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If you spend all your time balancing your diet, drinking enough water, and logging hours at the gym but you aren’t getting the body that you want, then it may be time to consider aesthetic treatments. Sometimes, no matter how much effort we put into it, stubborn pockets of unwanted fat can linger on the body. Instead of stressing over your body shape, you may be able to turn to body sculpting treatments at Southwest Michigan Plastic and Hand Surgery in Portage, MI to help you reach your aesthetic goals.

Who Is a Good Candidate for Body Sculpting?

At our clinic, we use the TruSculpt iD system, which uses thermal energy to reduce unwanted fat and tighten skin on virtually every area of the body. This treatment is a great option for people who have mild to moderate unwanted fat and who want to see results quickly. The results of this treatment can last several years – or can even be permanent if you maintain your weight. But who are good candidates for this body sculpting treatment?

You Want To Treat Multiple Areas

For most people, if you’re struggling to get rid of unwanted fat in one area, then you’re likely struggling in other areas of the body, too. The TruSculpt iD treatment is unique because it can be used to treat virtually all areas of the body, from larger areas like the stomach to smaller areas like the neck. Some of the most common treatment areas include:

  • Abdomen
  • Thighs (inner and outer)
  • Knees
  • Buttocks
  • Hips
  • Back
  • Chest (men)
  • Arms
  • Neck

Contrary to popular relief, losing targeted pockets of fat in some areas of the body can be difficult. Everyone has different metabolic responses to weight-loss methods and genetics may be a factor in how easily you can lose unwanted fat. For example, some people can easily reduce belly fat but may struggle with fat on the neck or beneath the chin. Body sculpting treatments can help bridge this gap.

You Want To Reduce Fat

The TruSculpt iD system is incredibly effective. The thermal energy generated with this unique system can reduce about 24% of fat in all treated areas – and that’s like shaving off 1/4 of your unwanted fat in only a single treatment per desired target area. This system is easily one of the most powerful body sculpting treatments currently available, rivaled only by brands like CoolSculpting. If you want to reduce unwanted fat, then this treatment is likely ideal for you.

You Want To Tighten Skin

Unlike some other sculpting treatments, this system can also tighten loose skin on the body. One of the effects of significant weight loss is loose skin on the body, which can take several months or years to become tighter, if ever. However, the thermal energy generated by this treatment actually stimulates collagen and elastin production, which then tightens your skin so your skin is firmer and younger-looking. This means you can tighten skin and reduce unwanted fat at the same time.

You Want To Reduce Cellulite

For some, the goal of using this treatment is to reduce the appearance of cellulite, especially on the thighs. Cellulite is more commonly found in women and does not necessarily indicate that you are overweight; rather, cellulite is caused by underlying fat poking through fibrous bands, which creates the appearance of dimples on the skin. This treatment works by increasing collagen in the skin to thicken the skin and reduce the appearance of cellulite.

You Are Not Overweight

TruSculpt iD is not a weight-loss treatment so it will not help you shed a significant amount of weight. The best candidates for this treatment are those who are not significantly overweight or with a BMI of 30 or greater. You are likely a good candidate if you are within 10 to 20 pounds of your target weight or if you plan to lose additional weight after your treatment.

That said, although this treatment will not help you lose weight, you may see a change in your clothing size after this treatment. This sculpting treatment reduces targeted pockets of fat, which can help slim down your shape and help you reduce your clothing size by at least one to two sizes.

You Are Committed to a Healthy Lifestyle

Good candidates for this treatment are also committed to a healthy lifestyle, which means you are prepared to maintain your results by maintaining your weight. While your weight can normally fluctuate about five to 10 pounds in either direction each month because of water retention, suddenly gaining more than 10 pounds usually means that you are storing more fat from your food intake. By maintaining a healthy weight, you will be able to enjoy your results for a longer time.

You Do Not Have Medical Restrictions

People who are qualified for this treatment must also not have certain medical restrictions. For example, you should not be pregnant, have any active skin infections, and should not have any medical devices such as pacemakers in your body. During your consultation, we will assess your medical information to determine whether you are medically qualified for this treatment.

You Want To Slim Down

People who use this treatment have the general goal of slimming down or achieving a thinner, sleeker appearance. Generally, wanting to appear slimmer is not the same as wanting to lose weight. Those who want to have a slimmer silhouette are usually already near their goal weight, so a sculpting treatment is something that can be used to achieve an aesthetic goal, such as moderately altering the size of the waist.

You Want Fast Results

People who use this treatment also want to enjoy fast results. Most people can see the results of this treatment in as little as one to two treatments, with the full results of this treatment appearing in about 12 weeks. Usually, you will be able to see the results of this treatment about four weeks after your first appointment.

You Do Not Want Surgery

If you’re looking at a body contouring treatment, then you’re likely not interested in having any invasive surgeries. One of the most common plastic surgery techniques to remove unwanted fat is liposuction, but this is an invasive technique that has a longer recovery time and doesn’t always produce natural-looking results. Non-surgical energy-based treatment can produce exceptional results without any invasive techniques, scarring, or other health risks.

You Do Not Want Extensive Downtime

In addition to non-surgical treatments not involving any invasive techniques that can create scarring, energy-based treatments such as this one do not have any downtime. This can be an advantage for people who do not have the time for an extensive recovery period, or those who simply don’t want a disruption in their daily lives.

After this treatment, you can go back to work, resume your normal exercise schedule, and much more. The only thing you will need to do after your treatment protects your skin from direct sunlight and drink plenty of water.

You Want To Feel More Confident

This treatment is also ideal for those who want to feel more confident about their appearance. The inability to get rid of unwanted pockets of fat can be detrimental to your overall feeling of self-confidence, particularly if you are unable to fit in clothes. Some people also use this treatment to feel more confident about important events in their lives, including weddings, work functions, and special vacations.

Feeling more confident has more than just psychological benefits. Many people who feel more confident about their appearance also tend to make better health decisions. Because you will want to continue looking slim, you will be more likely to adopt a better diet and exercise routine so you can maintain your desired results.

Be Proud of Your Body Shape With TruSculpt iD

If you’re struggling to get the body shape you want with traditional diet and exercise, it may be time to explore other options so you can love the way you look. Body sculpting treatments with TruSculpt iD are a good solution for anyone who wants to reduce unwanted fat on virtually all areas of the body. These treatments can be completed in as little as 15 minutes and will produce visible results as early as four weeks after your first treatment. Contact us at Southwest Michigan Plastic and Hand Surgery in Portage, MI to schedule your consultation today.


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