From 2013 to 2016, nearly 50% of US adults reported trying to lose weight within the last 12 months.
They tried exercising, restricting calories, and consuming more fruits and veggies. But even a combination of these things often isn’t enough to shed the weight.
Sound like you? Then it’s about time you found out: what is body sculpting?
Non-surgical body sculpting can help healthy people shed stubborn fat. This includes fat that doesn’t go away with diet and exercise.
Plus, there’s a new body contouring method in town. And it’s a method that may work for more than people at healthy weights alone.
Have you been wondering if body sculpting is the secret to a healthier, happier you? Then keep reading for everything you need to know about this non-invasive fat loss procedure.
What Is Body Sculpting?
Body sculpting is a non-surgical fat reduction technique. In other words, it’s a safe way to remove fat cells from specific regions of your body.
There are different body contouring methods, but they all have the same goal: destroying fat cells.
Does Body Sculpting Hurt?
No! Body contouring is a non-invasive treatment. That means the procedure doesn’t require any needles or knives.
You may experience some redness and tenderness post-treatment. Otherwise, these procedures are relatively pain-free.
How Long Does It Take to Recover?
What’s the best reason to choose non-surgical body sculpting over more invasive weight loss methods? The recovery time for non-surgical procedures is virtually non-existent.
We should really say the lack of recovery time because body contouring procedures have no downtime. You can return to work the next day if you want.
Does Body Sculpting Work?
Body sculpting permanently destroys fat cells in targetted areas of your body. If you’re looking for a way to shed a few extra pounds, non-surgical procedures are more convenient, safe, and effective than alternatives.
To get the best results, always choose a reputable body sculpting provider. Some facilities have non-medical professionals perform fat loss procedures.
That’s not how we do it at Skin Works. We always have a board-certified doctor on staff to medically supervise all our procedures.
Non-Surgical Body Sculpting Methods
Today, there are quite a few different methods out there for contouring the body. Cold, hot, ultrasound, and radiofrequency techniques are the most common.
At Skin Works, we use a unique combination of two methods for the ultimate body contouring experience.
Cold body sculpting treatments are also known as CoolSculpting. Target body regions for cold treatments include thighs, the butt, double chins, arms, and the stomach.
CoolSculpting and similar treatments use low temperatures to literally freeze fat cells. It may sound scary, but a cold treatment is highly safe because it’s so targetted.
During a cold treatment, the specialist will first apply suction to the skin over the target fat cells. The specialist will then apply the treatment using a special applicator that freezes the underlying fat cells.
Note that people with conditions like Raynaud’s syndrome should not use this method.
Hot body sculpting treatments are also known as SculpSure.
People usually want hot treatments for the stomach and the thighs. This is because hot treatments use a flat applicator, which isn’t ideal for curvier regions.
A hot treatment uses hot lasers to melt away fat cells. In some ways, this makes hot treatments the exact opposite of cold treatments.
The laser that specialists use to melt away the fat cells is FDA-approved. That means this method is safe for most people.
Hot and cold body sculpting treatments are by far the shortest in length. Ultrasound body contouring tends to take much longer.
Why? Because these treatments use ultrasound vibrations to manually break down fat cells. Ultrasound body contouring treatments usually last an hour.
People typically only choose ultrasound treatments for the stomach area. The specialist has to move the device around the target region, making it difficult to address anything but the flattest body parts.
TruSculpt and Vanquish are types of radiofrequency body sculpting treatments. Similar to hot treatments, this method uses energy to heat up and melt away fat cells.
How does this treatment do it? The radiofrequency device targets water inside the fat cells it wants to destroy. For this reason, specialists recommend drinking plenty of water before the treatment.
Other Body Contouring Treatments
At Skin Works Medical Spa, our Sculptor Body Contouring technique uses a combination of these methods. Sculptor is a breakthrough medical device combining suction, radiofrequency, and infrared light to destroy fat cells for good.
Ideal for the thighs, stomach, and butt, Sculptor Body Contouring addresses fat cells and the cellulite that comes along with them.
With Body Sculpt Pro, you receive thousans of muscle contractions in a matter of minutes. Body Sculpt is the ultimate solution to get a Brazilian Butt Life without surgery. All natural, all you! We use Body Sculpt Pro to build muscle on your buttocks, thighs, arms, and abs.
Who Are Body Sculpting Treatments For?
As groundbreaking as non-surgical body contouring treatments are, they aren’t for everyone.
Most non-surgical body sculpting methods are for people looking to shed a bit of “vanity weight.” They’re not for people with above-average BMIs.
In fact, body contouring usually can’t reduce more than 25% of the targetted fat cells. They aren’t meant for destroying large regions of fat cells. That’s why the FDA only approves most treatments for people at a healthy weight.
There is one exception: the radiofrequency method can work for people with BMIs of 30 or greater.
Schedule Your Free Body Contouring Consultation
So, what is body sculpting? It’s a non-surgical technique for destroying fat cells in targetted regions of the body.
There are four different methods specialists can use to contour the body. But only radiofrequency treatments are suited for patients with higher BMIs.
Are you looking to shed some of the stubborn weight that won’t go away no matter how hard you work? You’ve come to the right place. Schedule your free consultation with Skin Works Medical Spa today and find out if body contouring is right for you!
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