Warmer weather is coming! Winter is finally on its way out of Kansas City, which means spring is fast approaching. It’s time to put away the bulky sweaters, oversized winter coats and scarves in favor of shorts, skirts, short-sleeves and tanks. While these clothes keep you cool and comfortable, they are also more revealing than your cold weather wardrobe. And if you have areas of your body that you aren’t quite satisfied with, wearing your spring fashions may make you a bit uncomfortable. You don’t need to hide. You can easily slim down those stubborn areas with body contouring services from Vargas Face and Skin Center.
What is Body Contouring?
Body contouring is a procedure done to remove unwanted excess fat from problem areas. At Vargas Face and Skin Center, body contouring is done with laser liposuction. This minimally invasive procedure ablates and melts unwanted fat without the risk and downtime associated with traditional liposuction. Laser energy is directed at specific areas of the body to liquefy fat while contouring at the same time, resulting in the firmer, more attractive contour you’ve been looking for.
How is Laser Lipo Different from Traditional Liposuction?
Laser lipo is a procedure that is aimed at those individuals who are within their ideal BMI, but still have certain areas that just won’t go away, even with a proper diet and regular exercise. Considered a “low volume liposuction,” laser lipo removes smaller amounts of fat in a minimally invasive procedure. It does not require anesthesia or major surgery, which means you heal that much faster.
The Body Contouring Procedure
Laser lipo is one of the safest, most effective procedures available for getting rid of unwanted fat. Tiny incisions are made, so small, in fact, that no anesthetic is needed. Dr. Vargas uses a laser, which she directs at the specified areas to liquefy the fat cells. She then removes them and tightens the skin at the same time. The incisions are then closed, requiring only a few stitches.
What Areas Does Body Contouring Treat?
Just about any area of the body can be treated with laser liposuction. It can be used to treat the chin and neck, upper arms, torso, flanks, buttocks, thighs, as well as the waist and hips. Essentially, any area where you have fat you just can’t seem to get rid of, no matter how much exercise you do, or how much you watch what you eat, can be taken care of. And, one of the best parts is that results are visible almost immediately.
What’s the Downtime?
Traditional liposuction is a surgical procedure, and therefore more invasive. As a result, recovery time can be several weeks to several months. Laser liposuction, on the other hand, due to its less invasive nature, has a significantly reduced downtime. You may experience some swelling and bruising, but it usually only lasts a couple of weeks, and is not noticeable. You may also experience some tenderness. Despite this, most laser lipo patients are back to work and back to normal activities in just a matter of a few short days, getting you back to your life that much faster.
Don’t let your self-consciousness keep you from dressing for the warmer spring weather. Body contouring can shape your body and get rid of those stubborn problem areas, helping to give you the extra boost of confidence you need. Contact Vargas Face and Skin Center today to schedule your consultation!