You’ve worked hard with diet and exercise to reach your goal weight, but you can’t seem to get the last few pounds to budge. When stubborn pockets of fat keep you from getting the sculpted look you want, body contouring can help.
At Yakov Levy MD PC, with offices in Midtown East, Manhattan, and Forest Hills, Queens, New York, we understand how frustrating it is to work hard to attain your goals yet be stumped by your trouble zones. That’s why Dr. Yakov Levy and our team use noninvasive body contouring treatments to tighten and tone and melt away stubborn fat.
If you’re curious about how body contouring can help you get the results you want, here’s what you need to know.
Body contouring 101
You can develop fatty deposits under the surface of your skin or around muscle — even when you’re at a healthy weight. And because you don’t need to lose excess pounds, it becomes extremely challenging to make those difficult-to-lose areas of fat disappear.
You can work out to improve muscle tone, but diet and exercise only go so far because it’s nearly impossible to target specific muscle groups as much as needed to create a significant change to your silhouette. That’s where body contouring comes in.
Body contouring isn’t a weight-loss solution. It’s a way for people who are at or near their target weight to address areas of stubborn fat, such as pockets on the upper thighs or pouches on the abdomen. It can help you achieve a tighter, more toned physique to get the silhouette you’ve been working for without surgery or a lengthy recovery.
Body contouring therapies
The team at Yakov Levy MD PC understands that different aesthetic concerns sometimes call for different solutions. That’s why we use two different technologies to help sculpt your figure, eliminate stubborn fat, and tone and tighten your body.
Blast fat with sound and radiofrequency waves
Ready to target unwanted fat cells? Accent Prime™ can help! This noninvasive technology sculpts your body in a 20-minute session using the power of ultrasound and radiofrequency (RF) waves:
- Sound waves: Accent Prime’s Shear wave technology targets and destroys fat cells, which your body’s natural waste removal system carries away over the following weeks
- RF technology: Accent Prime uses Unipolar™ RF technology for highly focused treatment and depth control, giving you flexibility in choosing customized treatments in the areas you choose
Together, these technologies mean Accent Prime is safe to use in many problem areas, including your abdomen, arms, and the fat under your chin, while improving the appearance of cellulite and giving you smoother, firmer skin.
There’s no downtime required, so you can return to your normal activities right away.
Tighten and tone with electromagnetic technology
If your goal includes building and toning muscles in your problem zones, like the abdomen, thighs, or buttocks, we use EMSCULPT® body contouring to give you the results you desire.
EMSCULPT works by harnessing the power of electromagnetic technology to engage your muscles in supramaximal contractions. This means your muscles contract more than they would under normal exercising conditions, such as the equivalent of completing 20,000 situps in a half-hour.
This treatment gives you results by wearing down the muscle fibers and forcing them to adapt and restructure. Most patients get the results they want after a series of four 30-minute treatments spaced in 2-3 day intervals.
Candidates for body contouring
Dr. Levy first reviews your medical history and evaluates your overall health to determine if body contouring is right for you. Candidates for body contouring should be:
- At or near a healthy weight (BMI < 30)
- Committed to maintaining a healthy lifestyle and body weight
- Willing to adopt realistic goals
- Able to exercise regularly
- Dedicated to continuing a healthy diet
Learn more about how body contouring can help you get the results you’ve been looking for by calling Dr. Levy at the office nearest you or scheduling an appointment online. We also offer telehealth consultations.