There are numerous different types of treatments available for body shaping. The most popular are non-invasive and still remove fat. They can use various types of energy to enable the cells of fat to be broken down by the body and absorbed. The FDA has approved of various body shaping procedures. Ultrasound has also received FDA approval for removing excess fat.
Radiofrequency uses controlled energy to create heat in the cells of fat to destroy them. This treatment is a common method for body contouring. Prior to any type of procedure, the medical history of the individual will be reviewed. The expectations and potential outcome of the procedure will be discussed as well. It is important to have realistic expectations because no matter how effective the procedure, it will not take the person back in time twenty or thirty years.
It is important to understand this type of procedure will not replace either an exercise program or a healthy diet. The treatment will remove excess pockets of fat and enable the person to resume their regular daily activities once the procedure is complete. In most cases, more than one treatment is necessary for body shaping procedures. However, it all depends on the unique case.
The Benefits of Body Shaping
Non-invasive body shaping procedures do not require incisions or the removal of body fat and skin. This eliminates the physical stress placed on the body, anesthesia and bleeding. There is no surgery, so the associated complications are completely eliminated. Since there are no abrasions or incisions used, the body does not require a long period of time to heal and recover. There is no set downtime.
With body shaping, the fat cells destroyed by the treatment remain dead. This means the only fat that can come back is in the form of new fat. This can be prevented by maintaining an ideal weight through a healthy diet and regular exercise.
Surgery is not possible for everyone. There are many individuals with an issue that can disqualify them from an invasive, major cosmetic surgery. Certain physical body types are also not candidates for cosmetic surgery. Non-invasive body shaping is appropriate for the vast majority of men and women who are interested in the treatments.
Learn About Your Options
Here at Procerus Skin Care, you have a number of body shaping options. We are proud to offer truSculpt® iD, Thermage®, UltraShape Power, and EMSCULPT®, and our team can customize treatments according to the patient’s wants and needs. To get started, contact us today and book an appointment at our office in Ann Arbor!