Body contouring has become an increasingly popular way for both women and men to sculpt their body and achieve the silhouette they desire.
In Westchester County, New York, interest in body contouring continues to grow. Patients are seeking out options like CoolSculpting to target stubborn fat in problem areas like the abdomen, thighs, and arms. The goal is to reduce fat bulges and tone muscles to look slimmer and more fit.
What is Body Contouring?
Body contouring uses both surgical and nonsurgical techniques to change the shape and sculpt specific areas of your body. Procedures target and remove stubborn fat deposits and excess skin to smooth bulges and provide a slimmer, more toned physical appearance. Both women and men seek out body contouring for common concerns like:
- Reducing abdominal fat and tightening loose skin after pregnancy or weight loss
- Eliminating love handles and back/bra rolls
- Reshaping, lifting or enhancing the buttocks
- Toning arms, thighs, knees or other areas with excess fat or loose skin
Body contouring differs from weight loss procedures like gastric sleeve or bypass that focus on overall fat reduction. The goal of body contouring is to address problem spots that diet and exercise alone can’t fix. Procedures range from non-invasive fat reduction to liposuction to body lifts, depending on your specific goals.
Common Body Areas Treated
Some of the most popular body contouring treatment areas include:
|Tummy tucks, liposuction, CoolSculpting to eliminate belly bulge.
|Reshaping and slimming outer/inner thighs
|Enhancing fullness, lifting and reshaping buttocks via Brazilian butt lift.
|Liposuction and brachioplasty to treat flabby upper arms.
|Removing excess fat below the chin and contouring neckline.
Benefits of Body Contouring
Why do so many people invest in body contouring? Here are some of the most popular benefits:
- Improve Overall Body Shape: Removing excess fat bulges or loose skin provides a smoother physique and balanced silhouette. You’ll see the results in fitted clothing.
- Reduce Fat in Targeted Areas: Focus on problem spots like the tummy or thighs that diet and exercise can’t fix through fat-reducing procedures.
- Tighten Loose Skin: Some techniques like body lifts tighten lax, sagging skin that occurs after major weight loss.
- Boost Confidence: Looking slimmer and more toned can help you feel more comfortable and confident in your body.
CoolSculpting for Body Contouring
One of the most popular body contouring options is offered at Bellava MedAesthetics — CoolSculpting — an innovative non-invasive fat reduction treatment.
How It Works
CoolSculpting uses a process called cryolipolysis to eliminate diet and exercise-resistant fat. The device uses cooling panels set to a specific temperature to gently freeze fat cells under the skin.
Over a 1-3 hour period, the cold triggers fat cell death. The body then naturally eliminates these dead cells over 2-4 months.
At Bellava MedAesthetics, common areas treated with CoolSculpting include:
- Abdomen – reduces belly fat
- Flanks/love handles – slims obliques
- Inner/outer thighs – reshapes bulky areas
- Back fat/bra line – eliminates back rolls
- Arms – contours flabby upper arms
- Chin – reduces double chin appearance
Benefits of CoolSculpting
Why do so many patients choose CoolSculpting? Benefits include:
- Permanently eliminates treated fat cells. They will not regrow.
- Non-invasive procedure, no anesthesia or downtime needed
- Customizable applicator cups cool target treatment areas only
- Gradual, natural-looking results appear over 1-3 months
- Safe for all skin types with minimal side effects
- No surgery means no incisions, scarring or extensive recovery
Procedure and Recovery
The CoolSculpting session involves:
- Vacuum applicator placed on target area to draw in tissue
- Controlled cooling applied to freeze fat cells and induce cell death
- Applicator removed after fat tissue is properly frozen, typically 35-75 minutes
- Optional massage of area to stimulate drainage of dead cells