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The Science Behind Body Contouring: How Does It Work?

Achieving your weight goals is a major accomplishment, but even when the numbers on the scale reflect your hard work, the mirror might not. Stubborn fat can linger in certain areas, creating bulges where you least want them. Body contouring offers a solution for those who are close to their goal weight but need a little help smoothing out the contours to match their vision.

At aNu Aesthetics™ and Optimal Wellness in Kansas City, MO, we can refine the areas of your body that are harder to tackle during weight loss programs and exercise routines. These treatments can focus on specific areas to help you get a more defined and sculpted look after you have reached your ideal weight, putting the finishing touches on your body’s contours. 

What Is Body Contouring? 

Body contouring is any type of treatment that reshapes the body, whether this is through eliminating fat, improving the health and texture of the skin, or strengthening local muscles. It is the perfect treatment for patients who are at or near their goal weight but who still have localized fat pockets and/or other contouring issues that they want to address. These treatments offer results in specific, targeted locations, which can be perfect for those who want to treat problem areas.

The Science Behind Each of Our Body Contouring Treatments


CoolSculpting is a body sculpting technique that targets and eliminates fat cells. It uses cold temperatures directed at the fat cells in a particular area to destroy them. It is a fast in-office treatment that usually takes less than two hours per session and can provide smooth and noticeable results.

How Does CoolSculpting Work?

CoolSculpting relies on the fact that fat cells are more sensitive to cold temperatures than tissues like skin and muscle. Using a suction handpiece, CoolSculpting applies controlled cooling directly to the targeted fat cells, bringing them to a temperature at which they crystallize and die, without harming the surrounding tissue. Over the weeks following the treatment, the body naturally processes and eliminates these dead fat cells, resulting in a reduction of fat layers in the treated areas.

Who Is the Right Candidate for CoolSculpting

Individuals who are struggling with localized fat deposits may find body contouring with CoolSculpting to be an effective option. The right candidates are those who are looking for a non-surgical method to eliminate fat. It is important for candidates to have realistic expectations about the results and to understand that CoolSculpting is a tool for contouring rather than a weight-loss solution.


CoolTone is a type of body contouring that focuses more on muscle tone and definition than fat reduction. It can strengthen and enhance muscles in many different areas, such as the abdomen, buttocks, and thighs. After several treatments, it can tone these muscles, which can enhance the results of your weight loss regimen by allowing for muscle definition to be visible. This can also help our patients to get a jumpstart on their fitness goals, giving them contours that are easier to maintain while also motivating them to keep these muscles toned. 

How Does CoolTone Work?

CoolTone uses a type of Magnetic Muscle Stimulation (MMS) technology called Active Magnetic Pulse™. This type of non-invasive body contouring penetrates beneath the skin to target muscle layers directly, inducing involuntary muscle contractions. These strong contractions can strengthen muscle fibers, leading to improved muscle conditioning and a firmer, more toned appearance. It can also help to provide a small amount of fat reduction in the same treatment area. 

Who Is the Right Candidate for CoolTone?

The ideal candidates for CoolTone are individuals who specifically want to boost muscle tone and achieve firmer body contours. This treatment is particularly suitable for those who already lead a healthy lifestyle but want to overcome plateaus by achieving visible muscle definition faster than through exercise alone.


EvolveX is a unique type of body sculpting device that uses two different types of technology to offer a wider range of benefits. It can provide a combination of benefits with a single platform. This all-in-one approach allows for a comprehensive body-reshaping experience, catering to a variety of aesthetic goals.

How Does EvolveX Work?

EvolveX uses a combination of radiofrequency energy and electrical muscle stimulation to achieve different types of body contouring results. The radiofrequency technology delivers thermal energy to the skin and underlying fat, causing fat cells to be metabolized and promoting collagen production for skin tightening. Meanwhile, EMS technology stimulates muscle contractions for increased muscle strength and definition. Three different modalities can be chosen for this treatment: Tite for skin tightening and fat reduction, Tone for muscle toning, and Transform for a combination of both.

Who Is the Right Candidate for EvolveX

Individuals seeking non-surgical body contouring that encompasses fat reduction, skin tightening, and muscle toning may find EvolveX to be an ideal choice. The right candidates are those looking for noticeable improvements in their body’s appearance without the downtime or risks that come with surgery.

Science-Based Solutions for Excess Fat, Loose Skin, and More

Body contouring at aNu Aesthetics™ and Optimal Wellness offers a comprehensive suite of options to meet your aesthetic goals in Kansas City, MO. With treatments like CoolSculpting, CoolTone, and EvolveX, we provide effective solutions for those stubborn fat pockets or muscles that are hard to target. For more information or to schedule a consultation, please reach out to us on our website or call us at (816) 359-3310 to discover how we can assist in achieving your desired results.

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