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August 9, 2021

Body Contouring - How To Get The Figure You Want

Body Contouring - How To Get The Figure You Want  By Barbies Beauty Bits

You may have worked hard with diet and exercise for months even years to get the body you want. Perhaps you have spent hours on a treadmill or Peleton to get rid of fat and give you the body of your dreams.

But despite all that work, you still have excess fat on your belly, sides, or under your chin. This is where body contouring can help you take the final steps to get rid of those stubborn pockets of fat and give you the svelte shape you have dreamed of. 

There are several ways that you can contour your body with and without surgery that may give you ideal results and Double-Board-Certified Philadelphia Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Stark is sharing with Barbie's Beauty Bits on how to get the body you want with body contouring.

Top Nonsurgical Body Contouring Treatments

CoolSculpting For Body Contouring
CoolSculpting is approved by FDA and is a non-invasive fat reduction method that uses cryolipolysis to eliminate stubborn fat pockets. This science uses cold temperatures to destroy undesirable fat cells in various parts of the body.

Surrounding tissues aren’t damaged as the freezing temperatures kill the fat cells. Eventually, those fat cells are liquified and flushed out by your lymphatic system. Once those fat cells are gone, they won’t come back.

The most popular target areas for CoolSculpting are:

  • Abdomen
  • Flanks
  • Thighs
  • Arms
  • Back and bra fat
  • Double chin
  • Under the buttocks

Each treatment session takes up to one hour with no downtime for most patients. You will probably need several treatments for ideal results, and it can take a few months for you to see the final results. 

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Laser Lipolysis For Body Sculpting
This is known as SculpSure, and it uses laser energy to heat and destroy fat cells. The high temperatures created by the device cause the fat cells to overheat and die. Your lymphatic system will flush out the fat cells out after about 12 weeks.

The most popular areas of the body are the flanks and abdomen. Each SculpSure treatment takes about 25 minutes, and there is no recovery time. You will usually need three or four treatments for the best results.

Radiofrequency Lipolysis For Non-Surgical Fat Reduction
This is a nonsurgical body contouring procedure that features ultrasound technology to contour your body. The advantage of this technique is it’s gentle to your skin as it treats fat pockets. Patients report that the treatment is effective and causes no discomfort.

It’s used most often on the flanks and abdomen, with each treatment taking about one hour. Most patients can go back to their activities the same day. Several treatments are required to get the body shape you desire.

Injection Lipolysis For Effective Reduction Of Chin Fat
This technique uses the FDA-approved Kybella injectable treatment to treat fat under the chin, also called a double chin. Kybella uses a form of deoxycholic acid that helps the body to absorb fat. When used in the chin, it can kill undesirable fat cells.

Your body will metabolize the dead fat cells for several weeks after the treatment. Kybella is usually used under the chin only to treat a double chin.

The treatment takes about 30 minutes, and there is some bruising and swelling afterward. But you should be able to return to daily activities the same day. 

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Body Contouring Compared To Liposuction
Tumescent liposuction is an effective way to remove undesirable fat pockets from the body. The surgeon places a cannula under the skin that injects lidocaine and epinephrine to reduce swelling and bleeding.

Next, fat is suctioned out with the cannula to give your body the contours you desire. However, liposuction is surgery, and there are risks, including:

  • Infection
  • Anesthesia risks
  • Damage to organs
  • Fluid accumulation
  • Deep vein thrombosis
  • Pulmonary and cardiac complications

The advantage of nonsurgical body contouring is fewer risks because it isn’t surgery and doesn’t require anesthesia. Also, non-surgical body contouring is usually less expensive than surgical procedures as liposuction.

The other factor is liposuction requires recovery and downtime. You also will need to wear a compression garment for several weeks after surgery.

Are You A Good Candidate For Body Contouring?
Body contouring is nonsurgical, so many people are good candidates for these procedures. Ideal candidates include:

  • People who are close to their ideal weight. Remember that body contouring, like liposuction, isn’t a way to lose weight. It does get rid of fat cells, but body contouring is designed to fine-tune your shape, not eliminate many pounds of fat. The best body contouring patient is within 10 or 20 pounds of their ideal body weight. If you are above that weight, you should probably work with your doctor to slim down first.
  • Those with realistic expectations. As with any cosmetic procedure, you should go into it with realistic expectations. If you have reasonable goals, you should be pleased with your body contouring results.
  • People who want to firm up sagging skin. Some body contouring can tighten up the skin as well as eliminate fat pockets.

Body contouring can be an ideal way to fine-tune your shape after significant weight loss, and it also is a great way to take that final step to give you the body you have worked so hard to achieve.

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Experience The Stark Difference
More About Dr. Ran Stark And The Practice

Dr. Ran Stark is double board-certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Plastic Surgery. After medical school, he finished more than 10 years of surgical training, including an aesthetic surgery fellowship under Dr. Louis Bucky.

Dr. Stark was born and raised in Philadelphia and earned his bachelor’s in biology from the University of Delaware. He completed medical school at Tel-Aviv University, where he won the Hillel Nathan Award for Academic Excellence in Anatomy.

To learn more about StarkMD Plastic Surgery in Philadelphia, visit him online.

References

Body Contouring Overview. (n.d.). Accessed at https://www.healthline.com/health/body-contouring

What Is Body Contouring? (n.d.). Accessed at https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/treatments/21525-body-countouring

Body Contouring by Dr. Ran Stark. (n.d). Accessed at https://www.starkmdplasticsurgery.com/body/post-weight-loss-body-contouring/

Liposuction by Dr. Ran Stark. (n.d). Accessed at https://www.starkmdplasticsurgery.com/body/liposuction/

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15 comments

  1. I have heard of this, but haven't tried it yet. Maybe one day! I would like a flatter stomach.

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  2. This post is really informative, I haven’t tried this yet.

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  3. It sure sounds like a good alternative, being non invasive and all that. Personally though, I am satisfied with my body. Not perfect, but I am okay. Maybe my nieces would be interested. I will let them know.

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  4. It's great to know about this treatment, back fat and double chins are so frustrating.

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  5. I have learned to live with my belly. After having 5 kids it is what it is.

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  6. Been hearing this a lot, it might be so effective.

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  7. Glad to know about this treatment. I'll share this ony social media.

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  8. It's non-invasive so I think that's a great way to lose a few inches and tone muscles.

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  9. Very informative and glad to read the procedure is non-invasive. Something to consider in the future.

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  10. Heard about this . Not sure how much of work it does but I am glad people are beginning to talk about it

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  11. Thank you for this very detailed breakdown of the different types of sculpting. I was not aware of all the different options.

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  12. I would love to try CoolSculpting. I could use some wok on my tummy and other areas as well. I will look more into it.

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  13. I'm definitely a candidate because I have some belly fat. LOL. I'd love to try the body sculpting. -LYNNDEE

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  14. I need to try the Kybella

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  15. Sculpsure has been on my radar! What are your thoughts on that?

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