Many prospective patients make the assumption that successful body contouring can only be achieved through a surgical procedure. However, many of the advances in medical science and technology have led us into an era of nonsurgical body contouring solutions that really work. With the help of a credentialed plastic surgeon, you can now achieve the body you’ve always wanted without surgery and a long recovery time. Learn more about some of your nonsurgical body contouring options before designing your own treatment plan.
TriPollar for Your Skin
A TriPollar treatment offers you real results without any needles, scalpels, or suction. This completely nonsurgical approach uses radiofrequency (RF) to tighten the skin, re-contour the body, and reduce cellulite. From Lumiere, TriPollar RF implements a handheld device that delivers radiofrequency to the target area, which could include the thighs, stomach, arms, and even the face. As the skin and underlying tissue of the treatment area are heated up, the collagen will contract and tighten the area up immediately. To maintain these initial results, Tripollar goes deeper to speed up your skin’s metabolism and boost further collagen growth to perpetuate firmness and smoothness.
As a side benefit of TriPollar, the appearance of cellulite will also be diminished. Just by turning up the heat on the handheld device, the dimpled areas of the skin can be targeted and smoothed. Fatty liquefied cells will be flushed out of the body. Following six to eight treatments on average, patients will see a noticeable change in cellulite in the targeted areas.Your skin should appear firmer and smoother, without that cottage cheese look it had before.
CoolSculpting to Reduce Fat
When it comes to removing fat cells permanently, liposuction has been the go-to procedure for millions of patients over the past several decades. Just recently, the game was changed by a revolutionary nonsurgical approach to fat removal called CoolSculpting. This noninvasive procedure was designed to reduce stubborn fat cells from targeted areas of the body. Some of the most requested areas for CoolSculpting treatments include the love handles, the abdomen, the thighs, and the back of the knees. However, the procedure is safe and gentle enough to use in many other locations as well.
CoolSculpting achieves incredible results by applying extreme cold to the area at a specially set temperature that will freeze only fat cells without harming the surrounding tissue. Once the fat cells are frozen, the body can break them down and flush them permanently. The process is gradual so your results will emerge slowly throughout the first two months after your procedure. On average, CoolSculpting patients will see a 20 to 25 percent fat reduction from their treatment areas. It is not a substitute for traditional weight loss methods but CoolSculpting can improve body contour and address trouble spots, much like liposuction. No surgery, however, means there is no lengthy recovery, no potential scarring and a reduced risk of post-procedural complications.
Thermage Nonsurgical Body Contouring
Another popular nonsurgical cosmetic procedure is Thermage. It is completely nonsurgical, providing a way to tighten and smooth the contour of the abdomen, waist, hips, thighs and arms. Results will vary based on your skin’s existing elasticity, your age, and how your body responds to treatment. While much of these improvements are visible right away, the final results won’t be seen for up to six months.
Thermage is ideal for women who have just delivered a baby, lost weight, or have noticed the early aging signs on their bodies. This method differs slightly from TriPollar in that it is designed to target and diminish cellulite in one treatment. While it does work faster against cellulite, the results it offers can vary widely based on your body; the choice between procedures depends on your specific needs and the results you desire. Consult with Dr. Hillelson who can advise you on which nonsurgical procedures are best suited to you.
Learn More About Nonsurgical Cosmetic Procedures
For more information about which nonsurgical procedure can help you achieve your personal goals, connect with a clinic that offers top-notch service and the latest technology in skin care treatments, clinical services, and anti-aging treatments. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Ruth Hillelson, Director of Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics at American Self, to get started. She has an extensive background in both cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery, as well as a commitment to implementing the latest medical techniques and technologies.
Dr. Terry Whipple is the Director of Orthopaedics at American Self, providing his patients with a range of procedural options to help with joint issues, pain management, and other health concerns. With both Dr. Hillelson and Dr. Whipple involved, American Self is a unique clinic for patients seeking procedures and treatments of all varieties. Contact their office, located at 9900 Independence Park Drive in Richmond, Virginia, by calling (804) 290-0060 to schedule your first consultation today.