Body Contouring 101

female-shows-slim-waistThe body positivity movement is growing, instilling confidence in people of all sizes to love the skin they’re in. Of course, like many of our patients at Dermatology Associates of Atlanta, you can love and appreciate your body while also wanting to make modifications to complement your best features.

That’s why body contouring treatments are among our most popular procedures for patients. These treatments could be that last push you need to appreciate the beauty of your body and restore the confidence you’ve been working toward.

What Is Body Contouring?

Body contouring is a category of cosmetic treatments which, through various techniques and technologies, seek to enhance your physique. The most common body contouring treatments you’ll find are non-surgical fat reduction treatments, but muscle toning treatments are growing in popularity too.

Who Is Body Contouring For?

It’s important to understand that body contouring is meant for specific circumstances. It is not a substitute for weight loss – it doesn’t slim down your entire body, nor does it provide the health benefits of a healthy lifestyle like regular exercise and a balanced diet.

Instead, body contouring is designed for purely cosmetic changes to your body. It’s meant for reducing specific pockets of stubborn fat or for toning specific muscles in areas where your body hasn’t responded to exercise and healthy eating. To be a candidate for body contouring, you should be in generally good health and have reasonable expectations for your results. You should also understand that if you gain weight after your treatment, the treated area can still gain fat.

Your Body Contouring Options at Dermatology Associates of Atlanta

If there are tweaks you’d like to make to your physique, Dermatology Associates of Atlanta is likely able to help because we offer several body contouring treatments depending on your needs and goals.

CoolSculpting® Non-Surgical Fat Reduction

CoolSculpting® is generally the most well-known treatment for non-surgical body contouring, and because we were among the first practices in Atlanta to begin offering the procedure, we have particularly extensive experience providing optimal results. It works by applying precise cooling to the area you want to treat. These temperatures are cold enough to damage fat cells but not other cells in the area, because fat cells are particularly vulnerable to the cold. Your body detects that those fat cells are damaged and removes them, slimming down the treatment area in the process.

CoolSculpting® is particularly versatile as a body contouring treatment. It’s FDA-cleared to treat the area under the chin, the area under the jawline, the “bra bulge” area, the “banana roll” area under the buttocks, and the thighs, abdomen, flanks, back, and upper arms.

EMSculpt® Fat Reduction and Muscle Toning

EMSculpt® is one of the newest and most advanced technologies for body contouring. This procedure uses electromagnetic energy to stimulate your muscles in a specific treatment area like the abs and more. This quickly and effectively tones these muscles while the electromagnetic energy also damages fat cells in the treatment area, slimming down the area at the same time.

Fine Tuning Your Body with Body Contouring

For many people who have struggled for years or decades with one stubborn area that wouldn’t slim down or tone up in the way they had hoped, body contouring is an effective way to take back their power and make the changes they want for their bodies. If you’d like to see what body contouring can do for you, call Dermatology Associates of Atlanta to schedule your consultation. Follow us as well on Facebook and Instagram for more cosmetic tips.