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Top Ten Technologies for Getting a Beach-Ready Body

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Although it seems like it’ll never warm up again, before you know it, summer will be here again, and we’ll be back enjoying leisurely days on the shore or at the pool. And if you’re like most people bundled up during the winter, you haven’t thought about what your swimsuit bod looks like in a while. Now is the perfect time to start a body contouring, skin-tightening, or cellulite-fighting treatment plan to make sure you’re ready when the sun’s back out and ready to be enjoyed. Here are our top 10 favorite treatments and technologies that can help your body get back in beach-ready shape.

1. Vaser and Laser Lipo

Go beyond the results you get with traditional liposuction techniques with Vaser or laser lipo. Using ultrasound (Vaser) and laser light energy, these modern liposuction procedures are more efficient and more gentle than traditional liposuction. Wherever you feel like you have extra fat you can’t seem to get rid of on your own, these procedures can help.

These liposuction technologies utilize wands that emit their energy into the fatty tissue, helping break up fat cells so they are more easily removed. Because Vaser and laser liposuction are gentle procedures, they can provide results with very little downtime and an easy recovery. Many patients have their lipo done just before the weekend, getting back to work after 4 days.

2. Fat Transfer and Butt Lift

If you’re mostly happy with the curves you have, but see a little room for improvement when it comes to the shape and/or size of your butt, a fat transfer procedure is a way to both enhance the contour of your backside while slimming any problem area(s) you may have elsewhere. Fat transfer procedures involve using liposuction to remove fat from one area of excess fat, such as the abdomen or flanks, and purify it to re-inject the tissue to your desired location, including the buttocks and breasts. With this minimally invasive technique, you’ll fill out your ideal contour for the best-looking beach bod you’ve ever had.

3. Mommy Makeover

Some people see their bodies and think they’ll never look beach-ready because of the significant changes that pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding have had on their figure. And while it’s true that issues like significant excess skin or weakened abdominal muscles can’t be fixed on their own, it’s not true that you don’t have options if this is your case.

A mommy makeover is a combination of the plastic surgery procedures that will get your body back into its pre-baby shape in a single operation. Common surgeries included in a mommy makeover are liposuction, breast surgery, and abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), but there’s myriad options for you based on your specific body goals and concerns.

4. Qwo Cellulite Dissolving Injections

Qwo is an FDA-approved solution to your cellulite problems that doesn’t require surgery or downtime. This first-of-its-kind treatment dissolves the collagen bands that cause deep dimples that are characteristic of cellulite. With only a few treatment sessions of a few injections of this formula, you can see a 1-2 grade improvement in the appearance of your cellulite, giving you the smooth skin and confidence you need to walk around without your sarong.

5. Exilis Ultra Skin Tightening

For people worried about the look of loose or sagging skin anywhere on their body, a few rounds of Exilis Ultra can give you the tightened, firm skin you’re after. This non-invasive procedure only involves a handpiece passing over your problem areas, emitting radiofrequency and ultrasound energy that’s absorbed by your skin to cause a “shrink wrap” effect in the short term, while stimulating collagen production over time. To see the best results by summer, now is the time to start your treatment, as most people need between three and six spaced a few weeks apart before they see their full enhancement.

6. Fraxel and Microneedling For Stretch Marks

When you have visible stretch marks, it can be embarrassing to wear revealing clothing and swimwear. Fortunately, we have multiple treatment options depending on the severity, location, and pigmentation of stretch marks all over the body. Two effective treatments include the Fraxel Re:Store Dual laser and microneedling. These two procedures complement each other, as microneedling helps restore a smooth and firm texture while lasers seal broken blood vessels and repair the mid-depth of skin tissue that has been damaged. We treat stretch marks on the abdomen, butt, hips, chest, love handles, or anywhere else they appear.

7. Laser Hair Removal

If you don’t want the hassle of shaving this summer, now is the time to look into laser hair removal. Whether on your legs, underarms, or bikini line, our hair removal lasers give you the best chance at achieving total and long-lasting hair removal for well-qualified patients. Since the treatment process varies from person to person and can involve months of regular hair removal sessions, it’s best to schedule your consultation soon to make sure you’re hair-free when beach season arrives.

8. Laser Tattoo Removal

Sometimes the reason you don’t want to wear lightweight or revealing clothing isn’t the condition of your skin, but an unsightly or embarrassing tattoo you’re not proud of showing off anymore. At Reflections, we offer the most advanced and powerful tattoo removal lasers to give nearly anyone the clear skin they want with only the memory of their former ink. Treatments are highly variable depending on your skin type, ink colors, and desired final appearance, but they often take several months to see the best results. Starting early ensures no one will notice your ex’s name or amateur design when you wear your bathing suit.

9. EmSculpt for Abs and Butt Lift

Wish there was a way to accentuate your muscles or show off a more toned, lifted butt without any incisions? You can with EmSculpt. This revolutionary non-surgical muscle building, fat-burning treatment can reveal and strengthen muscles by electromagnetically stimulating your muscles to contract up to 20,000 times in a single treatment session. The results speak for themselves, with patients seeing a 19% reduction in fat, 1.5 inches off the waist, 16% increase in muscle mass, and visible lifting of the buttocks. Enjoy showing off your flat abs and perky butt after a few sessions of EmSculpt to get your best beach body.

10. SculpSure for Fat Reduction

The newest and fasted fat-reduction technology is SculpSure, an FDA-approved non-invasive laser technology that kills off fat cells with targeted heating in just 25 minutes per session. This treatment can finally help you get the flat, toned contour you’ve wanted by treating multiple areas with 4 individual applicators. This is a gentle and quick alternative to other fat reduction techniques that we offer, with full results appearing two to three months after your last session.

As you can see, there’s no limit to the number of technologies we offer to give you a great summer bod with or without invasive techniques. No matter your concern, our cosmetic physicians have the knowledge and skill to shape, sculpt, and repair your contours and skin so you look your best no matter what you’re wearing.