Body Contouring (Body Sculpting) Q&A
Houston-area plastic surgeon Dr. Olga Bachilo, head of Glamour Plastic Surgery and Med Spa, provides this informational page for anyone seeking to learn more about body contouring procedures available in the Houston area.
What Is the Difference Between Vanquish and CoolSculpting?
The “Vanquish vs CoolSculpting” question is a valid one, given that these two procedures achieve similar results. While CoolSculpting works by directing icy temperatures to subcutaneous areas through a non-invasive device that freezes fat cells order to destroy them, Vanquish uses heat for this same purpose. Both treatments ultimately provide about a 25% reduction in fat cells in the treated areas, and both treatments are recommended for people who have only a few extra pounds and maintain a stable weight rather than individuals who are actively trying to lose weight. While Vanquish is ideal for treating the abdominal region, CoolSculpting may be used on areas all over the body, including the abdomen, back, flanks, love handles, bra bumps, thighs, and even the double chin!
What Is iLipo and Is It Available in Houston?
iLipo is a non-invasive body contouring treatment that uses low-level laser technology to shrink and break down fat cells which the body will naturally eliminate through the lymphatic system. These treatments take about 30 minutes and require no down time. Results are visible immediately after treatment. iLipo laser body sculpting treatments are comparable to laser liposuction treatments provided at Glamour Plastic Surgery in Houston such as Venus Legacy treatments, which use a combination of radiofrequency and pulsed electromagnetic energy to heat the fatty tissue underneath the skin’s surface, breaking down fat cells to contour and tighten treatment areas. This procedure reduces the size and volume of fat cells while stimulating production of collagen and elastin fibers in the treatment area, producing a tighter body and tighter skin tone.
Where Can I Get a Smart Lipo Treatment in Houston?
Smart Lipo or Laser Lipolysis treatments are available in Houston at Glamour Plastic Surgery and Med Spa, provided by respected plastic surgeon Dr. Olga Bachilo. For those seeking a less invasive treatment than Laser Lipo, Dr. Bachilo may recommend CoolSculpting or body contouring with the Venus Legacy, which uses specifically directed combination of radiofrequency and pulsed electromagnetic energy to breaking down fat cells beneath the surface of the skin and contour and tighten treatment areas. Both CoolSculpting and Venus Legacy treatments also promote skin tightening by stimulating collagen production.
Where Can I get Vaser Lipo in Houston?
Vaser liposuction, sometimes called Vaser HD lipo, is a minimally invasive fat reduction and body contouring procedure that uses ultrasound technology to break down fat cells before extracting them through a gentle vacuum process. This treatment is less invasive than traditional liposuction, and causes less damage to surrounding tissue. At Glamour Plastic Surgery and Med Spa in Houston, renowned plastic surgeon Dr. Olga Bachilo will help you determine if this treatment is your best option for body contouring. In some cases, she may recommend a comparable treatment that is less invasive, such as the Venus Legacy, BodyTite, ThermiTite, or CoolSculpting.
Where can I get Liposculpture in Houston?
Liposculpture is a type of liposuction procedure that extracts fatty deposits through a series of thin tubes called cannula, using a number of miniscule incisions. While liposculpture is available at Glamour Plastic Surgery and Med Spa in Houston and performed by Dr. Olga Bachilo, a skilled and reputable plastic surgeon, this procedure may not be necessary for every patient. In some cases, Dr. Bachilo may recommend a less invasive procedure such as CoolSculpting, Venus Legacy, or ThermiTight in order to achieve comparable results with less downtime and less risk.
How Does SculpSure Compare to CoolSculpting?
SculpSure is a newer procedure than CoolSculpting, which has been the favorite among both doctors and patients for several years. While CoolSculpting uses a cooling device to freeze away fat cells, SculpSure uses heat for the same purpose. While the two treatments may produce comparable results, the major difference between them is that CoolSculpting is more versatile and may be used on more areas of the body than SculpSure, such as the submental area or double chin. While SculpSure may work better on patients with less than an inch of excess body fat in the target area, CoolSculpting is better suited to those with rolls of fat that they want to remove. CoolSculpting is available in Houston at Glamour Plastic Surgery and Med Spa, and for those that would benefit more from a heat-based treatment, Glamour offers the Venus Legacy treatment, which is comparable to SculpSure.
Where Can I Get a ThermiTight Treatment in Houston?
ThermiTight is a minimally invasive body contouring treatment that by works means of two tiny probes to deliver precise heat to fatty deposits beneath the skin to break down fat cells and simultaneously tighten the skin. ThermiTight is used to reduce fat and tighten skin in the neck and throat area, as well as breasts, arms, abdomen, thighs, and above the knees. ThermiTight is available at Glamour Plastic Surgery and Med Spa in Houston and performed by trusted plastic surgeon Dr. Olga Bachilo.
Is Ultrashape Available in Houston?
UltraShape is a body contouring treatment that is non-invasive and uses ultrasound technology to reduce fatty deposits specifically in the abdomen and flanks. At Glamour Plastic Surgery in Houston, comparable treatments are provided that actually reduce fat in more areas than Ultrashape. Renowned plastic surgeon Dr. Olga Bachilo may recommend an alternate non-invasive treatment such as CoolSculpting, Venus Legacy, ThermiTight, or BodyTite, all of which produce similar results
Where Can I Get a BodyTite Treatment in Houston?
BodyTite is an innovative new treatment that melts away fat and improves skin firmness in areas such as the abdomen, buttocks, hips, and upper arms, as well as bra bumps, love handles, saddle bags, and fatty deposits as well as sagging skin in the inner thighs and above the knees. BodyTite may require local anesthesia, mild sedation, or general anesthesia, depending upon the extent of treatment. Recovery usually takes only a few days and any discomfort may be easily managed with over-the-counter pain medications.
BodyTite treatments are provided for Houston-area residents at Glamour Plastic Surgery and Med Spa, where Dr. Olga Bachilo provides an array of effective and safe non-invasive cosmetic treatments for her patients in Sugar Land, Katy and nearby communities in the greater Houston area.