Body contouring is now available without surgery. When Bakersfield, California residents are ready to remove stubborn fat and sculpt the body in a non-invasive way, the Yu Medical Group can help. Dr. Hans Yu performs this fat removal treatment which is especially effective for people who have achieved a healthy weight but still struggle with fat pockets in certain areas.
Contouring Q & A
What is body contouring?
Body contouring is a procedure that refines and shapes the body. There are two main types of body contouring, surgical and non-surgical.
The most common types of surgical body contouring are:
- Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck)
- Breast reduction
Surgical body contouring is often done when patients have major weight loss following bariatric surgery or in other situations where a patient has both extra skin and fat on their body.
The three methods of non-invasive body contouring currently used in the medical field are:
- Cryotherapy: Freezes fat cells to damage them to be removed by the body’s lymphatic system
- Ultrasound therapy: Causes a rupture in the fat cells and the body will remove them
- Laser light therapy: Damages cells using laser light heat triggering the body to remove them
Yu Medical Group uses advanced laser light targeting to destroy the fat cells from the inside out.
Who is a good candidate for non-invasive body contouring?
Non-invasive body contouring is meant for people who are at or near their ideal weight. It’s not meant to be an alternative to weight loss, rather they’re designed for spot removal of adipose tissue (fat) that just doesn’t respond to diet and exercise. This kind of body contouring is especially well-suited for people who are dedicated to maintaining their appearance through healthy eating and regular exercise both now and in the future.
What is SculpSure®?
SculpSure is a laser light based body contouring system used at the Yu Medical Group. It’s the fastest, easiest, and most effective option for non-invasive body contouring today.
SculpSure delivers laser light directly into the heart of the fat cells. That heat causes the inner contents of the fat cells to be released, and the liquefied fat then leaves the body through the normal metabolic process over the next few months.
SculpSure treatment only damages the fat cells, and all the surrounding skin is unharmed. SculpSure also encourages the body to make new collagen and elastin, which helps create a tighter and more toned appearance as the fat leaves the body.