Is Non-Surgical Body Contouring Right for Me?

Non-surgical body contouring has changed the way that medical professionals are able to help individuals remove unwanted fat from their body. It has given people a wide variety of options. However, you may not really know if it is something that is right for you. The following tips can help you when determining if non-surgical body contouring is the right step for your particular circumstances.

The more you learn about non-surgical body contouring treatments, the better. When you understand how they work and why they work, this will not only help you to determine which is the right option for you, but it will also help you to have realistic expectations for what each procedure can do. So take the time to do research online as well as to call our clinic at Facial Aesthetic Concepts and schedule a consultation. Both of these things are going to help you to see what is available and then determine which procedure is best for you.

One of the things that you are going to see right away is that most non-surgical body contouring procedures are designed for individuals who are pretty close to their ideal weight. They are not designed for people who have lots of weight to lose. So if you have more than 40 pounds or so to lose, it is a good idea for you to first use diet and exercise. If you have used diet and exercise for years without getting satisfying results, we can talk to you about other weight loss methods we have available. Eventually, body contouring procedures may be right for you.

How do you feel when you look at yourself in the mirror? Do your eyes immediately go to places on your body where you have unwanted fat? Does this cause you to have low self-esteem? If you are genuinely bothered by these pockets of fat on your body, it would be recommendable for you to do something about it. There is no reason for you to feel bad about your appearance. There are treatments that are available. Not only will removing fat from your body improve your physical health, but it can improve your mental health.

You need to evaluate why you are thinking about having a body contouring procedure done. When you come in for your consultation, we are going to ask you about your goals. We have seen time and again that when people have procedures done in order to impress others, they usually do not feel satisfied with the results. This is something that you should want to do for yourself, not in order to try to impress others.

Each type of non-surgical body contouring procedure that is available has its benefits. Contact Facial Aesthetic Concepts today to learn more about each option. With offices in San Clemente, Aliso Viejo, and Rancho Santa Margarita, we will be happy to help you get your ideal body.


CoolSculpting + Athletes

Are you athletic and active, but have certain areas of your body with a little extra fat (thighs, hips, love handles, abs or those irritating armpit puffs)? An area where no matter what you do, exercise or diet, it will just not go away or firm up? Have you considered CoolSculpting, but thought you would be cheating your workout efforts? As frustrating as it can be, even fit people accumulate unwanted fat in certain areas of the body. Even more so as we get older. For the most part, active people are considered to have low body fat. Although that may be true, it does not mean they are immune to unwanted fat deposits.

As we get older, some fat cells can become resistant to diet and exercise. This often results in fat build up in areas of the body (thighs, hips, love handles, abs or those irritating armpit puffs) which fortunately are all treatable with CoolSculpting.

This amazing treatment works by permanently reducing the fat cells in the targeted area through a process called cryolipolysis.  Cryolipolysis is the non-invasive reduction of fat deposits to reshape body contours. The exposure to cooling (“fat freezing”) destroys fat cells.


How Does CoolSculpting Work?

As we describe how the process works, imagine the following with me. Think of a glass of water which is still fluid whether in a refrigerator or sitting out in room temperature, unlike butter, which gets firm in the fridge and softens when sitting out.  Butter = fat cells. Fat cells freeze into a hard-ish mass when in colder temperatures. Water based tissue (muscle and skin) can handle the cold better than fat which then allows the CoolSculpting treatment to freeze fat cells without damaging the surrounding tissue.

The CoolSculpting applicator is applied to the desired area for 45-75 minutes (depending on area) causing the fat cells to crystalize and die. This results in a permanent reduction of about 25% of the fat cells in the area. Over the next three months, the body disposes of the dead fat cells naturally through our lymphatic system, some seeing dramatic changes in as little as 4 weeks.

CoolSculpting is non-invasive with no downtime!  You can return to your active lifestyle immediately. The best part is that the fat cells that were eliminated will not regenerate! As always, keeping a healthy diet and regular exercise routine helps maintain your weight, and CoolSculpting is not a weight loss treatment.

  • No surgery
  • Zero needles
  • No discomfort
  • Zero downtime

Call us today to schedule your complimentary consultation!