Newhope Laser Skin Care
Phuong Q. Tien, MD
Aesthetic Specialist located in Orange County, Westminster, CA
When you glance in the mirror and see unsightly bulges even though you work out and eat right, you might consider body contouring. Using lasers, radiofrequency, cold, or ultrasound, Phuong Q. Tien, MD, can make fat disappear for good at her Westminster, California, practice. Ask about your non-invasive body contouring options at Newhope Laser Skin in Orange County, by scheduling a consultation online or over the phone.
Body Contouring Q & A
What is non-surgical body contouring?
Non-surgical body contouring involves destroying fat cells from outside the body. Body contouring usually involves one of four methods:
- Laser: As fat cells absorb laser energy, the cells break down and leave the body.
- Radiofrequency: Radiofrequency heats fat cells to the point of destruction.
- Cold: Exposure to cold freezes fat cells until they deteriorate.
- Ultrasound: Focused sound waves disrupt and then destroy fat cells.
What areas can body contouring help with?
Modern body contouring technology allows you to tackle fat deposits that you just don’t seem to budge with diet and exercise. Treatments target fat that seems to hang on in your trouble zones like the:
- Tummy pooch
- Muffin top
- Love handles
- Bird wings
- Turkey neck
What should I consider before choosing body contouring?
First, you should consider your goals for body contouring treatment. Dr. Tien can assess your needs and discuss which treatments are appropriate for you.
Body contouring is best for people who haven’t had success trimming their bodies with diet and exercise. It’s not a weight loss solution but rather a means of defining stubborn areas of fat on the body of those who are close to their ideal weight.
Dr. Tien also considers your medical history before using any body contouring techniques. Past surgeries, current medications, and other factors may affect your candidacy for body contouring.
Finally, you should consider the cost of body contouring procedures before making your decision. Insurance doesn't cover body contouring treatments.
What are the advantages of non-surgical body contouring?
Non-surgical body contouring treatments require zero downtime so that you can resume your daily routine directly from the office. You also don’t have to bother about the healing time, risks, pain or side effects associated with surgery.
Body contouring also makes fat disappear for good. After the procedures destroy fat cells, the body flushes them out so those particular fat cells can’t regenerate.
Finally, body contouring is effective at removing fat cells. TruSculpt® 3D, for example, boasts up to a 24% reduction in fat at the treatment site.
If you’re interested in exploring your body contouring options, contact Dr. Tien in Westminster, California, online or over the phone to set up a consultation.
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