The perception of one’s beauty is affected by body contour. With childbearing, hormonal changes, and normal aging, the body changes in size and shape. The accumulation of fat in undesirable areas not only negatively affects one’s appearance, but also affects one’s health. Being overweight may lead to high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, and other problems.
Life style changes, such as good nutrition and exercise, can improve the body’s size and shape. However, there are areas of unsightly fat deposits that are very difficult to eliminate, specifically the upper and lower abdomen, waistline, buttocks, hips, and thighs. It would require extreme diet and exercise measures to decrease the fat in these areas, but unfortunately, with such effort, the person’s face would look wasted, ill and aged.
The solution is to tone the body with reasonable nutrition and exercise and then selectively contour the body with cosmetic procedures. The objective should be a more youthful, shapely body contour that will be firm and fit.
Dr. Lau performed liposuction and abdominoplasty for many years, but now favors the non-invasive approach of contour reduction since he concentrates his surgical practice in only vaginal plastic and cosmetic surgery. VelaShape is the procedure of choice. The device has a history of good clinical results in contour reduction for mild to moderate degree of local fat deposits in the various part of the body, such as the abdomen, waist, and thigh. VelaShape uses RF (radiofrequency), mechanical action, and IR (infrared) energy to help with local fat deposits. There is only minimal or no discomfort with no down time at all.