What is Nonsurgical Body Contouring?
Nonsurgical body contouring is a brilliant way to give you the curves you've always dreamed of without the expense, pain, or downtime of traditional surgery. The Alma Accent Prime combines ultrasound and radiofrequency (RF) energy to deliver heat beneath the surface of the skin to destroy fat cells and tighten the skin.
Nonsurgical body contouring is available at our office in the San Jose, CA area for both men and women. This procedure can help finally tackle the stubborn fat that really bothers you. Dr. Maia Chakerian can meet with you to set up a treatment plan to help you reshape fat deposits that have been resistant to diet and exercise. We can schedule a consultation to discuss the area(s) you would like to treat, which could include your stomach, hips, buttocks, upper arms (bat wings), thighs, and bra fat areas, among others.
What Are The Benefits Of Nonsurgical Body Contouring?
In addition to slimming and toning your look without invasive surgery, the benefits of nonsurgical body contouring include:
- Effectively reduces difficult fat from problem areas
- Tightens loose, sagging skin
- Rejuvenates the skin for a more youthful appearance
- Stimulates the natural production of new collagen and elastin
- Reshapes and recontours the body
- No scarring
- Little to no downtime
- Treatments are quick and easy
- Results are long-lasting
- No pain or discomfort
- Effective on all skin types
- Cheaper than plastic surgery
Is Nonsurgical Body Contouring Right for Me?
The best candidates for minimally invasive nonsurgical body contouring in the San Jose, CA area are those who maintain a healthy weight for their height yet still have pockets of fat that refuse to disappear. Many patients seek out nonsurgical body contouring to finally achieve the leaner figure they've been unable to uncover with regular exercise and dieting. The Alma Accent Prime can help dissolve annoying fat layers and tighten the skin on your body.
The Alma Accent Prime is a temperature-controlled device that will not burn you or harm the surface of your skin. Developed for all skin types, the Alma Accent Prime technology is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for nonsurgical body contouring. This treatment was not designed for patients who need to lose a significant amount of their overall body weight. Dr. Chakerian can help determine whether you're a good candidate during a consultation at Sereno Santé.
Our Nonsurgical Body Contouring Technique
Dr. Maia Chakerian will perform your nonsurgical body contouring treatment in a secluded procedure room at Sereno Santé. Using the Alma Accent Prime handpiece, Dr. Chakerian will apply ultrasound and radiofrequency energy to your designated fat deposit(s) without damaging your skin or the surrounding tissue. This should feel warm and painless. Patients generally don't need general or local anesthesia for nonsurgical body contouring. Your treatment plan for the Alma Accent Prime will include the number of recommended sessions to achieve your aesthetic goals, and the length of your appointment time will reflect the size of the area you are having treated. Once the treatment is complete, you are free to resume normal activities.
After Your Nonsurgical Body Contouring Treatment
Since nonsurgical body contouring is noninvasive, your recovery time will be much shorter than with traditional cosmetic surgery. You may return to your typical schedule if you feel able to after the treatment. Please remember that you may feel a little sore and that the treated areas could be red or inflamed. If you don't feel able to exercise, don't push it. Listen to your body, specifically in the treated areas.
Results for the Alma Accent Prime technology develop over time. The good news is that most patients see positive results after only one session, but it may take several weeks or even a few months to see the full changes. Twelve weeks after your first treatment, you should be able to see a noticeable change in your shape. The results will continue to develop over the next few months. Dr. Chakerian will discuss how many nonsurgical body contouring sessions should be required to achieve your goals, as well as how often to schedule follow-up appointments.
Nonsurgical Body Contouring FAQs
How much does nonsurgical body contouring cost?
The cost of nonsurgical body contouring is based on what's part of your treatment plan. Dr. Chakerian will perform an exam and ask about your cosmetic goals during an initial consultation. We also provide recommendations and develop a personalized strategy. Our staff can then estimate your costs and review easy payment options.
Will insurance pay for nonsurgical body contouring?
Medical insurance does not cover the cost of body contouring because it is an elective procedure. However, our administrative team at Sereno Santé can work with you to develop a payment plan that fits within your budget. We always strive to make our cosmetic services affordable and accessible to everyone.
How many treatments will I need?
This depends on your goals and the size of the treatment areas. Most patients require several body contouring sessions spaced a few weeks apart so they have time to recover in between appointments. Dr. Chakerian will design a unique treatment plan directed at your needs and objectives during your assessment in San Jose.
Is the procedure painful?
Patients generally don't need local or general anesthesia for this particular procedure. However, everyone's threshold for pain is different. Our trained staff will work with you to ensure complete comfort and success. Feel free to bring up any concerns you may have about body contouring, and we will be happy to answer your questions.
What about surgical options for body contouring?
Surgical body contouring is an option for individuals who want more dramatic results. However, surgery requires more downtime and comes with a greater risk of complications. We recommend nonsurgical body contouring as a first option because it is safer, gentler, and comes with far fewer side effects and risks when compared to surgery.
Subtly Reshape Your Body
If you have fatty trouble spots that you haven't been able to eliminate with diet and exercise, our nonsurgical body contouring treatments may be right for you. With our Alma Accent Prime technology at Sereno Santé, we can help reveal your ideal body shape. Nonsurgical body contouring is one of several treatments that Dr. Chakerian offers to help you achieve your aesthetic goals. Call today to schedule a consultation at our San Jose, CA area facility to learn more.
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