• Is Body Contouring Right for You? Get the Facts.

    by Dermatology of Boca
    on Mar 8th, 2017

It’s no secret that slimming down is a challenge. The process of losing weight is difficult enough. There are the numerous diet plans that inevitably get attempted before finding the right one. Then there is the vigorous exercise routine you have to stick to, the careful planning, and the disruption of your typical routine. Getting the body you want is work. Unfortunately, the truth about weight loss is that for many people the struggle doesn’t end with losing large amounts of weight. The final difficulty can be getting control of your “problem areas” that can stubbornly hold onto fat despite your best efforts. This is why it’s so difficult to get the body you want. Even when do you all the right things, put in the work, and, yes, lose the weight, there are still some challenges you’ll have to face. Nearly everyone deals with these problem areas, whether they have a history of serious weight issues or not.

While you probably already know what problem areas typically are, some examples include your hips, buttocks, and abdomen. Our middles, in particular, have a tendency to accumulate fat and it will stubbornly stay. It’s a complicated situation and there are various reasons why it’s difficult to trim down our problem areas. Exercise, in some instances, only goes so far. We are often at the mercy of our genetics or hormonal changes. Of course, the simple fact of aging can play a big part as well. Sure, it can sound difficult and even unfair. Luckily, your doctor can help. That’s why if you’re frustrated with your problem areas, it’s time to bring up your concerns with your doctor.

How doctors can help you

There are many medical procedures that are designed to help slim down problem areas. Some you’re probably familiar with and others you might be hearing about for the first time. At Dermatology of Boca, we offer body contouring as a service which has improved the lives of many of our patients. The benefit of body contouring is that it gets you the results you desire while also being non-invasive.

Typically, when one thinks about treating problematic fatty deposits, they think of procedures like liposuction. Liposuction has a long history of use and it has changed over time. It has developed a reputation for being invasive, though the painfulness of it has decreased with advances in technology. The fact is though no matter what type of liposuction you opt for, there will be an insertion of a tube to remove the fat. There is also a recovery period where you will experience bruising or swelling. Depending on how much fat is removed, you may require anesthesia and antibiotics.

Body contouring avoids all of these issues so you can get noticeable results without the possible complications involved when undergoing an invasive procedure like liposuction. The body contouring procedure we use is a little different from what you might already know about fat removing, non-invasive treatments.

Our body contouring process

There is a good possibility you’re familiar with lipolysis. It’s kind of an umbrella term for procedures that cause fat to melt away, thereby reducing its visibility in certain areas of the body. There’s a chance that you are most familiar with the laser variant of this procedure. Essentially, a laser is targeted at the treatment area, the fat cells are heated up, and they melt away into the body. At Dermatology of Boca, we use a procedure called TruSculpt which is a bit different. The TruSculpt system uses radio frequency technology instead of lasers. We have found this to be a preferable method of melting fat. During treatment, radio waves will send heat deep into the targeted fatty tissue. That heat will melt the fat while leaving the surrounding tissues intact and undamaged. Clearly, the preservation of everything other than fatty tissue if of the utmost importance.

Like with any other procedure, if you’re already in good health overall, you’re a good candidate. You’ll also want to have a BMI of under 30. Body contouring is not a replacement for weight loss but is instead focused on problem areas that need help crossing that finish line. A treatment session can last anywhere from 15 to 60 minutes depending on the area being treated. You’ll typically see results after only 1 or 2 treatments. Because it’s a gradual process, you may not see night and day changes until up to 3 months after treatment.

Conclusion

Are you ready to take the next step necessary to get the body you want? Stop feeling frustrated about stubborn fat and get your confidence back. Contact us today and schedule an appointment for a consultation. The team at Dermatology of Boca is dedicated to providing you with the utmost care. We pride ourselves on giving all of our patients the professional and friendly care they expect. It’s time to feel great about your body again.

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