If you’ve decided that this is the year to get your body in great shape, then you have no doubt come across the most modern and effective treatment, surgical body contouring. While diet and exercise can only get you so far on your weight-loss journey, there is often stubborn fat that cannot be targeted that easily. Body contouring treatments can target those stubborn fat cells around your body, leaving you feeling confident and toned.
What is body sculpting?
The body sculpting procedure is a non-surgical treatment that eliminates excess fat, tightens the skin, and assists with weight loss. Here’s a look at two of the more popular body contouring treatment options.
Types of body sculpting techniques
Your practitioner will work with you to decide on the correct treatment plan for your body type and goals. Here’s a look at the various body sculpting techniques to give you some idea.
This form of body sculpting is known as CoolSculpting, or cryolipolysis, whereby sub-zero temperatures are used to freeze the fat cells which are then sucked into a vacuum-like device. At -11 degrees Celsius, the fat cells are crystallised and then flushed away through urination, taking around 45 minutes per treatment. You will see between 20% and 25% of fat reduction in three months, making this ideal for those with problem areas.
2. Heat Treatments
Another body sculpting treatment uses heat, also known as SculpSure treatments. This is where lasers are used to penetrate deep into your body to target the structure of excess fat cells, liquifying it and eliminating it naturally over the next few weeks. One treatment will generally reduce up to 24% of fat.
3. Ultrasound Treatments
Ultrasound can also be used for breaking down fat whereby a device, with a mechanical vibration, is moved around your target areas, thereby breaking down and destroying excess fat. You will most commonly find this form of body sculpting targeting the abdomen, and usually takes about one hour per session.
4. Radiofrequency Treatments
Finally, there are popular radiofrequency (RF) treatments that deliver enough energy to create heat, thereby destroying fat cells by eliminating water in the cells. This is suited to people who retain water, resulting in visceral fat that can be difficult to shed through diet and weight loss. It can take around 20 to 30 minutes – possibly longer – depending on the areas being targeted. Some examples of RF treatments are:
5. truSculpt® iD
This is a revolutionary, non-surgical, body-sculpting treatment that allows you to personalise your ideal body in as little as one 15-minute treatment. Allure Laser and Skin Studio is the first clinic in Queensland, and one of the first in Australia, to offer this safe and effective technology that is clinically proven to permanently eliminate fat cells in stubborn areas around your abdomen and flanks. This uses innovative monopolar RF technology to selectively target fat and therapeutically heat it – until fat cells are eliminated by passing through the body naturally.
6. TruSculpt® Flex
If you’re looking for a body contouring treatment that redefines your muscles, then TruSculpt® Flex is the one to go for. This personalised muscle sculpting treatment adjusts to your fitness level, shape, and goals to strengthen, firm, and tone your muscles. TruSculpt® Flex uses a comfortable, safe, effective and unique Multi-Directional Stimulation (MDS) technology to deliver three treatment options by replicating intensified crunch, squat and twisting actions. It can target up to eight areas in each 45-minute session.
What areas can you treat with body sculpting?
Everyone is different, which means different body contouring requirements. You will need to work with a qualified technician to outline your personal body goals, explain which areas you want to be treated, and discover which are the best treatment options you should be considering.
Abdomen and flanks
Probably some of the most common areas that people want treated with body sculpting are the abdomen and flank areas. This is because you tend to have quite a stubborn fat build-up here that can prove really difficult to reduce with traditional diet and exercise alone. The abdomen – or belly fat – also tends to be problematic for women as they age, or after giving birth.
2. Hips and thighs
Another problem area is the badly named ‘saddlebags’ – your hip and thigh region which often collect excess fat despite regular exercise and a healthy diet. The inner thigh area is generally treated for cellulite, where body contouring will smooth the appearance or reduce those stubborn pockets of fat. The outer thighs are often targeted for a more balanced body silhouette from back to front.
Even when you lose weight, you might find that you really battle to shed excess fat off your arm area, with sagging a common problem for many. Body sculpting can be used to tone, contour, and slip your upper arms, with armpit fat also targeted and removed.
If you’re someone who suffers from excess back fat – or love handles as it’s known – then you know the struggle of having to lose this through exercise. Body sculpting treatments will remove this excess fat and create a smoother look, reducing that waistline significantly.
The buttocks are a problem area for many, with bulges and dimples that just won’t go away no matter how many lunges you do! With body sculpting, this can be evened out and shaped so that you’re much happier with the finished look.
6. Knees and calves
While not as common, some people do suffer from unsightly fat pockets that are located around the knees. This fat reduction treatment will eliminate excess fat cells found here for a much more toned leg appearance. The calves are an area that many battle to tone, but with body contouring treatments, you can enjoy shapely calf muscles in a short space of time.
7. Chin and neck
If you have a double chin as a result of excess fat or simply because of a weaker chin and smaller jaw, then body sculpting is a great option. It will remove the excess tissue, making you look slimmer and younger in one treatment. This can also minimise the sagging skin appearance found around your neck.
Get rid of that unwanted fat with a quick and simple body sculpting treatment from Allure Laser and Skin Studio –Mackay’s most trusted medical cosmetic clinic.