There are certain people who struggle to lose body fat in certain “stubborn” areas of the body. No matter how much they exercise or work hard on keeping a strict diet, these stubborn areas of body fat can prove so difficult to remove. But this is where body sculpting can help. When you look at body fat, and specifically at stubborn fat, you have to remember this is different from regular body fat. Therefore, it requires a little bit of extra help. If you’ve been working hard on getting the body you want, but you may need a little bit of extra help, there is no shame in asking for it. Let’s show you all about body sculpting.
WHAT IS BODY SCULPTING?
The process of body sculpting, also known as body contouring, is a non-surgical non-invasive treatment. It can help you achieve the body you desire without going to the gym for hours on end, and, more importantly, without going under the knife. Many people opt for surgical treatments. But body sculpting can target many areas of the body, such as the abdomen, bottom, thighs, and anywhere else you would like to see shaped into your ideal image. Body sculpting can be performed very quickly, with very minimal discomfort, meaning it is a very useful treatment in the modern-day. It has proven popular with many celebrities and is being recommended by professionals all over the world, and it may be beneficial for you as well.
HOW DOES BODY SCULPTING WORK?
Body sculpting incorporates a number of individual techniques to remove stubborn fat cells. Based on external factors, as well as your body type, some of the body sculpting techniques include:
Freezing the fat cells.
Heating the cells that accumulate fat, using penetrated heat conducted through ultrasound therapy or a radio frequency.
Using chemical procedures to eliminate the fat cells.
The treatments all work in a similar way, by breaking down fat cells, forcing your body’s lymphatic system to flush it away. Your lymphatic system is your body’s detoxification process. And by giving it an extra jolt, such as through these processes, the treatments are more likely to reduce long-term fat accumulation.
WHAT BODY SCULPTING TREATMENTS ARE AVAILABLE?
There are a wide variety of body sculpting treatments:
Also known as CoolSculpting, or cryolipolysis, this uses cold temperatures to freeze and destroy the fat cells. The area being treated is sucked into a device that works like a vacuum. The applicator is placed on the area where fat loss is required, and the fat is frozen to a temperature as low as -11 degrees. At this temperature, the fat cells crystallized, and are flushed away through urination. The treatment can be used on almost any area, including the arms, abdomen, chin, and thighs, and takes approximately 45 minutes to 1-hour per area. A typical patient can see a 20% to 25% reduction of fat in the space of 3 months. An ideal treatment for people who have problem areas, but are not necessarily overweight.
Sometimes known as SculpSure, heat treatments use lasers to penetrate deep into the body to damage the structure of fat cells. The laser is delivered into the treatment area, and as fat responds to a lower temperature than other cells, the fat is liquefied. This fat is eliminated by the body in the weeks following treatment. Using one session, you can reduce fat in the treatment area by up to 24%. Some of the benefits of using heat treatment include efficiency, as the treatment takes 25 minutes to complete. The heat can be controlled to a comfortable level without negatively impacting the results. In addition to this, the process is done through flat applicators, which can work more efficiently in areas that don’t have much fat.
Using ultrasound to break down fat is another popular option. This process involves a technician moving a device with a mechanical vibration around your body. This mechanical vibration helps to break down and destroy fat. This process is usually used on the abdomen rather than anywhere else. It is a very comfortable experience. During the session, the patient feels a tingling or warming feeling. And can take up to 1 hour to complete.
Radiofrequency treatment delivers energy to create heat that destroys fat cells. The process involves targeting the water in the cells. As many people retain water, which may result in visceral fat, this treatment works to enable you to get a toned body. Some other treatments incorporate infrared lights, as well as massage and suction. The procedure takes between 20 and 30-minutes but can take longer depending on the number of areas being targeted.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF BODY SCULPTING?
Body sculpting can be very beneficial and could make a difference in terms of your body, as well as your frame of mind. Here are some of the reasons body sculpting might be great for you:
-No Recovery Time
Part of the appeal of body sculpting is that you visit the clinic by yourself and you leave without any assistance. There is no recovery time involved and when you compare this to surgery, which can involve numerous procedures after the operation, this is a big draw for many. It allows you to get back to your daily life. Scheduling an appointment during your lunch break, for example, can fit in nicely with your life.
-It Is Non-Invasive
It is a simple procedure. Easy, and non-invasive, it only takes minutes to complete the treatment. There is no requirement to undergo any pre-surgery treatments, and you will not be administered with any anesthesia, incisions, or drugs. The treatment is relaxing and comfortable. This is ideal for people who do not like the idea of being tampered with. And, in comparison to those that undergo surgical procedures, there is little risk of infection.
-You Lose Weight Quickly
Arguably the biggest appeal is that the treatment doesn’t take long, and there is no requirement for you to be on a strict diet regime or have to give up the things in your life to experience the results you want. If you are someone who has been working hard on maintaining your health but aren’t seeing the results, body sculpting is an ideal option. This is especially true for people who are too busy to go to the gym every single day.
DO BODY SCULPTING TREATMENTS HURT?
Many people, naturally, have concerns as to whether it is painful. Using hot and cold treatments don’t necessarily result in pain, but this depends on your tolerance to pain. Cold treatments can cause a stinging or burning sensation, and hot treatments can be slightly uncomfortable. But because the treatment time is so short, you are in and out before you know it. Depending on the treatments you require, they are usually offered in sessions. You could have between 2 and 4 treatments, and they are spaced out. And as they do not require anesthesia, they are ideal for people in a rush.
ARE THERE ANY RISKS OR SIDE EFFECTS?
With any form of treatment, surgical or non-surgical, there is an element of risk. With regards to body sculpting, the most common risks of the aforementioned tingling or uncomfortableness during the session. In addition, there can be bruising around the treatment area, lasting for up to a couple of weeks after treatment. In addition, you may experience some aching or stinging, but this is normal. You could also experience redness and swelling in the treatment area. You may also experience a reduced sensation in the targeted area. But you have to remember that these side effects are temporary.
There are also rare complications arising from the fat freezing treatments. This can include paradoxical adipose hyperplasia. This is where the fat cells grow larger rather than smaller. And before undergoing this, it is important to remember that the results can vary from individual to individual.
ARE YOU READY FOR BODY SCULPTING?
Body sculpting is a very popular way for people to get their ideal body. Many people have tried numerous options, either in terms of their diet, or increasing their exercise regime. But if you feel that body sculpting is the right procedure for you, it is important to work with an experienced professional that will answer all of your questions. Making sure that you are completely comfortable before going for a body sculpting procedure is vital. So if you are after a flexible, flatter, and well-toned body, body sculpting might be the best approach for you.
Here, at Impressions Skin Solutions in Hendersonville, TN, we work hard to offer you the treatments so you look and feel at your best. Dr. Dawn Linn and her amazing medical staff are ready to hear from you. If you are ready for your best body, give us a call on 615-551-9707 or request an appointment through this link. Body sculpting is a convenient and simple procedure that can make all the difference in you getting the body you’ve wanted all this time.