Get Rid of Muffin Top: 3 Procedures You Should Try
Most of the time, we turn to the scale, the mirror, or our body-mass index (BMI) calculations to tell us how healthy our weight is. But as it turns out, these things might tell only part of the story.
If you consider yourself to have a normal weight, or even to be skinny, you might think you’re perfectly healthy—but not so fast. People who are “skinny fat,” meaning they carrying most of their body fat around their middle, can have added health risks in line with those who are considered overweight.
You might notice an extra “spare tire,” or added fat hanging out around your hips and thighs, spilling over when you put on your pants. This is true even if you’re “skinny.”
Sometimes, we like to affectionately call that spillage a “muffin top”—but if you’re worried for your health, or if you’re not happy with these “little extras”, there are a few procedures that can help.
For removing fat around the belly button, as well as any lingering “love handles,” you might want to turn to Kybella. Kybella is a prescription medicine used to get rid of muffin top and other unwanted conditions. It works by improving the appearance of moderate to severe fat.
The active ingredient in Kybella is deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. During the procedure,
Kybella is injected into the fat beneath your chin, where it destroys fat cells—meaning those cells cannot store or accumulate fat anymore. Of course, your outcome depends on your body type and how loose the skin in the affected area is. However, Kybella can generally be used to tighten most patients’ skin at least a little.
Another option for skin tightening and body contouring is Viora. As a non-invasive radiofrequency treatment, Viora helps get rid of muffin top by removing excess fat. It also helps create firmer skin, all without the risk or downtime of a surgical tummy-tuck.
Viora works by targeting enlarged pockets of fat to reduce the overall volume of fat cells, and it also promotes the production of collagen and elastin. Considered an all-in-one treatment, Viora even attacks multiple problem areas: it tightens the skin, evens out skin texture, and even treats cellulite.
If you’d like to lift and volumize your buttocks area, Sculptra is another option to consider. As a well-known FDA-approved dermal filler for the face, Sculptra has also become a common and effective way to enhance the buttocks area as well.
The key ingredient in Sculptra is poly-L-lactic acid, which helps replace lost collagen by promoting new growth of it. For the face, this results in a lifting rejuvenation with fewer wrinkles and smoother skin. For the buttocks, however, this fills any depleted tissue, resulting in more volume, roundness, and firmness.
Everybody is different, and your goals for your appearance are unique. If you’re trying to get rid of muffin top, talk with our experts to see which treatment would work best for your skin and body type. We’re happy to work with you to find the perfect solution!