Are you frustrated by pockets of stubborn, unwanted fat that refuse to budge? Do you feel like you’ve tried everything to rid your upper arms, abdomen, or back of excess fat? Do you wish your buttocks looked tighter and rounder? If so, you may be a good fit for body contouring at the office of Dr. Gregory E. Rauscher, M.D. in Hackensack, NJ. To help you determine if it’s right for you, we’re taking a closer look at how this type of cosmetic treatment works.
How Does Body Contouring Work?
How Liposuction Works
Liposuction works by making a small incision in a particular area of concern. Through this incision, a cannula is inserted. Attached to the end of this cannula is a suction device that removes a significant percentage of localized fat cells. After the area has been treated, the incision is closed and you are free to return home.
How a Brazilian Butt Lift Works
A Brazilian butt lift can slim down areas with excess fat while simultaneously augmenting your buttocks. The first portion of this procedure works just like liposuction; excess fat is suctioned out of the body from one or more areas of excess fat deposits. Then, the incisions are closed and the fat is processed. The strong, healthy, whole fat cells are cleaned and administered to the buttocks in strategic locations to improve their appearance.
How CoolSculpting Works
CoolSculpting works in a similar manner to liposuction. The improvements to your body’s contours are derived from the elimination of subcutaneous fat cells. However, it differs from liposuction and a Brazilian butt lift in that no incisions are required. Rather, this non-invasive treatment works by harnessing the safe, effective power of cryolipolysis.
The fat cells in the treatment areas are frozen to death, and your lymphatic system eliminates them through exhalation, defecation, and urination. During your treatment, a special protective gel will be applied to the skin in the area of concern. Then, the cryolipolysis device will be placed on the gel and cool the area to 45 degrees. This is cold enough to freeze the localized fat cells to death, but it will not damage the skin.
How Many Sessions You Will Need
You may need between one and six treatment sessions per area of concern to achieve your desired results.
How Long Do Body Sculpting Results Last?
You can generally expect body contouring results to last a lifetime. You can expect with complete confidence that your treated areas will always be slimmer because your body can’t grow new fat cells to replace the ones that were eliminated from the body. Even if the remaining fat cells in the area store fat in the future, you will always be more confident with your problem areas.
If you don’t lose weight, you can expect your Brazilian butt lift results to remain ideal for a long time, too. However, there is a chance that your buttocks will shrink if you operate at a caloric deficit. If you’ve ever been on a weight loss journey, you probably know from experience that there is no spot-reducing fat. You can’t use any exercise or special diet to lose fat from one or more regions of the body but keep the fat in your buttocks.
Am I a Good Candidate for This Type of Treatment?
To find out whether you are a good candidate for body contouring, you need to attend an initial evaluation to discuss your health and goals. Most relatively healthy New Jersey adults who are concerned about excess fat will qualify for CoolSculpting or liposuction. If you have excess fat deposits and feel self-conscious about the size or shape of your buttocks, there is a solid chance that you will be deemed a good fit for a Brazilian butt lift.
However, your lifestyle will affect whether you qualify for body sculpting. Regardless of the technique used to improve your contours, it is important that you can maintain your weight. A little weight gain, or loss in the case of a Brazilian butt lift, may not have a noticeable effect on your new and improved contours. If you gain a significant amount of weight, you may need a maintenance treatment or procedure to improve your appearance once again.
Who Is a Poor Candidate for Body Sculpting?
You will not qualify for liposuction, CoolSculpting, or a Brazilian butt lift if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Furthermore, you will not be considered a good fit for liposuction or a Brazilian butt lift if you suffer from any blood clotting or bleeding disorders. If you suffer from Raynaud’s disease or are extremely sensitive to cold for any other reason, you will be considered a poor CoolSculpting candidate.
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In the case of CoolSculpting and liposuction, body contouring works by reducing the number of fat cells in areas of concern. In the case of a Brazilian butt lift, body sculpting works by harvesting unwanted fat from one or more donor areas through liposuction and implanting the adipose tissue into the buttocks. If you think you could benefit from body sculpting, schedule an appointment at the office of Dr. Gregory E. Rauscher, M.D. in Hackensack, NJ.