As colder months come back around, so do the repeated mantras of “this time I’ll stay in shape and eat right.” With gray skies and freezing temperatures deterring people from going outside, it is easy to fall into a sedentary lifestyle with an unhealthy diet. In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, a study from the American Psychological Association showed that 42% of Americans gained weight in 2020 at an average of 29 pounds per person. Millions of people worldwide struggle each year with weight gain already, and implementing daily exercise routines and tracking calories may not be sufficient to keep off the weight permanently. However, medical innovations are becoming increasingly common to provide safe treatment options that get to the core of the issue: fat reduction.
What You Need To Know About Fats
In general, all fats are stored in the body’s fat cells, also known as adipocytes. The existing number of these is established during adolescence and determines your metabolism. If you consume more calories beyond the body’s basic needs, the excess energy is stored within these fat reserves, expanding the fat cells and causing weight gain.
That’s not to say that all fat is bad. Cultivating healthier patterns to improve your nutrition are still important, such as frequent workouts, avoiding fast food, and eating lower-calorie meals. Yet certain dietary fats are essential to our body’s needs. According to the liposuction was the primary body contouring option available. Unfortunately, it grew a negative reputation due to its complex surgical procedure and the unpleasant side effects of the insertion process. Over the next few decades, several safer body contouring options emerged, such as TruSculpt, which employ non-surgical methods such as ultrasound, heat, or cooling technology. All are designed to be minimally obtrusive, yet equally as effective, without the recovery time or risks involved with surgery.
Body sculpting is never one-size-fits-all. Jiva Med Spa offers varying methods so patients can choose the treatment they believe will suit their needs the best. TruSculpt is divided into two subtypes: Flex and iD. Both types focus on giving individualized treatment sessions to reduce fat and tighten skin throughout the body, especially in traditionally challenging areas such as belly, upper arms, and thighs.
TruSculpt provides the added benefit of zero downtime and no negative side effects, meaning that you can resume your normal routine immediately afterwards. Currently, Jiva Med Spa offers TruSculpt in Columbus (614-421-7546) and Dayton (937-705-9430).
- TruSculpt Flex
Ready to get ripped? Unlike other body sculpting treatments, TruSculpt Flex tones certain groups of muscles with the help of Multi-Directional Stimulation (MDS) technology. The low-electrical stimulation mimics the high intensity of twisting, crunches, and squat movements of an average workout session. Strengthen muscles such as abs, butt, and thighs, all while laying down! Although TruFlex is customized differently for each body type, this method is perfect for people of all ages and fitness levels looking to enhance their muscle tone with minimal labor.
- TruSculpt iD
For those who want to target fat instead of muscle, TruSculpt iD utilizes Radiofrequency Energy (RF) to immobilize and destroy fat cells. Heat is gradually applied to the sections of the body that want to be improved, with the encompassing feeling like that of a hot-stone massage. During each 15 minute session, multiple areas can be treated, but it takes approximately 12 weeks for your body to fully metabolize and flush out the fat cells. After that time frame has passed, most patients see about a 24% decrease in overall fat reduction. For many, TruSculpt iD is the best body contouring choice because it focuses on specific areas of the body, involves no surgery or insertions, and it has an instantaneous recovery time.