Do you have stubborn body fat that just won’t go away? Are you unhappy with the way your body looks and feels? If so, you may be a good candidate for body sculpting and contouring treatments in NY.
The terms “body sculpting” and “body contouring” are used interchangeably. They refer to treatments designed to help reduce excess body fat, minimize the appearance of fat and sculpt and contour the body into a more desirable shape.
Sculpting and contouring can help to slim and shape several areas of the body. The following body parts are the most targeted by patients:
These treatments are often sought by those who have recently lost a significant amount of weight and are left with excess skin. Sculpting and contouring can also be used to improve the appearance of cellulite. Review Doctor Roya’s body sculpting before and after photos to see her patients’ results.
Cellulite is not fat. Instead, it refers to fatty tissue as it pokes the area where skin is connected to muscle. Often giving an uneven appearance, it is sometimes called “orange peel skin”. The pushing through of fatty tissue beneath the skin looks dimpled and lumpy. The appearance of cellulite is often the motivating factor that causes individuals to seek body sculpting treatments.
Cellulite is most common in the thighs and buttocks, but can also occur on the stomach, arms, and other areas of the body. Fortunately, the existence of cellulite beneath the skin’s surface is not harmful, but it often is an unwanted skin-appearance condition.
For many, the existence of cellulite on the body is an annoyance. It can be especially troublesome for those who are body-conscious and vigilant about weight maintenance and regular physical activity.
The persistence of cellulite on the body can affect individuals emotionally and trigger behaviors that can be counterproductive. Consult board-certified dermatologist Doctor Roya to discuss cellulite concerns and body contouring treatments in New York.
The process to reduce the appearance of cellulite should begin by eating a healthy diet. Participation in regular aerobic and weight training activities should also be an ongoing focus. However, typically, even when weight reduction goals are achieved, cellulite often persists. In fact, many people are left disappointed when, despite significant weight loss, cellulite remains.
Scientists at the Mayo Clinic acknowledge that there are no known causes of cellulite. However, there is agreement that cellulite may be a genetic condition. Women, more than men, tend to have visible cellulite, and the more overweight a person is, the greater the likelihood that cellulite exists.
There are a number of treatments available to reduce cellulite in NY – both surgical and non-surgical. These include body sculpting and contouring treatments like liposuction, cryolipolysis, laser therapy, massage creams and lotions. Some people may find that a combination of treatments works best for them.
The following are a few of the more popular body sculpting treatments available in New York and globally:
Laser body contouring and body sculpting treatments use laser technology to target and destroy fat cells. The procedure is minimally invasive, meaning there is no surgery involved.
The treatment employs controlled heat to break down fat beneath the skin’s surface. At the same time, it applies a cooling mechanism to protect the skin. Laser body contouring can be used to treat various body parts, including the stomach, thighs, arms, and waist. “SculpSure” is a laser body sculpting treatment option.
How long does a laser body contouring treatment last? The length of the treatment depends on the size of the area being treated. Smaller areas may take 30 minutes, while larger areas can take up to two hours. There is no downtime associated with laser body sculpting and contouring treatments.
Red light therapy is an FDA-cleared procedure administered through devices like “UltraSlim”. This technology utilizes a specialized lamp that sends wavelengths through the skin targeting fat cells. Once the fat cells are stimulated by the wavelengths, they release content that shrinks its mass.
Radiofrequency ablation body contouring treatments can be used to treat many areas of the body, including the stomach, love handles, thighs, arms and back. The treatments exert heat, from an alternating current of medium frequency to fat deposits. They are performed through a series of four to six sessions, spaced one to two weeks apart. Radiofrequency body contouring is a safe and effective treatment with minimal side effects.
Ultrasound body cavitation, or ultrasonic lipolysis, is a non-invasive body sculpting procedure. It uses ultrasound energy to target and destroy fat cells. The body contouring treatment is FDA-cleared and clinically proven to be safe and effective.
During the body contouring treatment, ultrasound gel is applied to the selected area. A hand-held device is then used to deliver ultrasound energy, or pressure, which causes fat to liquify and then be expelled through the body’s urine. The ultrasound energy targets and destroys fat cells, while sparing surrounding tissues.
Ultrasound body contouring treatments are typically 30 minutes or less, with no downtime required. A series of body contouring treatments may be necessary to achieve desired results.
Cryolipolysis, properly administered through the CoolSculpting technique, is the most effective body sculpting treatment to eliminate unwanted fat in many body areas. It’s a minimally invasive procedure that helps to remove excess fat cells by freezing them. The treated area is numbed with local anesthesia, and then a special cooling device is used to target the fat cells. The fat cells are frozen and die. Over time, the body metabolizes and eliminates them naturally.
Both men and women seek cryolipolysis treatments. The procedure is typically done in an outpatient setting. There is minimal downtime, and patients can return to their normal activities the same day.
Side effects are rare but can include temporary numbness, redness, and swelling in the treated area. CoolSculpting is a relatively affordable body contouring treatment. Prices can vary depending on the number of areas treated and the amount of fat removed.
Mesotherapy, sometimes called “Bio Rejuvenation” or “Biorevitalization” is a body contouring treatment that involves injections of medications, vitamins, minerals, plant extracts and other substances.
Kybella is a procedure Doctor Roya uses to remove submental fat beneath the chin. The injections break down fat cells which results in tightened skin and decreasing fat. In other areas of the body, Kybella improves the appearance of cellulite. For body contouring purposes, mesotherapy is sometimes used in conjunction with liposuction to achieve optimal results.
Mesotherapy treatments are administered by a trained medical professional. A small needle injects the medication into the desired area. The injections are usually given in a series of sessions, spaced one to two weeks apart.
Side effects of mesotherapy include pain, swelling, bruising, and numbness at the injection site. There is also a risk of infection.
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Liposuction, or ”lipo” is considered a major surgical procedure that reduces the amount of fat cells in a targeted area. It is an invasive process with risks and potential complications.
The treatment involves suctioning out fat cells. A small incision is made in the skin, and a tube is inserted. The fat cells are suctioned through the tube. It is often used to improve the appearance of cellulite. Liposuction can be done on multiple body parts, including the stomach, thighs, and arms. Liposuction is usually performed by a plastic surgeon.
Possible side effects of liposuction include pain, swelling, bruising, and infection. However, unlike other non-invasive, non-surgical procedures, liposuction also has associated health risks, including potential internal puncture of an organ, fluid accumulation, fat embolism, potential kidney and heart problems, or contour irregularities.
Most non-surgical body sculpting treatments have minimal side effects that can include temporary redness, swelling, bruising and tenderness, at the targeted site. Some procedures, like cryolipolysis, trigger numbing due to freezing at the treatment location.
Yes, aside from some minor side effects, non-surgical body sculpting procedures are considered safe. These procedures do not involve cutting or the stitching of tissue and therefore have no scarring risks. They do not require downtime.
Body contouring and sculpting helps patients achieve their desired body shape and inspire self-confidence. If you’re considering body contouring or body sculpting, be sure to consult with a board-certified physician like Doctor Roya.
Doctor Roya’s office accepts most major medical insurance. However, anti-aging, cosmetic services are not covered by medical insurance.
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