Body Contouring: Tips for Non-Invasive Procedures for Reducing Fat without Surgery

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Simply Posh Aesthetic Spa Director Jayme Bashian Provides Tips and Answers Questions about Non-invasive Procedures.

Jayme Bashian, Director of Simply Posh Aesthetic Spa

Body contouring can smooth, shape and improve definition of specific areas – thighs, love handles, buttocks, upper arm and back – by reducing and removing fat from the body.

Popular culture bombards us with images of idealized bodies and marketing messages for weight loss programs, supplements and exercise regimens. And with increased public awareness of the dangers of obesity, the motivation to shed fat is greater than ever. “But even people who are generally fit have stubborn bulges and pockets of fat that are resistant to diet and exercise,” says Jayme Bashian, director and lead medical aesthetician of Simply Posh Aesthetic Spa. “Body contouring can smooth, shape and improve definition of specific areas – thighs, love handles, buttocks, upper arm and back – by reducing and removing fat from the body.”

Historically, the primary technique for body contouring has been liposuction, a surgical procedure that breaks up and removes fat from under the skin. While liposuction is still one of the most frequently performed cosmetic surgical procedures in the U.S., the expense, time and risk of complications of surgery have spurred interest in non-invasive procedures that achieve similar results.

“There have been important advances in non-invasive fat removal,” says dermatology specialist Dr. John Troccoli of Advanced Dermatology P.C. “These procedures take advantage of the physical properties of fat cells that differentiate them from other cells and remove them selectively without affecting surrounding tissue. Fat cells can be selectively targeted by techniques that include cold, ultrasound and laser therapies.”

“We've seen a great deal of interest in Cryolipolysis®, which uses controlled cooling to target fat cells,” says Ms. Bashian. “We use an FDA-cleared procedure called CoolSculpting® to safely and effectively target fat under the skin and permanently remove it from the body.” The science behind CoolSculpting® is based on the observation that exposure to low temperatures injures fat under the skin – effectively freezing it – while leaving the skin intact. After exposure, the fat cells atrophy and, over time, are naturally processed by the body and the dead cells are eliminated.

Tips about the CoolScupting® procedure
In consultation with a qualified aesthetician, you will develop an individualized treatment plan that is based on the number of areas you want to treat. During the procedure, many people relax, read or watch videos. As the CoolScupting® device is applied to the targeted area, you will initially feel intense cold and may experience the sensations of pulling, tugging or pinching. Post-procedure side effects may include temporary numbness, redness, swelling or stinging in the treated area. Most people return to normal activities immediately.

When will results show?
Improvement may be apparent several weeks after treatment but the fat cells are eliminated over time and the effect will be most noticeable about 3 months after treatment. The body will continue to slough off fat cells for 4-6 months after a single treatment and you may continue to see a smoother contour as the thickness of the fat layer at the treated site is gradually reduced.

CoolSculpting® has been cleared by the FDA and is safe for most people who have noticeable bulges that resist diet and exercise. It is not a solution for obesity and is not appropriate for people with disorders that make them highly sensitive to cold. A consultation will determine if you are a good candidate. “Simply Posh is under the medical direction of the board-certified dermatologists and surgeons of Advanced Dermatology,” says Ms. Bashian. “We provide a highly reliable and comfortable environment for medical and aesthetic treatment.”

“Removing unsightly bulges without invasive surgery is an ideal solution for many people,” Ms. Bashian concludes. “Our customers are pleased with the results and are often motivated to make further lifestyle changes to improve their health and appearance.”

CoolSculpting and Cryolipolysis are registered trademarks of Zeltiq Aesthetics, Inc.

Advanced Dermatology P.C. and the Center for Laser and Cosmetic Surgery (New York & New Jersey) is one of the leading dermatology centers in the nation with 15 locations in New York and New Jersey, offering highly experienced physicians in the fields of cosmetic and laser dermatology as well as plastic surgery and state-of-the-art medical technologies.

Simply Posh Aesthetic Spa offers personal care to address a wide array of skin care concerns including skin rejuvenation, body contouring, cellulite reduction therapy, anti-aging, and laser hair removal. Simply Posh is under the medical guidance of Advanced Dermatology’s board-certified dermatologists, cosmetic, laser, and plastic surgeons.

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