Some people lose weight and still get stuck with bulging fat that won’t go away; others end up with stubborn fat as they get older. No matter what caused your fat, the team at Uncharted Healthcare in Goodyear, Arizona, can reshape your body and eliminate the fat without needing surgery. To learn more about body contouring, call the office or request an appointment online today.
Body contouring refers to a procedure that reshapes your body by permanently eliminating specific pockets of fat. Uncharted Healthcare offers non-invasive body contouring, which works from outside your body without needing incisions or surgery.
Nonsurgical body contouring treats moderate, localized areas of fat — those stubborn areas that refuse to disappear despite diet and exercise. You’ll get the best results if you’re already close to your healthy weight and need an extra boost to achieve the body shape you desire.
Body contouring uses one of several possible treatments that destroy fat cells. These devices may use heat from lasers (radiofrequency energy) or a cold technique (cryolipolysis). They all safely pass through your skin to reach fat cells below the surface.
When using laser devices, the targeted fat cells absorb the energy’s heat, melting the fat and turning the fat cells into waste. During cryolipolysis, the fat cells are destroyed as they freeze. In both cases, your body naturally removes the waste and the fat is gone for good.
Though body contouring is effective, it’s still possible to gain weight in the future. You always have a protective layer of fat beneath your skin and around abdominal organs that can enlarge and create another fat bulge.
Body contouring is a safe procedure that can be used on nearly every body area. The Uncharted Healthcare team often uses the procedure to eliminate fat from your abdomen, flanks (love handles), thighs, buttocks, and arms.
During body contouring, you simply relax in the treatment chair while your provider places a handheld device against your skin above the targeted fat. Most sessions last 30-60 minutes, depending on the device being used.
Laser devices create a warm sensation but shouldn’t cause discomfort. During cold therapy, you initially feel the intense cold and may have tingling or aching. However, the temperature quickly drops and numbs your skin, so you don’t feel the treatment.
It takes time for your body to naturally remove the fat cells. As a result, it might take several months to see the final results of body contouring.
If you’re tired of stubborn, bulging fat, call Uncharted Healthcare or request an appointment online today.