Body Sculpting Procedures
For many, dieting and exercise are the most effective weight loss tools. But losing problem weight doesn’t necessarily result in the body shape you’re seeking. Certain fat deposits are more stubborn than others, and even long-term healthy eating and activity levels won’t remove them entirely.
At this point, your best option is to find another route. Instead of thinking weight loss, redirect your efforts. When fat cells aren’t responding to standard methods, fat removal becomes the answer. The ideal treatment for your body type, target areas, and procedure preferences exists, and we will help you discover it. The end result will be a slimmer shape, with controlled, predictable results.
Types of Fat Removal
Patients new to fat reduction have probably heard of liposuction. This is the surgical route toward the removal of fat cells, and is right for patients looking to make dramatic changes. But many more individuals are hoping to undergo a subtler transformation – and hoping to avoid the more involved liposuction procedure.
Fortunately, non-invasive fat removal methods are available, and can bear similar results to surgical treatment. Aqua Plastic Surgery offers several technologies to fit diverse patient needs.
- CoolSculpting – This device delivers cooling energy to areas of fat through a specialized handpiece. Cryolipolysis freezes fat cells while leaving surrounding skin tissue untouched. Once the cells are frozen, they experience a natural death. In the months after treatment, the body absorbs these cells and harmlessly disperses the fat.
- truSculpt – Radio frequency energy is transmitted through the skin to target fat deposits. As with cryolipolysis, the fat cells die, while other skin cells remain unaffected. truSculpt can be used on many different areas of the body, and the nature of its handpiece allows for fat removal from difficult-to-access spots.
- Ultherapy – Although a slightly different technology, Ultherapy is another method of body sculpting. It exposes the skin to ultrasound energy, gently heating the structures below the surface. This triggers new collagen growth and tightens the skin. Ultherapy is a safe, comfortable, and compelling way to lift loose skin and reshape your profile.
While different technologies are better for certain treatment areas, with the collection of lasers available at Aqua, almost every part of the body can be treated. We will ensure that your fat reduction is tailored to your unique needs.
- Face (Ultherapy)
How does non-invasive fat reduction feel?
There’s a reason these treatments are non-surgical – to enhance patient comfort and simplify the treatment process. While you will feel some sensations during treatment, downtime will be minimal. We will also provide topical anesthetic to soothe the skin. If you have any questions about how a specific treatment will feel, contact us to learn more.
How long until I see results?
Non-invasive treatment utilizes the body’s natural processes to kickstart the removal of fat cells. This means that it will be some time until you see the results take full effect. Your body will gradually process the dead fat cells, and begin cell renewal in the treated area. The length of time until results take full effect depends on the treatment area, number of treatments, laser type, and other individual factors. We will give you a time estimate during your body sculpting consultation.
How many treatments will I need?
This depends on the type of treatment, number of treatment sessions, and where on the body the problem fat is located. We will discuss a detailed treatment plan during your initial appointment.
Am I a candidate for body sculpting?
Each body sculpting treatment is different, and one may be best suited to your needs. There are a few common threads that dictate the best method. For example, the CoolSculpting handpiece needs to be able to grab a section of problem fat and pull it slightly away from the body, so you must possess an accessible bulge to be treated (typically on the upper arms, abdomen, sides, or lower back).
You won’t be able to predict your ideal treatment through personal research; instead, schedule a complimentary consultation with Aqua Plastic Surgery. You’ll learn more about body sculpting possibilities, and you won’t be obligated in any way.