Now that Britney Spears is free, she can treat herself to a little self-care and body-enhancing treatments. The 40-year-old singer and mother of two decided to get body sculpting procedures done by Beverly Hills Cosmetic Surgeon, Dr. Gabriel Chiu. Britney shared the treatments on her Instagram account, starting with a skin sculpting session with the Forma device, followed by an Emsculpt treatment for her abdominals.
A little surprising, right? Britney is known for her famous abs and toned body, yet she turned to these two non-surgical body contouring treatments to help maintain the shape of her arms and midsection— all while sharing the procedures on social media.
We love the fact that Britney is so open about getting cosmetic enhancements done and not ashamed to share her body sculpting treatments with the world.
So, let's take a deeper look into the two cosmetic procedures Britney shared online, Emsculpt and Forma. But before we go into these specific treatments, what is body sculpting?
Body Sculpting or body contouring procedures eliminates stubborn or exercise-resistant pockets of fat from specific body parts to create a smooth shape or a greater definition of muscles.
Body sculpting has become increasingly popular over the years, with the wafer-thin look becoming less desirable. Instead, having curves and toned body parts is more popular with both women and men. Sculpting the body can be achieved through surgical and non-surgical ways.
The body sculpting treatments Britney received were both non-surgical and non-invasive procedures performed at her home because, well, she's Britney Spears. But these treatments are typically performed in a medical office as a regular doctor's visit. Her treatment started with Forma, a skin-tightening procedure for underarms, and Emsculpt to tone her abdominals.
Let's start with her first treatment - Forma.
Forma is a skin-tightening handheld device that uses radiofrequency (RF) technology with thermal energy as the heat source to stimulate new collagen production and firm the skin. This skin sculpting treatment has an automatic heat-adjusting mechanism that will cut off the temperature when the epidermis has reached its maxim heat level without damaging the top layer of skin. The thermal heat with RF technology signals to the body to form new collagen (a vital protein that forms the structure for skin) and elasticity deep in the layers of the skin- reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.
Forma is FDA-approved to treat various parts of the body and face for skin laxity:
Forma treatment takes about 30 minutes to complete and will require 4-5 sessions to reach optimal results but will vary from patient to patient. After the first session, patients usually notice a subtle improvement in the skin. With each session, the skin will progressively become more taut and supple.
The results from Forma are not permanent and considered a preventive or maintenance skin sculpting procedure. After the final session, the results can last up to three years.
Emsculpt is an FDA body sculpting device that uses HIFEM (High-Intensity Focused Electromagnetic) technology. The device sculpts the body in two ways, first by stimulating supramaximal contractions to the muscle and, secondly, emitting magnetic energy deep into the layers of the skin by melting fat cells and tightening the skin's surface. A 30-minute treatment is equivalent to performing 20,000 crunches or squats at a level of intensity that is not humanly possible to do on your own. During an Emsculpt treatment, the doctor will increase the HIFE energy to strengthen the fibers that produce new muscle growth.
It's normal for patients to have soreness in their muscles after a treatment, but noticeable results won't appear until after 3-4 weeks of the procedure. It can take up to 4 treatments to reach the final desired results, depending on how your body reacts to the treatment.
Emsculpt results can last six months to a year while maintaining a healthy lifestyle of fitness and exercise.
Body Sculpting procedures are ideal for a person who is in good physical health but can't seem to get specific body parts toned and defined even with a healthy lifestyle of diet and exercise.
Here are a few more indicators of a good candidate for body sculpting treatments:
We love how Britney Spears, one of the biggest pop stars in the world known for her rock-hard abs and overall toned look, is becoming a fan of body sculpting treatments like Emsculpt and Forma.
Sometimes, physical workouts aren't enough to achieve muscle definition and toned body parts. You may need a slightly more aggressive and comprehensive approach with body sculpting treatments. Sculpting the body can eliminate stubborn fat cells beneath the skin's surface and goes even deeper by transforming tissues and muscles, creating a smoother and contoured look overall.
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