Frequently Asked Questions
Body contouring falls into two categories, invasive and non-invasive body contouring techniques. Invasive procedures include liposuction which is a surgical procedure that uses a suction technique to remove fat from specific areas of the body, such as the abdomen.
Currently, there are five non-invasive body contouring techniques approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), including laser, cryolipolysis, radiofrequency, focused ultrasound, and high-intensity focused electromagnetic field (HIFEM) treatments. These five procedures have been demonstrated to be effective and have grown in popularity.
HIFEM stands for high-intensity focused electromagnetic field. It is the newest of the five non-invasive body contouring technique approved by the FDA.
HIFEM uses a powerful but harmless form of electromagnetic stimulation to contract the muscles in a targeted area. These magnetic fields create electrical currents, which are passed to the muscles. When the muscles contract enough times, they begin to build muscles and burn fat.
Clinical evidence shows that HIFEM therapy can induce an average reduction in the abdominal circumference of 4.37cm. Other current technologies attribute reductions in abdominal circumference to fat reduction alone, while with the HIFEM procedure, reductions in abdominal circumference appear to be attributed to a combination of fat reduction and reparation of the rectus musculature.
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The ideal is 4 to 6 sessions, spaced about 3 days apart.
The treatment last approximately 30 minutes. When we begin the treatment, the machine works at a low power to avoid stressing the muscles, then it is turned up depending on your tolerance level. At the end of your treatment, the machine is dialed down to finish with some slow, deliberate contractions. This helps flush out toxins and lactic acid, so there is no build-up and no chance of your muscles feeling completely over-exercised, even though they are.
No, the treatment can be done with clothes. We do recommend coming in with comfortable clothing, like what you would wear when working out.
Body contouring treatments work best for those who have a normal body mass index (between 18.5 and 24.9). They do permanently destroy fat cells. You should be healthy and do not have the following contraindications: pregnant or lactating, have a history of heart disease, thyroid, hypertension, renal failure, malignant tumor, epilepsy, or muscle strain. You do not have a brain injury or brain surgery, cerebrovascular disease, or thrombophlebitis.
Body contouring using HIFEM is a safe procedure. The treatment does not hurt and there is no downtime. You may feel that you’ve had a very intense workout after the treatment.
There have been numerous studies on the use of HIFEM technology for body contouring.
In one study:
“No unwanted side effects or adverse events were observed throughout the study. None of the patients complained about continual muscle soreness. A mild feeling of pressure in the treated areas was reported by 13 out of the 14 patients but the feeling resolved within 48 hours after treatment in all of the patients without any interventions.”
At BodyContouring.Clinic we offer 2-week (4 treatments) and 3-week (6 treatments) packages. You can choose from 4 areas: Abdomen, buttocks, arms, and thighs. Each treatment just takes 30 minutes. Our current INTRODUCTORY SPECIAL is 40% OFF for all new clients, limited time offer.
4 treatment package – reg. $2,495 SPECIAL: $1497 Four Sessions 2-WEEK ($374.25/treatment)
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After your first treatment, you should notice you are looking more refined. But the best results will occur two to four weeks after your last session. According to clinical studies, you should expect to lose about 19% body fat and 16% increase in muscle mass.
Although body contouring is not permanent, the results do last a long time. If you maintain a healthy diet and regular exercise routine, the results will last even longer. On average, we recommend a maintenance treatment in six months.
Body contouring is not a shortcut to weight loss. There is a difference between weight loss and fat reduction. Body contouring will reduce the percentage of fat in the treated area.
There are a fixed number of fat cells in your body. When you gain or lose weight, you are not actually producing additional fat cells. The fat cells that you already have are either getting larger or smaller. When you gain weight these fat cells get larger, and when you lose weight, they get smaller.
When you do the HIFEM body contouring treatments, some of these fat cells are removed or destroyed. Once they are gone, they can never regenerate or be replaced. By removing or destroying these fat cells in the treated parts of your body, such as the stubborn fat in your abdomen, the treatment can contour and tone your body in ways that exercise or diet cannot.
Therefore, although you will look thinner, this is not because you lost weight. It is because you lost fat cells. Remember though, your fat cells can still expand and get bigger if you do not live a healthy lifestyle. You still should maintain a healthy diet and do some regular exercise.
There are numerous clinical studies that show HIFEM works to reduce fat and tone muscle. MORE INFO.
As mentioned before, there are currently only five non-invasive body contouring techniques approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), including laser, cryolipolysis, radiofrequency, focused ultrasound, and high-intensity focused electromagnetic field (HIFEM) treatments. These five procedures have been demonstrated to be effective and have grown in popularity.
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*DISCLAIMER: As with any treatment, some clients will achieve better results than others. Results vary and cannot be guaranteed. Lifestyle, diet, and exercise are a contributing factor to the success of this body contouring treatment.