Body contouring treatments can shift fat away from problem areas. The treatments work best when they are targeting fleshy areas such as the thighs, buttocks or stomach that have resisted your attempts to slim down through diet and exercise.
Several different body contouring techniques are available, but they all work in the same way. Each body contouring treatment damages fat cells in a different way. The cells can be heated up by ultrasound or radiofrequency treatment, cooled down by fat freezing treatments, or broken apart by fat dissolving injections. The remnants of the cells will then be processed by your body or carried away by the lymphatic system.
The effects of body contouring treatments can take a few weeks to show, depending on the method used. It can be several months before the full effects are seen as it takes the body some time to remove the treated fat cells. Some techniques, such as fat dissolving injections, may require multiple treatment sessions to achieve the best results.
Body contouring techniques are very safe and they can provide excellent results without the need for surgery. You may experience a small amount of discomfort during the treatment and there could be some redness, swelling or numbness afterwards. However, these side effects will only be temporary and there won’t be any downtime for recovery.
If you have any stubborn lumps and bumps that you’d like to get rid of, make an appointment at the Dermadoc clinic to discuss non-surgical body contouring and to find out which treatment is right for you.