Who Is a Good Candidate for Body Contouring?
Losing weight from or toning a specific body part can be difficult. Even if you focus on a healthy diet and regular exercise, you may not lose fat where you want, such as the buttocks. This is when body contouring Torrance treatments from the InjectAbility Clinic in Torrance, CA, can be highly beneficial. Our team will help you choose the best treatment for your needs, even as they determine your candidacy for that treatment.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Body Contouring Torrance?
Different contouring options exist to deliver different results, and each comes with its own candidate criteria. CoolSculpting, for instance, is a patented system that delivers controlled cooling to specific fat cells. Once treated, those cells freeze and die. Your body then eliminates the subsequent debris to smooth away physical bumps and bulges.
The best candidates for CoolSculpting are those within 10 to 20 pounds of their ideal weight. Patients should also have wobbles or fat pockets that don’t respond to diet and exercise. Areas that can be treated with CoolSculpting include the:
Slightly different from CoolSculpting, CoolTone is designed to tone and define the body. The device delivers electromagnetic energy to a targeted area to stimulate muscles. In turn, the muscles involuntarily contract in a way similar to traditional exercises. But those contractions happen at a rate much faster than exercise can provide. To illustrate, one treatment in the abdomen is comparable to performing 1,000 sit-ups.
In addition to the stomach, CoolTone can be used on the thighs and buttocks. With that said, candidates should already have some muscle tone but desire to firm areas that are perhaps looser than others. In other words, a patient should have a healthy body fat percentage but lack muscle definition in one of the three key treatment areas, such as the abdomen.
Today’s injectables, including Kybella and QWO, are sophisticated enough to help sculpt certain areas of the body. Kybella is the only FDA-approved injectable for removing extra padding from beneath the chin. Patients ideally want to avoid invasive surgery but long to contour their jawlines and chins.
QWO, meanwhile, is FDA-approved to treat cellulite in the buttocks. This option is ideal for patients aged 40 and younger with healthy skin texture. Candidates should also want to achieve smoother buttocks by eliminating cellulite dimples.
Lipo-B injections deliver a mixture of compounds that mimic B vitamins. Treatment can reduce extra fat in specific areas, such as the upper arms, buttocks, or thighs. Lipo-B can also ramp up metabolic activity and energy.
Candidates for this treatment include those who want to improve their metabolism and burn fat more efficiently. Patients may also be considered if they:
- Struggle to lose weight
- Frequently experience fatigue
- Feel slow or sluggish
Treatment with PDO threads can revitalize your appearance by firming and lifting the skin. It addresses loose skin in the cheeks, jowls, lips, and neck. Even as the threads smooth wrinkles and lift sagging tissues, they also stimulate the production of new collagen. This helps improve skin health from within.
Successful candidates are often 55 years or younger. They either do not want or cannot tolerate a surgical facelift. Patients should also understand PDO threads may be unable to correct excessively loose skin. This treatment is, however, a viable way to firm tissues just starting to sag and/or fold.
Qualifications for All Treatments
Each body contouring Torrance option listed here is unique, but they all demand you have a healthy lifestyle prior to treatment. This generally means engaging in routine exercise and regularly eating wholesome, nourishing foods.
These treatments can work for both men and women. In addition, they’re optimal for patients who want to achieve results without enduring long and/or painful recoveries.
Make A Lifelong Commitment
To maintain results, patients should be committed to healthy living practices both before and after treatment. Again, this means caring for skin, eating a balanced diet, and exercising for about 30 minutes each day. Otherwise, extra pounds can accumulate even after fat cells have been permanently eliminated.
Understand the Difference Between Fat Loss and Weight Loss
Last but not least, patients need to understand fat loss is not the same as weight loss. Every person is born with a specific number of fat cells they keep throughout their lifetime. Treatments like CoolSculpting and Kybella eliminate some of those cells in a targeted area. This means the fat cells are permanently destroyed and cannot regenerate.
Weight loss, on the other hand, forces fat cells to become smaller. The number of these cells, however, does not change. This explains why you can gain weight even after receiving contouring treatments – and why a healthy diet and regular exercise are important to maintaining your results. Such habits can also help keep your appearance fresh after CoolTone, injectables, or PDO threads.
The Body You Want With the Help You Need
Contouring treatments can lift, sculpt, and tone sagging tissues and stubborn fat pockets. The key is in knowing which treatment is best for you. Generally speaking, the best candidates are those who have good physical health, are committed to an active lifestyle, and understand how a particular treatment will help meet their appearance goals. Learn more by contacting the InjectAbility Clinic in Torrance, CA, today.