Are you tired of eating healthy and working out regularly, only to struggle with stubborn areas of lingering fat? If so, body contouring can help, and is one of many advanced treatments available from Kimberly Johnston and the team at The Total You Medical Spa in Houston locations on Business Center Drive, Bellaire, and at The Blossom Hotel. Book your visit online today to learn more, or call to check appointment availability.
In order to understand why you have “problem areas,” it helps to think about how your body uses fat as storage for fuel. Each time you eat, a portion of that food converts into fat, which is stored in fat cells located throughout your body.
Most of these cells lie in a layer just beneath your skin. Each fat cell has the ability to expand and contract to store more or less fat. When you burn more calories than you consume, your fat cells shrink. When you consume more calories than you burn, the fat cells expand.
Losing weight helps you lose fat. The problem lies in the fact that there is no way to control which fat cells are tapped into in which order. That means you can reach a healthy weight and do everything right in terms of diet and exercise, and still have areas where fat refuses to budge.
Body contouring is a treatment that permanently eliminates a portion of targeted fat cells. Unlike liposuction, which is a surgical procedure that suctions fat from the body, the method used in body contouring does not require any incisions or anesthesia.
Body contouring uses hot or cold temperatures to damage a portion of targeted fat cells. Once the cell walls are damaged, the cells can no longer store fat. The fat held within those cells drains out and is processed and eliminated from your body.
It takes a series of treatments to achieve optimal results. Body contouring is a popular treatment for the following areas:
You can have more than one area treated during the same visit, and there is no significant pain or recovery time after sessions.
Once your fat cells are damaged and eliminated after body contouring, those cells are gone forever. That said, it’s important to understand that body contouring only removes a portion of your fat cells in the treatment area.
The remaining cells still expand and contract normally. This means if you gain a significant amount of weight after body contouring, your results can be altered. Body contouring is best suited for people who have reached and are able to maintain a healthy weight.
If you’re ready to learn more about how body contouring can help you reach your fitness goals, call The Total You Medical Spa today to book a visit. Online scheduling is also an option and allows you to book any time of day or night.