Fat Reduction Specialist

Monica Ovalle, MD -  - Family Medicine

Lincolnway Family Care

Monica Ovalle, MD

Family Medicine located in La Porte, IN

If getting rid of hard-to-tone areas of fat were easy, nobody would have love handles or a muffin top. At Lincolnway Family Care in La Porte, Indiana, family medicine physician Monica Ovalle, MD, takes care of those stubborn areas of fat with the proven, nonsurgical SculpSure® system for fat reduction. This noninvasive treatment targets fat cells while you relax comfortably in the office. Dr. Ovalle speaks Spanish and English, and provides personalized, one-on-one attention to all her medical and aesthetic patients. To learn more about the convenience of SculpSure for fat reduction, call or book an appointment online.

Fat Reduction Q & A

What is nonsurgical fat reduction?

Nonsurgical fat reduction includes minimally invasive or noninvasive methods of disrupting and eliminating fat cells in specific areas of your body that are hard to tone down. Maybe fat likes to hang out on your hips, your inner thighs, or your belly, and no matter how much you exercise, you can’t seem to shrink it. A variety of FDA-cleared fat-reduction solutions can help you permanently reduce fat without surgery or downtime – and some have no side effects.

Nonsurgical fat-reduction procedures include:

  • Cryolipolysis
  • Injectables
  • Ultrasound technology
  • Red-light therapy
  • Laser treatments

While all of these treatments can reduce fat, the practice of Lincolnway Family Care finds laser treatments to be the most effective. They use the innovative technology of the SculpSure body contouring system by CynoSure® – leaders in the field of laser aesthetic procedures – to permanently reduce fat without unpleasant side effects or downtime.

How does SculpSure work?

The SculpSure laser device targets specific areas of fat, sending a controlled heat energy to the fat cells below the surface of your skin. In just about 25 minutes per area, the laser energy heats up the targeted fat cells and destroys them while leaving the surrounding tissue unharmed. Your body naturally eliminates the fat cells over the weeks following treatment, so you all you see is a gradual reduction in fat and a more contoured silhouetted.

Each 25-minute session reduces up to 24% of fat cells in the treatment area, and in some cases, you can treat multiple areas, such as your thighs and love handles, at the same appointment.

How soon will I see results after a SculpSure fat-reduction treatment?

Since your body eliminates the fat cells over time, you can expect to see a difference about six weeks after treatment. Then, in another six weeks, after your body has eliminated all the treated fat cells, you enjoy optimal results. Your clothes may fit a little looser, and you may notice a firmer, more sculpted belly and waistline, slimmer thighs, or even less of a double chin, depending on the areas you treat.

If you have stubborn areas of fat you’d like to live without, call the practice to schedule an appointment or book online today.