There’s a lot of frustration when it comes to losing weight. From changing your diet, hitting the gym, and frequently exercising, doing everything you can to tone up your body. If it’s for medical reasons, personal aesthetic, post-pregnancy, or just the next step in your life, losing weight is a process. That also means that your body will react in different ways depending on the amount and type of weight you lost. When exercise has done all it can, and the diets cut only so much, there are other alternatives to help shape the body you worked so hard for - body contouring.
What Is Body Contouring?
Body contouring is simply a procedure that will help the skin’s appearance by tightening it after major weight loss. Getting any type of body contouring after major weight loss will help eliminate excess skin that sags and the fat inside it while still maintaining and improving the shape of the body’s underlying tissue. This can be used at the neck, arms, waist, chest, butt, above the knees, and stomach. It’s a great way to avoid getting a surgery done. Not everyone can afford, or even stomach the thought of getting cosmetic surgery, so body contouring is an excellent way to avoid that process.
There are various types of body contouring, but one of the best, safest, and most effective ways to do this is radiofrequency contouring. Using radiofrequency treatment for body contouring helps with a circumferential reduction, which makes the area of treatment smaller. These types of radiofrequency treatments require 6-8 treatments over a short period for successful results. Body contouring has become the most significant and most effective way of tightening skin without surgery. Radiofrequency uses electrical energy instead of heat like heat generated from light as LED treatments do.
Who Is Meant For Body Contouring?
Body contouring is typically meant for overweight people who have shed a large amount of weight and have skin that won’t tighten, or want it tightened sooner. Always know that it’s best to consult with your physician or before jumping into body contouring. It’s not only meant for people who have lost weight in an unhealthy way, it’s also an excellent solution for post-pregnancy mothers looking to tone up. After your child, you might have stretch marks or still have the baby weight that you put on during the pregnancy. It’s also an option for anyone who has had certain types of surgery and wants to decrease the excess swaying skin.
Types of Body Contouring
There are various types of body contouring you can have done. Many people who do get one part of their body worked on can get multiple parts done at once. Here at the El Paso Men’s Clinic, we have devices from INMODE that can work on multiple parts of the body at once.
Typically performed around your triceps, this part of the skin is difficult to keep tight after excessive weight loss. Any type of drooping or sagging is generally natural. However, an excessive amount of skin can stay and make it embarrassing to lift your arms. Body contouring on the arms is one of the most common types of contouring done.
Mostly done on the thighs or buttocks, getting contouring done here can help control cellulite and reduce the size while maintaining the tonnage.
Another of the most common contouring procedures done. Getting your abdomen worked on after pregnancy or weight loss can help reduce stretch marks or the loose skin leftover from gaining weight.
Getting your cheeks and jowls worked on is a newer type of contouring. It can give you a brighter appearance and decrease the roundness caughted from being overweight.
When you gain weight, one of the first spots you will notice is right under your jaw, where it connects to your neck. Contouring will give you a stronger jawline and reduce the frog throat appearance.
When Should I Get Body Contouring Done?
So, it doesn’t matter if you had surgery or decided to focus on working out and dieting, you should wait at least six months before considering body contouring. This will allow your body to take on its new shape naturally. If you plan on continuing your weight loss, then it’s best to wait until you have hit your goal before considering the process. After body contouring, gaining weight can also have side effects as your skin stretches out, causing stretch marks and skin looseness.
Ready To Take On A New Confident Shape?
If you’re looking to elevate your body to how you want it, body contouring could be just what you need. El Paso Men’s Clinic offers body contouring for both men and women. For more information, give a call or contact us today for more details.