Weight Loss Specialist
You’re more likely to achieve successful and long-term weight loss when you work together with professionals who can offer encouragement, help with nutritional and medical support, and provide a range of aesthetic services to assist with fat elimination. Dr. Tariq Khan at Orange County Concierge Doctor offers that type of comprehensive weight loss management, including several cosmetic procedures that can remove small and large areas of fat. Call his office in Tustin, California, or schedule an appointment online when you’re ready for weight loss support.
Weight Loss Q & A
How does being overweight affect your health?
When you carry excess weight, it puts an unhealthy strain on your body. Your heart has to work harder, and your joints -- especially your knees -- begin to wear down from the added stress.
Beyond the obvious burden of extra weight, your health also suffers because fat cells produce and release hormones and other substances that affect organs throughout your body. The combined effect of weight and chemicals increases your risk of developing:
- Insulin resistance
- Type 2 diabetes
- High blood pressure
- Heart disease
- Sleep apnea
- Liver and kidney disease
How can weight loss management help?
Dr. Khan begins your weight loss program with a review of your medical history and talks with you about previous diets you’ve tried. He also performs a comprehensive nutritional assessment to be sure you don’t have any nutrient deficiencies and to help develop a balanced meal plan.
Depending on your personal history and weight loss goals, Dr. Kahn may consider medications and supplements that help suppress your appetite or increase fat burning. However, he always combines medications with a customized plan to restrict calories and increase activity.
Dr. Khan monitors your progress and works with you to adjust the plan to fit your lifestyle and weight loss goals.
What aesthetic procedures are available for weight loss and body contouring?
Dr. Khan offers comprehensive weight management with aesthetic procedures that can eliminate large areas of fat or target small pockets of fat that stick around in spite of following a balanced diet and losing weight. These procedures include:
- SmartLipo®: A minimally-invasive procedure capable of removing large areas of fat through a small incision. A thin tube that holds a laser is inserted through the incision and into the targeted fat. The laser heats the fat cells, turning them into an oily substance that can be suctioned out. SmartLipo is often used to remove fat from the neck, abdomen, arms, back, buttocks, hip, and thighs.
- CoolSculpting®: This is a body contouring procedure performed with a noninvasive device that uses controlled cooling to freeze fat cells. As a result, the fat cells break down, and they’re permanently eliminated. CoolSculpting removes stubborn fat from the abdomen, flanks, thighs, under the chin, back, and underneath the buttocks.
- Kybella®: An injectable that eliminates excess fat below your chin with injections of deoxycholic acid, a substance naturally produced in your body. Deoxycholic acid breaks down fat, which is then absorbed by your body.