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One of the best ways to improve your overall appearance is to tone muscles in just the right areas. In addition to skin tightening and fat reduction, muscle conditioning is an important aspect of body contouring that shouldn’t be left out of anyone’s sculpting plans. In addition to West County Plastic Surgeons of Washington University’s surgical body procedures, a wide range of non-invasive body contouring options are offered in the St. Louis area. CoolTone™, now available at the practice, is FDA approved for common problem zones where muscle toning can make a significant and noticeable difference: the abs, butt, and thighs.
Contrary to popular belief, building muscle isn’t the same as bulking up. On the contrary, firming up muscles can make a person look slimmer and leaner without even having to lose weight. Improving tone can also help you to feel stronger, and to make it so clothes fit you just right.
Strength training is one way to achieve attractive proportions, but everyone tones and builds muscle differently. Having more visible definition doesn’t guarantee that one person is stronger than another.
As we age, our muscle mass and strength gradually diminishes, but we can take steps to counteract this change, such as adding more protein to the diet. If you’re unable to achieve the level of toning you want despite your efforts—perhaps due to genetics, aging, lifestyle choices, or your natural body type—Allergan’s CoolTone™ allows patients to safely enjoy the effects of the equivalent of months or years of intense workouts in a matter of minutes. No surgery or injections are involved, and patients can return to their activities without downtime.
The device works by causing tens of thousands of involuntary muscle contractions in isolated areas, using magnetic muscle stimulation (MMS) to strengthen the muscle fibers. Despite what the name may suggest, there is no “cooling” involved, unlike its fat-freezing counterpart CoolSculpting®. When paired together, these two treatments can reduce fat and build muscle for a more defined silhouette.
Want to get the body-sculpting benefits of CoolTone™? West County Plastic Surgeons of Washington University can help you get started today. Give the St. Louis-based practice a call at (314) 996-8800 or submit a contact form for more details.