Body Contouring Specialist in Cary, NC
Body contouring, also known as body sculpting, is a term used to describe surgical procedures that enhance the physical appearance of both tissues and skin after significant weight loss. Dr. Joshua D. Dobstaff, MD along with his compassionate team at InShape Medical can help you to accomplish your weight loss goals by removing excess skin and sagging tissue. For more information, contact us or schedule an appointment online. We are conveniently located at 107 Edinburgh S. Drive, Suite 215 Cary, NC 27511.
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How long do body contouring results last?
Is body sculpting and contouring the same?
What is the best body contouring procedure?
Is body contouring well for your body?
Many factors can cause the contours and shape of our bodies to change as we age, and those changes can take a significant toll on our confidence. Body contouring offers a non-surgical method to get that confidence back, whether the changes are caused by significant weight loss, being pregnant, or simply gravity doing its work. If you are struggling to get your body back to the shape it once was, consider pursuing body contouring treatments with a licensed professional as a safe and effective means to attaining the body of your dreams.
To attain your desired results through body contouring, it is typical to require around 6 to 8 weekly treatments. Once the final results have been reached, those results could last anywhere from 5 to 10 years. As with most aesthetic procedures, how closely you follow aftercare directives and tips will help dictate the duration of your results. For the years following your body contouring procedure, there are some tips that are easy to implement into your day-to-day life that will sustain the results for as long as possible. These tips include staying well hydrated by ensuring you are drinking plenty of water, this is great for helping to expel the fat cells from the body after the treatment and is also just a good habit to have for your overall health. As well, you may want to consider maintaining a regular exercise regimen to maximize the body contouring results, avoid consuming high quantities of sodium and alcohol, and immediately following the treatment it is recommended that you massage the treated area. The medical professional that provided the procedure can give you some recommendations for other ways to maximize and prolong your desired results.
Body sculpting and body contouring both refer to the same types of procedures that are used to improve the appearance of the body through reshaping and smoothening to bring it back to its original shape. There are surgical and non-surgical procedures available depending on the desired results and where on the body the procedure is being done. As our bodies change due to aging, gravity, major weight loss, and pregnancies, it can be very difficult to naturally get our bodies back into the shape that they used to be, with cellulite, loose skin, or pockets of fat getting in the way of attaining our original contour. While the terms body sculpting and body contouring can be used interchangeably, they offer a wide variety of procedures that work to undo those changes to our bodies.
CoolSculpting and Body FX are two great options for non-surgical body contouring treatments and are often compared to one another. Body FX is often the favored option of the two as it is a more efficient procedure typically only taking 30 minutes per treatment and removing more body fat than CoolSculpting per treatment, has been shown to risk fewer complications, and offers skin tightening during the procedure as well. Focusing primarily on removing fat and smoothing cellulite, Body FX treatments offer longer-lasting results than many other non-surgical procedures.
For those who have struggled to get their body back to its youthful shape due to stubborn pockets of fat cells or cellulite, and would benefit from body contouring and skin tightening treatments, non-surgical body contouring treatments are a great option that offers far fewer risks and side effects than their surgical counterparts. Avoiding unnecessary surgical procedures is always favorable when it comes to feeling better about the appearance of your body, so non-surgical body contouring treatments are much safer while still providing beautiful results that will last for years. Procedures such as Body FX require essentially zero downtime post-treatment, with the most common side effects being some redness and swelling on the treated area that should completely disappear within a few hours. Since Body FX uses a thermal device, it is recommended that the treatment is only provided by a licensed professional to ensure that the treatment is entirely safe and comfortable for all patients.
Body contouring has been a prominent aesthetic treatment for individuals seeking to minimize the appearance of cellulite, and tighten overall skin. For more information, contact us or schedule an appointment online. We are conveniently located at 107 Edinburgh S. Drive, Suite 215 Cary, NC 27511. We serve clients from Cary NC, Raleigh NC, Durham NC, Chapel Hill NC, Apex NC, Pittsboro NC, and Garner NC.