Medical weight loss
Your medical weight loss consultation begins with careful history and examination. Next a select lab panel will seek causes for weight gain that are ‘hormonal’ or ‘secondary’ to other medical conditions which can be treated along with a weight loss plan. Then Dr Thaker can select an appropriate medications or hormone treatments, in addition to a diet and exercise plan customized for you. Some patients after thorough initial evaluation do not need weight loss medication as treating another condition causing weight gain may restore healthy body weight.
Remember, while losing weight can make you look and feel great, being overweight or even obese may be associated with several negative health outcomes such as heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes. Any or all of these could lead to diminished life span and quality of life.
We specialize in multi-modal weight loss therapy. This is a unique and customized three pronged approach. This approach combines medical weight loss above, with the surgical liposuction, and as needed the laser or fat freezing non-surgical treatments below for targeted fat. Dr Thaker is at most one of very few physicians and surgeons in Las Vegas, to offer not only medical weight loss, but also surgical liposuction, and the non surgical laser fat loss or fat freezing method described. Book an appointment here.
Laser fat removal or lipolysis
Sculpsure Laser Lipolysis is used for patients that do not want a surgical technique. Dr Thaker offers targeted laser lipolysis using the world renowned Scuplsure Laser. This is actually four separate laser heads that are placed on the areas of fat, in a comfortable, non- surgical 20 minute procedure. When this fat is gone, it is gone for good. Imagine a room filled with balloons filled with air, once these balloons are burst, they are gone forever. This is the effect of the laser on fat cells, while simultaneously cooling the skin above. We also offer cool sculpting, which is a method to freeze fat from problem areas. See more about fat loss here.
Dr Thaker often combines both surgical liposuction, and non-surgical or laser techniques for body contouring to meet patient aesthetic goals, and with the highest margin of comfort and safety.
Fat freezing or cool sculpting
Fat freezing, or cryolipolysis, also known as cool sculpting is a non-invasive procedure where areas of stubborn fatty tissue are targeted by cooling paddles that freeze fat cells. If you’ve struggled to lose fat in select areas of your body even with diet and exercise, this may be an excellent option to reduce the appearance of unwanted fatty tissue. The number of fat cells each individual has is unique and determined during childhood and adolescence, and rarely fluctuates much as we age. When we gain weight, the fat cells expand, and when we lose weight, those cells shrink down. For those with otherwise healthy weight and BMI, stubborn pockets of fat can be eliminated with the use of cryolipolysis. The fat loss is permanent, and when combined with diet and exercise results are optimized. See more about fat loss here.
Liposuction uses powered or hand held suction instruments to surgically and permanently remove fat from problem areas like the ‘love handles’, ‘spare tire’ around the waist, ‘banana roll’ below the buttocks, submental ‘double chin’ and other areas of the face and body. Dr Thaker trained in a personalized preceptorship with the world’s expert in tumescent liposuction technique, Dr Jeffrey Klein. This is a method where local anesthetic solutions are injected into the areas for liposuction, for both pain control and to minimize bleeding.
Tumescent technique is regarded as the world’s safest liposuction technique as established over many decades, hundreds of surgeons, and several thousands of cases world wide. This is superb not only to minimize discomfort, but to maximize patient safety. The patient is comfortable and alert, communicating with the team as needed during the procedure. There is no risk from general anesthesia or IV sedative medications, or ‘going to sleep and not waking up’ as some patients say.
Liposuction is the most popular surgical method of body contouring surgery because it allows the surgeon to re-sculpt specific areas of the body. It is one of the most effective forms of removing fat, and it permanently removes fat cells from the area, using only a few tiny incisions. The best part about liposuction may be that the fat can be used for fat grafting or fat transfer to areas where the patient desires enhancement, such as hollow points on the face, or the breast or buttocks, which is then called fat transfer. Liposuction is for targeted fat removal, in individuals without extreme BMI, or body mass index, where traditional weight loss therapies may be used first. See more about liposuction here.
Whether fat is lost by medical weight loss, liposuction, lasers, or freezing, if you over eat and gain weight, you will gain fat. The fat that was removed will never come back, but other fat cells that are remaining will swell and may recreate the problem areas we have worked so hard to eliminate. Thus, long term follow up through periodic visits, where Dr Thaker can coach and reinforce healthy behaviors is a key to our practice. Other surgery practices that focus only on the procedure, with no time for the patient, may miss this step. They simply see you on return to the operating room, at your risk, time and expense. The first step is to book your medical consultation.
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