How to Pinpoint Unwanted Fat Without Surgery - Dr. Gope Hotchandani

How to Pinpoint Unwanted Fat Without Surgery

woman measuring her slender stomach

It is impossible to “spot treat” localized body fat with diet and exercise. Instead of pinpointing fat in specific areas of concern, these methods typically result in fat loss that is evenly distributed throughout the body. In the past, patients only had the option of liposuction surgery to achieve their contouring objectives. However, CoolSculpting® has made it possible to reduce pockets of fat without surgery or downtime. Additionally, nonsurgical treatment with Emsculpt® helps patients build muscle, which also aids in the natural fat burning process.

The Cool Advantage

The primary drawbacks of a surgical fat removal procedure are that they require a lengthy recovery and can be uncomfortable. With CoolSculpting®, you can enjoy a chiseled, slender figure without these downsides. The most significant advantages of CoolSculpting® include:

  • No need for an extended recovery period
  • Comfortable, pain-free treatment
  • No incisions or tissue trauma
  • Minimal risk of side effects
  • A quick, in-office procedure

What CoolSculpting® Treatment Is Like

While each CoolSculping® patient receives a fully personalized treatment plan, the fat is treated in the same way. The target area is first prepped with a specialized gel pad, and then the CoolSculping® applicator is placed. Patients can expect a suction and intense cold feeling as the fat cells are frozen. Over time, the body processes these cells and eliminates them as a waste product.

Build Muscle and Burn Fat

female with sculpted buttocks

Another concern many men and women have is a lack of muscle mass in the gluteal and abdominal areas. At-home exercises can help create definition and build muscle, but they can only go so far. Emsculpt® is an FDA-approved and non-invasive treatment that stimulates strong muscle contractions for optimal sculpting effects. The treated muscles help burn more fat, even when you are at rest, and give the treated region a toned appearance.

What Emsculpt® Treatment Is Like

Once the Emsculpt® device is attached to the surface of the skin above the target area, it delivers high intensity focused electromagnetic (HIFEM®) energy to trigger superior muscle contractions. The feeling is often compared to that of an intensive workout. Most patients notice the results within one to three months.

Melt the Fat Away

Not only can we freeze away unwanted fat, but we can also eliminate it with heat. Patients who do not qualify for other body contouring solutions may be candidates for treatment with truSculpt® iD. This nonsurgical procedure utilizes radiofrequency technology and thermal energy to eliminate specific pockets of fat along the abdomen and flanks.

What truSculpt® iD Treatment Is Like

Many patients compare truSculpt® iD treatment to a hot stone massage and report a comfortable experience. The procedure usually lasts 30 minutes or less and requires no downtime. The treated area may appear red for an hour or so, and mild sensitivity may occur for a few days, but these are temporary side effects.

 

 

To schedule a consultation at Hotchandani Laser, Vein, & Cosmetic Surgery, or to learn more about body contouring, please call our Green Bay location at 920-497-9996 or our Appleton location at 920-738-6666.