Whether on the beach or in your private life, having a pretty figure often requires firmer and slimmer contours. Several methods of aesthetic medicine allow this body-contouring, by slimming the contours and toning them. These methods are the same for the face, to reshape contours without surgery and without pain, using non-invasive techniques.
The principle of body-contouring: a slimmer and firmer silhouette
With age, two mechanisms tend to make a silhouette or a 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 then the two answers to rejuvenate the silhouette and make it more toned.
Body contouring or body reshaping aims to meet these two goals: to destroy excess fat deposits (slimming) and restore the skin's firmness in order to prevent the sagging of skin structures and volumes.
How to lose weight without surgery?
Slimming and toning the tissues can sometimes be done at the same time. If this is not possible, it is recommended to start by thinning the contours, then redrape the tissue to new volumes.
Your practitioner at the Clinique des Champs Élysées has two main approaches to slimming without surgery or liposuction :
- Either destroying the fat tissue by heat (thermolysis).
- Or eliminating the fat with a strong and prolonged cold (-10°C), it is cryolipolysis.
Any adipocyte is permanently destroyed, because these fat cells cannot regenerate: their number is set at the end of puberty for each of us.
On the other hand, the result is not immediately visible because the destroyed fat must be absorbed by the macrophages, which takes several weeks.
How to firm the skin without surgery?
Once the fat bulges have been eliminated, an empty volume is created:
- When the distension of the skin covering is not very pronounced, with preserved elasticity, the skin naturally remodels itself to fit the thinned shapes.
- When the distension of the skin covering is pronounced, your aesthetic doctor will perform a skin remodeling with a controlled source of heat. This heat tones the tissues in two steps: it instantly coagulates the collagen fibers, resulting in a lifting effect by retraction; it activates growth factors over a few weeks, with dermal remodeling performed by young fibroblasts. The rejuvenated skin regains its shape, firmness and tone.
On the other hand, on very slack skin with excess skin, only a lifting can then tone the contours.
The indications: who can reshape their contours without surgery?
Contour reshaping is possible regardless of age, as soon as the figure becomes heavier or loses tone and the weight is stable:
- In cases of age-related skin sagging;
- In cases of weight gain, sometimes followed by dieting, resulting in sagging tissue;
- In cases of physiological skin sagging such as pregnancy, which stretches the tissues.
As soon as the skin loses firmness and elasticity, with a more or less pronounced fat overload, body contouring without surgery is therefore possible. On the other hand, it is not possible to treat obesity or excess skin tissue.
Solutions for slimming and firming the tissues
Our Clinic of Aesthetic Surgery offers a high-performance technical platform, to provide you with a fully customizable remodeling solution without surgery.
Methods for moderate skin sagging
- To slim and destroy localized fat deposits, the cryolipolysis of COOLSCULPTING ® removes 25 to 30% of the fat tissue in a single session.
- To gain 16% additional muscle mass, the electromagnetic HIFEM waves delivered by EMSCULPT® stimulate the muscles of the body. This technology slightly slims the contours.
- To correct cellulite, the microwaves provided by ONDA COOLWAVES ® remove excess fat and smooth orange peel skin.
Methods for pronounced skin sagging
- To reshape the silhouette (including cellulite) or the face, the combined energy of focused ultrasound and radio frequency ACCENT PRIME ® destroy fatty tissue and tone the skin.
- The combination of multipolar radiofrequency (RF) and pulsed electromagnetic fields (CEPM) provided by VENUS LEGACY ® destroys the lipidic tissue through thermolysis and tightens the skin layer.
- The combination of the radiofrequency + targeted pressure treats cellulite, removes fat and densifies the skin.
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