An individual can spend hours at the gym and count calories or carbs religiously, but that still may not be enough to maintain a slim, toned and properly proportioned body profile. Hence, the popularity of body contouring is growing by leaps and bounds. This is because The techniques and technologies employed achieve real and lasting results. You may exercise daily but still have pockets of stubborn fat and cellulite. Or you may not have time for the gym and need some help toning, tightening, and trimming.

Either way, non- surgical body contouring/sculpting can help you lose inches, restore contours, and achieve a look of fitness- all without hours of aerobic and resistance training. 

 Today’s body contouring treatments and technology are non-invasive to minimally- invasive and involve no surgery, no scars, and little to no downtime. These procedures can be used-  solely or in combination - to lift, tone, tighten, shape and slenderize as needed. These treatments address everything from saddle bags on the flanks to a full body makeover. Commonly, multiple techniques are employed to burn fat, breakdown cellulite, and manipulate muscles. These techniques successfully eliminate stubborn pockets of fat and cellulite in areas that include the neck, back, belly, hips, inner and outer thighs, calves, waist, upper arms, flanks, and knees.

 

INDICATIONS FOR BODY CONTOURING
Body Fat

Fat is one of the basic components that make up the structure of your body. The other components include muscle, water, bone and your organs – the brain, the kidneys, spleen, stomach, pancreas, and intestines. Etc. All are necessary for normal, healthy functioning.

  

Body fat can be divided into two categories: Essential fat and storage fat.

 

As its name implies, essential fat is necessary for normal, healthy functioning. it is stored in small amounts of your bone marrow, organs, central nervous system and muscles. In men, essential fat is approximately 3% of body weight. Women, however, have a higher percentage of essential fat-about 12%. This is because they’re essential fat also include some sex-specific fat found in the breasts, pelvis, hips and thighs. This sex-specific fat is believed to be critical for normal reproductive function.

 

Storage fat is the other type of body fat. This is the fat  you accumulate beneath your skin, in certain specific areas inside your body, and in your muscles. It also includes the deep fat that protects your internal organs from injury. Men and women have similar amounts of storage fat. 

 

It is desirable to have some storage fat due to the protective role it plays in your body. However, most storage fat is considered to be expendable. 

  

Storage fat:

- Increases when you gain weight 

- Is what you want to lose when you lose weight. Many Americans have too much storage that, while some have two little. Too much or too little storage that is unhealthy.

 

Fat Deposits in the Body

Visceral  Fat - Around the organs

Subcutaneous Fat - Below the skin layer 

 

Adipocytes, also known as lipocytes and fat cells, are the cells that primarily compose adipose tissue, which is specialized tissue designed to store energy as fat. This type of fat is usually stored below the skin.

 

Composition Of Adipocytes and Fat Tissue 

What is the healthy range of body fat?

 

For the average adult, the healthy range of body fat is shown below. The ranges are different for men and women depending on their age.

 

Professional and superior amateur athletes often have a body fat percentage much lower than the average person. For example, Male marathon runners have been found to have body fat as low as 3.3% and female Olympic swimmers have been found to have body fat as low as 14.5%.

 

What happens when your percent body fat goes above the desirable range? You risk for developing heart disease, high blood pressure, gallstones, type 2 diabetes, osteoarthritis, certain cancers, and early death increases. In some cases, the excess fat becomes a mechanical barrier to breathing properly. This condition is called sleep apnea.

 

Where your excess fat is located is even more important than the amount of body fat you have. Recent studies have shown that if you carry your extra fat around your waist you are at a higher risk for developing the disease as mentioned above and if you carry the same amount of extra fat around your thighs and buttocks.  

 

What happens when you gain weight?

 

Fully grown adults can gain both lean body mass and storage fat when they gain weight. The amount of fat gained usually far exceeds the amount of lean body mass gained. The exception to this is if you are involved in a training program specifically aimed at increasing your muscle mass.

 

More specifically, the extra weight you gain is about 60 to 80% fat and 20 to 40% lean body mass. Therefore, if you ggained 10 pounds, about 6 to 8 pounds would be fat and 2 to 4 pounds would be lean body mass. This would mean increases not only in your fat tissue but also in your muscles, stomach, intestines and other organs, bone and water.

 

What happens when you lose weight?

 

When you lose weight, you lose water, lean body mass and storage fat. To replace lost water, it is important to maintain proper hydration. From a health standpoint and to maintain your metabolic rate, it is better to preserve as much lean body mass as you reduce your body fat.

