Body Contouring Treatments You need to Know About

Body contouring, or sculpting, has become a boon for millions of people who struggle with stubborn excess fat deposits.

Today, the solution to a lean and sculpted body is no longer only reliant on exercise and dieting. Technology advances have enabled us to use body contouring technologies to reshape our body contours and effectively target stubborn fat.

Compared to invasive surgical procedures which usually mean pain, anaesthesia risks, hospital stays, and so many other inconveniences, non-surgical fat reduction technologies are bloodless, convenient, and effective.

What is Body Contouring?

Body contouring is a new field of aesthetic medicine designed to enhance and tighten the body. In order to define and reshape the contours of your body, these treatments help to target and reduce fat pockets in stubborn areas.

Treatments for body contouring are also effective at tightening the skin, reducing fat, and reducing cellulite and are resistant to exercise and diet.

What are the Options?

People are increasingly exploring non-invasive body contouring procedures to lose weight and get in shape.

Dr Thean at Ensoul Medical Clinic explains that these treatments are ideal for the removal of stubborn fat pockets that don’t respond to diet or exercise. It’s imperative to know how the treatments work and what they entail before you begin your quest for your ideal physique.

Let’s find out what these treatments are and more importantly, how they work in your body.

1. Cryolipolysis

What is it?

Cryolipolysis, otherwise known as fat freezing, is a popular non-invasive fat removal treatment that targets fat cells using extremely low or sub-zero temperatures. It targets specific areas of the body where there are stubborn pockets of fat. In this method of fat removal, the fat is naturally eliminated.

What is the Procedure Like?

The fat freezing device includes an applicator with a suction vacuum cup on the targeted area for non-invasive fat reduction. The panels on the applicator will start cooling down the treated area as the treatment is performed.

According to an article from Ensoul Body Medical Clinic, low temperatures kill the targeted fat cells, causing them to crystallize and die. By freezing fat cells, up to 27%* of the fat cells in the target area can be removed. Since surrounding tissues have lower freezing points, they remain undamaged during the treatment.

2. Laser Lipolysis

What is it?

This non-invasive technique uses laser heat energy to target stubborn fat cells. By contracting collagen in the targeted area, the procedure reduces fat and firms up skin.

What is the Procedure Like?

Applicators are attached to the targeted areas during treatment. In order to destroy stubborn fat cells, lasers bypass the intervening skin and tissue layers.

A typical session lasts about 25 to 30 minutes. As the treatment is safe and comfortable, there is no downtime. Patients can revert to their daily activities after the treatment is completed. The fat cells in the targeted area will naturally expel themselves over the course of 8 to 12 weeks through the body’s waste disposal system.

3. Ultrasound

What is it?

In this treatment, highly concentrated sound waves are used to break down fat cells. Fat cells are broken down by focused sonic waves, and then they are flushed from the body through the lymphatic system.

What is the Procedure Like?

As ultrasound energy passes through the skin, pressure fluctuations cause the targeted fat cells to be destroyed. The surrounding tissues and cells do not suffer any damage during the process.