Body Contouring: Non-Invasive Body Sculpting Procedures for Your Dream Beach Body
It’s almost officially summer, which means it’s sun’s out, bum’s out season! If you’re in search of the perfect beach body, then you’re no stranger to spending hours every week preparing your meals, counting your calories, and working out in the gym. But there are many times where no matter the effort put in, some parts of your body just won’t flatten or tone the way you want them to. In these situations where stubborn fat and cellulite just won’t fade away, non-invasive body sculpting and body contouring procedures can be extremely helpful.
While many people associate beachbody cosmetic surgery with more invasive procedures, such as tummy tucks, breast augmentations, and Brazilian butt lifts, there are other, smaller procedures you can do without going under the knife. Non-invasive body sculpting, for example, can sculpt and tone stubborn areas on the body without requiring hospital admission, weeks off from work for recovery, or the worry of accidentally pulling out a stitch. Although the specifics of these different body contouring procedures vary, the goal of these procedures is the same: to remove excess fat and/or tighten the skin in certain spots on your body. The most common forms of non-invasive body contouring include laser therapy, ultrasound therapy, and radiofrequency therapy.
Types of Non-Invasive Body Contouring Procedures
Laser therapy is often used in a procedure commonly known as “Zerona®”. During this body contouring procedure, the doctor will use a handheld machine to send cold laser energy into your skin. That energy then breaks down your fat cells, allowing your body to reabsorb the contents of those cells and dispose of them naturally. Laser therapy can be used on almost any part of your body, including the stomach, arms, and buttocks, and the average patient loses an average of four inches, depending on the area of the body treated.
Ultrasound therapy is a non-invasive body sculpting technique often found in procedures referred to as “Liposonix®” and “Ultrashape®”. In these body contouring procedures, powerful, high-intensity ultrasound energy is targeted at the chosen area and liquifies the surrounding fat. The damaged fat tissues are then reabsorbed through the body’s natural waste disposal system and excreted naturally through the body. Generally used on the abdominal and “love handle” area, ultrasound therapy generally produces results in as little as 8-12 weeks.
“Exilis™”, “truSculpt™”, and “Velashape™” are the most common forms of radiofrequency body contouring procedures. Unlike the aforementioned procedures that focus on reducing the size or volume of fat in problem areas on your body, radiofrequency techniques are used to tighten the skin and reduce the amount of visible cellulite. These non-invasive body sculpting methods use heat to destroy the fat cells directly under your skin resulting in firmer, more toned-looking skin.
When considering if these body contouring procedures are right for you, it is important to remember that these non-invasive body sculpting methods are not a long term weight loss solution but a simple cosmetic adjustment. The ideal candidate for non-invasive body sculpting treatments will already maintain a healthy weight and lifestyle. Unlike the super popular “Mommy Makeover” or tummy tuck surgeries, these body contouring procedures are meant to provide a simplified solution to small, stubborn areas of fat. It is important to discuss all of your expectations with your doctor, as well as what you can expect during these treatments.
Similar to other surgical procedures, how long these body contouring treatments last depend on how you care for the procedural site when the process is complete. Having a new flat stomach or more shapely figure does not excuse long-standing habits of poor eating and lack of exercise. In order to maintain the outcome of your non-invasive body sculpting treatments, you must maintain a healthy lifestyle. Those who do report seeing even better results as time goes on, while those who do not will likely end up with returning sites of cellulite or more abundant fat stores in areas where they had trouble before.
While these non-invasive body sculpting treatments allow you to quickly return to your daily life, taking the time to recover is still essential to long term, successful results. Many patients may feel numb or extremely sensitive to touch after their body contouring procedures; in these cases, a brief stay at a postoperative care center, such as Pearl Wellness, may be beneficial to your recovery process. Our luxurious recovery center suites are located in Beverly Hills hotel and allow you to heal in a calming, safe environment.
Body contouring recovery can be difficult, but a stay at Pearl Wellness can turn your experience into a spa-like retreat. From imported Italian linens to state-of-the-art in-room entertainment systems to a dedicated concierge, we have everything you need to heal in peace.