Do your body goals include turning your flabby spots into firm, slender, sexy curves? If you’re at your normal weight but still have pockets of stubborn fat, you can get the slender, shapely body you want without surgery, liposuction, needles or long recovery times. If you want to achieve a body that you’ll be proud to show off, it’s time to discover nonsurgical body contouring. Many people desperately want to get rid of excess flab on one, two or more areas of their body, but they figure that only surgery or liposuction will trim that flab away. Nonsurgical body contouring makes it easy to tone and transform your body.
What is Nonsurgical Body Contouring?
Nonsurgical body contouring sheds fat from targeted areas of your body without invasive techniques.
Many people want to reshape their bodies, but they don’t want to undergo surgery for various reasons. You might not want the downtime, recovery time or cost of surgery. Maybe you just hate the idea of going under the knife or getting general anesthesia.
If so, you’re not alone. The huge demand for alternatives to surgery has led to the development of many new fat-loss procedures. Now, you can get great results with no surgery, no liposuction and no downtime.
How Do These Treatments Work?
Each treatment works slightly differently. They all work to destroy fat cells in the areas of your body that are targeted during treatment. Over time, your body naturally expels the fat cells. Your body then reforms itself into its slender, new shape.
Where Can You Use Nonsurgical Body Contouring?
You can use these procedures anywhere that you have ugly, excess flab:
- Thighs and knees
- Love handles
- Upper arms
- Shoulders and neck
Types of Nonsurgical Body Contouring
Which nonsurgical body shaping treatment is right for you? You may have seen many of these treatments advertised and wondered what the differences are.
Keep in mind that many of these treatments are FDA-approved and all of them have been shown to deliver measurable, dramatic results in clinical tests. You can’t go wrong with any of them.
Laser treatments use variable lasers to transmit heat deep into the fat cells. The heat kills the fat cells while stimulating collagen growth in the surrounding skin. Laser treatments are excellent for producing smooth skin in addition to tighter curves.
Zerona is an FDA-approved device that promotes fat removal with the assistance of cool laser technology. This treatment is intended to be used for circumferential reduction in areas like the arms, hips, thighs, and waist.
This technique uses a system called cryolipolysis to freeze and destroy fat cells. This is the only procedure that also works on people who are slightly above their ideal weight, as it can remove slightly larger amounts of fat.
CoolSculpting is the gold standard treatment that uses this technique. This FDA-approved treatment combines cool temperatures and pressure to destroy specific areas of body fat. It can be used for love handles, a muffin top, and both inner and outer thighs.
These procedures use radiofrequency waves to target and heat fat cells. They have also been proven effective at helping smooth away cellulite.
These treatments include:
- truSculpt 3D
truSculpt 3D is a body contouring treatment that uses pulses of radiofrequency to treat targeted areas. It delivers RF energy layers to the entire layer of body fat, and it promotes the natural death and eliminate of fat cells.
VelaShape combines infrared light, massage, radiofrequency waves, and vacuum technologies. It promotes the draining and reduction of fat cells. Not only can this treatment assist with stubborn areas of body fat, but it may also help smooth and reduce cellulite.
Acoustic waves can help break up body fat. These pulses act as shockwaves to dismantle the fat structures to reduce their presence and smooth the appearance of cellulite.
ZWave harnesses the power of acoustic radial waves therapy. When the acoustic waves are delivered to the skin, they work to eliminate skin dimpling and smooth the appearance of cellulite.
This treatment is only approved for use on the chin. Injections of deoxycholic acid destroy the fat cells that create a double chin. The injections result in a smooth, lifted profile without surgery.
Kybella® is the only injectable treatment specifically formulated to address the appearance of a double chin. It is the only FDA-approved injectable of its type!
Who is a Good Candidate for Nonsurgical Body Contouring?
Nonsurgical body contouring is not a weight-loss treatment. If you still need to lose weight, ask your doctor about a good diet and exercise program to help you shed those pounds.
If you’re close to your ideal weight but you have stubborn fat that doesn’t respond do diet and exercise, you’re ready for nonsurgical body contouring. It is ideal for:
- Anyone who is at or close to their ideal weight but has stubborn pockets of fat on their thighs, buttocks, back, tummy or anywhere else
- People who’ve had surgery or liposuction but still want some fine-tuning
- Adults who are in good health and realistic about their body goals
How Does It Compare to Surgical Body Contouring?
