Published: October 21, 2022
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Everyone has some aspect of their body that they’re not completely happy with. In many cases, areas of excess fat, loose skin and cellulite can be embarrassing and cause us to be less confident than we’d like or lead us to shy away from certain clothing styles or social situations. 

These concerns are very common and affect nearly everyone at some point in their lives, but they are not something you have to live with. Body sculpting procedures can address your concerns and let you live life to the fullest without constantly worrying about problem areas.

What Does Body Sculpting Do to Your Body? 

Body sculpting, also known as body contouring, describes certain types of plastic surgery procedures that reshape the body. They may reduce unwanted fat, tighten the skin, enhance muscle tone and/or smooth cellulite to improve your physique. 

At Ridenour Plastic Surgery, we stay current with the most proven, cutting-edge procedures and techniques to achieve the best body sculpting results possible. 

What Body Sculpting Procedures Does Ridenour Plastic Surgery Offer? 

At Ridenour Plastic Surgery, we offer the following procedures to sculpt your body and help you achieve your ideal figure. All of these procedures are non-surgical, meaning general anesthesia isn’t needed, and they require minimal to no downtime to recover afterward. 

  • CoolSculping® Fat Freezing
  • CoolTone® Muscle Toning
  • Aveli Cellulite Treatment
  • Cellulaze® Cellulite Treatment
  • Profound SQ Cellulite and Loose Skin Treatment

CoolSculping® Fat Freezing

CoolSculping is an FDA-cleared treatment for reducing unwanted fat. To Dr. Ridenour, CoolSculpting is the gold standard treatment for non-invasive fat reduction.

How Does CoolSculpting® Work?

This procedure uses a process called cryolipolysis that freezes and eliminates your stubborn fat cells. Without any incisions or needles, the CoolSculpting handpiece delivers cold energy through your skin to the targeted tissues, which crystallizes your fat cells and causes them to die. Your body’s lymphatic system then naturally eliminates the dead fat cells with other bodily waste. This treatment has the benefit of being pain-free and doesn’t cause any harm to the non-fat cells in the area.

One to three CoolSculpting sessions can generally achieve ideal results. You can get back to your usual activities right after treatment, and your resulting more slender body contours will become apparent over the next few months. 

CoolSculpting® Can Treat the Following: 

  • A “double chin” (submental area)
  • Fat under the jawline (submandibular area)
  • Upper arms 
  • Back, including the “bra roll” that becomes indented along the bra band
  • Belly fat (especially a lower belly “pooch”)
  • “Love handles” on the hips 
  • “Banana rolls” at the top of the posterior thighs
  • Inner and outer thighs 

CoolTone® Muscle Toning

CoolTone is a non-invasive treatment for building muscle, and it can help you gain more muscle mass than would be possible with a traditional workout routine. If you’ve struggled to achieve firm, defined muscles, CoolTone is the body sculpting treatment for you. 

How Does CoolTone® Work?

CoolTone uses Magnetic Muscle Stimulation (MMS) technology that sends magnetic waves into your target muscles. This magnetic field causes the muscles to contract involuntarily at a greater degree and faster pace than you could contract them during voluntary exercise. MMS creates new, stronger muscle fibers and improved muscle strength.  

Patients typically undergo a series of four to six CoolTone treatments for ideal results. You won’t need any downtime after CoolTone except for refraining from exercising the targeted muscles for about 24 hours. Your resulting stronger, more toned muscles will develop within a few weeks of your final treatment. 

CoolTone® Can Treat the Following Muscle Groups: 

  • Abdominal muscles: 
    • Obliques
    • Transversus abdominis
    • Rectus abdominis
    • Pyramidalis
  • Butt muscles: 
    • Gluteus maximus
    • Gluteus medius
    • Gluteus minimus
  • Thigh muscles:
    • Hamstrings
    • Quadriceps
    • Adductor

Aveli Cellulite Treatment

Cellulite affects women of all ages, shapes and sizes. While it’s most common in women, some men are also affected by this condition of dimpled skin. Cellulite is caused by fibrous bands of connective tissue that pull down on the skin in certain areas, creating the dreaded indentations in the skin. 

Aveli offers a fast, effective and FDA-approved way to address the root cause of cellulite and achieve smooth skin. This treatment is for patients with moderate to severe cellulite. 

What Areas Can Aveli Treat?

Aveli is specifically designed and FDA approved to treat cellulite in the buttocks. However, it can also be used to treat thigh cellulite if needed. 

Cellulaze® Cellulite Treatment

Cellulaze is a minimally invasive cellulite treatment that uses laser energy to break apart the fibrous bands of cellulite. 

How Does Cellulaze® Work?

Cellulaze’s laser fiber is inserted beneath the skin through a small incision and used to liquify fat and disconnect the fibrous bands. The laser energy also stimulates collagen production for improved skin firmness and elasticity. This multi-modal approach reduces unwanted pockets of fat while also freeing the skin of cellulite dimples, creating smooth, bulge-free skin. 

Only one Cellulaze treatment is needed to eliminate mild to moderate cellulite. You can expect to see an improvement in your cellulite within four to eight weeks of your treatment, with results that last up to three years. 

Cellulaze® Can Treat Cellulite in the Following Areas:

  • Thighs
  • Buttocks 
  • Hips

Profound SQ Cellulite and Loose Skin Treatment

Profound SQ is a minimally invasive radiofrequency (RF) treatment for cellulite and skin laxity. 

How Does Profound SQ Work?

Profound SQ uses thermal energy (heat) from radiofrequency energy to trigger the skin’s production of collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid while also melting fat. Microneedles are inserted beneath the skin to deliver the RF energy into the deep layers of skin that are most affected by cellulite. This smoothes bulges of fat while improving the skin’s resilience and firmness. 

Profound SQ can address mild to moderate cellulite and loose skin with just one treatment. Results typically become visible within six to eight weeks and last about three years. 

Profound SQ Can Treat the Following Areas:

  • Thighs
  • Buttocks
  • Abdomen
  • Arms 

Enjoy Your Best Physique With Body Sculpting at One of St. Louis’ Best Cosmetic Surgery Centers

Our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Brock Ridenour, has over 25 years of experience and is committed to helping improve his patients’ quality of life. His plastic surgery practice has consistently been named in the Ladue News Platinum List as one of St. Louis’ “Best Cosmetic Surgery Centers” for multiple years. At Ridenour Plastic Surgery, you can feel confident you’ll receive exemplary care from highly qualified professionals. 

To learn more about which body sculpting procedure might be right for you, contact our St. Louis cosmetic practice at 314-501-7946 today.

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