When you have worked hard over months and years to get your body in better shape and to get closer to what you view as your ideal weight, there may come a point where you seem to plateau. In other words, you may have just a little bit of excess fat or skin or a bit more contouring to do to reach your final goal. This can be a frustrating time in the body transformation process that can leave you feeling stressed and depressed. However, you do not have to give up on achieving your goals. Instead, you may need to look for alternative ways to put those finishing touches on your body transformation. Get to know some of these options that are available to you so that you can complete your transformation.
Laser Body Sculpting
Laser body sculpting is a newer treatment option that is also known as laser-assisted lipolysis. This is a therapy that uses thermal energy (heat) to help with small pockets of excess fat tissue that are left behind after weight loss efforts or left behind from pregnancy or the like.
The heat of the laser painlessly penetrates the skin and heats up the fat cells in the area. It is absorbed by those fat cells and essentially burns the fat out of the area based on the mechanisms of the body when fat cells are heated.
Many people think that liposuction is a treatment that is only used for people who have a lot of weight to lose. However, liposuction is actually best used when there is only a small amount excess fat tissue to be removed from area, particularly for the abdomen or the thighs and buttocks.
Liposuction is a treatment that uses small incisions to allow a small suction tube to be inserted into the body. The plastic surgeon uses a laparoscopic camera to guide the tube to the areas of fat issue. Then, the tube is used to suction out those pockets of fat cells quickly and easily.
Depending on the number of pockets of fat and required incisions, you may have only one or two incisions or several. However, because they are so small, the recovery time is quite short and most patients can return to work within a few days after the procedure is complete.
Now that you know a few of the options available to you to put the finishing touches on your weight loss, you can schedule your appointment and get started. For more information about these processes, contact a company like Dr. Robert Fortino Premier Weight Loss Physicians.