Body Contouring Specialist

Houston Cosmetic Surgery Center

Cosmetic & Plastic Surgeon located in Vintage Park, Houston, TX

Are you frustrated by stubborn deposits of fat that don’t respond to your best diet and exercise efforts? If so, body contouring can help, and it is among the services available from David Davila, DO, FACOS, and the team at Houston Cosmetic Surgery Center in Houston, Texas. If you’re curious about what body contouring can do for you, call the office to set up a visit or spend a few moments on the online scheduling page to find a time that fits your busy schedule.

Body Contouring Q & A

Why is it so hard to lose stubborn fat?

If you struggle to get rid of lingering fatty deposits even after you’ve reached your target weight, you are certainly not alone. The best way to understand why everyone has “problem areas” is to think about how your body stores fat. 

Whenever you consume more calories than you burn, your body converts some of that food into fat. Most of your fat cells lie in a layer just beneath the surface of your skin. Each of those cells has the ability to expand to hold more fat as needed. 

When you burn more calories than you consume, your body taps into those fat stores for energy. The fat cells shrink, and when you burn enough fat, you can see and feel the difference in how your clothing fits. 

The problem lies in the fact that there is no way to control which fat cells are tapped into and when. That’s why you can adhere to a strict diet and exercise plan, only to have stubborn areas of fat linger. 

Body contouring addresses those areas of fat.

What is body contouring?

Body contouring is a treatment that permanently eliminates a portion of treated fat. It’s a great option for people who are happy with their overall weight but want to refine the contouring of their body. 

Body contouring can help reduce fat deposits in the following areas:

  • Abdomen
  • Back
  • Upper thighs
  • Upper arms
  • Flanks
  • Beneath the chin

You can treat multiple areas during the same visit to Houston Cosmetic Surgery Center, and your practitioner can tailor the treatment to address your specific areas of concern. 

How does body contouring work?

Body contouring platforms use a variety of methods to damage the cellular integrity of targeted fat cells. Some systems use extremely cold temperatures, while others use heat. 

By design, all body contouring systems have precise temperature monitoring and safety features. The outermost layer of your skin may feel chilly or warm during treatments, but the temperature never causes pain or damages your skin. 

A portion of the treated fat cells is no longer viable. Your body removes that fat along with the cellular debris through your lymphatic system. 

Once destroyed, those fat cells cannot regenerate. It takes time for the full effects of your treatment to develop, but you can expect to see results in the weeks and months after your sessions. Depending on the volume of fat treated, you may need multiple body contouring sessions to achieve optimal results. 

You may also consider tumescent liposuction for body contouring. It permanently removes fat to trim areas of your body with minimal downtime and is a good option for addressing larger fatty deposits.

When you’re ready to learn more, call Houston Cosmetic Surgery Center to book a consultation. Online scheduling is also an option and takes just moments to complete.