What is body contouring?
Body contouring treatments help remove stubborn deposits of fat and cellulite that don’t respond to exercise or diet alone. Treatments are intended to help patients achieve a tighter, more toned, less flabby appearance, with most treatments focused on problems areas like the belly and flanks. Body contouring is very popular among patients who have lost a considerable amount of weight and want to refine their results, as well as anyone else who wants to look slimmer and sleeker.
What non-surgical techniques are available?
SculpSure is a noninvasive treatment developed to “break up” fat deposits in the belly and flanks. Cleared by the FDA, SculpSure uses a technique called laser lipolysis (sometimes called laser liposuction) to break down the walls of fat cells, so they can be eliminated naturally by the body. The SculpSure system allows targeted delivery of fat-destroying energy for very precise results.
Or if you specifically want to target your face, brow line, neck, chin, or chest, Ultherapy’s modern non-invasive system can help. Ultherapy stimulates collagen production with ultrasound energy, which allows your skin to lift and tighten naturally.
These body contouring techniques eliminate the need for invasive surgery. You can avoid the risks, discomfort and prolonged recovery time associated with surgical procedures like SculpSure and Ultherapy.
What happens during treatment?
All of the body contouring treatment methods use a special handheld device that emits precise levels of laser energy directly to the layers of tissue where stubborn fat is found -- or where collagen improvement is needed. During treatment, the handpiece is passed over the problem area, achieving consistent results. All systems are designed to keep the skin cool and comfortable throughout treatment. You can have multiple areas treated during a single session. Most sessions can be completed on your lunch hour, since you don’t have to go under anesthesia or sedation.
When will I see results?
Results of SculpSure and Ultherapy treatments typically become visible in about 6 weeks after treatment, with maximum results becoming visible at about 3 months.
Can body contouring help me lose weight?
Body contouring with is not intended for weight loss and it’s not a substitute for diet and exercise, or more aggressive fat removal procedures, like liposuction. While SculpSure or Ultherapy may result in a very small amount of weight loss, the procedure is intended to refine areas of the body where stubborn deposits obscure curves. This improves the appearance of lean muscle, so patients look more toned and fit.