Body Sculpting: What Is It & How Does It Work?
Body sculpting is a non-invasive aesthetic procedure that contours and shapes the body using various minimally invasive procedures. Body sculpting targets fat pockets, tightens the skin and helps in the restoration of the body’s natural structure. Beyond physical changes, benefits include increased confidence and a more sculpted appearance. At The G Spa in San Francisco, CA, we provide comprehensive body sculpting that is personalized to your specific needs. If you’re looking for a tailored and attractive body-sculpting experience, our specialists, Dr. Elise Grenier, MD, and her team are here to help. For more information, please contact us or request an appointment. We are conveniently located at 490 Post Street, Suite 1703, San Francisco, CA 9410.
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After undergoing an extensive weight loss program or spending years exercising regularly and eating healthily, it can be incredibly disheartening to still have areas of your body that seem to hold onto fat no matter what you do. There are several surgical options available to help reduce stubborn fat, but an effective and safe alternative is through body sculpting and contouring.
Body sculpting includes non-surgical procedures that are used to reduce and eliminate excess fat or skin located throughout the body to provide a slimmer, more contoured shape. It is frequently used to eliminate excess stored fat that tends to stick around in areas such as the abdomen, the hips, and the thighs. There are a few different treatment options that use various techniques to target and destroy fat cells so that they are eventually eliminated from the body as waste. The most common procedures use technology, including lasers, Cryolipolysis (using very cold temperatures), injections of deoxycholic acid, and radiofrequency, to target and destroy stubborn fat cells.
Body sculpting provides targeted fat loss for those areas of the body where stubborn fat cells seem to collect, making it a great treatment option for patients who are looking for a safe, non-surgical option to reduce their belly fat. Multiple sessions may be required to get rid of all of the excess fat in the area or to ensure that the fat is evenly targeted to provide smooth, natural results.
Body-sculpting procedures are not intended for use as a replacement for medical weight loss treatments, as they are unable to reduce significant amounts of fat while still providing safe and natural results. The best results and most effective means of removing stubborn fat, such as reducing the fat that is located on the belly, are to undergo all recommended weight loss treatments by a physician or to just maintain a healthy diet and exercise plan on your own to achieve a sustainable weight and lifestyle before starting body sculpting treatments. It is very common for those who have completed a weight loss program to experience struggles in losing the last bit of stubborn fat, which is where body sculpting can work its magic through eliminating that remaining fat to smooth out the skin and reveal a slimmer, contoured figure.
Once the final desired results are achieved through body sculpting, they are considered to be permanent. Once fat cells are destroyed, they do not grow back, so the treated areas will remain free of those destroyed fat cells permanently. However, it is important to note that new fat cells can develop in the same areas, particularly if they are in areas in which the patient tends to carry excess weight. This means that the results will remain permanent only if the patient can manage their current weight and avoid gaining excess weight back. If you tend to carry weight in your stomach, then gaining a substantial amount of weight after having lost that weight and using body sculpting treatments to eliminate the previous fat cells means that new fat cells may develop in the stomach as the weight gain continues. It is common for weight to fluctuate throughout a lifetime, so many patients will opt to have “maintenance” or “touch-up” sessions of their body sculpting procedure of choice to ensure that the results are sustained throughout these weight fluctuations.
Body sculpting allows for targeted fat removal without needing to undergo dangerous surgical procedures. There are no exercises that can effectively target particular areas where stubborn fat cells are located, so body sculpting provides patients with the freedom to choose where exactly they wish for fat cells to be diminished. The results from body sculpting allow for a more toned, fit figure, revealing a more muscular composition that is free of unwanted fat deposits. These procedures are very safe and only require a handful of sessions to achieve your dream results. They are also very effective at tightening the treated skin and reducing cellulite, allowing for a more youthful appearance in the treated area as well. Body sculpting treatments can be performed throughout most of the body, with the most commonly treated areas including the abdomen, buttocks, thighs, legs, arms, hands, neck, and face.
Do you need guidance in achieving the body you’ve always desired? Consider The G Spa in San Francisco, CA for Body Sculpting, a non-surgical fat-reduction therapy. For more information, please contact us or request an appointment. We are conveniently located at 490 Post Street, Suite 1703, San Francisco, CA 94102. We serve patients from Mill Valley CA, San Rafael CA, Marin CA, Burlingame CA, San Mateo CA, Oakland CA and San Francisco Bay area. We look forward to serving you!