Body Contouring: It's not Just for Women

body contouring women Sound Internal & Aesthetic Medicine Federal Way, Washington

Let’s face it: While “dad bod” may be a term of endearment, it’s not exactly a compliment. It takes a lot to achieve the action-hero physique you’re used to seeing on the big screen.

Even if you were credited as Spartan #299 in the movie “300,” you would have been paid to go through a professionally led 12-week workout regimen with a carefully monitored daily caloric intake — and you still would need a touch of makeup, excellent lighting, and clever camera angles on the day of the shoot to get those picture-perfect abs.

So don’t feel bad if diet and exercise don’t quite achieve the body appearance you want. Fortunately, all is not lost. With a little help from body contouring, you can still help your slabs of muscle overcome the flabs of stubborn fat.

Body contouring for men

More and more men are electing to have body contouring procedures when diet and exercise aren’t enough. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons reports that 1.3 million men underwent cosmetic procedures in 2017.

Where diet and exercise can reduce visceral fat (the fat that surrounds your internal organs), it’s much harder to eliminate the subcutaneous fat (the fat beneath the skin). You can think about it this way: Your hard-earned muscles are there, but they’re hidden by a layer of tough-to-burn fat.

What body contouring and body sculpting can do is to help remove the fat that sits between your muscles and your skin. With the latest cosmetic technology, you can achieve the look you want safely and comfortably without any surgery.

There are also different types of body contouring. Some are invasive, like liposuction or skin reduction surgery. Others are noninvasive and are used for spot fat reduction (which, by the way, isn’t possible with dieting or exercising).

Why you might want to consider body contouring

If you feel that you’ve gone as far as you can with diet and exercise, body contouring may be an option for you. Of course, this is a conversation you should have with a doctor, like Dr. Medani, who has experience with cosmetic procedures.

You might be a good candidate for body contouring if you:

How does body contouring work for men?

Body contouring works the same for both men and women when it comes to spot fat reduction. There are different methods, but we at Sound Internal & Aesthetic Medicine use SculpSure® body contouring technology.

SculpSure is an FDA-cleared laser treatment for fat reduction. It uses laser technology to target and break down fat cells right beneath the skin without harming other tissue. At Sound Internal & Aesthetic Medicine, SculpSure treatments are several 25-minute sessions over an average of three months, with some patients seeing results in just a few weeks.

It’s still important to maintain a healthy lifestyle after the procedure. While the laser eliminates the fat in your target areas, it’s possible to gain weight in untreated places.

Ready for body contouring?

Book an appointment at Sound Internal & Aesthetic Medicine in Federal Way, Washington, and meet Dr. Medani, who has been practicing medicine for over 30 years. Share your concerns, thoughts, and goals about your health and discover if body contouring is what you need.

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