Physician, Medical Director & Co-Owner
Dr. Laurette Smith is a Board-Certified OB/GYN, and a member of the American Academy of Aesthetics Medicine. Dr. Smith is the founder/co owner and medical director of Ideal Weight and Skin. With clinics in Cedar Park and Georgetown specializing in weight management, non-invasive body contouring, skin health, BioTe Hormone replacement therapy for men and women, including the new MonaLisa Touch procedure that is an alternative therapy for those who are unable to undergo other treatment options for the vaginal and sexual changes that occur due to perimenopause and menopause.
How Weight Loss And Body Contouring Can Impact Your Health
Dr. Smith has been doing body contouring on patients with our full line of BTL non-invasive FDA approved radio frequency and ultrasound technology treatments since 2015, and one of the questions that always seems to come up is can these body contouring treatments help a person with weight loss or help during a weight loss program such as Ideal Protein? Yes and No.
YES: Most of us like to see RESULTS and seeing them motivates us to continue. For our clients who combine body contouring with Ideal Protein Weight Loss, the results have shown to be faster than waiting until after you have achieved your optimal weight goal then doing body contouring. Both ways work, just depends how quickly you want to achieve the ideal body you desire. Allowing the body contouring treatment to smooth that hip curve or diminish that stubborn fat in your belly is motivating to continue the healthier lifestyle.
The NO part is body contouring is not designed to make you lose a lot of weight, and you must actually be around a BMI of 30 or under in order for the body contouring to work optimally. This means you must be in good health.
Even better, the fat cells lost by the BTL body contouring do not get replaced; they are permanently gone. So, if you maintain your weight, the size of the remaining fat cells remain constant in size, leaving less fat in the area post body contouring.
Better yet, if you lose weight after doing the non-invasive body sculpting, not only do you lose the fat cells from the treatment but the remaining fat cells shrink from having less lipid in them because of your weight loss, thereby making you even smaller and slimmer.