What to expect from a body contouring treatment?

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Have you tried all kinds of ways to lose weight?

Are you tired of loose skin and extra fat, which makes you uncomfortable around people?

Some people might have been following a diet and trying different workouts but struggled to achieve their desired results. Body contouring treatment allows them to get the kind of figure they want and set themselves free from all that extra fat. This method is also helpful in the removal of excess skin that results from a massive weight loss. Many of you might want to lose fat in some parts of your body, so this treatment is all you need. 

How does it work?

There is no surgery involved in this treatment, or we can say it is a non-invasive procedure. Here, the stubborn pockets of fat that are stored under your skin are targeted. This fat is known as subcutaneous fat, and you can very well understand if you have this kind of fat by pinching on your belly or thighs. This fat is the one that is stored as extra fat by the body, and most of our body fat is subcutaneous fat. Therefore, it is difficult to remove it with diet and exercise.

During the treatment, the body contouring system lets hot waves reach your fat cells. The laser energy used destroys the tissues permanently by breaking down the standard structure of these fat cells. As we know that there is no use for damaged cells, so they naturally start getting removed and take a few weeks. Most importantly, your surrounding skin is not damaged, and all skin types can tolerate the treatment.

What are the benefits of body contouring?

Firstly it depends on which kind of body contouring you are doing; however, here are some of the benefits that you need to know:

No extended recovery period is necessary.

If you wonder how much time it takes to recover after this treatment, you do not need to worry since many of these procedures have no extended downtime.  

You can get back to your routine and get along with everyday activities since incisions are tiny when lasers and body contouring techniques are used. There are some treatments where anesthesia is enough and fades away in a few hours after the treatment.

l No risks for scarring

Many of these treatments do not introduce instruments into the body; one does not need to worry about their body trauma. However, some body contouring treatments need invasive techniques to use a small incision to reach the targeted fat deposit region. Therefore, it heals soon and minimizes any risk.

l Get results in many places

For different areas of the body, the body-contouring procedures have been designed differently. Accumulated fats in areas such as the abdomen, love handles, buttocks, and back can be treated. Even the most delicate areas of the body can be treated within this treatment, such as:

  • Chest
  • Knees
  • Thighs
  • Armpits
  • Inner arms

l Enjoy permanent results

To ensure that the results are permanent, the destruction or removal of unwanted fat is necessary. The most important thing to notice here is that once the chosen fat cells are destroyed, they cannot grow back.

If you want to retain the results, you need to keep eating healthy and work out. There are a lot of people who start leading a healthy life when impressed by the results.

l Improve your overall look

This treatment is not only useful for getting rid of the unwanted fat cells and bringing back the natural contours of the body, but it also enhances one’s overall appearance. If the firmness of the treatment is increased, one gets smoother and younger skin. They are also useful for removing wrinkles.

What are the side effects of this treatment?

As we have mentioned before, some body contouring treatment includes trimming of the least noticeable area or removing excess skin or any such required cuts. Thus, getting scars unavoidable. Since these incisions take place, the risk of the following increases:

  • The area of treatment might bleed 
  • The area might get infected
  • skin might get loose
  • Tissues might die
  • Formation of abnormal scars
  • Formation of a seroma 

The side effects one might face are:

  • Swelling in the body part
  • Soreness or pain
  • Numbness in the region of treatment
  • Scars

What can one expect after the completion of the procedure?

It is seen that this kind of treatment reduces almost 24% of the stubborn fat accumulated in the targeted area. It will take around six weeks to be able to see the required results. Also, one can achieve the desired results after about 12 weeks.

It might take two or three monthly sessions to see the results; it all depends on the amount of fat you want to remove. One should not take this treatment as weight loss solutions only because it permanently destroys fat cells.

This is all you need to know about body contouring and if it is a viable option for you.