Tired of Post-Pregnancy Belly Fat That Won’t Go Away?

Belly fat – it’s easy to put on and difficult to take off, especially after pregnancy. Often resistant to both healthy dieting and regular exercise, the inability to effectively lose those last little extra inches around the waist that have accumulated during and after pregnancy is often due to hormones or the aging process. Visceral fat, the dangerous fat that is buried deep in the abdomen and carries fatty acids to your liver, is more sensitive to additional physical exercise and reduced caloric intake. Subcutaneous fat, which is the pinchable stuff that lingers on your belly even after you are lean, is far more challenging to lose. If you are within a “normal” weight range, it is not considered to be much of a health concern, but can be a frustrating cosmetic issue for many. Fortunately, Premier Vein & Body by Schwartz offers the most clinically-proven fat reduction procedures to remove unwanted belly fat, including non-surgical CoolSculpting and minimally-invasive Tickle Lipo. With more treatment options and providers available than ever before, it is important for patients to educate themselves on the pros and cons of each type of treatment.

Why Choose CoolSculpting

  • FDA-cleared fat reduction treatment
  • Completely non-invasive
  • Series of 3-5 treatments typically required for optimal results
  • Clinically-proven to destroy 20% of fat cells in the treated area
  • No needles, anesthesia or downtime
  • Noticeable results within 8-12 weeks

Why Choose Liposuction

  • FDA-approved fat-removal and body sculpting procedure
  • Minimally invasive with less discomfort and downtime
  • Just one treatment needed
  • Greater volume of fat cells can be destroyed
  • Local anesthesia
  • Visible results noticeable almost immediately
  • Continued results for 3-6 months
  • Provides some skin tightening in the treated area

CoolSculpting® For Post-Pregnancy Belly Fat

Perfect for delivering results without downtime, FDA-approved CoolSculpting® is ideal for reducing diet-and exercise-resistant fat in areas such as the belly, “love handles”, inner thighs, flanks, saddle bags, bra rolls, double chin, and more! Developed by Harvard scientists, CoolSculpting® is one of our most popular procedures, and it has revolutionized the field of fat reduction and body contouring. It was the first clinically-proven, non-surgical alternative to liposuction, as it reduces unwanted fat without needles, incisions, anesthetic or downtime! Dr. Schwartz was one of the first Kansas City area doctors to offer CoolSculpting®, and Premier Vein & Body by Schwartz is also a CoolSculpting® Certified Practice.
CoolSculpting® is not a weight-loss program, but it does help patients within a healthy weight range contour and re-shape targeted problem areas.

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Liposuction For Fat Loss

For years, liposuction procedures were only performed in the hospital, under general anesthesia.  As these procedures were expensive and traumatic to the body, involving weeks of pain, recovery, and downtime, they were not accessible to a wide range of patients. In the last 10 years, minimally-invasive liposuction procedures that can be performed using general anesthesia right in the doctor’s office revolutionized the field of liposuction, becoming America’s most popular cosmetic procedure.  These in-office treatments utilize different types of energy, such as laser, ultrasound and radiofrequency,  to melt and destroy fat. Although we offer several different types and brands of liposuction, Dr. Craig Schwartz’s preferred method is called Tickle Lipo, which offers the best results for a wider range of candidates with less discomfort and recovery time. As with CoolSculpting®, Tickle Lipo will provide the best results for patients with smaller, localized deposits of fat that have been resistant to diet and exercise, and firm skin that will tighten and contract after the procedure.

It’s important to remember that liposuction is not a tool for weight loss, so it does not replace diet and exercise for those who are looking to lose weight. Its intent is to improve contour and remove inches – not pounds. Patients with the most successful results are near their recommended body weight and simply desire to change the shape of a particular area or areas of their body.

Who Are the Best Candidates for CoolSculpting?

CoolSculpting® is an ideal procedure for patients who exercise and maintain a healthy diet, but need help getting rid stubborn, pinchable, localized areas of fat. CoolSculpting can used on the love handles and tummy fat, but can also be used for the inner thighs, flanks, hips, saddlebags, upper back and bra rolls. Good skin elasticity is also important, and just like the other Precision Body Contouring procedures, CoolSculpting® does not provide a total weight loss solution. You must be committed to a healthy lifestyle to maintain long-term results.

With CoolSculpting® it’s not what you lose – it’s what you gain.

Who Are the Best Candidates for Liposuction?

Although minimally-invasive liposuction is ideal for patients who maintain a healthy lifestyle, this procedure can produce results for a wider range of patients than CoolSculpting®. Performed in the office using local anesthesia, liposuction procedures do involve some discomfort and downtime (typically 2-5 days depending on volume of fat removed). However, most patients only require one procedure in the area being treated, so even though the investment in downtime is initially greater than with CoolSculpting®, there are no additional treatments needed. Results are visible sooner than with CoolSculpting®, although patients will continue seeing results over the course of 3-6 months after treatment. As with CoolSculpting®, liposuction is not a weight loss solution, and long-term results will only be maintained if the patient is dedicated to living a healthy lifestyle.

Why Choose Premier Vein & Body by Schwartz?

When you choose Premier Vein & Body by Schwartz for your belly fat reduction treatment, you’ll be working with one of the original CoolSculpting practices and most experienced minimally-invasive liposuction providers in Kansas City. During your complimentary body contouring consultation, we will discuss your fat reduction goals and determine whether non-surgical CoolSculpting or minimally-invasive liposuction is best for you. Both CoolSculpting and all liposuction procedures are performed in the comfort and convenience of our Leawood practice.

To learn more about Body Contouring, CoolSculpting, or Liposuction, schedule your free consultation with Dr. Schwartz by filling out the form on this page or by calling his practice at (913) 451-8346 . Premier Vein & Body by Schwartz serves Kansas CityLeawood, and Overland Park.