Exciting new technologies offer more options than ever for those who are looking to sculpt their bodies without invasive surgery.
Plastic surgery offices have been embracing techniques like Smart Lipo, CoolSculpting, and Kybella to rid patients of stubborn fat in problem areas like the hips, abdomen, thighs, and arms. Imagine a more toned, sleek figure in just days – without scars or extensive downtime!
CoolSculpting: Freezing your fat away
Just as the name implies, CoolSculpting rids the body of problematic fat by literally freezing it away. During a CoolSculpting procedure, the patient’s targeted treatment area is placed between two special plates. The fat cells are then chilled. During the coming weeks and months, the body eliminates the dead fat cells naturally. Once the fat cells are gone, they do not come back.
CoolSculpting offers many benefits for the discerning patient. Since it is non-invasive, it presents minimal risk of side effects. There is no incision site that must heal, nor does the patient risk infection or bleeding. Some bruising and slight discomfort is normal, but these side effects are temporary. Patients can effectively lose inches with this FDA-approved treatment. Many patients are satisfied with the results they achieve after just one treatment session, although some patients may choose to return for additional treatments.
Liposuction has long been considered to be the gold standard of body sculpting procedures, but the technique has been refined over the years. Some advanced plastic surgery offices are now offering Smart Lipo, also known as laser-assisted liposuction or laser lipo. During Smart Lipo, the body is sculpted through very small incisions, through which a narrow fiber tool is inserted to gently liquefy the fat cells. This allows the fat to be removed more readily by the suctioning action of the cannula.
As an added bonus, laser-assisted liposuction applies gentle laser heat to the tissues beneath the skin. This stimulates the healing process and the production of collagen, which, in turn, tightens the skin to promote a sleek, sculpted silhouette.
Stubborn chin fat? Consider Kybella
Kybella is an exciting new non-surgical option for patients who are bothered by a double chin. Kybella (deoxycholic acid) is an injected medication that has been FDA-approved for treatment of under chin fat in adults.
Once Kybella is injected beneath the skin, it stimulates the destruction and elimination of fat cells. Most patients need between two and four treatment sessions, scheduled at least one month apart. The results are permanent.
Body sculpting procedures in Manhattan
At the NYC plastic surgery office of Dr. B. Aviva Preminger, you’ll find all of these body sculpting procedures and much more. Dr. Preminger is a renowned plastic surgeon who combines her extensive experience with a true eye for artistry.
If you would like to learn more about body contouring in NYC, please call Dr. Preminger’s Park Avenue office at 212-706-1900.