The Physical and Emotional Benefits of Body Shaping and Fat Reduction ProceduresWeight loss
Body shaping and fat reduction procedures can have a bigger impact on your body than you may realize, and it’s one that goes way deeper than the skin. In fact, the benefits for your health and your mental state often make cosmetic body shaping, fat reduction and cellulite reducing procedures an investment in your total health and emotional well-being.
Here, we’ll tackle the sensitive topics and explore the many benefits that non-invasive or minimal-invasive body shaping and fat shaping procedures available at Synergy.
Types of Body Shaping and Fat Reduction Procedures
There are many “traditional” invasive surgical procedures you’ve probably heard of for body shaping and fat reduction. They include things like:
- Tummy tucks
- Arm lifts
- Butt lifts
- Neck lifts
- Double chin surgery
- Excess skin removal
These traditional invasive surgeries do provide dramatic results to patients, but the more invasive the procedure, the greater the risks become. What’s more, the greater number of invasive procedures performed, the bigger the risks grow.
That’s why it’s a good idea to consider non- and minimal-invasive body shaping procedures as alternatives to major surgery. Non- and minimal-invasive body shaping allows you to enjoy many of the same benefits you would receive from major surgical procedures with a considerably lesser degree of risk involved. They also involve a quicker recovery time.
There are many types of non-invasive and minimal-invasive body shaping procedures to consider, including the following options:
Each one of these are available at Synergy and offer unique benefits to you. They can also help you achieve your body shaping and fat reduction objectives. Below we’ll provide more details of each individual body shaping and fat reduction option.
But first, let’s delve into the differences between major surgical procedures and non- or minimal-invasive body shaping and what physical and emotional benefits of body shaping and fat reduction procedures you can expect to receive.
Non- or Minimally-Invasive Body Shaping vs. Surgical Procedures
There are many benefits to consider when comparing more minimally or non-invasive options for body shaping and fat reduction versus invasive surgical procedures, such as liposuction. These are a few of the highlights to consider:
- No general anesthesia. This translates to fewer complications and less downtime to recover from the procedure. You can have SmartLipo, for instance, on Friday and be ready to return to work by Monday.
- One procedure. Many results. The laser used for SmartLipo, for example, offers results in more ways than one. Not only does it help to reshape and contour your body by eliminating fat in the area, but it also helps to tighten the skin in the area. This means you’ll only need one procedure, rather than potentially requiring a follow-up procedure to eliminate sagging or excess skin.
- Smoother results than liposuction. The problem with liposuction is that it can leave lumps and bumps behind, rather than offering the smooth contours you were hoping for. This is not the case with the laser machine used for SmartLipo.
- Procedure performed in-office. No surgical suite or operating room is required for this procedure. Unlike many invasive cosmetic surgical procedures, this one can be performed in the comfort and privacy of the doctor’s office.
- Can be performed practically anywhere on the body. Liposuction offers a wide range of possibilities, but it cannot be performed in some areas, like the neck, due to the risks. Non- and minimal-invasive procedures, on the other hand, can be performed in this delicate region and virtually any other region of the body that stores fat.
- Less pain. While there may be some discomfort associated with the non-surgical options for fat reduction, it is very minimal in comparison to the pain associated with recovering from having surgery to eliminate unwanted fat or cellulite.
- Ideal for arms. Another region that other procedures have difficulty with is the arms. In fact, many procedures create significant scarring that can be as negative, emotionally, as the fat itself. By comparison, SmartLipo offers minimal scarring in the form of two ¼ inch scars on both ends of each arm for minimal invasion and scarring in this area.
- Little, if any, bruising or scarring. This is a significant detail — especially for men and women already struggling with self-esteem and confidence issue due to fat or cellulite. No one wants to explain excessive bruising or scarring, and many people can’t afford to stay home from work until all the swelling and scarring fades.
- Affordability. Invasive surgeries are expensive. It’s not just the cost of the procedure, but the follow-up care that is required along with pain medications. Those costs are high if nothing goes wrong. If there are complications or infections resulting from the procedure, the costs can quickly grow even higher.
Since insurance does not cover what is considered to be a purely cosmetic procedure — though we will show the physical health and emotional benefits disprove the theory — these expenses can be prohibitive for many people who would benefit from the surgeries. The non- and minimal-invasive options cost considerably less and are a viable option for a wider audience.
Each one of these differences is one well worth noting and can make our non-surgical options a much more palatable choice for many women or men considering fat removal, body shaping and/or cellulite reduction.
Physical Benefits of Body Shaping and Fat Reduction Procedures
Many physical benefits of body shaping procedures are that they are immediately obvious to the eye — yours and onlookers alike. The change is dramatic and noticeable. It provides instant gratification, if you will, allowing you to see the changes in your form, including these:
- Elimination of problem areas affecting your jowls, neck and lower face.
- Reduction or elimination of double chin.
- Rejuvenated aging skin.
- Toned thighs.
- Reduced look of love handles.
