Body contouring is the process of removing excess fat from problem areas of your body to achieve a more toned, sculpted look. This can be achieved by using non-invasive treatments such as ultrasound energy and radio frequency devices in non-surgical body contouring, or it can be achieved through surgery.
Both approaches to body contouring aim to remove fat cells; however, noninvasive body contouring devices are able to achieve similar fat cell destruction while tightening the skin, without the common side effects of surgery.
If you’re looking to eliminate unwanted body fat, we’re here to show you the three most effective methods for body contouring that don’t require going under the knife!
Surgical Body Contouring
Traditional procedures such as liposuction have long been a staple in body contouring. These procedures use manual force to separate and dislodge fatty tissue from the body; however, this causes excessive trauma on the body.
Pain and recovery
The recovery and pain of surgery typically lasts upwards of a month to subside, requiring a large amount of time needed to dedicate to recovery. This includes substantial swelling, bruising, incisions, and medication required to relieve the pain caused.
Often overlooked, there is high maintenance post-care from a surgical procedure for body contouring. Drainage massages must be done frequently to prevent scar tissue formation and to remove the excess fluid that accumulates in the body.
While surgery is effective for eliminating unwanted fat pockets and can achieve beautiful results, there is always the risk of contour irregularities, uneven fat removal, and poor skin elasticity. Loose skin and scarring can outweigh the fat removal benefits, leading to dissatisfaction in many patients.
Non-Surgical Body Contouring
There are several non-surgical body contouring options available today that can help you achieve the same results without the risks and drawbacks associated with surgery. Using various methods to remove fat deposits such as ultrasound and radio frequency energy to deliver thermal energy to the subcutaneous tissue, there is no need for incisions and manual force.
Non-invasive procedures are also effective at cellulite reduction, and rejuvenating the overlying skin, minimizing the chance of loose skin after the fat has been removed.
Pain and recovery
With non-surgical body contouring, there is minimal discomfort during treatment. The majority of patients will experience some soreness and mild bruising immediately following their session. However, most people recover within a few days and return to normal activities shortly after.
Without the manual force put on the body, there is typically a short recovery time and patients are free to go home directly after their treatment, with the full results showing weeks after treatment, as your skin adjusts to your new body shape.
Unlike traditional surgeries, non-surgical body shaping does not cause scars, leaving the patient with smooth, even skin. The fat layer reduction is complemented by tighter skin, beautifully contoured around your newly slimmed physique. Non-invasive body contouring can be easily repeated to reach your desired results.
LIPOcel – Superior Fat Reduction
LIPOcel is a non-invasive body contouring treatment that permanently destroys unwanted fat cells using high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) to deliver thermal energy to targeted pockets of fat. This painless treatment eliminates unwanted fat for sleek contours and is a great alternative to procedures such as traditional liposuction. LIPOcel body sculpting brings comparable results without the need for extensive downtime and recovery.
BodyTite – Sculpting and Skin Tightening
BodyTite uses directional radio frequency energy to achieve non-surgical fat reduction and fight skin laxity by stimulating a skin tightening effect to the treated areas. This is done without any incisions or damage to the surrounding tissue, resulting in a comfortable procedure, and a shorter recovery time when compared to invasive procedures, such as liposuction.
Emsculpt NEO – Burn Fat & Build Muscle
Emsculpt NEO is an innovative approach to non-surgical body contouring, capable of delivering fat loss and skin tightening while increasing muscle mass by using radio frequency (RF) and high intensity focused electromagnetic energy (HIFEM). This triple action device is the only procedure that simultaneously delivers fat reduction and muscle toning, accentuating the appearance of body contours. This treatment targets a wide range of trouble spots and brings convenience with no need for extensive downtime, while still delivering optimal reduction in fat.
Morpheus8 – RF Microneedling
Radio frequency microneedling uses fine needles to create micro-punctures on the skin’s surface to stimulate the body’s natural healing process, ramping up collagen production. With Morpheus8 by InMode, the added radio frequency energy reaches the deeper layers of the skin, delivering controlled thermal pulses to remodel the skin from within. This is a great spot treatment on areas of loose skin, cellulite, and stretch marks, able to dramatically tighten and restore the skin’s elasticity. The radio frequency energy is also able to target unwanted fat when desired by the patient, making it a great option for non-surgical body contouring.
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