Shaping Your Appearance

Body Sculpting, an innovative way of losing body fat and reshaping your body, is gradually witnessing rise in demand owing to its convenience, quick results and very mild to no side-effects….
By Abhigyan/Abhinav

The desire to look and feel good has significantly increased the number of individuals seeking body sculpting procedures. When diet and exercise are not enough, people are turning to non-invasive body contouring procedures to eliminate stubborn, unwanted fat and muscle toning.
Approximately 100% of women and 50% of men are dissatisfied with their body image. According to the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, body sculpting is the top nonsurgical, noninvasive procedure, and the body shaping and skin tightening market is expected to grow by 16.3% year over year through 2020.
So, whether you’re looking for a flatter tummy, tighter thighs and a peachier bottom, non-surgical body-sculpting treatments are on the rise, claiming to help whip you into shape without endless sessions sweating it out in the gym.
What is body-sculpting?
Body-sculpting typically refers to treatments that destroy fat cells without surgery. Some of the procedures work by freezing fat cells, others use penetrated heat through radiofrequency or ultrasound therapy, promising to help reshape your abdomen, thighs, bottom, thighs and upper arms after a number of sessions.
The treatments all work in a similar way, breaking down fat cells which your body’s lymphatic system eventually flushes away within a few months. Some treatments claim that, after treatment, those areas are less likely to accumulate as many fat cells in the long term.
It is important to know what body-sculpting treatments are available. There are number of treatments like Cold Treatment, Hot Treatment, Ultra Sound Treatment and Radiofrequency treatment. Within a few weeks of treatment, these dead fat cells are naturally broken down and flushed out of the body through liver. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has certified Cool Sculpting as a safe medical treatment. However, Cool Sculpting can cause several side effects, and it’s not recommended for everyone.

Dr Simal personally has done over 1200 thermage treatments, 5000 fillers, and 10,000 Botox over the last few years.

Cold treatments
The idea that fat cells could be frozen away came about after a medical study of children who had lost fat in their cheeks. They discovered the common factor was that they had been sucking on ice pops for long periods of time. Low and behold, CoolSculpting (otherwise known as cryolipolysis) came along, helping kill the offending fat cells by blasting them with a suction vacuum that is applied to the desired area, where the fat cells can be frozen to -11, until they crystallise. This can be used on most of the body including the chin, arms, abdomen, love handles and thighs.

Heat treatments
These procedures involve the use of lasers that penetrate deep enough to damage the structure of fat cells which the body then eliminates. SculpSure, for example, sees the arms of the device clipped around your targeted area, where the machine fires laser pulses into your body.

Ultrasound treatments
These types of procedures involve the use of ultrasound to break down fat. Rather than being hooked up to a whizzy machine, UltraShape involves a technician manually moving around your body with a device that uses a mechanical vibration to break down and destroy fat. This is mostly used for the abdomen.
Radiofrequency treatments
These treatments deliver energy to create a heat that eventually destroys fat cells. They target water in the cells so it’s advised that patients hydrate well beforehand.
Do body-sculpting treatments hurt?
Most of the cold and hot treatments do involve some pain, more of a stinging or burning sensation, but because the treatments are short (most around 25 minutes) it’s a grit-your-teeth-and-bear-it kind of pain. They don’t require anesthesia, there’s no downtime and most can be done in your lunch break. The treatments are normally offered in sessions – from two to four, depending on the treatment you choose and the area you’re treating.

According to Dr Simal Soin, Founder, AAYNA Clinic, a new age Skincare Dermatology Centre Body Sculpting or Body Contouring is a recent global phenomena that has seen high acceptance among celebrities, style icons and health enthusiasts. Body Sculpting is an innovative way of losing body fat and reshaping your body. The rise in demand of non-surgical body sculpting owes to its convenience, quick result and very mild to no side-effects.
Dr Simal has introduced in India for the first time EMSCULPT, a non-invasive body sculpting treatment. It is not only about fat. EMSCULPT also builds muscle, affects fat and strengthens core muscles.


About Dr Simal Soin
She is one of India’s leading cosmetic dermatologists, known in the industry since the last 15 years . After her basic medical qualification in India, she went to the UK to train further in dermatology and cosmetic dermatology. She has done her training and worked in the most renowned dermatology centre in London for 6 years. Dr Simal personally has done over 1200 thermage treatments, 5000 fillers, and 10,000 Botox over the last few years.

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