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If you search for a definitive definition of what body contouring is, you may be surprised at the results. Body contouring procedures alter your shape through various means and are on the rise. Men and women of all ages and backgrounds are exploring the options to improve the shape of their bodies. Treatments may include the elimination of excess skin, excess fat, reshaping of the body and/or skin tightening as well. The procedures range from full physical removal of fat tissue to fat cell shrinkage. Body contouring procedure options have exploded in recent years and the demand for such treatments has grown tremendously as a result. Because the types of treatments available vary in invasiveness you will find options available at cosmetic surgeons, medspas, weight loss centers as well as laser specific treatment centers.
Why Consider Body Contouring?
Many consider body contouring procedures due to extreme weight loss, stubborn fatty areas that remain even with healthy eating and exercise, improved clothing fit, hereditary factors and personal desire for a more aesthetically appealing shape. It all comes down to improving confidence and may also jump start a healthier lifestyle. Studies have shown that fat reduction patients report better mood and self concept after such treatments. At Permanently Beautiful,our philosophy is beauty from the inside out. We often education patients on the importance of healthy nutrition and hydration (drinking lots of pure water!) to maintain skin health…we also know that taking great care of your skin AND body improves your confidence which can positively impact all areas of life from relationships, personal happiness to career.
Body Contouring Procedures Address:
- Upper arms
- Under chin area
Body contouring treatments can range from full surgical liposuction to tumescent liposuction, to lasers, radio frequency, ultrasound, fat freezing, body wrap treatments and more. With so many options, it’s easy to be confused. So, what’s the deal?
Let’s start by reviewing the most invasive procedures to the least invasive.
Under general anesthesia:
- Immediate results and improved results over time
- Significant pain may occur post surgery
- May have significant recovery time
- Sutures are required
- May require compression garments after surgery
- Body contouring after major weight loss may involve both liposculpture to smooth the contours of the body and removal of excess skin
- Full surgical procedure to physically remove/eliminate fat
- Various Technologies for Non-invasive Body Contouring
Here at Permanently Beautiful, use of the Viora V-Form delivers gentle heat to penetrate into tissue, to stimulate fat cells to open and release the fat inside. The body’s lymphatic system will naturally eliminate the released fat from the body. The fat cells in the body are shrunken in size. You may experience a warm sensation and redness for a while post treatment. this technology can be used safely and effectively anywhere on the body, including the face and neck are. Our technology utilizes heat with vacuum and tissue manipulation. the combination of ultrasound and radio frequencies delivered at the same time through a hand piece massaged over the skin in a continuous circular manner. This noninvasive therapy decreases fat in the treatment area while tightening the skin. When you experience problems reducing excess fat or sagging skin in a certain area with exercise and diet alone,Viora V-Form is the answer. . The hand piece delivers energy to the tissues and it feels like a gentle warming. The area must be warmed to a specific level and held at that level consistently for a period of time. Many body parts can be treated with this technology including, but not limited to, the abdomen, thighs, buttocks, saddlebags, hips, knees, back of the arms, the “bra fat” area and so much more! There is no surgery, no pain and no recovery time.
Based on the area treated you may see immediate results. Most even see desired results in just 3-4 treatment sessions. Our technology uses thermal reaction in the tissue stimulating the body’s natural healing response which builds natural collagen leading to the skin tightening as a added benefit.
Other treatments use targeted cold energy (with vacuum technology) to penetrate fatty areas to essentially freeze, crystallize and kill fat cells which are then eliminated naturally from the body. These treatment sessions may take quite a bit of time depending on the number of areas treated. The results are not immediate but occur over time and several sessions are required. A commonly known brand for this type of treatment is CoolSculpting. This can also lead to the fat coming back in other areas not treated over time and often in areas that the patient didn’t consider a “problem area” to begin with. This treatment can also be painful due to the cold technology and can only be used on certain areas of the body.
Injectable Fat Elimination (Kybella)
A relatively new type of fat elimination involves an injectable solution which breaks down fat cells. This material is then eliminated naturally from the body. A common brand specifically designed for under chin fat (double chin) is Kybella. Made of synthetic deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring molecule in the body, it aids in the breakdown and absorption of fat.
When injected into the fat beneath the chin, Kybella destroys fat cells, resulting in a noticeable reduction in fullness under the chin.
The treatment involves topical numbing of the area and several injections. It usually takes about 15-20 minutes to complete the treatment (not including numbing time)
Wraps For Body Contouring
The term body wrap can be confusing. When wraps began more than a decade ago, primarily in spas they were meant to improve the feel of skin temporarily by applying various herbs or mudpacks to the skin, wrapped in plastic and gently warmed. Although relaxing the wrap treatment was not specifically intended to contour or reduce fat. Today you will find many different types of body wraps and some that claim slimming or cellulite reduction.
There is no consensus on whether this works. The client may experience skin smoothing due to increased moisture, reducing the appearance of cellulite temporarily. You may also experience a pound or two of water weight loss but there is no fat elimination and the results are temporary. Some organizations wrap you in herbs or minerals and then you exercise vigorously for an hour during which time you sweat. Again, be cautious of claims that these types of wraps eliminate fat or take inches off your body. If you choose to try a wrap be certain to ask about the ingredients to ensure you are not allergic or sensitive to any of them. And be careful to hydrate by drinking lots of water, before, during and after a treatment to prevent dehydration.
How Much Does it Cost?
As you may guess there is wide variation in the costs due to the wide variation in treatment options and areas of the body to be addressed. Basically, the treatments can range from the low hundreds to a few thousand dollars.
At Permanently Beautiful we offer special payment plans to meet your budget needs. Call to schedule a free consultation to learn more about all the options to find one that is right for you!