Non-invasive body contouring is fast becoming a popular treatment option for individuals looking to improve their shape without undergoing surgery. A variety of techniques consisting of cavitation, radiofrequency lipolysis, vacuum therapy, and lymphatic drainage enhancement can lead to a more desirable appearance. Multiple customized treatment sessions that vary in duration are recommended for an optimal outcome. Benefits include: little to no recovery time, no scarring, subtle changes, minimal side effects, affordability, and preferentially targeting specific body parts.
Ultrasonic cavitation causes the breakdown of fat cells beneath the skin and is performed by applying pressure with a hand held device through ultrasonic vibrations. This particular procedure targets unwanted cellulite and localized fat cells throughout many areas of the body, namely the abdomen, hips, thighs, knees, arms, calves and back. The head, neck, and bony body parts do not benefit from cavitation. Multiple treatments spaced at two week intervals lead to optimal results. Favorable changes are most appreciated from 6-12 weeks following the final session. It is important to maintain a stable body mass index throughout and after the sessions in order to maintain long term results.
Radiofrequency lipolysis utilizes energy to preferentially heat fat cells by means of an applicator. This process primarily reduces the volume of localized fat deposits and targets poorly toned skin. Its key benefits are minimal downtime and a lack of scarring. Multiple weekly treatments are recommended in order to achieve satisfactory results. Radiofrequency lipolysis is often performed in conjunction with cavitation.
Lymphatic drainage enhancement is a form of massage based on the premise of stimulating the natural drainage of lymph. Rhythmic circular motions are applied with pressure in order to encourage lymph flow. Postoperative clients may benefit from the treatment through a combination of massage and red light ultrasound therapy. This technique helps minimize post surgical swelling, bruising, and scar tissue formation.
Vacuum therapy employs a strong massaging negative pressure effect that lifts the skin with a mechanical suction cup device. It enhances buttock skin tone. The session consists of suction cups exerting negative pressure on the buttocks for a set amount of time. Fluid intake along with observing a diet low in fat, sugar, and salt is recommended following the procedure. Results include less tension in the buttock muscles, tighter and more toned skin, and a reduced appearance of cellulite. Weekly treatments are recommended, followed by maintenance sessions, in order to maintain the desired buttock appearance. Vacuum therapy is a less expensive, non-invasive, painless, scar free alternative to a surgical buttock lift. It allows a prospective surgical client to experience the change that the surgery will evoke. Also, this transient therapy is beneficial for obtaining a certain appearance to the back side in a particular outfit for an important event.
Hurst Plastic Surgery is pleased to offer customized treatment sessions to help achieve your aesthetic goals. Please reach out should you have any questions or wish to move forward with non-invasive body contouring.