 

How much fat and lean body mass should you lose when you lose weight? Experts have determined that during the early weeks of weight loss, at least 75% of the weight you lose should be fat loss and not more than 25% should come from lean body mass. As you continue to lose weight, especially if certain types of exercise are included in your weight loss plan, fat loss should be about 90% of the weight you lose and lean body mass should be about 10%.

 

Cellulite: Causes, Treatment, Prevention

Cellulite is a condition in which the skin appears to have areas with underlying fat deposits, giving it a dimple, lumpy appearance. It is most noticeable on the buttocks and thighs, usually occurs after puberty.

  

Cellulite is also known as adiposis edematosa, dermopanniculosis deformans, status protrudes cutis, and gynoid lipodystrophy in the medical field and as orange peel syndrome, cottage cheese scan, hell damage, and the mattress phenomenon in colloquial language.

Dermatologists say that cellulite may effect up to 90% of women at some point in their lives.

 

Cellulite is often classified use in three grades:

 

 Grade 1- Cellulite sees no clinical symptoms, but a microscopic examination of cells from the area detects underlying anatomical changes.

 

Grade 2 -Cellulite requires a scan to show parlor passed (pastimes), be lower temperature, and have decreased elasticity, in addition to anatomical changes noted by microscopic examinations.

 

Grade 3- Cellulite has visible roughness of the skin like an orange pill along with all grade 2 signs.

 

Although cellulite can affect both sexes, it is much more common in females, mainly because they are more likely to have particular types of fat and connective tissue.

Causes of Cellulite

The causes of cellulite are not well understood, but there are several theories that have been put forth as explanations.

 

Among these are:

 

Hormonal factors - Hormones likely play an important role in cellulite development. Many believe estrogen, insulin, noradrenaline, thyroid hormones, and prolactin are part of the cellulite production process.

  

Genetics - Certain genes are required for cellulite development. Genes may predispose an individual to particular characteristics associated with cellulite, such as gender, race, slow metabolism, just a version of fat just underneath the skin, circulatory insufficiency.

  

Diet - People who eat too much fat, carbohydrates, salt and little fiber are likely to have greater amounts of cellulite.

  

Lifestyle Factors - So you like may be more prevalent in smokers, those who do not exercise, and those who sit or stand in one position for a long period of time.

  

Clothing - Underwear with tight elastic across the buttocks (limiting blood flow) may contribute to the formation of cellulite.

 

There are multiple therapies that are recommended to remove cellulite. These therapies have been proven effective in clinical trials.

  

Therapeutic methods for cellulite removal that are physical or mechanical include:

 

- Pneumatic Massages

- Massages that simulate lymphatic flow

- Heat therapy - ultrasound

- Radio frequency therapy

- Magnetic therapy

- Radial waves therapy

- Endermologie

- Electrical stimulation

 

 A second class of cellulite removal strategies consists of drugs that act on fatty tissues. There is a wide range of pharmacological agents which are used for getting rid of cellulite, including:

  

- Methylxanthines (caffeine and theobromine)

- Beta-agonists

- Adrenaline

- Amino acids

- Rutin

- Pentoxifylline

- Alpha-antagonists 

- Ginkgo biloba

- Indian chestnut

 

Cellulite may affect up to 90% of women at some point in their lives.

Some people wear special clothing, cold compression garments, to reduce appearance of cellulite. These garments compress arteries and increase blood and lymph flow to reduce visual cellulite.

  

Do anti-cellulite cream’s work? 

There is currently no medical research to support the effectiveness of anti-cellulite creams and getting rid of cellulite.

  

Cellulite Prevention 

Eating healthy, low fat foods such as fruits, vegetables, and fiber can help one avoid cellulite. Similarly exercising regularly, maintaining a healthy weight, and reducing stress are recommended to prevent cellulite.

 

Laxity or lose sagging of the skin can occur anywhere on the body. Lax skin is often the most noticeable on the face, but may also be prevalent on the neck, jawline, hands, abdomen, and thighs. Skin laxity FX targeted areas by increasing fine, crinkly lines and wrinkles, causing puffiness and bags under the eyes, and intensifying the appearance of cellulite. Regardless of where and how skin laxity appears, the condition can exasperate the appearance of age and detract from one’s natural beauty.

 

Skin laxity is the result of both intrinsic and extrinsic factors. Natural aging, genetics, diet, stress, lifestyle, sun exposure, weight fluctuations, exposure to environmental toxins, and smoking may all contribute, resulting in loss of collagen and elastin in our skin. The breakdown of the skin binding fibers causes laxity and it increases over the years. Gravity also plays a large part and plan to lose her skin down words and it starts to do so as early as our 30's. 

