Fitness and health New Year’s resolutions are the most common ones people make but can be the hardest to keep. It can be so discouraging to start a new, healthier lifestyle and not see the results you’re working hard for.
If you’re looking to lose stubborn belly fat, tighten sagging skin, or smooth cellulite, you may find lifestyle changes alone simply aren’t enough.
At Amy Brenner, MD & Associates, we have body contouring options to suit anyone. Read on to learn more about the procedures we offer for Cincinnati-area patients. If you’re already certain about pursuing body contouring, try out our online virtual consultation tool or schedule an in-person consultation.
What is body contouring?
Body sculpting refers to any method of surgically or non-surgically shaping your body, particularly fat that is resistant to diet and exercise. One of the most well-known methods of body contouring is liposuction.
Thanks to advances in technology, today there are a variety of options for body contouring without surgery. We provide several options for body sculpting in Cincinnati that can target and eliminate areas of stubborn fat.
Body contouring is not generally considered a weight loss procedure. Most individuals who get body sculpting done are at or within 10 pounds of their goal weight, and they simply want to target areas of fat resistant to diet and exercise. Even with surgical options like liposuction, only so much fat can be safely removed at once.
However, with multiple applications of one or more types of non-surgical body contouring, many patients have seen weight loss that goes beyond a couple of pounds. If something—whether it’s a lack of free time, a physical issue, or countless other reasons—is keeping you from your fitness goals, a trim body is still a possibility with body contouring.
Amy Brenner, MD & Associates body contouring options
We understand there is no one-size-fits-all option for people looking to reduce unwanted fat in Cincinnati, so we offer several options that can be used separately or combined to complement their effects. Some methods of body sculpting are done through extreme cold or heat to destroy fat cells, and others use radiofrequency (RF) to stimulate your body’s natural fat-burning processes.
Evolve® Body Remodeling
The Evolve® Body Remodeling system is our newest approach to body contouring. This non-invasive full-body system has three applications for skin, body fat, and muscle toning. This is the most complete body-contouring system we have. With just one device, we can treat multiple areas at once and customize the various aesthetic treatments to your specific needs.
Evolve® utilizes radiofrequency for body sculpting. This energy converts to heat when it reaches fat cells, and that heat melts away the fat. RF waves also stimulate your natural collagen production.
Evolve® Tite uses radiofrequency energy to tighten and improve the appearance of loose skin. RF waves penetrate the surface of your skin and deliver uniform heating to the subdermal layer to promote the creation of new collagen and elastin. This leaves skin rejuvenated, youthful, and smooth.
The Trim setting on our Evolve® body-contouring system tackles stubborn subcutaneous fat that is often resistant to diet and exercise. The system itself can be compared to CoolSculpting® in that it uses applicators and a tissue vacuum to deliver the targeted thermal effect, but instead of freezing the fat cells, Evolve® Trim uses RF energy to destroy them. In addition to melting fat off of your body, Trim is an incredible treatment for cellulite, which is something even liposuction cannot address.
The future is truly here with Evolve® Tone. With the same system we use to deliver skin tightening and body contouring, we can now tone your muscles! Electrical muscle stimulation (EMS) is emitted to simulate involuntary muscle contractions in targeted areas. With four hands-free applicators, we can target specific muscle groups to refine the appearance and strengthen your muscles. Tone can even be used for a non-invasive booty lift to help you achieve that perfect peach when your squat reps aren’t cutting it.
All aspects of the Evolve® Body Remodeling system can be used on your abdomen, arms, hips, thighs, waist, flank, and buttocks.
CoolSculpting® is the only FDA-cleared non-surgical fat reduction treatment that uses controlled cooling to target and reduce body fat. We are the first providers in the area to attend the Master’s Class at CoolSculpting® University and the first to offer CoolSculpting® Plus—CoolSculpting® procedures packaged with treatment by the Z Wave. We have performed more than 4,000 unwanted fat removals in Cincinnati using CoolSculpting®!
CoolSculpting® can be performed on the following areas of the body:
- Love handles/muffin tops
- Bra band fat
- Inner and outer thighs
- Belly fat
- Upper arms
- Double chin
All of these areas can be treated in as little as 35 minutes (up to 75 minutes, depending on the area being treated) with minimal to no side effects or recovery time. Our certified body-contouring specialist follows the treatment with a manual massage to encourage fat cells to break up and flush away.
However, with CoolSculpting® Plus, we replace the manual massage with the Z Wave for an enhanced effect. We are the only practice in the Cincinnati area offering CoolSculpting® Plus!
Z Wave uses acoustic radial wave therapy to impact collagen and the structure of your connective tissues to diminish cellulite. Cellulite is formed when fat deposits push through the connective tissues in the layers of your skin. This is what causes the bumpy, uneven, dimply appearance that almost every woman (and many men!) have on their buttocks and thighs. Cellulite is not caused by toxins, weight gain, or issues with diet. Even bikini models have cellulite!
There are added benefits of reducing the appearance of stretch marks and enhancing the overall texture of your skin. The Z Wave is an excellent adjunct to treatments like CoolSculpting® for those who want more dramatic results.
MyShape® is not a procedure in itself, but rather an entire goal and treatment plan for your personal health, wellness, and body composition. We know a great deal of the frustration that comes from diet and exercise is the fact that no two bodies are exactly alike. Our genetics and overall lifestyles play a huge role, so trying to treat two bodies the same will lead to disappointment.
With MyShape®, we have combined body-contouring procedures, weight loss and wellness programs, and Bio-Identical hormone therapy to accomplish your goals. Each wellness program is tailored to each individual.
By treating a variety of interrelated factors, we are able to approach any issue that could cause you to hold onto weight or even gain weight.
Weight Loss and Wellness plans under MyShape®
Weight loss and wellness are major aspects of the entire MyShape® program. Some of our approaches to achieving a healthy weight and proper nutrition include:
- Medically supervised weight loss programs with the Ketogenic Lifestyle program, Healthy Habits Weight Loss, or HCG Metabolic Reset Diet
- Wellness coaching to address specific issues or stay on track with eating healthy
- Metabolic detoxification programs
- Lipo-B injections to increase energy and stamina while boosting your ability to metabolize fat and carbs
- Testing for nutrient deficiency followed by treatment protocols
Another factor in the MyShape® total wellness program is hormone optimization using Bio-Identical hormones. Through balancing hormones, we are able to increase energy, improve metabolism, improve other body functions, and even increase your libido. When your hormones are optimized, you will feel ready to take on any challenge your new lifestyle has to throw at you.
Learn more about body contouring with Amy Brenner, MD & Associates
As a medspa and medical office, we are uniquely equipped to treat your body concerns while helping you maintain your overall health. Our aesthetic experts are here to guide you every step of the way in your body-contouring journey. From determining which procedure (or procedures!) are best for your needs to revamping your whole lifestyle with MyShape®—we’re here for you. We provide the highest quality treatments in a warm, friendly environment so you’re sure to look and feel amazing.
Get started today by using our virtual consultation tool or schedule an appointment to come on in.