If you’ve been working at it, you might already understand that weight loss efforts don’t always have the fairy tale ending you’ve been seeking. It’s always best to try to drop the extra pounds through diet and exercise first, but if you have stubborn fat pockets that just won’t go away, you might want to take an additional step.
Jeffrey Miller, MD of Osteoporosis and Rheumatology Center of Tampa Bay in Tampa Bay, Florida isn’t just an excellent internist — he’s also a provider of WarmSculpting™ with SculpSure®, a revolutionary system that targets problem areas of the body to help you lose fat. WarmSculpting is a popular and widely used treatment, and it’s good to know how it works.
WarmSculpting is a treatment patented by the global company Cynosure® that can help reduce the unwanted fat on your body. Though WarmSculpting is popular and widely available, it should only be performed by an experienced medical professional like Dr. Miller. Understand that SculpSure body contouring is not a substitute for a balanced diet and exercise.
Here’s how it works: Body contouring is a type of lipolysis, or fat cell-destroying process. This method uses specialized lasers that heat fat cells to a temperature hot enough to break them apart. The surrounding tissues beneath the skin are unharmed, and the skin itself tightens. After the laser heats and destroys the fat cells, they are flushed from your body through your lymphatic system to keep your body’s internal systems clean.
Body contouring can be used on the abdomen and underneath the chin, but may be used on other parts of the body, including the back, thighs, and flanks, where love handles live.
Unlike liposuction, sometimes called “lipo,” body contouring is a non-invasive procedure. Liposuction requires you to go under general anesthesia and requires a large instrument to remove fat from your body for hazardous waste disposal. Liposuction can cause excessive bruising, put you at risk of infection, and worsen cellulite, among a list of other possible complications.
After receiving liposuction, you will need weeks off of work and exercise to recover. This is a major procedure, and you will have a hospital stay following your liposuction. Liposuction is a permanent fat loss solution, but it is possible for your remaining fat cells to expand, changing the results you went through surgery to obtain.
Body contouring is non-invasive, meaning there is no cutting or need for anesthesia. Without these risks, the likelihood that you could have serious complications, or any complications, decreases substantially.
For your body contouring procedure, you will simply arrive at our offices in comfortable clothes. We make sure that you’re comfortable on a small table and carefully attach a special belt that powers the laser technology. While you relax, SculpSure works to destroy your fat. Your session lasts about 30 minutes, and you can return to work or make your personal training appointment.
Body contouring is an easy way to shape your body to the silhouette you want, and results can be seen as soon as six weeks after you begin your treatments. You’ll need to come in for several treatments for maximum effectiveness. Optimal results can be achieved in as little as 12 weeks.
Patients who are good candidates for body contouring are able to maintain a stable weight and are in good overall health. Dr. Miller needs to know your medical history and any medications that you are taking before he recommends the procedure for you. If you’d like more information about our body contouring treatments, call us today at 813-336-3793 for a consultation.