Body contouring is a procedure that alters the shape of the human body. It can include surgical and nonsurgical procedures. The surgical procedures are invasive and include liposuction and fat removal. The nonsurgical procedures are non-invasive and include Futura Pro, SculpSure, and other treatments that use radiofrequency or laser energy to reduce fat.
People who have lost a significant amount of weight and have excess skin or fat are often good candidates for body contouring. Others may choose these procedures to target areas of the body that are difficult to tone through diet and exercise. Body contouring is not a weight loss solution and should be performed when a patient is at or near their ideal body weight. A healthy lifestyle with regular exercise and a balanced diet is important for maintaining the results of body contouring.
Body Contouring Procedures in Fort Myers
1. Futura Pro
Futura® Pro can help tailor your body in way that makes you feel confident and comfortable in your own skin. Futura® Pro Body Contouring through muscle stimulation is the only body contouring procedure that is non-invasive, pain-free and produces immediate results.
Futura Pro uses a technology called Ultra Tone which combines ultrasound and bio-electrical stimulation. Ultrasound is used to breakdown fat cells while bio-electrical stimulation causes muscle contraction to tone and shape the body. It is often used for non-invasive fat reduction and body contouring. This treat can be performed on:
Non-invasive fat removal and body sculpting procedures typically take only a few minutes and need little to no downtime. Following a procedure, clients can resume normal activities immediately and experience benefits in as little as a few weeks.
Non-surgical body contouring is quick and painless, and a variety of devices are available to address specific body issues such as abdominal and thigh fat deposits, cellulite, and even sagging skin.
SculpSure is a non-invasive laser treatment for the reduction of stubborn fat in areas like the abdomen and flanks. The procedure takes 25 minutes, is minimally painful, and requires no downtime. It works by directing laser energy into the fat cells to heat and destroy them, after which they’re naturally eliminated from the body.
Over a 6-week period your body will naturally reduce the fat cells and leave the treated area thinner, firmer and tighter. The heating energy of the SculpSure™ laser also stimulates the production of collagen and elastin, the two necessary building blocks for youthful, healthy skin. Collagen and elastin will help the treated area look firmer and younger.
3. VASER Liposuction
VASER (Vibration Amplification of Sound Energy at Resonance) Liposuction is a type of minimally invasive liposuction that uses ultrasonic technology to break down fat cells. VASER is different from traditional liposuction in that it can differentiate fat from other important tissues — such as nerves, blood vessels and connective tissue. This results in smoother results and faster recovery times compared to traditional liposuction.
At Skin Secrets clinic, we employ the Vaser Ultrasound, an exceptionally efficient device for fat reduction. This cutting-edge tool disintegrates fat cells, resembling a fat soup within saltwater mitochondria. Our procedure prioritizes safety, as it does not require general anesthesia or the use of any harmful drugs. The true art of lipo sculpting lies not in the amount of fat removed, but in the amount that is strategically preserved. We ensure that an adequate layer of fat remains to provide skin cushioning and proper shaping of the targeted area.
Liposuction is operated for the removal of fat from areas of the body that are hard to burn by following a certain type of diet and exercise, such as the:
Additionally, liposuction can occasionally be utilized for breast reduction or remedy for gynecomastia. Liposuction doesn’t enhance cellulite dimpling or further skin consistency peculiarities. Also, liposuction doesn’t clear stretch marks.
4. Smart Liposuction
Smart Lipo is a variation on traditional liposuction that uses laser energy to liquefy fat before it’s removed through a thin tube called a cannula. This technique makes the fat easier to remove, making Smart Lipo a less aggressive procedure that may have a faster recovery timeline. In areas with thin layers of fat, like the face and the neck, the cannula might not be used at all. In this case, the liquefied fat is absorbed and naturally eliminated by the body.
The procedure is not intended to significantly reduce weight, but to address fat that has been resistant to diet and exercise. This procedure may also be referred to as Smartlipo Laser Lipolysis or Laser Lypolysis.
Remember that while these procedures may help improve body shape and self-esteem, they also have risks and potential side effects. Therefore, it’s important to consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon or a dermatologist to fully understand the benefits and risks.
Cape Coral, FL's Premier Medical Spa, and Anti-Aging Clinic
When you’re searching for a premier, upscale MedSpa experience, look no further than Skin Secrets in Cape Coral Florida. Our experienced team – led by Dr. Greta McLaren – specializes in minimally invasive, non-surgical procedures and treatments customized to your personal needs and goals.
For over 30 years, Dr. McLaren has undergone extensive training in both cosmetic dermatology and laser surgery. She is a laser Surgeon and aesthetic medicine specialist who is considered an expert and has been invited to teach her aesthetic skills nationally to other physicians throughout the United States. She is a member of the American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery, and American Society for Photodynamic Therapy.