Looking to lose that extra bit of stubborn fat? Whether you’ve recently lost 50 pounds and have a few more to go or you simply want to look your best for your upcoming tropical vacation, body contouring may be the perfect solution for you. To help you feel more lean and confident, Valeriu E. Andrei, M.D., Bariatric Associates, P.A. offers nonsurgical options that help eliminate fat naturally to help you achieve the look you’ve always wanted.
What Is Body Contouring?
Body contouring refers to a group of procedures that target and destroy fat cells, as well as enhance the appearance of excess skin in those who have lost a significant amount of weight. The popularity of body contouring is currently on the rise, and demand for these procedures is greater than ever before. These safe, effective methods have been approved by the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) and make losing those stubborn pounds of extra fat possible without dieting, medications, or weight loss surgery. How? Nonsurgical body contouring relies on several technologies, including:
- Cryolipolysis: The use of below-freezing temperatures to eliminate fat cells
- Laser lipolysis: Destruction of fat cells with a heated laser
- Radiofrequency lipolysis: Controlled heating through ultrasound to eliminate fat cells
- Injection lipolysis: The injection of deoxycholic acid, which eliminates fat
While many methods offer benefits for those seeking to lose body fat, Valeriu E. Andrei, M.D., Bariatric Associates, P.A. specializes in CoolSculpting and Vanquish ME for nonsurgical, noninvasive body contouring. Our patients report great results with these procedures, and Dr. Andrei will work with you to determine which is best suited to your fat loss goals.
A form of cryolipolysis, CoolSculpting effectively, safely, and gently eliminates stubborn fat without surgery or downtime. This FDA-approved method of fat reduction utilizes advanced cooling technology that deploys freezing temperatures to fat cells. After the extreme cold destroys the cells, the body disposes of them naturally and effortlessly. Soon, you’ll look and feel great from every angle. In fact, you can reduce your fat by 25% in just 35 minutes.
CoolSculpting is recommended for patients with large areas of pinchable, soft fat. The average treatment for one area takes up to 60 minutes, and multiple treatments are recommended for the best outcome in most cases. CoolSculpting is most often suggested for the:
- Back and chest
- Double chin
- Under the buttocks
Best of all, the long-lasting results also prevent fat from reappearing to maintain your sleek new look.
Dr. Andrei also offers Vanquish ME body contouring, an FDA-approved radiofrequency lipolysis method. During treatment, ultrasound technology uses radiofrequency energy to heat and destroy fat cells. Vanquish ME is best for patients with hard fat, or fat that is not pinchable, on their abdomen or flanks. Results are typically achieved in four to six 45-minute treatments, which are virtually painless and require zero downtime.
Are You a Good Candidate for Body Contouring?
Generally speaking, those with a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or below are ideal candidates for nonsurgical body contouring, especially if they have fat that is resistant to exercise and dieting. If you’re ready to eliminate fat and feel good about your body, Dr. Andrei can help determine which body contouring method is right for you. To learn more or to schedule a complimentary consultation, contact Valeriu E. Andrei, M.D., Bariatric Associates, P.A. today.
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