Weight Loss Specialist

Monica Ovalle, MD -  - Family Medicine

Lincolnway Family Care

Monica Ovalle, MD

Family Medicine located in La Porte, IN

Weight loss isn’t just about shedding pounds; it’s about reshaping your body and losing inches so your clothes fit better, or you actually have to buy a smaller size. Monica Ovalle, MD, of Lincolnway Family Care in La Porte, Indiana, is a family medicine physician who offers noninvasive SculpSure body sculpting treatments to help with your weight-loss goals. Shrink your waistline, thighs, or belly to complement your new, healthier lifestyle. Dr. Ovalle and the aesthetic team offer personalized care in both English and Spanish. Call for an appointment or use the online booking tool.

Weight Loss Q & A

What’s the difference between fat loss and weight loss?

When you adjust your diet to eat more nutritional foods, such as cutting back on carbohydrates and sugars, and eating more lean proteins and vegetables, you’ll gradually lose weight. Sitting less and moving a little more each day, and doing activities such as walking or taking a yoga class, can also help you lose weight. The scale reflects your weight-loss efforts, often rather quickly, as you also lose water weight in the first week of a healthier diet and exercise regimen.

Fat loss is different from weight loss in that when you lose weight, your fat cells simply shrink, therefore making you appear thinner. When you lose fat, you actually eliminate fat cells, as opposed to just shrinking them. Fat loss can provide longer-lasting results than just weight loss alone. This is especially because with weight loss if you gain weight in the future, your existing fat cells increase in size once again.

When you eliminate fat cells for good, they don’t grow back again in that specific area of your body.

Does weight loss help me lose inches?

In most cases, yes: When you lose weight, you lose inches over all of your body. It’s hard to target a single area for weight loss to lose inches. Many people eat a healthy diet and participate in a regular exercise program only to have stubborn pockets of fat that just keep hanging on. Fat especially likes to stick around on areas such as:

  • Love handles
  • Belly
  • Thighs
  • Back
  • Under your chin

If you want to lose inches in a targeted area such as one of these, you need to do specific exercises, but all too often, stubborn fat won’t budge, even with diet and exercise. When you want to lose inches from a specific, hart-to-tone area, SculpSure® fat-reduction treatments can help.

How does SculpSure reduce fat?

The proven laser technology of the SculpSure treatment system targets fat cells in those hard-to-tone areas, such as your abdomen, back, and love handles. Even after you’ve lost weight, SculpSure can give you that added boost you need to feel self-confident in your favorite clothes. With just a single, 25-minute treatment in which you relax comfortably while the laser energy penetrates below your skin to targeted fat cells, you can lose up to 24% of fat in that area.*

The laser is safe and FDA-cleared, and it destroys only unwanted fat cells, not the surrounding tissue. Over the next few weeks after SculpSure treatments, your body naturally eliminates the dead fat cells, revealing a slimmer, more sculpted silhouette. You lose fat and inches as a complement to your weight loss efforts.

To learn more about SculpSure, fat reduction, and weight loss, call the office to speak with a friendly member of the staff, or request a consultation online.

*Individual results may vary.