If there is anything we understand in New Jersey, it is the power of looking and feeling your absolute best. We all do our best to take care of our bodies, but sometimes not even all the diet and exercise in the world can create the body we want. With Dr. Gregory E. Rauscher, M.D. in Hackensack, NJ, the body of your dreams is only a matter of finding the right body contouring treatment for you!
What Is Body Contouring?
Contouring treatments for the body are a type of cosmetic treatments that help to sculpt the body into an ideal shape. Contouring treatments can be non-invasive, minimally invasive, or as invasive as surgical interventions. These treatments are good options for patients who have hit a plateau in what they can achieve with only diet and exercise.
What It Does
Treatments for contouring the body can accomplish many body goals. Depending on the type of treatment you have and your targeted treatment areas, most of these treatments can be completed in as little as one appointment. Contouring treatments can address many body concerns and are effective for:
- Tightening skin
- Cellulite reduction
- Fat elimination and reduction
- Sculpting the body
- Reducing the appearance of scars
- And much more!
Common Body Contouring Treatments
Because there are many treatments approved by the FDA for contouring the body, it can be difficult to choose which treatment is right for your goals. The skilled staff at our practice will help you decide which treatment is most appropriate for your individual needs.
There are many types of lifts we offer at our practice, such as a full-body lift, arm lift, thigh lift, and Brazilian butt lift. Lifts are generally surgical procedures that remove excess fat, tighten skin, and lift the body into a higher position. Lifts are good options for patients with moderate-to-severe body concerns and who want the longest-lasting results.
A tummy tuck is a combination treatment that tightens the skin and muscles of the abdomen and removes excess fat from around the stomach. Tummy tucks are usually surgical procedures that are often performed alongside other body treatments, such as lifts or localized liposuction.
Coolsculpting is a non-invasive treatment to contour the body into your ideal shape. Coolsculpting freezes adipose fat cells on the body, which helps to eliminate them from the body. This treatment can be used on most areas of the body, such as the stomach, hips, buttocks, and thighs. Additionally, you can have dual treatments of Coolsculpting at one time, which means you can achieve your ideal body shape in half the time.
Liposuction is a long-standing contouring treatment and one of the historically most popular. Liposuction can be used on virtually any area of the body, from the chin all the way to the thighs. This is a minimally-invasive treatment that has a relatively fast recovery time. Liposuction is a good option for patients who have highly localized body concerns, such as excess fat beneath the chin or stubborn fat on the stomach.
What to Expect Before, During, and After Treatment
Many patients what to know what they can expect from contouring treatments. Depending on which treatment you have, the exact steps of the treatment will vary. However, there are a few standard steps you can expect when you undergo contouring treatments at our office.
Your first appointment will be an initial consultation that will help us assess which contouring treatment is most appropriate for your individual needs. We will discuss your ideal appearance goals and examine the condition of your areas of concern. We will need to gather your general medical history, including any drug allergies you have and any cosmetic treatments you have had in the past. If your treatment will involve surgery, we may ask you to complete additional labs and exams before your treatment.
The steps of your treatment appointment will depend on the treatments in your treatment plans. Most non-invasive treatments are completed within 30 to 60 minutes, while invasive procedures take between two and four hours depending on the number of areas being treated. You will be asked to follow pre-treatment and post-treatment guidelines to ensure that your treatment is safe and effective. We will discuss the exact outline of your treatment during your consultation appointment.
Contouring treatments for the body have different expected recovery times depending on your exact treatment. For non-invasive treatments, there is very little downtime. Invasive treatments, such as lift surgeries and liposuction, have longer recovery times that may take two to four weeks.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is Body Contouring Permanent?
Yes. Many contouring treatments are permanent solutions to eliminating fat from the body. These treatments are permanent because after adipose fat is removed it is very difficult for the fat to immediately return. Most treatments last for several years or even decades.
How Can I Extend Results?
You can extend the results of your contouring treatments by adhering to a healthy diet and exercise routine. Patients enjoy the longest results when they monitor their body weight and avoid excessive weight gain after treatment. If you are a woman, you may also consider postponing contouring treatments if you intend to be pregnant or breastfeed.
Who Are Ideal Candidates?
Ideal candidates for contouring treatments are any person who wants to sculpt their body into their ideal shape. You may be a good candidate for treatment if you want to:
- Eliminate unwanted fat
- Smooth and tighten skin texture
- Lift the body into a higher position
Get the Body of Your Dreams With Body Contouring Treatments!
It’s time to start planning your beach body for the New Jersey shore this summer. If you’re ready to get the body of your dreams with body contouring treatments, please contact Dr. Gregory E. Rauscher, M.D. in Hackensack, NJ to schedule your initial consultation today!