Five Ways to Slim Down Before New Year's

With holiday season underway, it may be difficult to keep up with your fitness routine and squeeze in those extra workouts. Holiday events, social gatherings and grand holiday feasts are easy excuses for putting your diet and workout routine on hold; unfortunately, your new routine can leave you gaining a few pounds well before the New Year. 

Still, there are some ways to prevent extra weight gain this holiday season and even slim down before New Year’s.

From skin tightening treatments to a quick lipo procedure, here are just five effective ways to get rid of unwanted holiday pounds:

Lose the Weight with SmartLipo

SmartLipo continues to be one of the most popular liposuction procedures, a minimally-invasive procedure that helps get rid of stubborn fat around the stomach, waistline, hips and thighs.  SmartLipo uses laser technology to melt the fatty tissues before extraction; this process helps the surgeon create a more sculpted and contoured look, and also reduces the risk of tissue damage and excessive blood loss.  Since most people can resume regular activities within 24 hours, you can get back to your busy holiday schedule without worrying about a long rest and recovery period.

Get Rid of Extra Inches with CoolSculpting

CoolSculpting is one of the latest body contouring procedures on the market, a non-invasive procedure that helps reduce fat cells. This revolutionary technology freezes stubborn fat in the selected atea to induce a noticeable, natural-looking reduction in fat bulges. Some people see a reduction in inches after just one treatment, and the procedure is most effective for removing fat from areas around the waist and midsection.

Lose the Water Weight with a Body Wrap

If you’ve overindulged in unhealthy food for a few days and are feeling bloated or sluggish, a body wrap can help get rid of the extra water weight and give your metabolism a boost. Thermal body wraps are designed to increase circulation and reduce water retention; they are typically 45-60 minutes in length, and can be fairly relaxing. You can find heat-inducing body wraps at many medical spas and day spas around the country, and the treatment may help you lose a few inches and tighten up your skin before a special event.

Get Rid of Body Fat with Vaser Liposelection

The Vaser LipoSelection is another innovative liposucton procedure that has received FDA approval for body contouring and is becoming an increasingly popular treatment for getting rid of stubborn body fat. VASER works with ultrasonic energy to target unwanted fatty tissue while preserving the surrounding blood vessesla dn connective tissue. The procedure involves inserting a high-frequency vibrating probe into the fatty tissue to break down the fat cells and emulsify it into a fluid. Next, the fat is removed with a cannula and massage, and the skin begins to retract immediately to create a natural, sculpted look. Most people see instant results, with ongoing improvements after 3-6 months.

Slim Down with Thermage

Another increasingly popular skin tightening and body reshaping procedure is Thermage. Thermage works by heating up the skin using radiofrequency technology to promote collagen production. Collagen is the necessary compound for creating a tighter, toned and more youthful appearance, and the amount of collagen in the body typically decreases with age. Thermage can trigger collagen production so that the treated area looks more sculpted and toned. It can be a valuable procedure for tightening up loose skin around the arms, getting rid of ‘love handles’ or helping you lose a few inches around the waistline.

Learn more about body contouring procedures and liposuction in our information guide, or consult with plastic surgery doctors in your area to review different options available for your mini makeover this holiday season.