Your Best Body Contouring Options

Posted on Jan 28,2021 By Dr. Y Anthony Nakamura

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If you are unhappy with stubborn fat, you might want to consider non-surgical body contouring. There are a variety of options available that can reduce excess fat from your body and leave you with a slimmer, contoured figure. These procedures are non-invasive and rely on different types of technology rather than traditional invasive surgery.

Four Principles of Nonsurgical Body Contouring

Generally, there are four principles of nonsurgical body contouring. These treatments can effectively eliminate stubborn fat once and for all. The principles include the following:

• Cryolipolysis involves the use of controlled cooling, using freezing temperatures to target the fat cells and permanently kill them.
• Laser lipolysis involves the use of controlled heating and laser energy to eliminate fat cells.
• Radiofrequency lipolysis involves the use of controlled heating and ultrasound technology to eliminate stubborn fat cells.
• Injection lipolysis involves the use of injectable deoxycholic acid to eliminate fat cells.

It should be noted that these procedures are not ideal if you are looking to lose weight. Instead, you should be at your desired weight already but have stubborn fat in problem areas that you simply cannot eliminate with dieting and exercise alone. To truly get the most out of nonsurgical body contouring procedures, you also must not have a body mass index (BMI) higher than 30.

Skin-Tightening Body Contouring Treatments

Another body contouring option that you might want to consider is skin-tightening body contouring. As you age, you naturally lose elasticity of the skin, resulting in sagging, droopy areas of the body. Nonsurgical skin-tightening body contouring uses radio frequencies and laser technologies to build collagen under the skin’s deep layers. The end result is tighter, more youthful skin contouring.

This procedure also allows patients to experience a small reduction of fat in their problem areas. Areas treated include the arms, buttocks, abdomen, thighs, and neck. Candidates for this type of nonsurgical body contouring are those who have lost significant amounts of weight or have stretch marks.

Muscle-Enhancement Treatments

Emsculpt is a non-surgical body contouring treatment that targets certain muscles to give you a sculpted, toned look. Specifically, it’s used to treat the abs and glutes and uses electromagnetic energy to contract the muscles. Sessions last 20 minutes and eliminate stubborn fat while increasing the density of the muscles.

How Do These Treatments Compare with Liposuction?

Liposuction is a well-known cosmetic surgical procedure that involves eliminating stubborn fat from problem areas of the body such as the hips, buttocks, or abdomen. Although it’s been a popular procedure, liposuction carries certain risks like infection, deep vein thrombosis, fluid accumulation, anesthesia risks, and even cardiac and pulmonary complications. Nonsurgical body contouring is much safer and has fewer risks due to being a non-invasive treatment that doesn’t require patients to go under anesthesia. It is also cheaper than liposuction, which costs around $3,200 on average.

Schedule a Consultation

In addition to these treatments, there are still others that should be coming in the future for nonsurgical body contouring. One, in particular, that people are excited about is a treatment for cellulite involving injectables. If you live in Texas and want to get one of these non-invasive procedures, contact Accent on You to schedule a consultation to discuss your options.

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Dr. Y. Anthony Nakamura is a recognized expert in plastic surgery and body contouring, providing excellent care while taking a personal approach with each and every patient.

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