In some cases, fat may remain in areas like the abdomen and hips, even after diligent diet and exercise. When this happens, a customizable spot treatment for fat deposits, a process called body contouring, may be the ideal solution. Dr. Stacey Anderson, an OB/GYN and aesthetic care specialist at Anderson Obstetrics & Gynecology in Martinsburg, West Virginia, offers a highly effective but entirely non-invasive body contouring treatment using the truSculpt 3D® system.
Good body contouring candidates are patients who have maintained a healthy weight for a year or more. Ideally, body contouring candidates should have a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 30 or less. If you've lost weight and exercised but still have pockets of excess fat that just won't go away, body contouring may be ideal for you.
Body contouring candidates should have reasonably good skin elasticity, as the skin needs to adjust to the reduction in circumference that will occur after body contouring. Patients who have excess skin are generally not ideal candidates for body contouring because body contouring addresses only fat.
The most common body contouring treatment areas include:
With non-surgical body contouring, you won't have to go under any type of anesthesia. There is no recovery period with non-surgical body contouring, while surgery like liposuction may require a week or more of downtime. Non-surgical body contouring is ideal for removing small to medium sized fat deposits, but it's not designed for major body changes or for weight loss.
A surgical body contouring procedure includes the removal of both extra fat and extra skin. This type of procedure is often done on patients after massive weight loss following bariatric surgery. The recovery time from surgical body contouring can take many weeks or even months. Surgical liposuction can remove very large amounts of fat, but it carries risk with it while non-surgical body contouring is safe and completely non-invasive.
The body contouring system used at Anderson Obstetrics & Gynecology, the truSculpt 3D system from Cutera, offers impressive body contouring results in just one to two treatment sessions. Dr. Anderson will create a customized treatment plan based on the amount of fat deposits you have, the size of those fat deposits, and your desired outcome.
If you're tired of staring at resistant fat bulges in the mirror everyday, use our easy online appointment tool or give us a call anytime to learn more about body contouring.
*Individual results may vary.