Whether on the beach or in your private life, having a beautiful figure often requires firmer and slimmer contours. Several techniques of aesthetic medicine allow this body-contouring, by slimming the contours and toning them. These techniques are the same for the face, in order to reshape contours without surgery and without pain, using non-invasive techniques.
The body-contouring principle: a slimmer and firmer silhouette.
With age, two mechanisms generally make the silhouette or the face heavier, with less distinct contours: the tissues become burdened with fat, and the sagging skin causes the skin to droop. Slimming and toning the tissues are the two solutions to rejuvenate the silhouette and make it more toned.
Body contouring or body reshaping aims to meet these two objectives: to destroy excess fat deposits (slimming) and to regain the firmness of the skin in order to prevent the sagging of skin structures and volumes.
How can you lose weight without surgery?
Slimming and toning of tissues can sometimes be carried out in parallel. If this is not possible, it is advised to start thinning the contours and then redrape the tissue to new volumes.
Your Clinique des Champs Élysées practitioner has two main methods to slimming without surgery or liposuction:
- The destruction of fat tissue by heat (thermolysis).
- Or the elimination of fat with a strong and prolonged cold (-10°C) (cryolipolysis).
Any adipocyte is permanently destroyed since these fat cells cannot regenerate: their number is fixed at the end of the puberty for each of us.
On the other hand, the result is not instantly visible because the destroyed fat must be absorbed by the macrophages, which take several weeks.
How to firm your skin without surgery?
Once the fat bulges have been removed, an empty volume is created:
- When the distension of the skin cover is not very prominent, with preserved elasticity, the skin is naturally remodeled to fit the thinned shapes.
- When the distension of the skin cover is prominent, your aesthetic doctor will perform a skin remodeling with a controlled heat source. This heat tones the tissues in two steps: it immediately coagulates the collagen fibers, leading to a retraction lifting effect; it triggers growth factors over a few weeks, with the dermal remodeling performed by young fibroblasts.
The rejuvenated skin reclaims its shape, firmness and tone.
- On the other hand, with very slack skin with extra skin, only a lifting can then tone the contours.
The indications: who can reshape their contours without surgery?
Contour reshaping is appropriate regardless of age, as soon as the figure becomes heavier or loses tone and the weight remains stable:
- In cases of age-related sagging of the skin;
- In cases of weight gain, occasionally followed by diet, resulting in sagging tissue;
- In cases of physiological sagging of the skin, such as pregnancy that stretches the tissues.
As soon as the skin loses firmness and elasticity, with a more or less noticeable fat overload, body contouring without surgery is therefore possible.
On the other hand, obesity or excess skin tissue cannot be treated.
Solutions for slimming and firming of tissues
Our Clinic of Esthetic Surgery provides a high technical platform to provide you with a fully customizable remodeling solution without surgery.
Methods for moderate skin sagging
- Cryolipolysis of COOLSCULPTING ® removes 25 to 30 percent of the fat tissue in a single session to slim and destroy localized fat deposits.
- To gain 16% additional muscle mass, the electromagnetic HIFEM waves supplied by EMSCULPT® stimulate the muscles of the body. This technique slightly slims the contours.
- The microwaves provided by ONDA COOLWAVES® remove excess fat and smooth orange peel skin to address cellulite.
Methods for significant skin sagging
- To reshape the silhouette (including cellulite) or the face, the coupled energy of focused ultrasound and radio frequency ACCENT PRIME ® eliminate fatty tissue and tone the skin.
- The coupling of multipolar radiofrequency (RF) and pulsed electromagnetic fields (CEPM) provided by VENUS LEGACY ® destroys the lipid tissue through thermolysis and tightens the skin layer.
- For the body or the entire face, the HIFU (focused ultrasounds) brought by the ULTRAFORMER III device thins the fat deposits and tones your contours.
- The combined effect of the EMTONE® radiofrequency device + targeted pressure treats cellulite, eliminates fat and densifies the skin.