We understand that weight loss and a sculpted body appearance aren’t easy feats. Therefore, we have a wide array of top-quality weight loss and body contouring treatments to help you get into your dream shape. From non-surgical weight loss plans to bariatric surgery and non-invasive body contouring procedures to more comprehensive surgical body sculpting, our treatments help you achieve the wellness and aesthetic perfection you want.
What is Weight Gain?
Weight gain refers to an increase in body weight from muscle, fat, or water accumulation. It may also be due to increased muscle mass. While often associated with negative health outcomes, weight gain can be healthy or unhealthy depending on the context, such as muscle building or excessive fat accumulation.
What Causes Weight Gain?
Several factors contribute to fat accumulation in the body, eventually leading to weight gain. They generally include the following:
Diet and activity level: An imbalance between calorie intake and physical activity can lead to weight gain over time. It’s important to balance the calories consumed with those expended through regular physical activity.
Environment: An environment that promotes a sedentary lifestyle or encourages excessive eating can make it more challenging to maintain a healthy body weight.
Genetics: Genetics can influence your susceptibility to weight gain, but lifestyle factors like diet and physical activity also play a crucial role in managing weight.
Health conditions and medications: Certain health conditions, such as hypothyroidism, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), and Cushing’s syndrome, can contribute to weight gain by affecting metabolism or causing hormonal imbalances. It’s important to manage these conditions with medical guidance.
Stress, poor sleep, and psychological factors: Stress can lead to changes in eating habits and increased cravings, often resulting in weight gain. Managing stress is an important aspect of weight control. Poor sleep can also suppress hormones that regulate appetite and the body’s energy use, increasing the obesity risk.
Treatment Options for Weight Loss
At Dubai Cosmetic Surgery Clinic, we use comprehensive diagnostic measures to identify the root cause of your weight gain. Based on those findings, we offer customized weight loss plans and treatments that help you achieve an optimum fitness level.
The most common weight loss treatments include the following.
Bariatric surgery, also known as weight loss or metabolic surgery, is a treatment that changes how your digestive system works in order to help you lose weight. Bariatric surgery may be considered for patients who have not achieved significant weight loss through diet and exercise, especially those with obesity-related health conditions. Bariatric surgery can be classified into various types, such as:
This type of bariatric surgery removes a significant part of the stomach, leaving behind a sleeve-shaped structure. This surgery aims to reduce food intake by reducing cravings.
This bariatric surgery involves creating a small pouch in the upper part of the stomach and connecting it to the small intestine, bypassing the rest of the stomach. Gastric bypass surgery alters the digestive process, leading to reduced food intake and nutrient absorption, which can contribute to weight loss.
The gastric band procedure involves placing an adjustable band around the upper portion of the stomach, limiting food intake and promoting a feeling of fullness sooner.
This surgery is also known as the duodenal switch. It is a more complex bariatric surgery as it combines a gastrectomy and intestinal bypass. Biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch (BPD/DS) significantly reduces the size of the stomach and alters the digestion process, affecting the hormones that regulate hunger and satiety.
Saxenda is a prescription medicine administered through injections to help overweight or obese people lose weight. It is typically prescribed for adults with a BMI of 27 or higher, or children aged 12-17 years old who weigh more than 132 pounds, as part of a comprehensive weight management plan. Saxenda injections are part of a comprehensive weight management plan that includes a low-calorie diet and increased physical activity, prescribed by healthcare professionals.
Customized Weight Loss Program
Every individual has different weight loss requirements, which can be met with customized weight loss programs. Customized weight loss programs are tailored to an individual’s unique needs, considering factors like daily calorie intake, activity level, metabolic health, and other personal health metrics. Depending on the patient’s particular needs and lifestyle, the doctor prescribes a specific diet, workout regimen, and possibly clinical treatments to help them lose weight.
Post-Weight Loss body-Contouring Treatments in Dubai
Weight treatments and programs are indeed a great way to achieve a healthy body weight. But they do not necessarily give you a toned and contoured body shape. This is because these treatments primarily target visceral fat and some percentage of subcutaneous fat but are usually ineffective on stubborn fat pockets in the subcutaneous region. Post-weight loss body-contouring treatments can reduce the appearance of stubborn fat pockets, but it’s important to have realistic expectations about the results.
Below is a list of non-surgical and surgical body contouring procedures commonly performed on patients who haven’t been able to get a toned appearance after significant weight loss. These treatments are also performed on patients who have maintained a healthy body weight but struggle to achieve the desired body contour.
Cryolipolysis, commonly referred to as CoolSculpting, is a non-surgical procedure that uses controlled cooling to target and eliminate fat cells, with minimal effect on surrounding tissues. The fat cells are crystallized and die, and over time, the body naturally processes and eliminates these dead cells.
These FDA-approved injections are used primarily to address moderate to severe fat under the chin. Kybella injections contain deoxycholic acid, which helps break down and absorb dietary fat. Kybella injections specifically target and break down fat cells beneath the chin, leading to a more defined chin and jawline over time.
Ultrasonic cavitation, or ultrasonic lipolysis, is a non-invasive procedure that uses ultrasound technology to break apart fat cells. After ultrasonic cavitation disrupts the fat cells, the body’s natural processes gradually eliminate the liquefied fat cells. Ultrasonic cavitation is more suited for individuals with small areas of excess subcutaneous fat.
Liposuction is a cosmetic surgery that removes fat from specific areas of the body using a cannula and a vacuum to sculpt and contour the body. Liposuction removes fat from specific areas of the body, improving contour but not necessarily affecting overall weight or health.
Abdominoplasty, or a tummy tuck is a surgical procedure that removes excess abdominal skin and fat and tightens the muscles of the abdominal wall for a smoother, firmer belly. A tummy tuck is a surgical procedure that removes excess skin and fat from the abdominal area, often used after significant weight loss to improve body contour.
Post Weight Loss Treatment FAQs
Will I lose more weight?
No, you will not lose more weight as it is not a weight-loss treatment but a body contouring treatment. However, you will look slimmer as the additional fat and skin will be removed. Discuss your body contouring goals with your surgeon to understand the possible outcomes and tailor the treatment to your needs.
How long will results last?
Results can be long-lasting, particularly when accompanied by a stable weight, healthy diet, and regular exercise, as advised by your healthcare provider.
Will I be able to get pregnant?
No, the procedure does not prevent you from giving birth to children. However, significant body changes should be discussed with your healthcare provider when considering future pregnancies.
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