Do you have lingering deposits of fat that refuse to budge no matter how diligently you diet and exercise? If so, Kent Miller Gynecology in Gainesville, Georgia, offers body contouring services that can help. This innovative ultrasound treatment helps you achieve the body of your dreams without the need for surgery, downtime, or medication. To learn more, come in for a personal consultation. You can book your visit by phone or by using the online scheduling tool.
Body Contouring Q & A
Why does it seem impossible to get rid of small areas of fat?
You have fat cells located throughout your body. When you consume more calories than you burn, your body converts much of the excess food into fat. Your existing fat cells expand to accommodate that new fat.
If you create a calorie deficit, your fat cells shrink as your body taps into your fat stores to use as fuel. This process doesn’t always occur at the same fat across all of your body’s fat cells. No matter what type of exercises you do, it’s impossible to direct your body to use stored fat in the areas you’d prefer.
That’s why you can achieve an ideal weight and reach your aesthetic goals in some areas of your body yet be troubled by lingering deposits of fat in others.
What is body contouring?
Body contouring is the process of destroying the structural integrity of targeted fat cells so they can no longer store fat. After extensive research, Dr. Miller chose to bring the UltraShapeⓇ Power treatment platform to his practice.
Unlike treatments that use heat or cold to destroy fat cells, this system achieves results by using ultrasound energy to mechanically damage the walls of targeted fat cells. The system allows for precise focus at a carefully controlled depth and is selective, allowing Dr. Miller to focus on stubborn fat cells without damaging surrounding tissues.
The ultrasound energy destroys many of the treated fat cells. Once they can no longer hold fat, the fat within each cell is released and your body processes it along with the cellular debris through your lymphatic system.
Is body contouring painful?
The UltraShape Power system received FDA approval for reducing abdominal fat in 2016 after extensive clinical trials. The treatment is safe and effective when performed by a skilled medical professional.
Treatment sessions only take around an hour, and there’s no need for special preparation, anesthesia, or downtime after your appointments. You can return to normal daily routines right away.
During your session, you may feel a sensation of warmth or tingling in the treatment area. Many people, however, report no unusual sensations at all. After your appointment, you might experience some bruising and mild soreness.
You may need more than one treatment to achieve your desired results. Dr. Miller will give you an idea of what to expect during your initial consultation. To learn more, schedule an appointment today with Kent Miller Gynecology using the online tool, or call the office to check availability.