For patients who are looking to refine parts of their bodies that don't respond to diet or exercise, body contouring can help. As a non-surgical alternative to plastic surgery, body contouring at Northwest Endosurgical can enhance problem areas so you can have the body you desire. Dr. St. Laurent can evaluate your candidacy for body contouring at our Houston office.View transcript
Body contouring is those individuals who are trying to obtain a better shape, maybe lose a little bit of that roll they developed after a pregnancy, males who have gained a little bit of love handles after being married for 20 years. So these are areas to help trim these areas down to make them more shapely, but they're non-invasive procedures. These don't require any incisions. They don't require any anesthetics. They usually require either some type of heat treatment or a cold treatment to help diminish the fat and kind of shrink the area so it has a better appearance. We have two different forms of body sculpting that we can offer in our actual office. One is using a freezing technique called CoolSculpting. And in that technique, the cold application actually kills the fat cells and then the body absorbs that, again, to shape an area. The truSculpt 3D is basically doing the same thing, but it's using heat. Patients go home that same day, and the treatments can vary from as little as 15 minutes to as long as an hour and a half. Depends on how many areas the patient is treating and what areas that they're treating. This is not a weight loss technique. It is a sculpting technique, so nobody should look at this as a way to lose 15, 20 pounds. Generally, it's a very non-invasive way to produce very good results at a less expensive price than a lot of plastic surgery that's out there.