- Leveled out cellulite bumps.
- Smoother, more youthful skin.
- Reduced skin dimpling.
- Skin elasticity increase to the abdomen, hips and thighs.
- And more.
Another benefit, discussed in the LA Times, is that people who had high cholesterol prior to fat reduction procedures experience an average of 43 percent reduction in their triglycerides according to blood tests drawn three months following the procedure.
The same article discussed a substantial reduction in inflammation, a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease, among patients who had fat reduction procedures.
In other words, even the physical benefits of fat reduction are more than skin deep.
Emotional Benefits of Body Shaping and Fat Reduction
The emotional benefits are the ones that are often overlooked. They are also some of the most profound changes that often result from these dramatic improvements in your body shape and contour.
People who make the decision to invest their time and money to have fat reduction and cellulite reduction procedures are likely feeling a large degree of distress about the shape and condition of their bodies. It’s already having a negative emotional impact on how they perceive themselves and how they relate to others.
But emotional wellness plays an important role in your life, most notably in your self-esteem and confidence levels, which transcend to many areas of your life. Here are just a couple of the ways body shaping can help:
Greater Self Confidence
It is difficult for men and women who have negative feeling about their bodies to present a confident face to the world. Many of them hide in the shadows rather than shining light on themselves. This means they get overlooked for promotions at work, despite their hard work and talents. In some cases, they disengage socially, leaving them feeling unfulfilled.
If you have high self-esteem, are confident and feel good about yourself, you convey positivity to the world — and the rewards from this are limitless. It can translate to increased productivity at work, school and at home. It can also improve your social life and offer you deeper relationships with family and friends.
Body shaping and cellulite reducing procedures allow you to come out of your shell and project a more confident image to the world. In some ways, it gives you permission to accomplish your personal and professional goals while re-engaging in your social life and joining the crowd once more.
Increased Libido and Sexuality
Body shaping procedures and cellulite-reducing procedures can be instrumental for helping to restore the lost libido by restoring your mental image of yourself as a sexual being.
Loss of libido is a problem among women who feel they need to get rid of fat. In these cases, there isn’t a physical cause for the drop in libido. It’s generally an emotional cause related to their association of body with beauty and beauty with sexuality.
Women who are overweight can boost their sex drives by losing as few as 10 pounds, according to WebMD. While body shaping is about contouring and form, losing weight or reaching your weight goals is often recommended before investing in cosmetic body shaping procedures.
Non- or Minimal-Invasive Body Shaping and Fat Reduction Procedures Options
There are several body shaping and fat reduction procedures we offer here at Synergy to enable you to realize the above benefits and more:
This is one of our cellulite-reducing procedures that helps you get rid of unsightly cellulite in targeted areas with long-lasting results. BodyFX is nonsurgical and addresses not only the dimpled skin so common with cellulite, but it can also be instrumental in increasing abdominal elasticity, addressing love handles, toning thighs and treating other areas where fat reduction is desired.
The procedure itself is practically painless as the combination of radio-frequency and vacuum are used to smooth your most stubborn pockets of fat. The full recommended regimen involves eight weekly sessions with gradual results in the skin surface occurring after each treatment. BodyFX requires no downtime and redness or warmth in treated areas will diminish within a few hours of each treatment.**
Cellulaze Laser Treatments
With the Cellulaze Laser Treatment, a powerful laser targets common major contributors to cellulite, and then melts stubborn fat away while relaxing connective tissue that often causes the appearance of lumps or unevenness in the skin. The other benefit is that the laser helps to stimulate the production of new collagen to help the appearance of other skin in the area.
The results from Cellulaze are visible after only one single session, which is performed with local anesthesia to reduce discomfort. It is a minimal-invasive procedure, and you may experience some swelling and bruising in the area of treatment. You will be able to resume normal activities within a few days, and results will improve over the course of the next three to six months.**
When used in combination with a healthy diet and exercise, Cellulaze results can last one year or longer, and scarring as a result of Cellulaze, if any, is minimal thanks to tiny incision sites.
If you’re looking to reduce the appearance of fat in your face or neck, PrecisionTX is the way to go. This procedure not only addresses excess fat in the area, but it also addresses common problems like sagging skin along the neck and jawline. You’ll look like you’ve had a facelift without the expense, pain, risk and long recovery period involved in getting invasive procedures such as neck lift surgery, double chin surgery or chin augmentation.
Not only does the minimally invasive laser procedure target fat in the neck and face, but the heat generated by the laser promotes the body’s natural collagen production to promote firmness and youthfulness in the surrounding area.
Local anesthetic is used in conjunction with PrecisionTX allowing for fast recovery times and making it safe for you to experience your recovery at home. You may need a little time to recover, but you will most likely be able to return to your normal routine within a few days. The great thing about PrecisionTX is that you’ll only need one treatment, which takes about an hour, to have long-lasting results.**
If you have been a slave to diet and exercise without achieving the trimming, slimming results you desire in certain target areas, then you are an ideal candidate for SmartLipo. Remember, diet and exercise are solutions for visceral fat — the fat that is stored around your abdomen and organs.
