Your Body Mass Index (BMI) calculation is an important measurement to determine your best approach to reduce body fat. Click on the BMI calculator to get your number. If your BMI is more than 30 this places you in the overweight or obese category. At the Center for Aesthetics, we want your treatments to be successful. The procedures we perform to reduce body fat may be used in patients with BMI’s greater than 30, but they will only be successful as part of an active weight loss plan including diet, nutrition and exercise. However, fat reduction procedures can will allow you to see your body transform faster than with diet and exercise alone, boosting your motivation.
If your BMI calculation is <30 it indicates that you are a good candidate for body fat reduction procedures. At the Center for Aesthetics, we want you to love your results. The procedures we perform to reduce body fat will only be successful in addition to an active weight maintainence plan including diet, nutrition and exercise. For patients who just want to lose a few pounds, our technologically-advanced fat reduction procedures can help your body transform faster than diet and exercise alone. During your consultation at the Center for Aesthetics, work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan. For best results, we often recommend a combination of treatment options together. During your consultation at the Center for Aesthetics we will discuss available treatments and work with you to form a personalized treatment plan, Often a combination of different technologies will be utilized to give you the best results.
CoolSculpting is a simple and effective in-office procedure that reduces unwanted body fat with no sedation or downtime. CoolSculpting uses cryolipolysis technology to freeze fat cells, destroys them permanently. Depending upon the areas being treated, your session may take from 35 minutes to several hours. Results from each session develop over about 3 months, and we often reommend two to four sessions over the first year for optimal body contouring. Although there is no downtime, many patients experience temporary side effects in the treated areas, such as bruising, tenderness, skin sensitivity, numbness, swelling and cramping. While symptoms generally last from ten days to three weeks, CoolSculpting does not limit your physical activity and we encourage you to resume your usual activity level as soon as possible following treatment. CoolSculpting is limited by the size of the applicator, and works well for the initial treatment of pinchable fat in the abdomen, flanks, thighs and arms. Your medical provider may suggest using SculpSure for other areas due to the flexible nature of the applicator in smaller areas.
SculpSure is the latest technology to enter the arena of non-surgical fat reduction. While it also permanently destroys fat cells, unlike COOLSCULPTING SCULPSURE uses laser heat to do so. The main advantage of SculpSure treatment is that the applicator lays flat on the skin instead of using suction to draw skin into the applicator, allowing for treatment of smaller areas. In addition, there are generally no side effects following treatment, although some patients experience slight tenderness or swelling. Results from Sculpsure develop gradually over two to three months, and we generally recommend two to four sessions for optimal body contouring.
For patients looking for rapid and dramatic results, VASER LIPO is a surgical body contouring treatment that requires less downtime and discomfort than traditional liposuction,. VASER LIPO uses ultrasound-assisted liposuction technology to break down fat cells prior to suction, easing the removal of fat and creating a more defined appearance by tightening the skin in the treated areas. Treatment is performed in an outpatient setting under general anesthesia, and requires one to two weeks of downtime. Final results develop over several months following the procedure.
ThermiSmooth treatment is best for patients who suffer from skin laxity in addition to mild to moderate excess fat. While many patients come to us seeking treatment for cellulite on the abdomen, thighs, or upper arms, often a combination of skin laxity and fat excess is to blame. ThermiSmooth works by delivering radiofrequency energy to heat the skin, resulting in collagen contracture and skin tightening as well as some fat contouring. Although it does not provide the same body contouring as CoolSculpting or SculpSure, most patients enjoy ThermiSmooth treatments and compare them to a hot stone massage. Usually a course of three to four treatments per area is recommended, and treatments may be performed weekly. Results are often visible within one to two months and continue to progress over four to six months following the final treatment. As with any skin tightening treatment, we recommend regular maintenance sessions to retain your results.