Historically, most body contouring procedures such as: a tummy tuck, lower body lift, or arm lift, involved surgery with downtime and scarring. However, new technologies have emerged that allow you to lose fat and shed inches, without surgery. Many men and women struggle to tone and contour their body with diet and exercise alone, and certain parts of the body can be prone to stubborn pockets of fat. While body contouring is not a weight loss solution, it is a great way to improve your shape and reduce fat.
Ultrashape is an FDA-approved body contouring procedure that uses ultrasound energy to liquefy and destroy fat. The Ultrashape device is placed over the treatment area and moved around to evenly distribute ultrasound energy. Patients may feel a slight warming sensation during the treatment. Results will begin to appear after 3 sessions, each scheduled about 2 weeks apart. After the procedure, the body naturally expels the fat over the course of several weeks. According to clinical studies, UltraShape can reduce fat cells in the waistline, abdomen, and love handles by up to 32 percent.
Velashape is another option for non-invasive body contouring. Velashape targets fat cells with radiofrequency, infrared light energy, and vacuum technology to shrink fat cells. Velashape focuses not only on body contouring, but also cellulite reduction. Most patients use Velashape to contour the neck (under chin), arms, thighs, buttocks, mid/lower back, and abdomen. Optimal results for reducing body circumference, and improve cellulite appearance, skin texture and tone, typically require at least six treatments, spread out over 12 week period.
Both Ultrashape and Velashape require no downtime, no needles, and do not cause any scarring or harm to healthy tissue. Side effects are mild and dissipate within a few days. Results for both procedures are visible after approximately three treatments, you may need additional treatments to see optimal results.
Liposuction, arm lifts, body lifts, and tummy tucks are great procedures to contour the body. However, going under anesthesia and having surgery is costly and requires significant downtime. If you’re looking for a non-invasive procedure that can give you a slimmer, more toned figure with no downtime, Ultrashape and Velashape are great options.
To learn more about non-invasive body contouring, or schedule your consultation, please fill out the form on this page or call Belle Vie directly at 562.865.0802.