Unwanted Fat Treatments
What Is Body Contouring?
Body contouring is a series of procedures that help to eliminate excess skin and fat. Useful for persons who were formerly obese and have experienced significant weight loss as well as for people who have small targeted areas of fat called lipodystrophy. Body contouring can return someone’s physical characteristics to a normal proportion and look. Body contouring is best used on the torso, upper arms, chest, thighs, buttocks and knees.
Causes of Stubborn Fat Deposits
These afflicted areas can come from a variety of causes as well, not just lack of exercise or improper diet. Genetic predispositions and the natural aging process can cause rapid growth in many people and they seek out treatments that will return their youthful look. At Refresh, we incorporate a number of modern devices to do just that.
The Liposonix System
One of the most effective systems for body contouring today is Liposonix. Refresh incorporates this system into our body contouring treatments due to its safe and effectiveness at eradicating fat cells. Instead of Liposuction, where the cells are physically and surgically drawn from the body, Liposonix uses High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) energy to cause the death of fat cells and avoid trauma to the skin.
Once these fat cells are disrupted, the body's natural waste disposal system takes over; flushing them out of a patient's system for good. You can see results just hours after the procedure is over, but the entire process takes approximately 12 weeks to fully take effect. The biggest benefit is that the fat is not redeposited elsewhere like is the case with liposuction.
Are there Benefits?
Body contouring offers various benefits and not just for your physical appearance. Body contouring can elevate your mood - as you look and feel better - serve as a motivator to keep the weight off and make healthy lifestyle changes and give you more overall confidence in yourself as you are no longer self-conscious about your appearance in general.