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How to combat stubborn fat after you’ve reached your fat loss plateau

October 17, 2018

You’ve done the work. You’re eating well, exercising, and you’ve lost weight, but still need a little help with that homestretch. We all have what’s known as a “fat loss plateau,” and it’s perfectly normal for progress (and stubborn fat) to stand a little still at this point in your journey. There are numerous nonsurgical body contouring and fat reduction devices out there which work to reduce or remove those stubborn pockets of fat, contouring the different areas of your body once and for all.


The most common body contouring treatment areas include the tummy, hips, abdomen, flanks, thighs, bra-line, arms, and double chin. At SpaMedica in Toronto, you’ve got options!


CoolSculpting uses cold temperatures to permanently disable and “kill” up to 22% of fat cells noninvasively through both suction and non-suction applicators. The process takes about an hour per area, but you can comfortably work on your laptop or read a magazine while you’re waiting! Most noticeable improvements are visible 12 weeks post-treatment, and many sign up for another two treatments.


SculpSure uses controlled heating and laser energy to target and destroy fat cells. SculpSure applicators emit painless low-level laser energy, heating up the fat to a critical temperature of 45-47 degrees, and sustaining it for 25 minutes, resulting in permanent fat cell death. Over 90% patient satisfaction is reported post-treatment!


UltraShape uses controlled heating and ultrasound waves to target and remove excess fat cells and tighten the skin. A small layer of ultrasound gel is placed over the area, and the transducer glides across it, using a video tracking system to ensure every millimeter of unwanted fat is treated. The process takes about 30 minutes per zone. Three sessions are typical.


BodyFX uses high-voltage electrical pulses to achieve fat cell death. The BodyFX applicator consists of gentle, suction-coupled radiofrequency energy that tightens skin, and reduces distended fat cells, and the appearance of cellulite. It takes about 20 minutes per area. Most patients see a decrease in one whole dress or pants size after six treatments.


Body contouring Toronto: cost


Per treatment area, CoolSculpting costs about $2000, SculpSure $499, Ultrashape starts from $1199, and BodyFX starts from $2199 (less than a third of the cost of surgical liposuction).  Don’t hesitate to ask our helpful staff about payment plans.


Body contouring, before and after


Body contouring is safe and painless, and no anesthesia is required. Typically, you can expect to resume daily activities immediately. Aftercare depends on the treatment or combination of treatments given but may involve self-massage, or other complementary therapies. As long as you can maintain your body weight in the longer term, results are considered permanent.


Every body is different, and the best way to find out whether you’re a candidate is to contact SpaMedica in Toronto and schedule a consultation today!

Dr. Stephen Mulholland, MD
Posted by Dr. Stephen Mulholland, MD
has been practicing plastic surgery for over 20 years. He is one of Canada’s most renowned and best plastic surgeons in Toronto with his wealth of experience, artistry, and humbleness towards his patients.

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