Are you dedicated to a healthy lifestyle that includes a healthy, reasonably portioned diet and regular exercise? Are you frustrated by stubborn pockets of fat that do not respond at all to a sustained caloric deficit? If so, you may be a good candidate for fat reduction at Balanced Bodies Sandy Springs in Sandy Springs, GA. In the past, the only way to eliminate excess fat was through liposuction, an invasive body contouring procedure.
It was effective, but it required an incision and lots of healing time. Fortunately, liposuction is no longer the only body contouring method available. Today, we’re taking a look at whether it is possible to remove excess subcutaneous fat without surgery and the best way for you to achieve your desired body.
Can You Remove Fat Without Surgery?
Yes, non-surgical fat reduction is possible. In fact, we offer two non-surgical fat removal methods, Vanquish and EMSculpt NEO. EMSculpt NEO is a unique fat removal method because it doesn’t just reduce almost a third of fat cells in the buttocks, calves, upper arms, or abdomen. It also increases muscle volume by a quarter.
Vanquish is similar to EMSculpt NEO in that it results in the reduction of localized fat cells. The primary difference is it works via radiofrequency energy. To determine which treatment method is more appropriate for you, it is important to attend an initial evaluation. The great thing about both of these treatments is that they do not work via laser energy, so you can feel confident that they will be safe regardless of your skin type, tone, or texture.
How Long Does Vanquish Take?
Generally, Vanquish treatment sessions take around 30 to 45 minutes to complete. You can expect your treatment session to take a mere half of an hour if you are only worried about removing excess fat in a smaller region of your body, like your upper arms, chin, or chest. If your goal is to remove a significant amount of fat from a larger region of your body, like your back or abdomen, you can expect your treatment session to take closer to 45 minutes.
How Many Treatment Sessions Will I Need?
We can advise you on how many Vanquish treatments you will need once we have discussed your cosmetic goals and evaluated your areas of concern. Most people need four treatment sessions spaced roughly one week apart. Usually, people start to notice they are slimming down a couple of weeks after their first treatment. It can take four to six weeks after the final treatment for the final results to become apparent.
How Long Does EMSculpt NEO Take?
You can expect your EMSculpt NEO treatment session to take around half of an hour to complete. This expectation is reasonable regardless of the size of the area that you are trying to treat. If you have two areas of concern to treat, you can schedule an hour-long session or schedule two appointments on two days at your convenience.
How Many Treatment Sessions Will I Need?
It is not uncommon for people to need four EMSculpt NEO treatment sessions to achieve desireable results. However, there is no way to tell how many treatment sessions you will need until we have discussed your cosmetic goals thoroughly, evaluated your current muscle tone, and taken into consideration how much excess fat you have in your areas of concern. Sometimes, two to three sessions per week for two to four weeks are necessary.
How Should I Prepare for My Fat Removal Treatment?
Regardless of the fat reduction treatment you choose, assuming you only choose one, there are several universal preparation steps you should follow. For example, it is very important that you abstain from nicotine or alcohol consumption in the weeks leading up to your scheduled appointment. Since each technique requires several sessions spaced a few days to one week apart, you will not be able to smoke or drink alcohol until your treatments are over.
It is also of the utmost importance that you are hydrated when you come in for your fat removal treatment. If your urine is pale consistently, you don’t need to do anything special. Just keep maintaining your lifestyle. If your urine is often or sometimes dark, make a point to drink plenty of water in the days leading up to your appointment.
How Should I Care for Myself After My Treatment Session?
Once your fat removal treatment session is complete, it is crucial that you remain hydrated. Hydration is important following Vanquish treatment sessions because the more hydrated you are, the more efficient your lymphatic system will be. The more efficient your lymphatic system is, the faster your body will flush out the fat cells melted during treatment.
It is very important that you remain hydrated after your EMSculpt NEO treatment to ensure that your muscles remain as comfortable as possible during your recovery. Another aftercare step you can take to keep your muscles comfortable while they recover is to ensure that you get enough magnesium in your diet. Magnesium plays a lot of important roles in your body, including acting as a muscle relaxant.
How Can I See My Treatment Results Faster?
If you don’t want to wait a couple of months to see your final fat removal results, you can take steps to ensure your lymphatic system is as efficient as possible. One step you can take to kick your lymphatic system into a higher gear is to drink more water if you are dehydrated. Another step you can take to boost your lymphatic system’s efficiency is to exercise.
What Exercise Should I Engage in?
If you want to see your final results as quickly as possible, cardio is your best friend. Particularly if you get EMSculpt NEO treatments, you’ll want to engage in moderate cardio rather than vigorous cardio. EMSculpt NEO works thanks to HIFEM technology getting your muscles to contract fully 20,000 times in a single 30-minute session. You will still be able to use the treated muscles after the treatment, but you will not feel up to a vigorous workout.
What’s great about cardio is that is extremely accessible and customizable. For example, you can go for a walk around your backyard if there are no sidewalks in your neighborhood. Even if you usually walk at an intense pace, you can easily go for a gentle stroll instead. Similarly, instead of biking up steep hills at a vigorous pace, you can go for a leisurely bike ride. Indoor rowing is a great choice, too.
You may be familiar with the indoor rowing pun, “ERG: the ultimate torture machine.” This is a play on, “BMW: the ultimate driving machine.” Fortunately, indoor rowing doesn’t have to be a torturous experience. You can customize the resistance offered by the flywheel and row at a pace that you feel comfortable with.
Am I a Good Candidate for Non-Invasive Fat Reduction?
You may be considered a good candidate for non-invasive fat reduction if your weight is relatively stable and healthy. It is important to have a healthy weight because if you suffer from obesity, there will be too much fat in your areas of concern for non-surgical fat removal to be effective. Ideally, you should be at a healthy weight before your treatment, but you can still qualify if you are overweight.
It is important to have a stable weight due to the nature of the treatment results. Regardless of whether you opt for Vanquish or EMSculpt NEO, the treatment does not remove every fat cell in the area of concern. Rather, only some of the fat cells in the area were removed. Also, you should be aware that the best EMSculpt NEO candidate is committed to an active lifestyle. You may need follow-up sessions every four to six months if you don’t work your muscles.
Schedule Your Initial Consultation Today
Fat reduction without surgery is absolutely possible, but not everyone qualifies. To be considered a good candidate for EMSculpt NEO or Vanquish, you need to have a healthy, stable weight and realistic expectations about the results.
To find out whether one of these fat removal treatments is right for you, contact us today at Balanced Bodies Sandy Springs in Sandy Springs, GA to schedule your initial consultation. We also have a convenient location in Lawrenceville, GA. Just let us know when you schedule your appointment whether you would prefer to meet in Lawrenceville or Sandy Springs. We can’t wait to meet you and help you achieve your desired contours.