We all constantly strive towards better physical and emotional health. And, over the past years, advances in technology and healthcare have helped us design the perfect body. But what if you don’t wish to undergo surgical treatment?
That’s where body contouring can help! This non-surgical, minimally-invasive alternative offers the benefits of liposuction – without the side effects of a surgical procedure. This made it so appealing that the body contouring industry is set to rise to $9.3 billion by 2025. And, with a CAGR of 7.7% to 2025, it’s among the fastest-growing sectors in the cosmetic industry!
The Kardashians have made it clear: contouring enhances your natural beauty without involving major or dangerous procedures. And, it is undeniable that the results are impressive! From enhancing curves to reducing cellulite or giving the figure a more toned effect, body sculpting can be the solution you had been looking for.
Body contouring – or body sculpting – is a term that refers to a group of several medical procedures. These include both surgical and non-surgical procedures.
The main aim of these procedures include:
Generally, body contouring offers the same effects like the ones you might experience with liposuction. However, with the right body sculpting procedures, you won’t need to deal with surgical side effects.
Since there are several body sculpting alternatives, your medical professional will recommend the best one for your needs. Usually, the treatment aims to dissolve fat and tighten the skin, and the results are achieved over multiple sessions. Nonetheless, body sculpting procedures are much shorter than traditional surgeries and liposuctions.
The treatment will be different depending on the kind of body contouring procedure you opt for. However, they all generally aim to destroy fat cells permanently. By doing so, the treatment sculpts your body and provides long-lasting results.
While the results offered are not dissimilar to liposuction, body sculpting is not as effective as surgical procedures to remove large amounts of fat. In general, it cannot replace the benefits of exercise and a healthy diet.
However, if you are already around your natural body weight, body sculpting might help you eliminate the signs of aging, cellulite, and sagging skin.
There are several body contouring alternatives worth exploring. Some of them might use surgical procedures, while others don’t. Here at Chicago Weight Loss & Wellness Clinics, we only use the latest and most advanced non-surgical alternatives. The best body sculpting method we have found is UltraSculpt Perfect. This is a procedure that uses a combination of several fat-reducing and skin-tightening technologies.
UltraSculpt Perfect is a Food and Drug Administration-approved, non-invasive body-sculpting treatment. Using light, radio frequency (RF), and fat-freezing (cryolipolysis) technologies, UltraSculpt Perfect is one of the most efficient alternatives on the market.
It can be useful to sculpt and tone several body areas, including:
Unlike surgical and more invasive procedures, UltraSculpt Perfect aims to deliver natural, long-lasting results.
When consulting one of the healthcare professionals at the Chicago Weight Loss & Wellness Clinics, you will be instructed on how to prepare for the procedure. A specialist will also confirm that you are eligible for the body contouring procedure.
Before considering this procedure, you should make sure that your weight is stable. If you are looking to lose weight, you should undergo the body contouring procedure after achieving your desired weight. Indeed, losing more weight after the procedure can cause sagging skin to reappear. At the same time, gaining weight can add stress to the skin, thus causing stretch marks and scarring.
Your healthcare professional will be able to answer all of your questions and help you prepare for the procedure ahead.
During the procedure, your healthcare professional will use a handheld device (applicator) that uses fat-freezing and cool vacuum mechanisms. After applying a pad to the skin, the fatty cells are frozen and then suctioned or vacuumed. During this step, you are likely to feel sensations such as extreme cold, pulling, tingling, aching, cramping, or stinging.
After the applicator removes the fat cells, the area affected will undergo a “cooling down” process, which can last 5-10 minutes to bring the fat layer to a normal temperature. Lastly, the area is massaged for a few minutes to encourage the fat cells to break down.
The whole treatment can last between 30 minutes and 1 hour, depending on how large the affected area is.
Throughout the process, the UltraSculpt technology ensures safe and focused results. The treatment deep-heats the skin tissue at various depths. By doing so, it can reach deeper skin layers and dissolve the most stubborn fat. The whole process should not cause any discomfort.
The UltraSculpt Perfect technology is highly selective, meaning that the tissue surrounding the fat cells is unharmed. By heating these cells, the treatment will disrupt them. This will lead to a gradual breakdown of the fat. Once this happens, the damaged or dying fat cells are naturally shed through the body’s lymphatic system.
So, some of the treatment’s results are immediately visible. However, you can experience the best benefits when undergoing multiple sessions – usually 5 to 10.
The results from your body contouring procedure are natural and long-lasting, with minimal recovery periods or pain. Once you have invested in this procedure, you can enjoy permanent results. However, your healthcare professional will recommend following a healthy diet and practicing regular exercise.
Non-surgical body contouring is an ideal solution if you are looking to achieve natural-looking results. Thanks to the latest technologies, you can now target specific areas and achieve the results you want. So, whether you are looking to tone your skin, reduce skin sagging, or create a slimmer body figure, body contouring can help. Get in touch with Chicago Weight Loss & Wellness Clinics today to find out if you are eligible. And, start working towards your dream body!
Dr. Anand Thakkar is a licensed Internal Medicine physician. He is Board Certified in Anti-Aging & Regenerative Medicine. He has been a member of the teaching faculty for students at Chicago Medical School and has been featured on ABC, FOX, USA Today, Chicago Tribune, and Forbes as a recognized authority in wellness, fitness & nutrition, weight loss, anti-aging, hormones & metabolic medicine, holistic medicine, lifestyle coaching and women’s & men’s health. His mission is to help people become the healthiest versions of themselves using movement, nutrition, and a whole-body approach to medical care.
This blog is for informational purposes only. Do not make any major changes to your lifestyle, diet, or exercise without the supervision of a licensed medical professional.