Body Contouring Q & A
What is body contouring?
Body contouring is a type of treatment that shapes your body to be more aesthetically pleasing. It’s commonly recommended for patients who have recently lost a lot of weight as excess skin tends to stay on the body without tightening back up.
Body contouring treatments also reduce the areas of fat on your body that are difficult to lose, even if you live a healthy lifestyle. It’s important to realize that body contouring isn’t a weight loss method, although you might be a few pounds lighter as a result.
How does body contouring work?
There are several popular methods of noninvasive body contouring available. Some use cold sensations to kill your fat cells, while others heat them with lasers or radiofrequency energy.
SCN Dermatology offers SculpSure®, a body contouring system that uses lasers to gently heat your fat cells and destroy them. You may need multiple sessions to achieve the fat reduction that you want, but the results are permanent.
What parts of my body can I shape with body contouring?
During your consultation for body contouring, you’ll discuss your problem areas with your dermatologist, who will then create a treatment plan to reach your goals.
With body contouring treatments, you can slim down and reshape these areas:
If your worst areas cannot be treated with body contouring, your provider can help you explore other more suitable options.
Am I a good candidate for body contouring?
In order to undergo body contouring treatments, you must first consult with your provider at SCN Dermatology. They may decide that you’re a candidate if you:
Body contouring is beneficial for those who feel self-conscious about the shape of their body or their fat distribution. You should be prepared to have some redness and bruising after the procedure, but these side effects generally subside within a few hours.
If you’re unsatisfied with the shape of your body, it’s difficult to focus on your favorable features and feel good about yourself. To find out if body contouring treatments are right for you, call SCN Dermatology or book your consultation online today.
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