How do nonsurgical treatments compare to traditional cosmetic surgery? You may be surprised to learn that these techniques have many advantages.
No Surgery and No Liposuction
This is the main attraction for most people. You never have to worry about taking days or weeks off work to get your treatments. You’re not facing the inconvenience, pain, sedation dangers or other side effects of surgery. Your treatments are simple, safe and proven.
Quick Recovery With No Downtime
Body-shaping surgery provides dramatic results, but it also requires long recovery periods. You will have to take time off work and your body could take weeks to heal. In many cases, you’ll have to follow detailed aftercare instructions.
These instructions often include wearing compression garments, dressing your wounds, repeated follow-up appointments and other steps. You may not be able to drive, feed yourself or get dressed for several days. If you’re not prepared for this, you definitely want to avoid surgery.
The good news is that your results with nonsurgical body contouring can be great. As your body adapts to the loss of targeted fat cells, you’ll be able to watch your body transform gradually. Nonsurgical body contouring gets high ratings from customers, review sites and in clinical studies. The results are not immediate, but they are long-lasting.
Nonsurgical body contouring works with your body. It uses natural processes to help your body change. When your fat cells disintegrate, they pass harmlessly into your lymphatic system and then out of your body.
At the same time, the skin around the targeted areas starts to build collagen, which leads to a firm, smooth texture of your skin. These are safe, natural processes that help your body look its best.
Fat cells don’t grow back, although they can get bigger. If you maintain your weight, you’ll be able to retain your beautiful shape. If you need a touchup down the road, you can always get one at any time.
Look and Feel Your Best
After getting the body you want, you’ll be amazed at how confident you feel. You’ll be able to wear your favorite clothes and your bathing suit with full confidence and self-assurance. If you’ve been avoiding certain outfits because you hate the look of your stomach, knees, thighs or rear, forget all that. Now, you can wear anything and know that you look great.
Works on Your Schedule
Nonsurgical treatments work on your time and your schedule. You can fit your treatments into your daily routine, because there’s no need to recover afterward. You can get the procedure at your doctor’s office or at a medical spa. In most cases, you can schedule one or two treatment sessions each week until you get the results you want.
What is the Procedure Like?
In most cases, the procedure is fast and easy. You don’t need a hospital stay or sedation.
You can have your treatments done at a qualified medical spa or your doctor’s office. The typical procedure is as follows:
- You lie back comfortably and relax.
- Your practitioner applies the device to the areas that you’ve selected.
- The application takes from 30 minutes to two hours.
- You may feel a slight massaging sensation as the device is applied. With a laser or radiofrequency procedure, you will also feel some warmth. With CoolSculpting, you’ll feel a cooling sensation.
Afterward, you get right up and go back to your normal activities. You can drive yourself home. You don’t have to slow down on exercising or anything else while you’re getting your treatments.
How Many Treatment Sessions Will You Need?
The number of sessions you’ll need depends on:
- The type of procedure you’re getting
- The number of areas you’re targeting
- How quickly your body responds to treatment
- How much fat you want to reduce
In most cases, you will need from a series of sessions gradually spaced apart. You will start to see the results within a few weeks of completing your sessions.
What Results Can You Expect?
Results will depend on you, your goals, and the treatment you pursue. You can expect beautiful results that include:
- Firm, flat stomach
- Toned arms
- Smooth back
- No love handles
- No double chin
- Trim waist
- Smooth, slender thighs
- Firm, lifted rear end
- Shapely shoulders
- Firm inner thighs
To get the most from your treatments and maintain your results, stay on a healthy diet and exercise plan. You’ll enjoy your shapely body for years.
Learn More About Nonsurgical Body Contouring
Are you interested in finally getting rid of that stubborn fat that’s spoiling the way you look? Discover the benefits of nonsurgical body contouring. To get started, simply contact us today at Mariposa Aesthetics & Laser Center and schedule your consultation with us in Oklahoma City, OK. We can put together a treatment plan and get you started on your way to a trim, beautiful body.