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✦WHAT IS BODY SCULPTING? ✦
Body sculpting also known as body contouring, is a non-invasive treatment that reduces packets of fatty tissues. It also tightens skin in certain body parts without the need for surgery. Body sculpting can target many areas of the body, such as the abdomen, bottom, thighs, and anywhere else you would like to see shaped into your ideal image. Numerous factors contribute to why you have loose skin or excess body fat. Some reasons include:
- Body type
- Weight loss
- Sun exposure
- Medical conditions
✦WHAT ARE THE BODY SCULPTING METHODS?✦
Body sculpting incorporates a number of individual techniques to remove stubborn fat cells. There are four typical; nonsurgical body sculpting methods. These include:
- Cold Treatments
- Heat Treatments
- Ultrasound Treatments
- Radiofrequency Treatment
Also known as CoolSculpting or Cryolipolysis, this uses cold temperatures to freeze and destroy the fat cells. The area being treated is sucked into a device that works like a vacuum. The applicator is placed on the area where fat loss is required and the fat is frozen to a temperature as low as -11 degrees. At this temperature, the fat cells are crystallized and are flushed away through urination. This treatment can be used on almost any area on the body including the arms, abdomen, chin, and thighs. It takes about 45 minutes to an hour per area.
Also known as SculpSure, heat treatments use lasers to penetrate deep into the body to damage the structure of fat cells. The laser is delivered into the treatment area, and as fat responds to a lower temperature than other cells, the fat is liquefied. This fat is eliminated by the body in the weeks following treatment. Just with one session, you can reduce fat in the treatment area by up to 24%. Treatment takes about 25 minutes to complete. The heat can be controlled by a comfortable level without negatively impacting the results.
Using ultrasound to break down fat is another popular option. This process involves a technician moving a device with a mechanical vibration around your body. This mechanical vibration helps to break down and destroy fat. This process is usually used on the abdomen rather than anywhere else. It is a very comfortable experience. During this session, the patient feels a tingling or warming feelings. Session can take up to an hour to complete.
Radiofrequency treatment delivers energy to create heat that destroys fat cells. The process involves targeting the water in the cells. As many people retain water, which may result in visceral fat, this treatment works to enable you to get a toned body. Some other treatments incorporate infrared lights, as well as massage and suction. The procedure takes between 20 and 30-minutes but can take longer depending on the number of areas being targeted.
✦WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF BODY SCULPTING?✦
- No Recovery Time- Part of the appeal of body sculpting is that you visit the clinic by yourself and you leave without any assistance. There is no recovery time involved and when you compare this to surgery, which can involve numerous procedures after the operation, this is a big draw for many. It allows you to get back to our daily life.
- It Is Non-Invasive- It is a simple procedure. Easy, and non-invasive, it only takes minutes to complete the treatment. There is no requirement to undergo any pre-surgery treatments, and you will not be administered with any anesthesia, incisions, or drugs.
- You Lose Weight Quickly- Arguably the biggest appeal is that the treatment doesn't take long and there is no requirement for you to be on a strict diet regime, (but it is highly recommended to see faster results). If you are someone who has been working hard on maintaining your health but aren't seeing the results, body sculpting is an ideal option.
✦DO BODY SCULPTING TREATMENTS HURT?✦
Many people, naturally have concerns as to whether it is painful. Using hot and cold treatments don't necessarily result in pain, but this depends on your tolerance to pain. Cold treatments can cause a stinging or burning sensation and hot treatments can be slightly uncomfortable. But because the treatment time is so short, you are in and out before you know it.
✦ARE THERE ANY RISKS OR SIDE EFFECTS?✦
With any form of treatment, surgical or non-surgical, there is an element of risk. There can be bruising around the treatment area, lasting for up to a couple of weeks after treatment. In addition, you may also experience some aching or stinging but this is normal. You could also experience redness and swelling in the treatment area. You may also experience a reduced sensation in the targeted area. But you have to remember that these side effects are temporary.