Even if you make sweeping lifestyle changes, getting rid of stubborn body fat can be frustrating and time-consuming. Our team understands just how difficult the weight loss process can be, and that is why we offer our patients the cutting-edge body contouring treatment known as ThermaLipo. This procedure gives us the ability to target pockets of fat in the arms, abdomen, hips, and legs. You are going to walk out of our practice looking better than ever, and the results can easily be maintained for a lifetime as long as you carefully follow all of our aftercare instructions.
The Stages of ThermaLipo
One of the reasons why this procedure is so effective is because we combine three proven technologies to create world-class results. The first stage of this treatment is similar to traditional liposuction, and we are going to physically extract most of the fatty tissue with a small device known as a cannula. Before the fat is extracted, it is saturated with a tumescent solution that breaks apart the cells and completely numbs the area.
Once the fat has been removed, we are going to tighten and tone the skin with a Thermage® device. Thermage® is a skin tightening treatment that gently heats the soft tissue with radiofrequency (RF) energy. When your skin is bombarded with that energy, it produces an incredible amount of collagen and elastin. Those two proteins are responsible for keeping the outer layers of your skin firm and healthy. With the Thermage® device, we can tighten loose skin and speed up the healing process after extracting the fat. As time goes on and your body produces more of those proteins, the results are only going to get better.
The Ideal Body Contouring Candidate
This procedure has an incredible success rate, but there are a few things to consider before it is carried out. ThermaLipo allows us to sculpt and contour your body, but we can’t remove an excessive amount of fat. We usually suggest that our patients begin making progress toward their ideal weight well before they undergo any fat reduction treatments. It is also important to understand that this isn’t the best option for severe skin laxity issues. If you have quite a bit of skin that needs to be excised or tightened, then you might want to consider a tummy tuck.
You are probably going to make an excellent candidate as long as you are a healthy adult who has realistic expectations. Following your body contouring procedure, you must be dedicated to maintaining your healthy lifestyle habits if you want the results to last. That includes exercising multiple times a week, sticking to a healthy diet, staying hydrated, and getting plenty of rest. To learn more about the many benefits of ThermaLipo, visit Nowak Aesthetics in Chula Vista. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!