What Is Body Contouring?
Any major weight loss can have lasting effects. Your skin and tissues end up lacking the elasticity to reshape and conform to your new body type and size. This is where body contouring comes into play.
This approach is an excellent option to help remove excess sagging skin and fat after major changes. It will also improve the shape of your underlying support tissue. The results of body contouring are a tighter, more comfortable proportioned appearance and smoother contours. Body contouring does not help you lose weight. It does, however, shape the body in specific areas after major weight loss.
Types of Body Contouring
There are various parts of the body in which body contouring is most often used. Some key locations of the body that receive this non-surgical approach include:
- Arms: treat sagging underarms
- Breasts: help treat sagging, flattened breasts
- Facelift: treats sagging of the mid-face, jowls, and neck
- Lower body: correct sagging of the abdomen, buttocks, inner and outer thighs
- Medial thighs: treat sagging along the inner thigh
- Tummy tuck: treat excess skin hanging over the abdomen
Carboxytherapy is an innovative alternative as it is effective, painless, and non-surgical. This treatment uses an infusion of a naturally occurring gas, Carbon dioxide. The Carbon dioxide is infused into the target area, where it works on melting unwanted fat. This procedure is ideal for hiding scars (such as C-Section scars) and stretch marks.
VelaShape® is a non-invasive body contouring treatment focusing on circumferential and cellulite reduction. While not a weight-loss treatment, VelaShape® makes use of a combination of technologies to contour your body and reduce trouble spots. With VelaShape®, you can achieve a smoother, sexier figure!
We also offer radio frequency (RF) body contouring. This non-invasive technique combines heat with radio frequencies to rid your body of unwanted fat cells. The heat used in RF body contouring increases collagen production, which results in stronger skin. This is a great option for anyone who’s facing issues relating to cellulite, sagging, or wrinkles.
Frequently Asked Questions
For the most part, 2-4 sessions within the span of about two weeks are typically enough to achieve the body contouring goals. In some situations, multiple sessions may be required, or even a surgical approach in rare cases will be required. Your body type, goals, and reaction to the process will help determine the number of sessions for optimal results.