Finding the optimal treatment depends on the severity of your skin laxity and your underlying skin tone. There are a number of highly effective treatments that can tighten lax skin or add volume, and the sooner you ask the more you will prevent further laxity from occurring.

 

 Wrinkles and Skin Laxity Reduction

 

As we age, so does our skin. It becomes looser. This is called laxity. Skin laxity can also sometimes be to blame for puffiness and dark under eye bags. Many people don’t realize that making better choices during their younger years can you help avoid skin laxity and wrinkles when they are older. Skin laxity is a normal and inevitable part of the aging process. There are things you can do to prevent skin laxity from occurring. Throughout this article, we will discuss the causes of skin laxity, diagnosis, prevention and treatment.

  

Who Gets Skin Laxity 

 

No one is safe from skin laxity. It does not matter who you are, your age, or your genetic background. It is something we should all be aware of. Some people's faces show “jowling” as early as the 30's. Skin laxity can attack all skin types and all age groups. Both men and women get skin laxity. As well with all signs of aging, prevention should be the main focus. It is a lot easier to prevent something from occurring than it is to reverse it once it has happened. Since most people aren’t happy with the signs of a gene showing visually on their faces, prevention really is the best way to go.

  

What Causes Skin Laxity?

 

Skin laxity is often times genetic and it can occur at a very young age, however, there are some who suffer from skin laxity after a trauma or an accident, especially individuals who have suffered injury to the joints or ligaments, injured ligaments that have not healed properly can gain skin laxity. Ligament laxity can be caused by genetics.

  

What are The Signs and Symptoms of Skin Laxity?

 

Signs of medical conditions that could eventually cause skin laxity to occur include sprained ankles, shoulder dislocations, knee effusions and chronic back problems. Afflicted individuals are prone to bone dislocations and will often report pain from sanitary jobs. It is not uncommon for individuals who have loose ligaments in the legs and feet to assume they have flat feet.

 

How is Skin Laxity Diagnosed?

 

Environmental stress on elastic fibers and collagen fibers in the skin can cause laxity. Sun, pollution, poor dietary habits as well as stress are also factors. As we age, laxity worsens. Gravity also plays a huge role in pulling loose or scan in a downward direction. When the skin becomes so loose it hangs, patients are diagnosed with laxity. If you are unsure whether or not what you are experiencing is laxity, see your dermatologist or plastic surgeon. Your doctor will also be able to go over your options with you.

 

Skin Wrinkles and Skin Laxity

 

As you age, your skin naturally loses it’s the laxity. It is only natural for face wrinkles to occur when this happens. Beyond aging, there are other things that can damage your skin. The sun is one of the biggest factors in damaged facial skin. Our faces are prime targets for the damaging UV rays. Other habits can also contribute to skin laxity and wrinkles.

 

Conclusion

  

Not every person who develops wrinkles, or develops serious skin laxity on their face. Some struggle with it on other parts of the body, such as the buttocks, tummy, upper arms and upper thigh area. no matter where laxity shows up, it can be double cult to deal with. Prevention is always the best attack method, but sometimes there is nothing you can do to prevent laxity from occurring. Anyone struggling with skin laxity should consult with a licensed professional about the most appropriate treatment options.

Common Areas of Concern:

Knee: Fat often builds up on the inside region of the knees in women.

 

 

Upper Arm: Also common in women, that build up can occur in the middle of the upper area of the upper arm -typically covering triceps area.

 

 

Abdomen: Fat build up around the navel area is common in both men and women. It is also one of the few fat deposits that are also found in slim women.

 

Inner Thigh: Fat storage between the thighs is common in women but also occurs in men. It is more noticeable in women due to the width of the pelvis that, intern, influences the position of the thigh (femur). 

 

 

Outer Thigh: Sometimes called “riding breeches”, this area is the most likely place for the pitted or quilted appearance of cellulite. This fat concentration also blends with fat tissue on the inner thigh and the buttocks.

 

 

Buttocks: Without that here, sitting would be quite uncomfortable. that is held in place by the gluteal fold. Significant fat as loss from the buttock, the only appropriate training camp prevent the buttock from sagging down against the thigh.

 

 

Lower Back: This fat concentration often merges with a buttock area.

 

 

Chest: Breast tissue comprises the mammary gland (one’s ‘endowment) surrounded by fat. Men also have atrophied glands and fat in this area. Both sexes gain fat in this area. In men, this can sometimes be mistaken for the condition of Gynecomastia - A condition that includes the only fat build up, but growth in gland tissue.

Fat Patterns and Shape Distribution

- Women- generally around the buttocks and thighs (gluteofemoral): “pear-shaped”

- Men - generally around the abdomen: “Apple-shaped”.

