5 Benefits of Body Contouring

There are a lot of things to love about body contouring. After all, who wouldn’t want to take care of those trouble areas without undergoing plastic surgery? But is it right for you?

At Natura Dermatology & Cosmetics in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Dr. Will Richardson and our team rely on two different FDA-cleared body contouring systems: CoolSculpting® and VelaShape® III. Here are five benefits of using body contouring to get reliable fat reduction results.

1. It’s noninvasive

Unlike surgical options like liposuction and facelifts, body contouring removes unwanted fat without incisions or other invasive techniques. Instead, body contouring works by using specific forms of energy that penetrate the skin without damaging surrounding tissue. 

These approaches vary depending on the body contouring system and your overall goals. For example, CoolSculpting exposes fat cells to cold temperatures, which causes them to die — making it a highly effective fat reduction treatment. 

VelaShape III uses a combination of infrared light, vacuum technology, and radiofrequency to heat cells and connective tissue in the area without damaging your overall skin. This deep stimulation triggers new collagen growth, which significantly reduces the appearance of cellulite and eliminates unwanted fat cells at the same time.

2. You can treat numerous parts of the body

Another advantage of body contouring techniques is their ability to effectively treat areas of unwanted fat all over your body, even sensitive spots like your chin.

Popular body contouring treatment areas include:

For best results, Dr. Richardson recommends focusing on small, targeted areas of fat during each treatment.

3. It’s permanent

When you have excess fat, it’s not because the number of fat cells in your body increases. Instead, fat cells get larger. Body contouring offers results that last a lifetime because once a fat cell is destroyed, it’s gone forever.

Simply put, body contouring treatments focus on eliminating unwanted fat by damaging fat cells in the treatment site. When they sustain damage, they die and your body naturally flushes them from your system. 

That means you can maintain your body contouring results indefinitely by following a healthy diet and engaging in regular exercise.

4. Treatments are easy and effective

A single body contouring treatment can vary in length and sometimes lasts two to three hours. But compare that to the hours you could spend sweating at the gym — while never getting the results you want.

Plus, body contouring treatments are typically comfortable and relaxing, and we can treat numerous areas simultaneously. 

Body contouring provides the best results for removing small pockets of diet- and exercise-resistant fat, not large areas of excess fat.

5. There’s no downtime

Not only are body contouring treatments simple and effective, but they’re also safe and require no downtime. In fact, you can schedule a lunchtime session and get back to work as soon as you finish.

Are you ready to see the benefits of body contouring for yourself? Contact one of our convenient Fort Lauderale, Florida, locations today.

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