The diet and weight loss industry has exploded over the last several years. There is a new diet, pill, shake, or exercise trend that surfaces every couple of months and they all promise the same thing. The goal is two-fold, to maintain a healthy lifestyle, but also to achieve a physical appearance you can feel proud of.
Unfortunately, even the best diet and exercise routines don’t always have the impact our clients hope for when it comes to tackling some of the pesky fatty areas on their bodies. For many decades, the only effective cosmetic way to address these areas was through surgery. Today, body sculpting is all the rage. Body sculpting is a category of non-invasive cosmetic treatments that uses heat, cold, laser, or injectable chemicals to reduce or eliminate the appearance of fat on a patient's body.
How Does Body Sculpting Work?
Body sculpting is a category of procedures that includes treatment like Kybella, Sculpsure, CoolSculpting, Vanquish, and more. The details of each treatment vary, but the general idea is that an outside force like heat, cold, or injectable, is used to target and destroy fat cells in a particular problem area of the body. The treatments are short, completely non-invasive, and require little to no downtime.
You may be wondering, what in the world happens to the fat if it's not surgically removed from my body. This is a common question. After a body sculpting procedure, the fat dies and is flushed naturally from your system. It can take several weeks for the elimination to take place, but at that point, you’ll notice a difference in the treated area.
Where Is Body Sculpting Commonly Used?
The better question is: what areas of your body have you struggled and failed to get under control with traditional diet and exercise? Common treatment areas are the abdominal area, thighs, arms, and the area under your chin. Some treatments are tailored to specific areas of the body, a member of our team will be able to recommend some treatments that would work ideally for you.
Is Body Sculpting Right For You?
An incredible number of our patients have tried for years to conquer their body fat to no avail. This can be extremely frustrating. There are very successful surgical options, but often our patients aren’t ready to make that kind of commitment. Body sculpting is an ideal treatment for patients who are either unable or uninterested in surgery.
Unfortunately, no procedure, uninvasive or surgical, is the right first step in your weight loss journey. If you have a significant amount of weight to lose, have a high BMI, or have underlying health issues, you may not be an ideal body sculpting candidate. You’re welcome to come to visit our office at any time to see if you are a good candidate. We urge you to make an appointment with your primary doctor for weight-related issues that may be negatively affecting my health.
Better For People On The Go
Some surgical fat removal treatments require months of recovery time. That type of timeline may not work for busy moms and dads, athletes, or those in high-pressure jobs. Body sculpting is ideal for busy people who want to look their best, but don’t have time to wait around in recovery.
A common issue we hear from patients who are interested in liposuction is that they aren't prepared to pay for it. Liposuction is an actual surgery that requires anesthesia, nurses, a surgeon, and a surgical suite for starters. Those things add up quickly which should explain the higher cost of the traditional surgical fat removal method. If you’re not able to foot that bill, body sculpting is the route for you. After a few treatments, you’ll be amazed at the results.
There are dozens of different cosmetic procedures available these days. If you need help determining which treatment or group of treatments is the right one for you, start by making a list of what your needs are. This will help you narrow down exactly what you’re looking for. Is surgery off the table? That’s good to know. Now you’re aware that body sculpting is a better option for you.
Body sculpting is a popular category of treatments because they work! They’re an excellent tool for fine-tuning the figure of someone who is already doing the necessary work to have a healthy body. Before you worry about investing in any kind of cosmetic fat-reducing treatment, make sure that your lifestyle is healthy enough to maintain fat reduction over the long term. After all, the purpose of body sculpting and any of our other cosmetic procedures is to help you attain the appearance you’re unable to get on your own.
If you have further questions about body sculpting or any of our other treatments, feel free to reach out. Our team of experts is here to help. And once you’re ready to schedule your first body sculpting treatment, we’ll be ready to take your call!