Sticking to a clean diet and exercising as much as possible are two great ways to lose weight, but they are not always enough. There may come a time when you find yourself struggling with stubborn body fat in areas such as your midsection, thighs and upper arms. Invasive treatments can be an effective way to remove these pockets of fat, but they are not right for everyone.

Many people do not have the luxury of taking weeks off of work while they recover, and that is why countless patients have turned to non-surgical body contouring procedures to finally sculpt the body of their dreams.

The Technology Behind Body Contouring

While there are many different types of body contouring, almost all of them have the same goals. They are designed to eradicate stubborn body fat without the use of incisions or surgery. What makes these procedures so effective is the fact that fat cells have an unusual response to certain forms of stimulation.

When they are exposed to radiofrequency energy or laser technology, the cell walls become weak. Over a short period of time, your body will begin to metabolize and expel them while leaving the surrounding soft tissue completely unharmed.

What Does It Feel Like?

Non-invasive body contouring does not result in any permanent scars, but some patients experience minor tenderness in the days after their procedure, depending on the type of procedure they get. Before any procedure, our medical professionals will give you all the details about what to expect before, during and after treatment.

During the procedures themselves, most patients feel nothing more than warmth near the area that is being treated. Some also feel a slight stinging sensation similar to being snapped with a rubber band. Again, this depends on the type of technology being used.

Getting Ready for Body Contouring

All patients need to have realistic expectations about what these procedures can do. While they are an excellent way to shed stubborn body fat and tone your skin, they will only create permanent results if you make long-term lifestyle changes. Patients who begin eating healthy foods and exercising before their first session almost always enjoy the best results. It is also important to drink as much water as possible so your body can easily metabolize the affected fat cells.

Your First Treatment Session

Depending on the type of body contouring technology you decide on, you will need anywhere from one to five treatments. These sessions are typically carried out two to three weeks apart. The average body contouring session lasts just one hour and has no downtime. For smaller treatment sites, you might be in and out of your appointment in less than 20 minutes.

Take Advantage of Body Contouring Procedures

When combined with a healthy diet and a comprehensive exercise program, non-surgical body contouring will allow you to finally shed stubborn body fat and rebuild your confidence. Wayzata Cosmetic Surgery and Spa offers a number of effective, non-invasive body contouring treatments. During a consultation at our office in Wayzata, our team of experts can help you determine which method of fat reduction is best for you. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.

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