We know that maintaining a healthy regime of a balanced diet and regular exercise is super important in modern-day living. Sometimes though, no matter how much we try, there still remain those stubborn pockets of fat which just won’t go away despite the intense HIIT workouts and strength training sessions that we endure at the gym. And they’re always in places where we just don’t want them!
Body contouring is an advanced non-surgical solution to treat unwanted fat pockets in different areas of the body and is carried out by experienced practitioners in our clinic. There are a few important things to know if you’re considering this treatment, read on for our essential guide to the facts.
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Prior to treatment, you will have an in-depth consultation and assessment with one of our medical practitioners to discuss your needs and goals to see which treatment is most appropriate for you, Emsculpt Neo, Liposonix® Desoface Treatment and Desobody Treatment or Cristal™.
1. It reduces your fat cells, it’s not weight loss
Body contouring is NOT a weight loss treatment. It is carried out on unwanted areas of fat which cannot be removed by just diet and exercise and aims to improve your shape without the need to undergo invasive surgical procedures. It allows you to destroy fat cells and those stubborn pockets of fat. Nonsurgical body contouring procedures destroy not only fat cells but also tighten loose skin. It is a controlled form of fat reduction that results in significant weight loss.
2. There are a range of body contouring procedures to choose from
We have a wide variety of body contouring procedures to choose from. Body sculpting procedures not only help tighten loose skin, reduce excess fat cells and give you controlled body sculpting.
During your initial consultation, we will assess your needs and advise you as to the correct treatment for you. Liposonix is a way of permanently reducing fat and excess skin. It is non-invasive and achieves long-term results by permanently destroying fat cells with HIFU technology.
Also known as fat-freezing, Cristal is our other popular body sculpting technique. During the hour-long treatment, it exposes the unwanted fat cells to freezing temperatures, thanks to the medical cryolipolysis technology, whilst gently vacuuming the treatment area to destroy them.
3. There is a new body sculpting treatment for double chins
One of our latest fat removal treatments is Deso which can treat the body and your face, perfect for those double chins! This is another fat-reducing treatment which specifically targets excess fat around the chin and neck area. Fat-dissolving injections of deoxycholic acid are administered to the area to break down the fat tissue which is then safely eliminated in the body via the lymphatic system.
4. Be patient for the results
The results from body contouring may not be as dramatic as those from invasive treatments such as liposuction or a tummy tuck, as they are designed purely to shift smaller, stubborn fat pouches, but there are many advantages. Body contouring doesn’t have any of the associated risks or downtime as invasive surgery means that patients can return to normal life on the same day after treatment.
Depending on the type of treatment you have, it can take between three to six months before you start to see full results. So if you’re thinking about body contouring treatments in order to prepare for a special event, it’s really important that you begin treatments in plenty of time. We will discuss this with you during your consultation.
5. It’s important to follow aftercare to maintain your body shape
These are all designed to be single-session treatments. Some of our patients do choose to have more than one session to increase the impact of their results. Sometimes, it’s possible to combine treatments too. Once the treatment is complete, it’s important to maintain your healthy weight and lifestyle as the remaining fat cells in the treated area can and will swell if there is any weight gain or a big change to your eating patterns. Body sculpting treatments, whilst effective, will not last if you look at body contouring surgery as a replacement for exercise and a healthy lifestyle.
Body Contouring Basics
Body sculpting and body contouring surgery will result in fat reduction and less excess skin. This is a highly effective aesthetic plastic surgery that will target fat cells, tighten skin and result in weight loss. Its important to have realistic expectations after your first treatment, most patients will begin to see a fat reduction after several treatment sessions. Sagging skin will lessen over time and you will begin to see maximum results in fat reduction after 3 or 4 nonsurgical body contouring.
Body contouring, or body sculpting, can eliminate fat, shape areas of the body and tighten skin. There are nonsurgical options that use cold, heat, lasers and other methods. Surgical options include tucks, lifts and liposuction. Surgery has more risks and longer recovery, but it usually provides more noticeable results.
Body contouring, or body sculpting, is a medical or surgical procedure that aims to reshape an area of the body. It may involve procedures to:
Get rid of extra skin.
Eliminate excess fat.
Reshape or contour the area.
Body contouring does not usually help you lose weight. Instead, it helps shape the body and address specific areas where weight loss isn’t effective or after significant weight loss results in extra skin. Multiple treatments will result in a reduction in sagging skin.
What is Body Sculpting?
Body Sculpting describes a range of treatments that destroy fat cells while building muscles and tightening the skin. They are designed to reshape and redefine your body using a range of FDA-approved technologies, which freeze and destroy fat cells, tighten skin tissues and contract muscles to strengthen and tone them. EMSculpt Neo, Thermage and Thermage FLX are some of the leading treatments in these areas, giving patients long-lasting results without any need for surgery, needles, gym exercise or recovery time.
How is Body Sculpting different to Body Contouring?
Body Sculpting is also known in the cosmetic and beauty industry as body contouring. Both terms describe procedures designed to reshape existing skin tissues through fat reduction, muscle toning and skin tightening processes.
Can Body Sculpting be used for muscle building?
Yes! Advanced technologies like EMSculpt and EMSculpt Neo increase the size of your muscle mass by an average of up to 25% according to independent clinical studies. The advanced high-intensity electromagnetic (HIFEM+) energy used in these technologies contracts, sculpts and tones up muscle mass like a standard workout, only much more intensely and over a shorter period of time. One standard 30-minute session of EMSculpt for example represents the equivalent of doing 20,000 crunches or squats in a gym.
Disclaimer: This blog is not to be used for diagnostic purposes. We are all unique which means that our results, recovery and suitability for any type of treatment will vary. Always seek the advice of a professional should you have any health or cosmetic concerns or to discuss treatments specifically for you.
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