Getting plenty of exercise and eating a well-balanced diet are two key lifestyle habits that offer a myriad of benefits, from helping you maintain a healthy weight and keeping you physically fit to lowering your chances of chronic illness and reducing your stress levels.
But as great as you may feel in your body, you may still find yourself wishing you could change its shape, just a little bit: One thing exercise and diet can’t do is help you spot-reduce specific areas of unwanted fat — those rolls, bumps, and lumps that seem to persist no matter how healthy you are.
If you’re ready to feel fully confident in your physique, board-certified physician Dr. Nidal Hasan and our skilled team at Cosmetico MedSpa can help — we offer our noninvasive and minimally invasive body contouring solutions that can eliminate unwanted pockets of fat and give you the body shape you’ve always desired.
Advanced body contouring without surgery
Long gone are the days when surgical liposuction was the only way to sculpt away the stubborn, unwanted fat deposits that seem so resistant to diet and exercise.
Today, noninvasive and minimally invasive body contouring options can get you the same body shaping results safely, quickly, and effectively — all without anesthesia or downtime. At Cosmetico MedSpa, we offer two advanced body contouring solutions:
Noninvasive thermal body contouring
Noninvasive body contouring treatments don’t involve incisions of any kind: Instead, they use energy and temperature to target, disrupt, and eliminate unwanted fat cells.
Our noninvasive body contouring platform of choice is BodyFX by InMode, a groundbreaking body-shaping treatment that uses a specialized negative pressure massage handpiece to deliver painless radiofrequency (RF) energy through your skin and directly into unwanted fat deposits.
While the RF energy doesn’t harm your skin tissues or other nearby structures, it affects the targeted fat cells, heating them from within until they no longer function properly. As your body recognizes these cells are damaged beyond repair, your lymphatic system permanently flushes them away.
Minimally invasive laser liposuction
We also have the Smartlipo® Triplex by CynoSure® platform. This minimally invasive body contouring treatment combines fat-liquifying laser energy with gentle liposuction to permanently eliminate areas of unwanted fat as it tightens and smooths your overlying skin.
Done with the aid of a local anesthetic for maximal comfort, the procedure involves inserting a thin laser fiber into an area of fat through a tiny incision. Once activated, the laser ruptures the membranes of the targeted fat cells, effectively liquifying them. The liquified fat is then gently suctioned out.
In addition to destroying fat cells, the Smartlipo laser uses wavelengths of energy that also stimulate collagen renewal and coagulate blood vessels. As a result, the treatment delivers tighter, smoother skin along with a more contoured physique.
What areas can I treat with body contouring?
Whether you’d like to shrink your muffin top, sculpt your waist, flatten your belly, slenderize your thighs, trim your upper arms, or redefine your chin, our body contouring solutions can get the job done successfully, painlessly, and with virtually no downtime.
BodyFX and Smartlipo can shape and tighten your:
- Upper arms
- Back and hips
- Thighs and buttocks
- Submental area (chin)
BodyFX is particularly effective for eliminating unwanted fat in larger body areas, including the abdomen, flanks, and thighs. Smartlipo is an ideal way to get rid of unwanted areas of cellulite; it’s also helpful for reducing the appearance of scars, including surgical scars from a C-section.
Which body contouring option is right for me?
The best option for you depends on your treatment needs and goals as well as your personal preferences:
BodyFX is a quick, lunchtime procedure that has you in and out of our office in no time, but it attains optimal results through a series of treatment sessions — usually once a week for about eight weeks. It’s completely noninvasive and you can resume your normal activities right away.
Smartlipo, on the other hand, is a more intensive procedure that takes a couple of hours to complete — but it’s also a one-time treatment. Each treatment area requires a small incision, however, and although you can expect to be back on your feet when the procedure is over, you may experience mild swelling and discomfort for up to two weeks.
During your body contouring consultation, Dr. Hasan lets you know the pros and cons of each option as they pertain to your unique goals and preferences, and helps you find the solution that best meets your needs.
If you have questions about body contouring, we have answers. Call or click online to schedule a consultation at your nearest Cosmetico MedSpa office in Munster, Indiana, or Orland Park, Illinois, today.