While some subcutaneous fat — what you can see directly below your skin — can be eliminated by diet and exercise, there are some areas you may have that are particularly stubborn. Subcutaneous fat is the kind you can “pinch an inch” — or more — from areas such as your thighs, arms and belly.
SmartLipo is a revolutionary diet treatment that can help you accomplish what diet and exercise alone cannot — especially in areas that are notoriously difficult to target like your arms, thighs, abdomen, chest, knees, face and neck.
SmartLipo is a minimal-invasive procedure that is performed under local anesthesia. After the procedure, you may experience some bleeding, bruising or swelling, but these things should be minimal — along with the recovery time.
This is especially the case when compared with the traditional and more invasive liposuction procedure.
For the most part, only one procedure is required to achieve the desired results with SmartLipo, though you may desire touch-ups or revisions over time once the initial treatment is complete.**
Medical Weight Loss Options
Our medical weight loss program options also offers some very real health benefits worth exploring as well. Among the biggest benefits are those listed below:
- Reduced risk of type 2 diabetes.
- Diminished back and joint pain.
- Reduced blood pressure.
- Decreased asthma attacks and risks.
- Reduced risk of developing obstructive sleep apnea.
- Lessened instances of acid reflux or of developing GERD.
- Reduced risk for certain types of cancer.
- Lowered risk for cardiovascular disease.
- Increased capacity for activity — which further aids in weight loss.
- Boosted energy level.
As you can see, the benefits are profound and make medical weight loss options a very real consideration for people who have struggled to lose weight or who have a lot of weight to lose.
Body contouring and shaping procedures are meant to refine and tone the body. For some people, it’s a good idea to explore various medical weight loss options as well, like these available at Synergy:
Accelerated Plus Program
At Synergy Wellness, we offer the Accelerated Plus weight loss program — our most aggressive program, that includes the following:
- Weekly weigh-ins
- Complete meal replacements
- Medical supervision with doctor’s visits
- Alternating B12 and Lipoprotein-B injections
Some people on this program choose to use appetite suppressant medications, which are an add-on option. The program uses medical grade supplements so your nutritional needs are being met.
Low Calorie Diet
For highly-motivated individuals not interested in getting booster injections, the Low Calorie Diet can be instrumental in helping you achieve your goals. You’ll get many of the same benefits of the Accelerated Plus program, without the injections, including:
- Complete meal replacement
- Weekly weigh-ins
- Medical supervision and doctor’s visits
- Optional appetite suppressant medications
The Low Calorie Diet is also a budget-friendly option.
Modified Low Calorie Diet
This version of the Low Calorie Diet replaces three meals per day while leaving you on your own to create one low calorie meal each day on your own. Appetite suppressants are optional with this program, and you’ll visit the doctor every other week.
Do you ever wonder just how many calories you are burning every day, even at rest? An important part of your weight loss and fitness journey is understanding how many calories you should consume to meet your weight loss and fitness goals.
You can find out by using the MedGem device. It’s a simple device offered here at Synergy that can tell you how many calories you’re burning at rest in just an easy 30-minute test.
The MedGem is an FDA-cleared handheld medical device, and it can tell you just how many calories you’re burning when you are basically doing nothing. This is known as your resting metabolic rate (RMR), and it is generally used instead of the basal metabolic rate since the conditions for accurate measurements are easier to meet. The MedGem device calculates your RMR by measuring your oxygen consumption (VO2).
Most people burn between 60 percent and 75 percent of their daily calories when they are resting. They burn the other 25 percent to 40 percent, when exercising or doing other activities, like processing food.
Appetite Suppressant Programs (Basic and Deluxe)
For patients who are comfortable counting their own calories and want more control over the foods they eat while dieting, the Deluxe program offers Phentermine or other appetite suppressants to help curb your hunger along with weekly weigh-ins, booster injections of vitamin B-12 and Lipoprotein-B.
You may also choose to order some meal replacements with the Deluxe program as an option to help keep your caloric intake in check. The Basic version doesn’t include the booster injections, though they and the meal replacements are available as options.
How Synergy Can Help With Body Shaping, Fat Reduction and Weight Loss
Your weight, body shape and body image are all important factors that are deeply associated with your own perceptions of how beautiful you are. Things like medical weight reduction, fat removal, body shaping and cellulite reduction can have a profound impact on how you view yourself and your place in the world.
Now that you know how deep of an effect body shaping can have on your health and happiness, perhaps you are ready to seek out the real results these procedures and programs provide. We invite you to reach out to us today by calling 661-878-9100. Let us help you choose the right process for you to get the shape and form you desire for your body and for your own long-term happiness.
Contact Synergy for an appointment. We’ll tell you about all of the non-invasive and minimal-invasive options you have to reduce fat, lose weight and to transform your body.