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Body Sculpting in Houston: what is it and how does it work?

How One Radiofrequency Treatment is Revolutionizing Body Sculpting in Houston, Texas

Summer may still be a few months away, but unfortunately, for the majority of people, achieving the ideal swimsuit body takes preparation — preparation that begins in the spring.

And when beginning this quest, many have goals beyond just weight loss. They want to sculpt their bodies and tone even the most stubborn of areas.

But if diet and exercise aren’t cutting it, are there other ways to tone problem areas such as the infamous “love handles” besides invasive procedures like liposuction?

Yes! There are new non-invasive approaches for body sculpting and some offer the most promising fat reduction procedure available today.

Approaches to Body Sculpting

In the past, weight lifting and dieting were the only options for body sculpting (besides surgery). While these personal approaches to wellness are still tried and true methods, the common desire to have a toned body, while avoiding surgery, has resulted in the emergence of new methods of body sculpting.

According to the Cleveland Clinic, these new procedures have gained prominence because even proper nutrition and exercise often fail to address stubborn areas of fat. Therefore, non-surgical treatment options with effective technology to truly encourage fat loss in smaller, targeted areas began emerging.

An article by the Clinic elaborated on these body sculpting methods, stating “Some of these options work by freezing fat cells while others employ heat through the use of ultrasound or radiofrequency energy. They offer a targeted way to reshape areas such as your abdomen, love handles, thighs and upper arms.”

And while the methods that involve the freezing of fat cells may have the most name recognition as of yet, radiofrequency energy approaches to body sculpting are growing in popularity because of their efficacy and the ease of the procedures.

So what are these methods, how do they work, and how can patients find a trusted provider in Houston?

TruSculpt — A Non-invasive Body Sculpting Treatment Delivering Noticeable Results

Research published in the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology’s study “Ultrasound Evaluation of a Single Treatment With a Temperature Controlled Multi-Frequency Monopolar Radio Frequency Device for the Improvement of Localized Adiposity on the Abdomen and Flanks,” evaluated the fat loss results following treatment with a monopolar radiofrequency device. According to the study, a “high frequency monopolar radiofrequency device produced consistent and statistically significant fat thickness reduction from a single 60-minute treatment session, with minimal discomfort and no demonstrated side effects.”

One such radiofrequency device is Cutera’s FDA-approved truSculpt®. While Cutera offers multiple truSculpt devices/ treatments, patients have reported the most noticeable body sculpting results when combining truSculpt iD and truSculpt flex. This is because, by using both methods, a doctor is most likely to:

  • Reduce areas of fat 
  • Sculpt muscles

Fat Reduction with TruSculpt iD

TruSculpt iD reduces stubborn areas of fat and improves BMI by using radiofrequency energy to deliver heat to the entire fat layer. This monopolar radiofrequency device is particularly successful because it allows the doctor to personalize the approach to destroying the unwanted fat layer and allows them to monitor the skin’s temperature in real-time to optimize patient safety and comfort.

Muscle Sculpting with TruSculpt flex

TruSculpt flex then goes further to sculpt targeted areas, using Multi-Directional Stimulation to focus on specific muscle groups. With low levels of energy, the various modes of truSculpt flex manage to mimic certain effective exercises for specific parts of the body.

Like other non-invasive body sculpting methods, truSculpt procedures are quick (an hour or less) and come with little to no adverse side effects. TruSculpt is not just for men or women in the beginning of their journey to sculpt their bodies, either. Safe and effective, truSculpt has proven to help patients who have undergone bariatric surgery safely rid of post-surgery fat deposits, something that is close to impossible to do with diet and exercise alone.

TruSculpt at ChristiMD Medical Group

Always looking to bring best-in-class medical procedures to their patients in Houston, Texas, Dr. Christi and her highly trained team have been helping men and women tackle stubborn fat through the body sculpting treatment truSculpt. By offering this liposuction alternative, patients of ChristiMD Medical Group have experienced 24 percent irreversibly damaged fat cells and have been able to improve their bodies and meet their wellness goals. ChristiMD Medical Group is trained in and offers both truSculpt iD and truSculpt flex.