Nonsurgical body contouring involves the elimination of stubborn pockets of fat, revealing a more toned physique.
However, this treatment isn’t intended to be a weight loss solution, so it’s not recommended for patients who are more than 30 pounds away from their ideal weight. Instead, it’s a weight-loss helper, enabling patients to shed the fat that won’t go away on its own due to a combination of genetics and hormones.
If you’ve been exercising and following a strict diet yet are still struggling with areas that you aren’t happy with, read on as Dr. Andrea Volk, our expert at SafiraMD Medical Aesthetics and Wellness Center, provides 5 reasons to consider nonsurgical body contouring.
Dr. Volk uses CoolSculpting®, an FDA-approved non-surgical treatment, to “freeze” the fat cells in various areas of the body.
Fat cells are sensitive to heat and cold, so you won’t need to expose yourself to extreme temperatures. The applicator that delivers the cooling sensation leaves your skin and surrounding tissues unharmed. However, the low temperatures cause the targeted fat cells to die off, and then your lymphatic system eliminates these dead cells within a couple of weeks.
One of the downsides of quick weight loss is loose skin. CoolSculpting treatments not only kill fat cells but also stimulate collagen in the skin. This reduces the risk of developing loose skin after the elimination of fat tissues.
CoolSculpting doesn’t damage the skin in any way, nor does it involve incisions. You can have the treatments done during your lunch break and return to your daily routine soon after.
Once killed off, fat cells don’t regenerate. When you gain weight, the number of fat cells in your body doesn’t increase. Instead, your fat cells swell up.
If you maintain your weight following the treatments, the results provided by body contouring are permanent.
Surgical options such as liposuction come with more risks. For example, there’s a risk of bleeding, infections, and uneven results as the fat tissues are removed manually. There’s also a risk of scarring at the incision sites.
With nonsurgical body contouring, the side effects are mild. You may feel some discomfort during the treatment, but there are no serious risks as a consequence of the treatment.
Patients who otherwise wouldn’t be good candidates for surgery may be good candidates for body contouring due to the fewer risks.
If you have stubborn areas where fat won’t go away, contact us to schedule an appointment at our office in Alpharetta, GA, and find out if you’re a good fit for nonsurgical body contouring.