What Is Body Contouring

Weight loss has many benefits. With substantial weight loss the skin and tissues often lack the elasticity to conform to the reduced body size. Body contouring can help correct loose skin. Body contouring is not for everybody but is for the individual that is committed to leading a healthy lifestyle with proper nutrition and fitness.

Nonsurgical body contouring is the removal of stubborn fat pockets. There are procedures used to remove or reduce these stubborn fat pockets. Among these are cryolipolysis (CoolSculpting), laser lipolysis (Sculpsure), and radiofrequency lipolysis (Contoura).

Theses procedures are not intended to be weight loss solutions. Ideal candidates are close to their desired weight and want to eliminate stubborn pockets of fat that are resistant to diet and exercise. With most body contouring procedures, the BMI should be 30 or less.

Cryolipolisis or CoolSculpting uses cold temperatures to target and destroy fat cells. Surrounding tissues are unharmed. The freezing temperatures kill off fat cells, which are eventually flushed out of the body through the lymphatic system. One treatment area takes 30-60 minutes, with little or no downtime.  Multiple treatments are usually required to deliver satisfactory results.

Laser Lipolysis or SculpSure, uses laser energy to heat and destroy fat cells. The high temperature causes the fat cell to die. The body’s lymphatic system gets rid of the dead fat cell within the period of 12 weeks after the procedure. Each treatment takes approximately 25 minutes, with little or no downtime. Multiple treatments are required.

Radiofrequency lipolysis or Contoura uses radio frequency + high voltage pulse + vacuum to massage, tighten, and reduce fat. Each treatment takes about 10 minutes after the skin is warmed (usually about 30 minutes). There is no downtime after the procedure. Multiple treatments are required.

Compared to liposuction, nonsurgical body contouring has fewer risks. These procedures tend to be less costly than surgical liposuction and vary per technique used. It is important to keep in mind that all these procedures should be accompanied by a healthy lifestyle, including a healthy diet and regular exercise.

We use Contoura in this clinic because it not only eliminates fat cells but also tightens the skin as well. Do your research and decide which one is right for you.

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