 

Note that these are the pre-dominant patterns, but both ‘apple’ and ‘pear’ shaped distribution can be found in either gender.

Treatments

I-Lipo- This is a non-surgical non-invasive alternative to liposuction that targets troubled areas such as hips, waist, back, arms and thighs. Using a low-energy laser to breakup fat cells by penetrating the shallow are of fat. The lasers empty the fat cells similar to a grape shrinking to a raisin. The fat leaves your body through the lymphatic system which is through sweat, urine, or feces. This treatment is recommended for people that have loose, broken up, fluffy fat instead of dense, hard fat.

 

 

 

Benefits:

 

- Non-surgical, non-invasive way of removing fat

- Body Contouring

- Collagen growth

- Skin cell renewal

- Progressive results

- Improved circulation

- Cellulite Reduction

 

 

 

Pain Level: None

Results: 1-12 sessions (12 recommended)

Areas: Stomach, hips, thighs, back, arms

 

* Results vary depending on diet and exercise outside of treatment room

* This can be combined with other slimming treatments


 

 

Ultrasonic Cavitation - is a method of liposuction. Cavitation destroys fat cells by using low frequency sound waves. Once the fat cell is destroyed , the fat is discharged between the cells where they are turned into protein and then changed into free fatty acids and glycerol. The free fatty acids are moved to the liver where they decay and are removed from the body through the lymphatic system.

 

 

* Please note results are successful depending on your commitment to drink lots of water and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Walking on a daily basis is recommended.

 

 

 

Benefits of Cavitation: 

 

- Non- surgical and non-invasive method of removing fat

- A great alternative to Lipo

- Immediate results

- Helps speed up metabolism

- Contours body

- Helps with lymph and blood circulation

- Progressive results

 

 

 

Pain Level: None

 

Results: Visible after 1-4 treatments (4-12 sessions recommended)

 

Areas: Abdomen, love handles, back, legs, upper arms

 

 

* Results vary depending on diet and exercise outside of treatment room
* This can be combined with other slimming treatments

 

Radio Frequency (RF) - This skin tightening procedure uses Radio Frequency waves to deliver heat and energy to the muscles and underlying tissues is the Dermal Layer which causes collagen production. The production of the collagen activates the skins tissues and causes the skin to contract. 

 

 

 

BENEFITS: 

 

- Firmer Skin

- Tighter Skin

- Body Contouring

- Alleviates the appearance of stretch marks

- Skin becomes lighter and brighter

 

 

PAIN LEVEL: None

 

AREAS: Stomach, arms, back, legs, chest, face

 

RESULTS: 1 session (3-12 recommended) depending on body goals

 

 

 

* Results vary depending on diet and exercise outside of treatment room
* This can be combined with other slimming treatments

Wood Therapy - A deep tissue massage technique that employs sculpted wooden implements to sculpt the body, improve body size and proportions. This massage/ technique is a superior alternative to regular massage for individuals with disproportionate, localized pockets of stubborn fat and cellulite. The wood sculpting tools are made specifically to manipulate and restructure fatty tissue, fibrous cellulite, loosen tight and tired muscles so that the fat and toxins can be eliminated naturally through the lymphatic system.

BENEFITS:

- Breakdown Cellulite Nodes

- Tones and Tightens Skin

- Contours Body

- Lymphatic Drainage and Elimination of Adipose Tissue

- Eliminates Saddle Bags

- Reduces Muffin Top

- Defines Arms and Legs

- Chides Waist Area

- Firms Thighs and Buttocks

 

PAIN LEVEL: Mild

AREAS: Full Body (Stomach, Back, Shoulders, Arms, Legs)

 

* Results vary depending on diet and exercise outside of treatment room

* This can be combined with other slimming treatments

 

 

 

Vacuum Therapy -  This treatment is for those who want to tone, lift, firm, shape, or plump their derriere using a non-surgical method known as "Vacuum Therapy." The procedure involves restoring and plumping the buttocks volume using your own fat. the vacuum therapy is a non-invasive technique that stimulates your collagen, muscles and mobilizes the fat permanently.

 

Benefits:

- Non-surgical non-invasive method for plumping, lifting, and sculpting the buttocks 

- Decreases muscle tension

- Tightens and tones buttocks

- Body contouring

- Immediate results

 

Pain Level: None- Mild

Results: Visible after 1-3 sessions (3-8 sessions recommended)

Areas: Buttocks and Hips

* Results vary depending on diet and exercise outside of treatment room

* This can be combined with other slimming treatments

 

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