Are you fighting those last few inches?
We’ve all heard before that staying in shape requires a personal commitment to exercising regularly and practicing a healthy diet every day. And while this is true, you may have found that no matter what you do, you still can’t get rid of some of those bulging areas.
Fortunately, Dr. Bielfield offers non-invasive body contouring treatments to help with stubborn and persistent fat. Treatment options offered at Austin Dermatology & Vein include:
Ultrashape®, is the first and only FDA-cleared, non-invasive body shaping device that uses pulsed, focused ultrasound technology to mechanically (non-thermally) and selectively destroy fat cells. This makes the entire procedure virtually painless. Learn More
Venus Legacy® is a non-surgical body contouring and skin tightening treatment. Learn More
Dr. Zimmet is a consummate professional who cares deeply about his patients. He understands the concerns of his patients and will address each and every one. He takes his time and makes sure that his patients receive the best care at all times.
—Doreen L., Patient
What Should I Know About Fat Cells?
Fat cells are not just storage bins for excess calories. They are very active cells that produce a variety of substances that influence your body weight, how many calories you eat and how those calories are used as a source of energy. Health problems, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, liver disease, cardiovascular disease and certain types of cancer, can arise when these cells begin to secrete too much or too little of these substances.
You are born with a set number of fat cells. If you eat more calories than your body needs, your fat cells stretch to store these extra calories as triglycerides. You can gain new fat cells if the existing cells have enlarged to their maximum size.
Once created, fat cells remain in your body forever. They may shrink in size when you lose weight, but they never go away unless they are removed by liposuction.
What's The Most Important Thing I Should Do After Treatment?
Maintain a healthy lifestyle — a healthy diet and exercise program.
What Happens If I Eat More Calories Than I Expend?
What Does Weight Loss Do?
ULTRASHAPE VS. COOLSCULPTING
We no longer offer Coolsculpting because of what we feel are the advantages of Ultrashape:
- Quicker treatment time (Abdomen and love handles may take up to 5 hours with Coolsculpting, and about 1 hour with Ultrashape)
- Treatment is virtually painless with Ultrashape. Some patients were not able to tolerate CoolSculpting.
- Much easier to customize treatment areas with Ultrashape
- A small percentage of patients complain of severe pain after Coolsculpting. We have not seen that after Ultrashape.
- The “Worth It” rating on realself.com was 96% for Ultrashape vs 72% for CoolSculpting (accessed site on July 19, 2015).
For more information on our body contouring procedures or to set up a free body contouring consultation with Dr. Bielfield, call us today at (512) 485-7700.