Losing a significant amount of weight can improve your overall well-being and reduce some significant health risks. It can improve mobility, mitigate the risk of cardiovascular disease, and help prevent Type 2 diabetes.
Once you reach your goal weight after months or years of adopting dietary changes, an exercise routine, and other lifestyle changes that promote the gradual loss of body fat, it’s normal to still have a few small pockets of fat that remain despite your efforts. A little extra volume under the chin, around the waist, or on the thighs can be hard to lose.
If those pockets of fat affect your proportions, how your clothes fit, or your appreciation for your weight-loss results, body sculpting treatments are an excellent final touch. Here at Healthy Lifestyle Medicine in Cheyenne, Wyoming, Kristine Van Kirk, MD, and Kelly Gebauer, WHNP-BC, perform noninvasive body sculpting treatments to make subtle aesthetic changes as a final step in your weight-loss journey.
Here are the changes that body sculpting can make to complement the results of your weight-loss progress:
Our specialists at Healthy Lifestyle Medicine use EmSculpt Neo® for all body sculpting treatments. It can gently remove body fat using radiofrequency energy. Without penetrating your skin, the energy heats and damages fat cells just under the dermis.
Over several months after your body sculpting session, the fat cells empty their contents, and your lymphatic system flushes them out. Gradually, you see a reduction in the fatty areas you targeted with the treatment.
Fat distribution varies widely among different people, so it’s up to you to decide which areas you want to target. You can treat multiple pockets of fat or just target one “problem area” where fat seems to accumulate and stay without budging despite your diet and exercise efforts.
EmSculpt Neo is a bit different from other body sculpting procedures. It also increases muscle mass. You might’ve assumed the only way you could do this was through consistent and diligent efforts in the gym. EmSculpt Neo simulates the results of high-intensity exercise using high-intensity focused electromagnetic technology (HIFEM®).
HIFEM energy causes your muscles to contract as if you were exercising but without requiring you to make a conscious effort. With repeated, intense contractions, your muscle fibers grow in size, number, and strength.
The aesthetic result of this process is more muscle definition in the areas you target. The increased muscle volume also helps conceal any remaining layers of fat.
To learn more about the perks of body sculpting with EmSculpt Neo, schedule an appointment over the phone or online at Healthy Lifestyle Medicine today.