Congratulations! The new diet and exercise program is working!
In another couple of weeks, you should see the scales displaying those much-coveted numbers.
Isn’t that awesome?
Now that you’re close to achieving the results you’ve been slaving so hard for, it might be time to think about what happens once you’ve lost all the excess weight.
Go shopping! Is that what you’re thinking?
Before heading for the mall, you may want to take a closer look at your body. Chances are that although the extra pounds are gone, you now see flabby, loose skin or pockets of fat that cling on stubbornly refusing to budge. As this article on the Mother Nature Network warns, there may be a few aftereffects of rapid weight loss that you should prepare for. And, non-invasive body contouring treatments may be the key to one of the effects.
When you lose weight, the body sheds the pounds evenly all over which is why no matter how hard you workout, losing inches in specific areas is just not possible. It might surprise you to know that non-invasive body contouring and shaping techniques are fast gaining popularity in the U.S. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, around 17.5 million surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures were performed in the year 2017 alone so, you now have a range of options to choose from.
Here’s a quick look at the procedures available to you that are FDA-approved and safe to use.
One of the top techniques to lose the unwanted inches is Cryotherapy or CoolSculpting® as it is commercially known. This system works on the premise that fat cells are more sensitive to supercool temperatures. Should you sign up for the procedure, the device will suck up the problem areas into a vacuum cup and cool them to low temperatures. In response, the fat cells freeze and die leaving the surrounding tissues intact.
Over the next few weeks, your body recognizes the dead cells as debris and eliminates it via the natural waste disposal system. You’ll soon note that the inches are melting away. Since the entire process is performed without a single cut in the skin, it is absolutely safe to use. You can find more information on Beverly Hills Rejuvenation Center’s med spa here which is a chain of certified centers across the country where you can get this body contouring treatment.
The Electronic Muscle Stimulators (EMS) device also called the Faradic Electrical Muscle Toning Stimulator makes use of electrical energy to cause contractions in the muscles of the problem areas. As the muscles repeatedly contract within a short time, they burn the fat cells similar to when you exercise, but in specific areas only. The EMS waves also help tone the muscles in the deeper recesses of the body with the help of 24 pads that are attached to your skin. Depending on your needs, the physician places the pads on the buttocks, back, abdomen, outer thighs, and arms to stimulate more than 300 contractions in 45 minutes.
Although the FDA has approved the usage of the device for medical purposes to help patients regain range of motion and reverse muscle atrophy, the agency does warn of possible downsides. For this reason, it is best that you get this body contouring treatment from a certified technician who will observe the necessary precautions.
Marketed by BTL Industries, the Vanquish® device emits radiofrequency waves for deep heating in the target areas. Studies conducted at the National Center for Biotechnology Information have shown that the procedure is actually effective. The heat produced by the rapid oscillating movements affects only the fat cells leaving the other tissues unaffected. You can get this body contouring treatment for sections like the abdomen, flanks, thighs, upper back, and hips. Each session lasts for around 45 minutes and works through the device that is set up over the skin without actually touching it.
Not only is the Vanquish system FDA-approved, but it is unlikely to cause adverse effects. You can expect the results from this body contouring treatment to last for a long while if you continue to follow your nutritious diet and regular exercise program.
The Zerona Cold Laser Body Shaping procedure uses cold lasers to burn away the fat cells and give you the perfect contours you want. Zerona is entirely non-invasive and works without inflicting any damage to the skin. You’ll lie back comfortably on a table for 20 minutes while six lasers work on your abdomen, hips, thighs, back, upper torso, or any other areas where you need fat removal. Users have talked about losing a total of 3.72 inches from the belly, hips, and upper thighs. Unlike any other forms of laser therapy, there are no side effects or downtime involved. And, like this feature on the Women’s Health Magazine reports, you can safely return to your regular activities right away.
Ultrasound Cavitation or Ultrasonic Cavitation as it is also called inflicts sound waves at a special frequency into the body. The sound causes the fat cells to vibrate at fast speeds which results in their outer membranes rupturing. The lipids contained in the fat cells are released into the surrounding tissues where they are burned to release energy. Ultrasound cavitation works with the help of a wand that is run over your skin.
By monitoring the depths at which the sound waves reach with digital imaging devices, doctors can target the fat cells with precision making it one of the most effective body contouring treatments available today. Aside from tingling and numbness that lasts for a couple of days, you’re unlikely to experience any other adverse effects.
Losing adequate weight to reach the optimum Body Mass Index (BMI) is no doubt the best way to remain healthy. But, even after losing the excess pounds, you may need additional treatments to help you tone your body to the desired shape and contours. And, now this is possible with the right options. Try them without worrying about harmful effects and get the curves you’re looking for.