Tightening and Toning
If you have lost a substantial amount of weight and have excess skin and pockets of stubborn fat that won’t respond to exercise, or if you have struggled to maintain your figure through childbirth or the aging process, you might be considering a body contouring procedure. The options for these minimally-invasive surgeries are abundant, and they can each offer distinctive benefits for patients seeking a treatment that will tighten, tone, and lift target areas like the tummy, hips, arms, or thighs.
These procedures are not weight loss treatments, but they do remove fat in areas that may be difficult to tone even with the right diet and exercise program. Some also tighten the skin, which can be particularly helpful for those who have lost significant amounts of weight or had children. Continue reading to get a closer look at the tightening and toning procedures available from AV Cosmetic Surgery Center in Scottsdale.
Non-Surgical Skin Tightening Options
- Cryolipolysis – Cryolipolysis, which is often referred to as CoolSculpting, destroys fat cells by freezing them with a device that cools fat deposits through the skin while leaving the skin and other tissues unharmed. As fat cells are damaged, they become reabsorbed into the body as scar tissue, and the treated area may experience a reduction of several inches of fat over the next few weeks.
- Laser Lipo – Laser lipo is an innovative upgrade to conventional liposuction, because it is minimally invasive and provides much more predictable results. It uses a laser to break up fat tissue and connective tissues within fatty areas. This allows for smoother, more even results, as the liquid fat is removed through a small cannula.
More Non-Surgical Skin Tightening Options
- Ultrasound Treatment – Ultrasound energy can break the membranes of fat cells, allowing the body to reabsorb them, just like with CoolSculpting. Ultrasound body sculpting is gentle and requires multiple treatments for the best results.
- RF Treatment – With radiofrequency body sculpting, you will have the added benefit of skin tightening, because the RF energy stimulates collagen production and new cell growth as it breaks up fat cells beneath the skin. This deep heating procedure may cause a warming sensation in the body, but it should not be painful or uncomfortable for patients.
Ideal Candidates for Tightening and Toning Procedures
In general, if you are a candidate for liposuction, you will be a good candidate for these procedures as well. That means you should be within 5-10 pounds of your ideal weight, be in good overall health, and have realistic expectations for your treatment.
With a consultation at the AV Cosmetic Surgery, you can learn if you’re a good candidate for non-surgical body contouring in Scottsdale. Call us at 480-725-8627 to make your appointment.