Advanced, Non-Invasive Body Contouring in the St. Louis Area
There's more to body sculpting than simply addressing unwanted fat and skin. Your muscle tone also plays a major role in achieving lean, balanced, and desirable body proportions. West County Plastic Surgeons performs non-surgical body sculpting techniques for patients in the area and beyond, encouraging patients interested in enhancing their body shape with CoolTone™ in St. Louis to learn more about the muscle-stimulating device.
What is CoolTone™?
Many people have long wished for a way to boost muscle strength without having to spend hours at the gym. Cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2019 for use on the abdomen, butt, and thighs, Allergan's CoolTone™ is their wish granted.
While CoolTone™ is not a weight loss strategy, nor a substitute for regular exercise and maintaining a healthy lifestyle, the highly effective body contouring tool helps patients to safely tone, condition, and define muscles in localized areas. If you're unsure about whether CoolTone™ is right for your unique needs, it's best to consult a member of our team to find out more.
How Does CoolTone™ Work?
Many of us have "trouble spots," such as a stubbornly bulging stomach area, despite consistently working out. This is especially a problem for us as we get older, or after pregnancy or major weight loss. It's common for men in particular to store fat around the belly, while women's fat is typically distributed around the lower body area. That said, pregnancy can result in weakened muscles around the abdomen and contour changes to the buttocks.
If diet and exercise haven't help you achieve your body goals, CoolTone™ may be the solution you've been searching for. The CoolTone™ device utilizes magnetic muscle stimulation (MMS) to induce extreme, involuntary muscle contractions in the treatment area.
Unlike body contouring methods that simply target fat, the goal here is to improve muscle strength and tone. The cutting-edge technology allows the device to deliver intense electromagnetic energy from a 1.8 Tesla magnet to the full range of slow-twitch and fast-twitch muscle fibers. This ultimately increases muscle mass, leading to improved definition. The treatment can help to lift and improve the curve of the butt without surgery, as well as tone the abdomen.
The level of muscle work possible via CoolTone™ would be impossible to achieve with regular exercise alone. While some improvement is typically noticed right away, patients are typically advised to undergo multiple treatments in order to enjoy optimal results.
Beyond CoolTone™: More Body Contouring Options
CoolTone™ and CoolSculpting® are two of Allergan's most popular non-surgical body contouring methods. CoolSculpting® is a non-surgical fat reduction technique that involves cooling fat cells to a temperature that causes them to crystallize. These now-defunct cells are ultimately metabolized and eliminated from the body. If a patient's goal is to minimize fat deposits on isolated areas of the body without surgery this can be an ideal solution, used on most areas of the body, from a double chin, upper arm fat, chest, bra fat, and flanks, to the thighs and banana roll under the butt.