One of the hallmarks of a good holiday season is spending time with family and friends. While both of these should be enjoyed abundantly, the latter can have significant negative effects if your fitness regimen doesn’t keep up with the extra calories.
The key to enjoying the holidays without gaining weight is having a plan in place. Some of the helpful weight loss and fat reduction treatments we are thankful for this year are proactive solutions like Semaglutide, Emsculpt NEO and QuadSculpting with Coolsculpting Elite.
You may have heard the buzz about weightloss injections known as Ozempic and Wegovy. Semaglutide is the unbranded – or generic – version of these appetite-curbing pharmaceuticals.
For patients who desire to lose weight through the holidays with their ideal results before spring break, a combination of Semaglutide with L-Carnitine offered by Dr. Jennifer Levine may be helpful. This combination suppresses the appetite, reduces food cravings and boosts metabolism, leading to faster results.
Dr. Jennifer Levine shares her expertise on Semaglutide with Cheddar News.
L-Carnitine, specifically, boosts metabolism and increases fat burning. With the weight loss induced by Semaglutide injections, this supplement helps to preserve muscle mass while also helping with the fat loss process.
Remember, this treatment takes a while to work so it’s recommended to get a head start before the holidays begin.
If you’re getting ready for events and possible vacations, sculpting your arms, abs, butt, and thighs may be a priority. That’s where Emsculpt NEO comes in.
Treatments like Emsculpt NEO build muscle and reduce fat with radiofrequency and electromagnetic muscle stimulation. As the leading provider of Emsculpt NEO treatments in NYC, Dr. Levine can help you to create a customized body sculpting plan to uncover your best body!
Treatment sessions are only 30 minutes in length and 3-4 treatments is equivalent to 6-12 months of diet and exercise. You can look better and feel stronger without invasive surgery or recovery time.
At JL Body Sculpting Suite, you can build your abs with a friend at the same time!
Need to Sculpt Your Jaw & Neck?
Holiday time is also selfie time! One of the most requested treatment areas is reducing the appearance of the double chin. This can include both fat reduction and skin tightening.
It’s almost impossible to ‘spot reduce’ weight in specific areas with exercise only. For issues like under the chin fullness, also called “turkey neck,” Dr. Levine may recommend fat-freezing CoolSculpting, laser-based Sculpsure, or injectable Kybella to get the fastest results.
This fat freezing treatment targets, crystallizes and eliminates stubborn fat cells. With this treatment, you can reduce fat in the focus area by up to 20-25%. Patients may need 2-4 treatments spaced several weeks apart to achieve their desired improvement. CoolSculpting permanently removes fat cells in a non-invasive manner, provides subtle yet noticeable tightening, and has very minimal downtime.
Because we have two CoolSculpting® Elite machines, our patients are able to address four areas in the same amount of time! Each treatment session lasts approximately 35 minutes.
This non-invasive laser treatment uses heat to selectively target and eliminate fat cells under the chin and neck. It can reduce submental fat by up to 24%. It’s recommended to cook a consultation to see how many treatments you need for optimal tightening and fat reduction in any area.
The procedure is fast, comfortable and has no downtime. Optimal results are seen after 12 weeks. Treated fat cells are destroyed during the treatment and will not regenerate.
This is an injectable deoxycholic acid that dissolves fat cells when injected into the under chin area. When properly administered, Kybella can safely reduce submental fullness. Kybella helps refine and slim the appearance of the chin and neckline with minimal side effects that usually fade after 7 days
The length of treatment depends on the submental fat distribution and the patient’s individual aesthetic goals. A typical treatment takes 15 – 20 minutes, but follow up appointments may be necessary. With optimal treatment, results will last for many years.
Dr. Levine tailors the ideal treatment regimen based on each patient’s aesthetic goals. Combination therapy is also commonly used to enhance results and avoid over-treatment with a single technology.
Did you know? Kybella can also be used to reduce fat in the ankles!
Evoke is a great choice for remodeling the cheeks, neck, and jawline without surgery or an intensive recovery. This is a facial contouring treatment that uses advanced radiofrequency technology to tighten the skin and deliver more defined facial characteristics.
The holidays are the perfect time for Evoke because you can get treatments done now and look slimmer through all those events, outfits and photos between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve.
Dr. Levine’s Personal Tips for Holiday Weight Management
“During the Holidays, it becomes especially important to stay consistent with your diet and your workouts. However, a busier schedule calls for adjustments.
Emsculpt NEO helps keep my core engaged even when I can’t make it to pilates, lowering the chance of an injury from slip and fall on icy New York streets.
Another tip I often give to patients who attend many holiday events is to always have a snack high in protein and fiber prior to attending an event. This will keep you full and cravings at bay!”
Schedule a consultation with Dr. Levine to determine which solution is best for you!