If you want to build your best physique, there are several ways to improve your silhouette. You may choose to run, swim, lift weights, watch your diet and weight, and more. However, these lifestyle changes may not be enough to achieve the appearance you most desire.
What Is Non-surgical Body Contouring?
Non-surgical body contouring is an option to help you achieve your ideal body shape and appearance. These non-invasive procedures can remove unwanted fat, tighten sagging skin, increase muscle definition, and provide smoother and tighter body contours.
If diet and exercise are not providing the results you desire, non-surgical body contouring can achieve your ideal appearance.
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What Is Emsculpt®?
Emsculpt® is a non-invasive procedure that uses electromagnetic energy (HIFEM®) to stimulate muscle contractions — each session is the equivalent of 20,000 sit-ups or squats. This treatment strengthens and builds muscles, burns fat, and defines body contours. Emsculpt® is ideal for people who want to tone and strengthen their muscles, especially muscles that cannot be strengthened with traditional exercise.
Emsculpt® does not require a recovery period. Patients can return to their daily routine immediately after their session.
What Is CoolSculpting®?
CoolSculpting® has become the most popular non-invasive body contouring procedure for fat removal. It works by cooling fat cells just under the skin to a freezing temperature. These frozen fat cells die and are naturally processed from the body in the weeks following the treatment.
CoolSculpting® provides more fat reduction per treatment (20 to 25 percent of fat within the targeted deposits) compared to other non-surgical procedures. It is FDA approved to treat excess fat deposits across nine areas of the body, which is more areas than any other non-surgical body contouring procedure available.
CoolSculpting® is ideal for patients who want to eliminate fat deposits without undergoing surgical liposuction. CoolSculpting® does not require a recovery period and does not hurt. Most patients will see their final results in one to three months.
What Is Vanquish ME™?
Vanquish ME™ is a non-invasive radiofrequency (RF) procedure that removes unwanted fat across the body. Like CoolSculpting®, Vanquish ME™ irreparably damages fat cells, causing them to die. Your body will then remove the dead cells in the weeks following the procedure.
Unlike CoolSculpting®, Vanquish ME™ does not require physical contact with your skin during treatment. Instead, the applicator is held above your skin while the RF energy targets and eliminates your fat.
Vanquish ME™ is ideal for people who want to minimize fat deposits over a wider area. You may see results within one or two weeks. The final results will take a few months to fully develop.
What Is Exilis™?
Collagen is one of the major structural proteins that hold your skin together. Exilis™ combines skin tightening and fat removal by using non-invasive RF energy to stimulate collagen growth and reduce fat. Unlike Vanquish ME™, Exilis™ uses an applicator on your skin that can be adjusted to target fat deposits in multiple layers of skin.
Exilis™ is primarily used to tighten sagging skin, wrinkles, and smaller fat deposits in areas of the face and body with skin laxity. Patients may choose to undergo this treatment on their face and body at the same time.
Like other non-surgical skin tightening and fat eliminating procedures, Exilis™ does not leave scars or require significant downtime. Most patients will require several treatments to achieve the best results.
Which Non-surgical Body Contouring Option Is Best for Me?
Depending on your ideal results, different non-surgical body contouring options may be better for you.
If your primary concern is unwanted fat deposits, Exilis™ or CoolSculpting® may be your best option. These procedures are ideal for fat pockets that do not respond to diet and exercise. If you want to eliminate fat over a wider area, Vanquish ME™ is effective.
If your primary concern is loose or sagging skin, Exilis™ is a good choice.
If you want to contour your muscles and reveal tight abdominal muscles or strong glutes, Emsculpt® is a wonderful option.
Should I Consider Surgical Body Contouring?
For some patients, non-surgical body contouring cannot provide the results they desire. If this is the case, surgical options also exist. Surgical body contouring is generally more effective but tends to require significant downtime for recovery. Some of the most popular options include:
- Liposuction surgery
- Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck)
- Thigh lift
- Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL)
- Injectable fat transfer
Want to Learn More About Non-surgical Body Contouring?
If you want to learn more about non-invasive body contouring options, please schedule a consultation with Roy David M.D. Plastic Surgery and Medical Spa. You can contact us through our website or by phone. Our office number is (858) 658-0595. We will be happy to talk to you about your body contouring goals and help you decide which procedure is right for you.