What is Body Contouring?
We have chosen three well-proven technologies for body contouring; Coolsculpting by Zeltiq, truSculpt by Cutera and Kybella by Allergan. We based our decision about which body contouring options to offer on several criteria. Our body contouring procedures treat problems areas such as: lower abdomen, love handles, thighs and under the chin. Take a look at the body contouring options we have available and request an appointment online or give us a call to book your consultation.
Body Contouring is Safe and Effective
First, we wanted noninvasive treatments, that would have no cuts/blood loss/risk of infection/bandages/special garments to wear/significant downtime.
Second, the technologies must have been tested rigorously for proven results, that were permanent, and could be documented without a doubt, and reproducible in all individuals. This issue is critical. There are MANY treatments offered using many different devices, that claim to provide satisfactory results. Most of them yield minimal or no results, (except on your wallet which will definitely be slimmer!) and are very temporary. Many require special diets or supplements, exercise, or repeated treatments to keep the “benefits”, otherwise they are lost. Please investigate these issues carefully prior to choosing a treatment.
Third, the number, and risk of significant side effects from the procedure had to be low. Like so many cosmetic procedures, it is important to discuss the patient’s goals, and assess whether the goals can be realistically expected to be attained. We are careful to discuss possible realistic outcomes with our patients prior to any procedure, including our body contouring treatments: Coolsculpting, truSculpt and Kybella. Some patients will not be good candidates for these procedures. Body contouring is not for weight loss, nor is it intended for those who are significantly over their ideal body weight. It is best suited for people who have a relatively small bulge or three, who are at a stable body weight, yet who can not reduce the bulge(s).
CoolSculpting by Zeltiq removes fat from the body using specially designed cooling pads. The treatment takes around one-two hours and there is no downtime afterwards, you can go back to work, or straight to next appointment. Check out the video below or read up on our Coolsculpting page.
truSculpt is the new non-invasive way to melt fat, reduce cellulite, and improve skin tone approved by the FDA. truSculpt, by Cutera, is the latest noninvasive technology to address a wide set of aesthetic concerns on the body. truSculpt is clinically proven to deliver deep, uniform heating to tackle the toughest concerns with comfort and ease even on the smallest of areas of the body.
With just a few short visits, patients can quickly see permanent results in their appearance, such as smaller mass and less dimpling. truSculpt can be used on any area where fat or cellulite can accumulate, such as under the arms or around the buttocks, thighs, or abdomen. truSculpt allows you to treat more areas of subcutaneous fat to a greater depth over large areas.
If the area under your chin makes you avoid the mirror during your morning routine, then Kybella might be the right body contouring solution for you. Kybella is used to improve the appearance and profile of moderate to severe fat below the chin (submental fat), also referred to as a “double chin”. Check out our Kybella body contouring page to learn more.