When it comes to losing extra fat and achieving a toned body, nothing compares to gold-standard diet and exercise. But even the most rigorous routine can’t always take care of love handles and other stubborn trouble spots. At the Anti-Aging Institute in Lexington, Kentucky, Dr. Fadi Bacha and his top-notch team offer non-invasive body contouring treatments to help patients safely and effectively get just the physique they’re looking for.
Non-invasive or minimally invasive body contouring treatments are a safe and effective way to non-surgically target stubborn pockets of fat that are difficult to lose through diet and exercise alone. Unlike liposuction or other surgical body sculpting procedures, non-invasive treatments can be done in-office and require little to no down time, so you can resume your normal activities quickly. The Anti-Aging Institute offers patients two types of advanced body contouring technology: SculpSure®, a 25-minute, laser-based treatment that targets troublesome midsection fat, and Smartlipo™, a minimally invasive treatment that is used to reduce fat in several areas of the body.
SculpSure is an FDA-approved body contouring treatment designed to treat excess pockets of midsection fat (including love handles, muffin tops, and belly fat) in a non-invasive way. The comfortable, state-of-the-art technology uses precisely directed laser energy to superheat the fat cells beneath the surface of your skin, without affecting your skin tissue. This targeted heat interrupts the fat cells and damages their structure, which ultimately turns them into a waste product that your lymphatic system naturally flushes out. Because this natural response takes place over time, SculpSure treatment results are gradual and progressive: Most patients begin to see a tighter, smoother midsection about 6-12 weeks after treatment. Each SculpSure session lasts about 25 minutes and requires no recovery time. Most patients get the results they’re looking for by treating a few areas over the course of several sessions.
Smartlipo, commonly referred to as laser liposuction, is a minimally invasive body contouring treatment designed to target the stubborn fat that accumulates in the main areas that are more resistant to the effects of diet and exercise, including your midsection, arms, buttocks, thighs, and neck. Done under local anesthetic for maximal comfort, this safe procedure uses cutting-edge technology to insert laser fiber into your body through a very small tube. Once there, the laser targets fat cells by rupturing their membranes. Then, the liquefied fat is gently suctioned out. Because the wavelengths of the lasers used disrupt fat cells as well as coagulate blood vessels and stimulate collagen, the procedure itself tightens your skin so you don’t have to worry about dimpling or sagging. Most patients only require one Smartlipo procedure to attain a tighter, smoother body. Although significant results are typically seen within a week, improvement may continue in the months following treatment.
*Individual Results May Vary