Even with pinpointed workout routines, diets, and careful weight-watching, there are some things we have trouble getting rid of. Double chins, persistently flabby tummies, and muffin tops are something that many of us battle even after our intense weight-loss journeys.
Helena Dermatology & Montana Aesthetics in Helena, Montana is home to Dr. Latha Vellanki, who is experienced in the use of body contouring systems. Our clinic offers cutting-edge technology that doesn’t reduce your overall weight but instead focuses on shaping your body to achieve a tighter, more flattering figure.
How does body contouring work?
The method used in body contouring depends on what type of sculpting system you use. However, the idea behind all of them is the same — resistant fat and cellulite is eliminated from your body using energy, heat, and/or cold lasers.
There are three types of body contouring systems:
- Zerona® Z6, which uses cold lasers
- Profound® RF, which uses radiofrequency energy and microneedling
- WarmSculpting™ with SculpSure®, which uses low-level heat
Dr. Vellanki can help you decide which system is right for you.
What can body contouring do for me?
There are many areas on the body where it can be difficult to lose that last bit of fat, despite eating a healthy diet and exercising. These include:
- Saddle bags
- Muffin tops
- Double chins
- Love handles
- Thigh fat
- Back fat
Body contouring focuses on these areas, reducing fat deposits without actively affecting your overall weight or leaving scars.
These noninvasive systems work by breaking up skin tethers, encouraging collagen production, and liquefying fat. This reduces flab, tightens your skin, and gets rid of issues like cellulite. Depending on your needs, you might require different body contouring treatments for different body areas. If you’re not sure which system you need, your doctor can help you decide during your consultation.
What are the limits of body contouring?
In the hands of an experienced practitioner, body sculpting technology can work wonders on giving you the shape you desire by eliminating problem areas. However, it does come with limits. Body sculpting is not meant to replace weight-loss programs or surgery. If you’re still in the process of losing the pounds, it’s best to wait until you’ve reached your desired weight to receive body contouring.
If you’ve recently lost weight and want to improve the appearance of any flabby skin or stubborn fat, body contouring can be the key to helping you finish your weight loss journey with pride.