If a few bulges and cellulite are preventing you from slipping into a bathing suit this season, you don’t have to hide from the sun and sand just yet. Several body reshaping and body contouring procedures can help you slim down and tone up so that you can look and feel your best in that swimsuit.
Whether you want to lose a few inches around your hips and thighs, or flatten out your stomach, here are some of the most effective body reshaping treatments that can get you in shape for bathing suit season:
VelaShape Body Contouring Procedures
VelaShape is one of the most popular body shaping procedures on the market, and is now available at hundreds of medical spas and cosmetic surgery centers around the United States. It is the only FDA-cleared device that can shape, tone and slim down the body, while reducing cellulite. The painless treatment uses a combination of heat and radiofrequency energy to target stubborn fatty deposits located directly under the skin. It can be performed on all skin types, and most treatments last about 40 minutes to an hour.
If you’ve recently lost weight, have a lot of loose skin around the hips and stomach area, or you just want to firm up to maintain a sculpted silhouette, you may be a good candidate for the VelaShape procedure.
SmoothShapes Body Reshaping Procedures
The SmoothShapes body reshaping system is designed primarily to target cellulite, and uses proprietary infrared technology, combined with roller massage and vacuum therapy to achieve desired results. The SmoothShapes handpiece is placed directly onto the skin to deliver high-powered heat and infrared light deep into the skin tissues. The physician or medical practitioner glides this device over the body parts that need to be tightened and toned, and the suction mechanism helps to lift, firm and tone each area.
SmoothShapes has been developed by Eleme Medical, and helps to restore and tighten the skin so that it appears smoother and looks healthier. If you’re battling cellulite, you may be a good candidate for the SmoothShapes system which helps to soften stubborn fatty deposits, promotes circulation, and helps the body achieve a more sculpted, toned appearance.
Endermologie Body Sculpting Procedures
Endermologie is one of the oldest body sculpting procedures available in the United States, and is available at most medical spas, and even some day spas. This non-clinical body contouring procedure is designed to firm up, tighten and tone loose skin, and may also stimulate weight loss. Endermologie involves the application of heated massage rollers that help to stimulate circulation, increase the metabolism, and firm up the tissues. Most people need to undergo between 6 to 10 sessions to see noticeable results.
All of the above procedures are non-invasive, and performed on an outpatient basis. Prices vary significantly depending on the number of treatments and the location of the treatment provider.
Learn more about body contouring treatments in our information guide, or consult with a cosmetic surgeon in your area to find out if you may be a good candidate for these, and other body reshaping procedures.