Areas of unwanted, diet- and exercise-resistant fat are a common concern for many clients. Whether it comes in the form of a persistent stomach “pooch” after pregnancy, areas of fat around the thighs that won’t budge, or bulges along the flanks and back (so called love handles) , localized fat can be difficult to get rid of permanently.
In recent years, nonsurgical or minimally invasive alternatives to surgical removal have been gaining popularity. These body-contouring treatments do not require an incision or anesthesia, and come with much less downtime, sometimes none.
Nonsurgical fat reduction treatments use different modalities to target and eliminate unwanted fat cells through a topical, rather than surgical, procedure. Popular nonsurgical body contouring treatments include:
CoolSculpting®, and Velashape®.
This is a good match for people who are close to their target weight, but want to reduce small, localized trouble spots on the hips, abdomen, or thighs. This treatment uses a specialized cryolipolysis device to cool unwanted fat cells to the point of death without affecting surrounding tissues. Once the fat cells die, they are flushed from the body during the days and weeks following the procedure. The final result is seen after three months.
VelaShape uses a combination of technologies to contour your body, reducing the trouble spots that diet and exercise can’t reach. Most patients find VelaShape comfortable and describe the treatment as feeling like a warm deep-tissue massage. The treatment parameters are easily adjusted to ensure a comfortable treatment experience. Some patients report a pinkish appearance at the treatment area that may last a few hours post treatment, and skin may appear pink for several hours.