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Body by VIVA: The Finishing Touch

If you’re like so many of us who can lose weight and tone muscle, but still retain unwanted belly fat, you’re probably feeling frustrated. It might feel like your hard work isn’t paying off when it comes to the contours of your abdomen and sides. Body contouring may be the solution you’ve been missing. You deserve to see the results you’ve been working for.

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Unlike surgical methods of treatment, non-invasive body sculpting is a quick, painless procedure with no down-time or risk of harmful side effects. But each procedure has its role. Body contouring does not replace a tummy tuck or liposuction. Instead, it is designed to target specific areas of stubborn fat.

“Some clients are candidates and some aren’t. That’s one of the benefits of seeing a physician at a medical center rather than than a clinician at a spa,” Dr. Samer Hijaz explained. “When you come into our office, we look at the whole picture. We do not recommend treatment unless it will yield the results you’re looking for.”

Dr. Samer Hijaz is one of the Board Certified, Fellowship Trained physicians you’ll find at the Cosmetic Center by VIVA. He is part of Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg, which means you’re in the hands of nationally recognized, award winning experts.

During a consultation appointment, Dr. Hijaz takes the time to answer each of his clients’ questions. Some commonly asked questions about body contouring include:

  1. Is this the best treatment for me?
    “I’m willing to do 50% of the work, but you have to do the other 50%,” Dr. Hijaz tells his clients. “A diet plan and regular exercise regimen is step one.”
  2. Is this going to hurt?
    “Much to clients’ surprise, the answer is: ‘No’. That’s the beauty of the non-invasive treatments we use. UltraShape® and VelaShape® are not painful, especially when guided by a physician.”
  3. What are the side effects?
    “There are very minimal side effects. Some people may notice a change in bowel habits, but that usually resolves in a week or two. The risk of experiencing unwanted side effects is also minimized by the precision of treatment by an expert. Distributing the heating process with precision reduces the possibility of damage to the skin.”
  4. What sort of diet and exercise regimen should I follow prior to treatment?
    “Anyone considering body sculpting should not hesitate to schedule an appointment. A healthy regimen may be prescribed in conjunction with treatment. After reviewing the client’s health, past medical history, and dieting, I may advise clients to reduce their carbohydrate intake and tailor such recommendations to their unique needs,” Dr. Hijaz said.

Overall, body sculpting is typically a two and a half to three month journey once the first treatment session is scheduled. For those who are interested in adding the finishing touch in achieving their aesthetic goals, Cosmetic Center by VIVA is the natural choice. Schedule your free consultation by calling Cosmetic Center by VIVA today: (540) 376-7777.

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