Successful weight loss is not easy. If you have lost weight through diet and exercise, you know that keeping the pounds off takes a lot of commitment and dedication. Have you done the hard work, only to find problem areas of stubborn fat that will not budge? Body contouring may be what you need to get the results you have worked so hard to get. Before you jump in, you should understand how body contouring can change the appearance of your body and help you reach your goals.
What Body Contouring Is
Body contouring involves both surgical and non-surgical techniques to remove excess body fat and reshape areas that are prone to fat deposits, especially the lower/upper abdomen, upper arms, and love handles. These methods are not intended to replace weight loss, but they can enhance your body if you have areas that have not responded to diet and exercise.
We offer two types of treatments that are minimally invasive and require only minimal downtime.
This non-invasive procedure targets and destroys fat cells, and can be performed in as little as 25 minutes. It uses light-based technology to actually destroy fat cells, not just shrink them. It also stimulates the production of elastin and collagen to improve the texture and appearance of your skin. Patients may feel a tingling sensation during treatment, but it is tolerable, and regular activity can be resumed immediately. Patients typically see a difference in 6-12 weeks after they have two SculpSure treatments.
This laser-based treatment has been offering results to patients for decades, and is one of the most popular remedies for problem fat deposits. Ideal candidates have already lost excess weight but still have areas of persistent fat. SmartLipo is performed under local anesthesia combined with tumescent, patients are awake. Small cannula liposuction is generally performed as part of this procedure. The treatment can take up to 2 hours to complete, and patients may have some soreness or bruising, which resolves in a few days. Optimum results are seen in 3-6 months.
What Body Contouring Isn’t
Body contouring procedures such as SmartLipo and SculpSure are most helpful for men and women who are not significantly overweight and wish to enhance their appearance. These techniques are in no way a replacement for diet and exercise, nor are they a magic solution for keeping weight off. Patients can enjoy results for potentially a lifetime if they continue to maintain their weight loss and healthy lifestyle habits.
Think of it this way: body contouring is not the starting point for behavior changes towards a healthier you; instead, it is the reward you give yourself after a journey of self-discovery, perseverance, and success.