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Body Contouring

Steel Family Medicine

Family Medicine located in Pleasant View, TN

There’s an incomparable sense of achievement in successfully losing weight, but very often a few hard to shift areas of fat that resist diet and exercise serve to spoil the contours of your new, healthier figure. Shannah Steel, DO, of Steel Family Medicine in Pleasant View, Tennessee, is a family medicine specialist who understands how frustrating it is to be stuck with these pockets of fat, and she can help you get rid of them painlessly using state-of-the-art SculpSure® laser technology. Call Steel Family Medicine today to find out more about body contouring, or book an appointment online.

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What is body contouring?

Body contouring is a way of reducing those stubborn fat pockets that cling to certain areas of your body, such as the:

  • Belly
  • Waist
  • Hips
  • Back
  • Thighs
  • Under the chin

Body contouring is a noninvasive, painless way of getting rid of this fat when diet and exercise aren’t making a difference, but it isn’t a substitute for healthy weight loss. If you need to lose weight, the Steel Family Medicine weight loss program gives you plenty of support to help you shed the excess pounds, and you can then perfect your new figure using SculpSure body contouring.

How does WarmSculpting with SculpSure body contouring work?

There are several different technologies available that provide body contouring, but at Steel Family Medicine, Dr. Steel and her team use the state-of-the-art WarmSculpting with SculpSure laser system. The WarmSculpting with SculpSure laser heats fat cells within a target area to a specific temperature at which they break down and die.

The heat in the laser doesn’t harm any other cells in the surrounding tissues because they aren’t affected at the temperature that kills fat cells, so WarmSculpting with SculpSure is a safe form of therapy when used by expert practitioners like those at Steel Family Medicine. The dead cells break down naturally, and in time, your body’s lymphatic system removes the remaining particles from your body.

What are the benefits of body contouring treatment?

Body contouring with WarmSculpting with SculpSure is one of the simplest solutions to reducing stubborn fat and has the following advantages over other aesthetic or surgical treatments.

  • You don’t need incisions or stitches
  • There’s virtually no risk of infection
  • You won’t need an anesthetic
  • There’s hardly any risk of complications
  • The procedure causes minimal if any discomfort
  • You won’t need any downtime

WarmSculpting with SculpSure laser technology is capable of pinpoint precision, ensuring treatment results in natural-looking contours. Fat cells can’t grow back after treatment, but you should bear in mind that the remaining fat cells could expand if you gain a lot of weight.

Does body contouring treatment provide instant results?

Unlike invasive surgery such as liposuction or a tummy tuck, you won’t see an instant reduction in the fat because the cells are still present in the tissues. It takes about six weeks for your body to process enough dead cells for you to notice a difference, with the full effect being visible after another six weeks. You may need several sessions to achieve the ultimate results.

The final result is a refined shape that gives you the curves you want without unattractive fat spoiling your outline, and all without pain or downtime.

Call Steel Family Medicine today to find out more about body contouring, or book an appointment online.