduction?
Achieving a toned, lean figure is a common goal among men and can be clearly illustrated by the amount of popular or famous bodybuilders, models, and fitness experts. Many get into exercise and diet to help address aesthetics and health, most notably fat reduction and muscle strengthening.
However, this is only one approach, and may not always work for everyone. Some patients may not see results with exercise or dieting or struggle to see any type of change due to other factors. If you have stubborn fat that you have tried to eliminate from the body, neck, or under the chin, you may benefit from body contouring or fat reduction procedures.
Ideal candidates for fat reduction include men who are in good health and have a stable weight, even if they have a few pounds or feel round in areas where they would prefer to be toned.
You should have a realistic understanding and expectation of the procedure and be in a good state of mind to be eligible for fat reduction. If you have excess fat that does not respond well to traditional diet and exercise, try Kybella® for submental fat and Coolsculpting® for areas like the abdomen, back, chest, hips, arms, legs, and more. Talking to a licensed professional like Dr. Bengtson or one of our team’s experienced members can help you understand which fat reduction procedures are right for you.
The cost of fat reduction at the Bengtson Center in Grand Rapids will vary based on the patient’s needs and the procedure they opt to undergo. Other factors, such as the number of sessions and treatment areas, can change your procedure’s final cost. We offer convenient payment options and financing solutions for patients who qualify.
At the Bengtson Center, we strive to provide patients with treatment options tailored to suit everyone’s needs.
Since not all men have the same body type or aesthetic goals, having choices and customizable treatments to suit your individual needs can help deliver results that look natural. Dr. Bengtson oversees all procedures at our high-end treatment center in Grand Rapids. The most popular approach for fat reduction is liposuction.
Liposuction surgery delivers immediate and significant results, with the removal of excess fat from targeted areas. While liposuction does provide lasting results, there is some downtime as with any surgical procedure. Liposuction can be combined with other procedures such as a body lift or tummy tuck to deliver a more balanced result and target other common concerns, like loose skin. Other, minimally-invasive cosmetic techniques are available to help eliminate a few pounds in areas where stubborn body fat has accumulated. We offer non-surgical solutions such as Coolsculpting® treatments and Kybella® injections.
Coolsculpting® is a body contouring procedure that works to freeze away the unwanted fat cells and eliminate them in the treatment areas. Patients generally need more than one treatment to see the desired results, but they can be painless, fast, and have a short and easy recovery time.
Kybella® is a different kind of fat reduction, being the only FDA-approved injection for treating submental fat, or the dreaded double chin. It is administered directly into the fat beneath the chin to dissolve it and prevent the cells from reforming in the area.
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