Padmaja Sharma, MD
OB/GYN & Medical Spa located in Fremont, CA
Diet and exercise, no matter how stringent, don’t always help you achieve the body you desire. If you’re at a healthy body weight, Dr. Padmaja Sharma at Fremont OB/GYN in Fremont, California, offers a number of body sculpting options to eliminate stubborn fat preventing you from having the body you want. Call or make an appointment online today to begin the process.
Body Contouring Q & A
What is body contouring?
Body contouring consists of several non-surgical fat-reduction processes that target and eliminate unwanted fat cells. There are several technological options available to destroy fat cells underneath your skin without injuring the surface of your skin.
What are the different types of body contouring?
The most common types of minimally-invasive body contouring alternatives to liposuction that don’t require incisions or anesthesia include:
- Radiofrequency: Radiofrequency body contouring delivers energy that creates heat and destroys fat cells by targeting water in the cells. While you feel a warm sensation during this procedure, built-in temperature sensors help prevent your skin from burning.
- Cryolipolysis: Also called fat freezing, cryolipolysis exposes your fat cells to temperatures cold enough to kill them without damaging your skin. During this procedure, Dr. Sharma uses a device that suctions your chin, arms, abdomen, love handles, or thighs before destroying the underlying fat cells.
- High-intensity focused ultrasound: Originally used to tighten and lift the face, ultrasound energy breaks down and destroys fat. During each hour-long session, Dr. Sharma uses a special device she moves around manually as vibrations work on your abdomen. With this procedure, there’s little to no discomfort.
- Low-level laser therapy: Low-level laser therapy (LLLT) exposes fat cells to infrared or near-infrared light that damages and destroys your fat cells, which your body then eliminates. LLLT works best on your stomach, thighs, and other areas without curves because it requires the use of a flat applicator.
What are the side effects of body contouring?
Non-surgical body sculpting techniques don’t offer the same results as liposuction. In fact, liposuction allows you to get rid of nearly ten times the amount of fat. However, non-surgical body contouring comes with minimal side effects that diminish quickly and usually don’t interfere with regular activity.
While multiple sessions help you achieve the best results, each treatment requires little to no downtime. Once complete, you get final results in under six months. Maintenance requires healthy eating and regular exercise.
To find individualized treatments and the best body contouring procedure for you, call or make an appointment online today with Dr. Sharma in the private setting and small office of Fremont OB/GYN.