Should I Lose Weight Before Body Sculpting Treatment?
It's no secret that many people turn to body sculpting treatments as a way to improve their figure. The Alma Accent Prime™ can reduce unwanted fat deposits in many areas to provide individuals with a more toned appearance they want to show off.
Before you undergo body contouring, you may be wondering if you should lose weight beforehand. Below, board-certified physician Dr. Brenda Vozza discusses the benefits of maintaining a consistent weight before undergoing this advanced cosmetic treatment. Call Brookridge Internal Medicine Associates, P.A. for a consultation in Longview, TX and learn more.
Who needs body sculpting?
Factors like age and genetics cause fat pockets to form in areas like the abdomen, hips, and thighs over time. Unfortunately, sometimes this fat is incredibly hard to tone through diet and exercise alone. Even if you hit your ideal weight and body composition, stubborn fat can still remain. Body sculpting treatments target these fat deposits and provide natural-looking contours.
How does body sculpting work?
Conventional liposuction techniques require suction tubes to remove fat. However, this can damage surrounding tissues and lead to long recovery times. Our body contouring treatment uses a combination of ultrasound and radiofrequency (RF) technologies to reduce small but noticeable fat pockets. Alma Accent Prime targets selected fat cells and heats them, causing them to die. Your body then metabolizes the fat and removes the cells from the area.
Should I lose weight before treatment?
Generally speaking, it's beneficial to maintain a consistent weight before undergoing body sculpting treatments. This is because weight fluctuations in the future, either a decrease or increase, can directly impact your results. So, if you plan to lose or gain weight in the future, it's best to do so before meeting with our team in Longview, TX.
Patients should also understand that obese individuals (those with a higher-than-average BMI) may not be considered good candidates for Alma Accent Prime at this time. We always recommend that patients reach a healthy weight before undergoing any cosmetic procedures.
What happens during a consultation?
When you visit us for a body sculpting consultation, Dr. Vozza will evaluate your overall health and discuss your aesthetic goals. We then make recommendations for the best plan moving forward. Please inform us of any medications or supplements you take, as well as any significant weight changes in the past year. Our goal is to ensure great outcomes in the safest manner possible.
What are the benefits of body sculpting?
Almost anyone looking to reduce fat deposits in the abdomen, hips, thighs, or other areas can benefit from body contouring with our team. Here are some advantages of the Alma Accent Prime:
- Minimally invasive treatment: Unlike liposuction, there is no need for large incisions or general anesthesia.
- Excellent results: Patients begin to see results within weeks of their appointment, with the outcomes becoming noticeable after a few months.
- Long-lasting results: Body sculpting is long-lasting when patients continue to maintain their weight.
Ask about body contouring with the Alma Accent Prime
Fat deposits can be frustrating, and diet and exercise alone may not be enough to improve your figure. Brookridge Internal Medicine Associates, P.A. is proud to offer cutting-edge body contouring treatments that provide results without surgery. Call us today in Longview, TX to schedule an assessment with Dr. Brenda Vozza. We can discuss the Alma Accent Prime procedure and determine if it's the right choice for your needs.