HOW CAN AESTHETICS–FACIAL AND BODY REJUVENATION HELP ME TO ADORE MY FIGURE AGAIN?
You diet and diet and lose weight, yet, you don’t see much difference. You work out and eat right, you lost weight and gained muscle, you are in great shape… so, why isn’t your shape great? If you’ve looked in a mirror and asked yourself this question, you are not alone. There is a common myth that fitness and weight management are the paths to the ideal body shape. In reality, these things are fantastic for your health, and they have some aesthetic benefits. However, weight loss and fat reduction are very different. Getting “in shape” and body contouring are very different. Men and women turn to the experienced team at Aesthetic–Facial and Body Rejuvenationfor refining, defining, and improving their skin and bodies. We are proud to offer a large variety of treatment options for body contouring in West Tennessee to meet the unique needs and goals of our patients.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN WEIGHT LOSS AND FAT REDUCTION (LOSING POUNDS VS. LOSING INCHES)?
We know that excess weight is stored in the body as fat. Therefore, if we want to lose weight, we want to lose fat. Naturally, many people are confused by the term“fat reduction.” What is the difference? To answer that, we need to examine how body fat is stored, and what happens on a cellular level.
Fat cells develop early in life. There is very little change in the quantity and distribution of those cells after a person reaches adulthood. What does change is the size of the fat cells. As someone gains weight, cells expand to hold more fat. Similarly, they shrink with weight loss. The shape of a person’s body, and the location of stubborn bulges, is largely dependent on the distribution of fat cells. That is why so many people meet with disappointment when trying to diet their way to slender bodies.
The term “fat reduction” is not referring to the amount of fat in cells. Rather, it is about reducing the quantity of fat cells in a given area. Since fat cells do not generally regrow, the result is a lasting change in the individual’s shape and body contours–without any changes in diet or activity level. These procedures are not intended to treat obesity, but to treat stubborn spots such as muffin tops and love handles
WHO IS A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR FAT REDUCTION TREATMENT?
Age is not typically a factor in candidacy. Although cosmetic treatments are not generally recommended for adolescents, there is not an upper limit. However, liposuction patients need to be healthy enough for minor surgery.
Similarly, gender is not a factor. Although women traditionally comprise the greatest percentage of aesthetic patients, that trend is quickly changing. The men of West TN and across the country are discovering the benefits of feeling confident in their appearances. Below you will find the treatment options we offer.
What are my treatment options for body contouring and reduction of fat deposits?
Viora V-Form is a painless treatment, cleared by the FDA, which uses a combination of radiofrequency (RF) waves and vacuum therapy to reduce fat and tighten skin. Your Viora V-Form practitioner applies glycerin oil and then uses a handpiece that emits RF waves combined with vacuum therapy to treat the target area. Each treatment lasts 15 to 30 minutes, and you’ll need between 6-8 treatments for optimal results. Click here to learn more about V-FORM.
RADIOFREQUENCY (RF) TREATMENTS
Devices such as Viora-ST work with therapeutic RF energy, which safely passes through the surface layer of skin to target deep tissues where collagen is formed. It is gentle enough for use in delicate areas such as around the eyes, yet it is powerful enough to correct significant skin laxity.
Just as exercise is beneficial because building muscle makes your skin look smoother and firmer, that’s exactly where EmSculpt can help reduce the appearance of cellulite. EmSculpt is the ONLY FDA approved device for muscle building and fat reduction. Click here to learn more about EmSculpt.