Have you tried for months to sculpt your ideal contours? Are you committed to maintaining a healthy lifestyle after you get the look you want? If so, body sculpting at Chetco Medical & Aesthetics in Brookings, OR may be right for you. Today, we’re taking a closer look at how you can sculpt your dream body in as little as 12 weeks.
How Does Body Sculpting Actually Work?
While there are several body sculpting techniques on the market, they each work in a similar manner. Each treatment improves the appearance of stubborn fat pockets by destroying localized fat cells. Once cell death occurs, the lymphatic system sees the dead cells as waste, carries them away, and flushes them out.
CoolSculpting is one of the most popular body contouring treatments on the market and freezes fat cells to death. It pairs very well with CoolTone, a muscle toning treatment that uses Magnetic Muscle Stimulation technology to build muscle quickly and comfortably.
What Is CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting is an FDA-approved fat removal treatment that has been used for over a decade to eliminate excess subcutaneous fat safely and effectively. The fat removal is accomplished by cooling the treatment area to 41 degrees.
At this temperature, the fat cells in the area freeze and die. However, the surrounding skin and muscle tissues are not damaged in any way because they are water-based. Due to their aqueous nature, there is no risk of harm coming to them until they are cooled to 32 degrees.
What Should I Expect During My Treatment?
Precisely what you can expect will depend on the scope of your aesthetic goals. However, the treatment process is fairly similar for everyone. When you come in for your CoolSculpting session, you should wear loose, comfortable clothing. When it is time for your treatment, we will bring you into a private, comfortable room where you will recline comfortably. We will inspect the areas targeted for treatment to ensure that there is no skin irritation.
Then, we will apply a special gel to your skin and an applicator that uses suction to draw subcutaneous fat closer to the surface of your skin. This makes the treatment even more effective. The cooling process occurs gradually over the course of roughly 15 minutes. Due to the incremental change in temperature in the local area, you won’t feel any pain due to the cold. By the time your fat is cooled to 41 degrees, your skin will be numb.
What Is BodyTite?
BodyTite is similar to CoolSculpting in that it is a non-invasive, painless fat removal treatment. The primary difference is that it does not freeze unwanted fat cells to death. Rather, it heats them to death by harnessing the advanced power of radiofrequency technology. The heat emitted by the radiofrequency energy melts the cell walls, causing them to release the stored energy.
What Should I Expect During My Treatment?
During your treatment session, a tiny cannula is inserted into the foundational layer of your skin. Through this cannula, radiofrequency energy is delivered to the treatment area, simultaneously liquefying excess subcutaneous fat cells and heating the foundational layer of your skin. What’s great about heating the foundational layer of your skin is it encourages your skin to produce extra collagen.
What is so special about this treatment, as well as FaceTite, facilitating extra collagen production is the nature of collagen. By far, collagen is the most abundant protein in your body, and it acts as a scaffolding that supports your skin. If you have a history of loose skin, BodyTite and FaceTite may be more appropriate for you than CoolSculpting because they will help your skin remain tight as your lymphatic system eliminates your excess fat.
How Effective Are These Treatments?
Each fat removal treatment we offer is extremely effective. You may feel like the treated areas are smaller as soon as your treatment is over, but it can take several months to see the final results of your treatment session.
How many treatment sessions you will need to achieve your ideal results depends on how much excess subcutaneous fat is in the areas targeted for treatment and the size of the areas targeted for treatment. We will advise you on how many sessions you should expect to need to achieve your ideal contours once we have evaluated your problem areas.
Why Are Fat Removal Treatments So Popular?
There are many reasons why fat removal treatments are popular. For instance, they are non-invasive, highly effective, and completely pain-free. They are the perfect solution for people who are interested in improving their contours but aren’t healthy enough to qualify for an invasive fat removal procedure or can’t afford to take several days off from work to recover.
Another reason fat removal treatments are so popular is that they can be used to spot reduce fat. You can’t do that with diet and exercise because your genes are responsible for determining where you store excess fat and where you burn it from.
Will I Qualify for This Treatment?
We can advise you on whether you qualify for a body contouring treatment when you attend your first consultation. Each fat removal treatment we offer is non-invasive, so they are appropriate for most fairly healthy adults who are concerned about small pockets of stubborn fat. However, we must review your medical history and discuss your current health to ensure you are a good fit for this treatment.
If you have over 30 pounds left to lose before you reach your goal weight, you need to lose weight until you are closer to your goal weight. Fat removal treatments are not designed to facilitate a massive amount of weight loss. Rather, they are designed to eliminate small pockets of stubborn excess fat. Also, to qualify for any fat removal treatment, you must be committed to maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
How Can I Maintain the Results of My Fat Removal Treatment?
You can maintain the results of your fat removal treatment by leading a healthy lifestyle and getting at least 2.5 hours of moderate exercise weekly. The only caveat to this is that you should get five hours of moderate exercise weekly if you still have quite a bit of weight to lose. You may feel a little overwhelmed thinking about eating clean for the rest of your life. However, you don’t have to turn down all sweets, fried foods, and alcohol forever.
You can indulge in unhealthy foods and beverages in moderation. The most important thing is that you don’t consume more calories than your body needs to maintain its weight. If you indulge a little too much at the office holiday party, you can make up for it the next day with a little extra cardio. Here are some of the best ways to get a solid cardio session in:
- Take a spin or Zumba class
- Perform HIIT
- Run indoors or outdoors
- Join a bike club
- Join a sports team
- Walk or bike to work once weekly
- Take martial arts lessons
- Take the stairs
- Park as far away as you can from the store
Discover Today How You Can Achieve Your Ideal Figure
Body sculpting works by destroying fat cells. Once those fat cells are destroyed, your lymphatic system views them as waste and eliminates them, improving your contours over the course of several months. If you’re in the Brookings or Gold Beach, OR area, contact us today at Chetco Medical & Aesthetics in Brookings, OR to schedule your initial body contouring consultation. We want you to be able to look and feel your best.