We all want to look and feel our fittest. It’s the driving force behind exercising and eating right. But sometimes, despite our best efforts, little bits of nagging fat or sagging skin can continue to cling to our bodies, often in the most undesirable places.

Exercise aside, ridding your body of larger areas of excess fat may require more invasive remedies, such as liposuction. If, however, your goal is simply to tighten up and transform an area of stubborn fat into a more contoured look, then thermal body sculpting may be the right choice for you.

What Is Thermal Body Sculpting?

Thermal body sculpting is a safe, effective, non-surgical treatment that can help enhance and improve your appearance. At Brandon Plastic Surgery, board-certified surgeon Dr. Shienbaum utilizes the thermal body sculpting process, Evolve, which takes a whole-body approach to trim, tone, and tighten stubborn areas. Evolve improves appearance in three distinct ways. It’s techniques eliminate excess fat deposits, tightens skin, and build up muscle using radiofrequency (RF) and electrical muscle stimulation (EMS) applications.

If that little roll of fat around your abdomen or that unwanted bulge around your bra-line is giving you headaches, RF treatments can help smooth the contours. By applying RF heat to the abdomen, buttocks, thighs or any other areas of concern, Evolve targets, and kills fat cells beneath the skin. The heat is generally easily tolerated and has been compared to a hot stone massage.

What Else Can It Do?

Loss of collagen and elastin in the body is a natural part of the aging process. Fortunately, you can slow the process. This is because the very same RF heat that trims fat also stimulates the production of collagen and elastin in your body, creating a tighter, rejuvenated appearance. RF treatments have also been effective in reducing the appearance of cellulite.

If muscle tone is your concern, Evolve’s EMS techniques can be utilized to provide that firmer look. The Evolve process makes use of electromagnetic energy to stimulate muscles in the abdomen, arms, thighs and other areas forcing them to contact. It’s a bit like telling your body it has done a whole lot of stomach crunches, without the actual workout.

Is This a Quick Fix?

The Evolve process generally requires multiple treatments, depending on the area being treated and the desired results. What is nice about the treatment is that it can run anywhere from 30 to 60 minutes with little to no down time, so you could schedule one during your lunch hour. The trick is not to be impatient. The elimination of fat from your body is a gradual process as is new collagen development. It may take three or four months for the full results of your treatments to show, but you should be pleased with the results.