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TACKLING
FATTY AREAS
For Carl Franklin,
being able to see
his toes (thanks to
a reduced belly)
is better than any
food. Below right, a
"before" photo with
daughter Emmy.

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Franklin says, "I was
a pudgy kid, and
in my teenage and
early college years my weight started to get out
of control. I tried to eat less and exercise more,
but that approach usually only works for a few
days-maybe a couple of weeks if your confidence stays up. You feel like you're battling your own body."
Franklin had some success losing weight with the Atkins diet in the late '90s,
but once he stopped it the weight came back, peaking at 366 pounds.
In June 2015, he got sobering news: He had diabetes. "My doctor sounded
like she was reading me a death sentence. She said, 'I'm really sorry. This is a
progressive disease. I'm going to have to get you on medication.'"
Inspired by the success of a friend in controlling his diabetes, Franklin began
strictly limiting his carbohydrates in January 2016. "It's not a radical diet," the
Connecticut resident says. He loves to cook, so he found alternative recipes
that didn't have carbohydrates.
At first, he turned to low-carb breads, and baked goods made with almond

You've reached a healthy weight by eating smart and exercising. But you still
have areas of excess fat or skin. This is
where an aesthetic plastic surgeon can
help. UVA plastic surgeons offer a wide
array of body contouring procedures,
including a noninvasive form of liposuction. CoolSculpting, approved by the
Food and Drug Administration, uses
cool energy to eliminate stubborn fat
such as love handles, tummy jiggle or a
double chin that persists through diet
and exercise.
"You see results gradually, not
instantly, but with far fewer risks and
limitations," says Jonathan Black, MD,
a UVA aesthetic plastic surgeon who
offers CoolSculpting in Fishersville at
Augusta Plastic Surgery. No need to
worry about the results wearing off,
he adds. "Once the fat goes away, it
goes away. The remaining fat cells
can enlarge in size with weight gain,
but the treatment is permanent if you
don't gain weight." Learn more at
uvahealth.com/cool.
CoolSculpting may not be the best
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excess skin. You may want to consider
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with a board-certified plastic surgeon
for recommendations.

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