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What Is Body Sculpting?

Do you look in the mirror and see pockets of stubborn body fat you can’t seem to lose? It’s quite common for people to have areas of unwanted fat that don’t disappear even with diet and exercise. Thankfully, one non-invasive procedure offers an effective solution for anyone struggling to achieve a toned and slender physique. Welcome to the innovative world of body sculpting.

Body sculpting is a cosmetic procedure taking the world by storm. But hype can be overblown, so what is the science behind it, and does it work? The following guide will answer these burning questions by giving everything you need to know about this popular cosmetic treatment. 

What Is Body Sculpting, and How Does It Work?

Body sculpting, also known as body contouring, is a non-invasive procedure that aims to eliminate fat cells in certain areas of the body. This treatment is especially popular for targeting stubborn fat in the thighs, stomach. No amount of training in the gym can spot-reduce fat, which is why many are turning to Northshore Skin Care & Med Spa for personalized treatments.  

Body sculpting attacks fat cells in a few ways. One common technique is to freeze the cells, also known as CoolSculpting. This treatment is fairly quick and only takes about 45 minutes-3hours, yet you could see a 25% reduction within three months. 

Specialists use a vacuum-like device to pull up the surface of your skin. The applicator sends freezing temperatures through the area to crystallize and destroy fat cells. After a CoolSculpting treatment, your body naturally eliminates the frozen fat over the course of the next several weeks.  Most people need two sessions to achieve good results.

To take your appearance to the next level, you can combine body contouring with the truFlex, a unique device that helps build muscle. This treatment utilizes multi-directional stimulation (MDS) technology to tone and define your muscles.  

Is Body Sculpting Safe?

Unlike surgical procedures, where you risk infection after going under the knife, body sculpting is non-invasive and generally safe. However, you may experience a few side effects following your treatment. The most common ones include:

  • Bruising around the treatment area
  • Tingling sensation
  • Area numbness
  • Redness
  • Swelling

In rare cases, paradoxical adipose hyperplasia is possible after a fat-freezing treatment. This complication means the fat cells grow bigger instead of shrinking and dying. The effects of body sculpting will vary by patient, but serious complications are unlikely. 

Benefits of Body Sculpting

More and more patients are turning to body sculpting because it is an effective way to reduce fat. But that’s not the only benefit of this procedure. Since body contouring treatments are non-invasive, there is no need to undergo general anesthesia or worry about post-operative infections. 

The procedure is straightforward and takes 15 minutes to three hours to complete. Best of all, there’s no post-procedure downtime, so you can easily return to your normal routine and not worry about planning for recovery. 

Although experts don’t recommend body sculpting as a quick fix for weight loss, you will notice a change in your body soon after receiving treatment. Maintaining a healthy diet and active lifestyle can yield more impressive results. 

How To Prepare for a Body Sculpting Procedure

Before receiving treatment, address any concerns with a skin care specialist. You want to come into the procedure feeling fresh and not bloated. Therefore, it’s best to avoid alcohol, caffeine, and fatty foods before your appointment. 

Schedule Body Sculpting Treatment Today

Are you ready to transform your body? Northshore Skin Care & Med Spa offers innovative body sculpting treatments that will leave you looking and feeling great. Go online or call us at (985) 893-7700 to learn more about Body Scultping.

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