Life can get hectic. You do all you can to take care of yourself, but work and family responsibilities don’t always leave time for self-care. Sometimes, exercise and eating right aren’t enough to achieve the look you desire.
If extra fat or loose skin in problem areas affects your self-confidence and targeted workouts just don’t help, body contouring may be the answer. At Mariposa Aesthetics and Laser Center in Oklahoma City, OK, we offer two types of body contouring as part of our full suite of cosmetic services.
What Is Body Contouring?
If you’re not loving those love handles or if a little extra wobble is making you feel less than wonderful about the way you look, there is help. Body contouring, also known as body sculpting, is a type of non-surgical cosmetic procedure that eliminates stubborn fat pockets, tightens skin, and reshapes areas of the body.
Body sculpting won’t help you lose weight, but it can help you achieve a smoother, more defined look in specific areas. Common target areas that are ideal for this procedure include:
- Bra area
- Inner and outer thighs
- Under the buttocks
Body contouring is a popular procedure among both men and women because it is a non-invasive but impressively effective treatment. Most people who are generally healthy are good candidates for body contouring.
A consultation with one of our providers will confirm if contouring will help you meet your aesthetic goals. During your consultation, you can learn more about the procedure, including which complementary techniques can enhance the results of body sculpting.
The Types of Body Contouring Available
We use FDA-approved cryolipolysis, or fat-freezing, to enhance body contours. The human body has two types of fat: Visceral fat lines your organs, and subcutaneous fat sits just under your skin. The older you get, the less able your body is to remove subcutaneous fat on its own. Thankfully, body sculpting is effective for adults of all ages. Cryolipolysis works to reduce subcutaneous fat in targeted areas.
CoolSculpting is a non-invasive procedure that destroys fat cells with cold temperatures. It targets fat cells but leaves surrounding tissues untouched. The frozen fat cells flush out of the body naturally through the lymphatic system. No special diet or other activities are needed. Once the fat cells are removed, they should not appear again.
One session of CoolSculpting takes 30 to 60 minutes, depending on the target area. Multiple treatments are typically necessary. Most clients can return to normal daily activities as soon as their session is over.
CoolSmooth uses the same freezing technology as CoolSculpting; the difference is in the application. The CoolSmooth applicator is flat and designed to treat non-pinchable fat pockets in hard-to-reach areas. No surgery or needles are involved.
Like CoolSculpting, CoolSmooth requires little to no downtime and minimum aftercare. Sessions can take 30 to 60 minutes, and more than one appointment is usually needed to achieve maximum results.
We frequently recommend CoolSmooth for thinner clients whose fat deposits are more difficult to reach. It is also ideal for those seeking treatment of the outer thighs.
5 Ways Body Contouring Increases Confidence
Helping you build confidence is one of the greatest benefits of body contouring. Everyone deserves to feel comfortable in their body. Concerns about the shape of certain areas can impact how you feel about yourself, and a lack of confidence can hold you back in many areas of life.
1. Better Energy Levels
Body contouring is not intended for weight loss, but removing fat pockets that make you feel heavy can motivate you to be more active. An increase in energy helps you feel confident, whether you’re working out or completing routine daily tasks.
2. Improved Social Life
When you’re not feeling 100% confident, it’s tempting to isolate yourself from friends and family. Others probably don’t notice minor flaws in your physical appearance, but you might think about them almost constantly. Improving these small areas could help you feel more secure — imagine wearing that perfect outfit without worrying about hiding your tummy or arms!
3. Healthier Lifestyle
There’s no denying that when you feel better about yourself, you do better for yourself. The inspiration to make healthier choices is one of the unexpected benefits of body contouring and one of the best ways to increase confidence. Body sculpting is a positive reminder that you are important and your needs matter.
4. Improved Self-Image
No matter how attractive you look to others, the way you see yourself affects your confidence. Body sculpting can help you appreciate and love your body more. When you look in the mirror, instead of seeing small imperfections, you will see a person who takes care of themselves.
5. Focus on the Positive
Every body is a mixture of beauty and imperfections. Body contouring helps to highlight your best features while minimizing attention on the areas you’re unhappy with. With more focus on what’s right, you’ll feel more confident about the way you look.
Are You Ready to Embrace More Confidence With Body Contouring?
Body contouring at Mariposa Aesthetics and Laser Center is effective and requires little recovery time. It targets problem areas such as the outer thighs, the upper arms, and a double chin by freezing fat deposits away. Whether you’re interested in body sculpting to improve your shape or boost your confidence, you’ll appreciate all the benefits this procedure has to offer.
If you need more information about the benefits of body contouring, our friendly staff is here to help. Contact us for a body sculpting consultation today.