Non-Surgical Body Contouring
The demand for non-surgical body contouring is growing as more people look for alternatives to reduce fat deposits without surgery. Non-surgical body contouring is suitable for people who are in generally good shape but need some help getting rid of a few bulges of fat. Clients should be within a few pounds of their ideal weight, and have relatively elastic skin.
Here are three of the most effective non-surgical body contouring technologies that deliver impressive results:
CoolSculpting is a unique non-invasive fat reduction system that uses controlled cooling to freeze and destroy fat cells without harming the skin. The device has different attachments that can treat excess fat on the abdomen, thighs, flanks, back, and below the chin. CoolSculpting is a 60 minute treatment that requires no anesthesia, no incisions, and no downtime.
How Does CoolSculpting Work?
The CoolSculpting applicator is placed on the targeted fat, then the suction of the applicator pulls the skin and fat into the cooling plates. The temperature numbs the area within a few minutes, and the fat cells are soon crystallized.
The treated fat cells are slowly eliminated by the body over the following weeks. Results are not visible immediately and can take 2-4 months to show. Once the fat cells are eliminated, they are permanently gone.
After treatment, there may be some swelling, tenderness, and bruising for a few weeks. CoolSculpting can reduce fat by 20-25% in the treated area.
VaserShape is a minimally invasive body contouring procedure that uses ultrasound technology to destroy unwanted fat cells. It can eliminate stubborn areas of fat on the face and neck, abdomen, arms, thighs, knees and back. The procedure takes 30-60 minutes to perform, and the number of sessions required varies from 4-6, depending on the areas being treated.
How Does VaserShape work?
The ultrasound energy penetrates to the zone being treated, and heats to disrupts fat cells without damaging the skin, nerves, or blood vessels. The destroyed fat cells are then processed by the body, and are eventually eliminated through the lymphatic system.
Patients usually do not experience any pain or discomfort after VaserShape, so they’re able to resume normal activities immediately.
The fat cells treated with VaserShape won’t come back, so the fat reduction should be long-lasting. However, patients are advised to maintain a lifestyle of healthy eating with regular exercise, and not gain any significant weight.
Venus Legacy is a body contouring treatment that uses radiofrequency (RF) energy to tone the body. It can be used to trim small areas of fat on the face and body, and can also reduce the appearance of cellulite and facial wrinkles.
Most patients require weekly, 30 minute treatments for a series of 6-8 sessions.
How Does Venus Legacy Work?
The suction in the Venus Legacy pulls the skin upward, allowing the RF energy to travel deep into the skin where the heat stimulates the production of collagen and elastin fibers. The deep heating of the tissues tightens the skin, and improves the appearance of cellulite and wrinkles. While there will be some improvement after treatment is complete, final results can take up to 4 months to show.
There is no post-procedural downtime, so patients can resume regular activities after treatment.
A consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon is always recommended to determine if you are a good candidate for these procedures.