Body contouring techniques include the use of infrared light, ultrasound waves, radio frequency waves that penetrate deep into the tissues to destroy fat cells.
What is Body Contouring?
Body contouring is the shaping and toning of hard to reach areas of the body through the elimination of unwanted fat deposits that are normally unaffected by exercise. Body contouring techniques, like Ultrashape® and Velashape®, include the use of infrared light, ultrasound waves, radio frequency waves that penetrate deep into the tissues and destroy fat cells. As the fat cells begin to die away, they are gradually broken down and whatever is left is either reabsorbed by the body or flushed away through the lymphatic system. While visible results may appear within a couple of weeks, the final results are seen around the end of the third month.
How Long do the Effects of an Ultrashape Body Contouring Procedure Last?
Body contouring procedures produce long lasting results. Through the ultrasound procedures, the energy waves penetrate the tissues effectively killing fat cells. Once the fat cells have been destroyed, the body's immune system begins the process of systematically breaking them down and absorbing them. Once the fat cells are gone, they do not regenerate, nor do they plump back up if the person gains weight again. Ultrashape Body contouring procedures result in permanent fat loss that will not return unless the person begins to gain weight again. The slimming and toning effects that are produced by the body contouring procedure will continue to last for months, maybe even years.
What Areas Areas of the Body are Targeted During Body Contouring Procedures?
Body contouring procedures are designed to target fat deposits that are found in the hard to reach areas of the body. A few of these places include the back of the arms, the inside of the thighs, the outer edge of the hips, the flanks of the abdomen and areas of the buttocks. By using energy waves, body contouring procedures offer very few side effects and will not cause scars or other problems as the tissues begin to heal. The first initial results will be noticeable within the first three to four weeks. At the end of the third month or twelfth week, the final results will be apparent. At this time, the person should be able to measure their target areas and find out just how many inches are gone.
Body Contouring Specialist
Residents of the San Francisco, California area, as well as out of state patients who visit the San Francisco Institute of Aesthetic and Regenerative Medicine are able to explore many different options when it comes to body contouring and laser weight loss procedures.
Before and After
Body Contouring After Weight Loss