Non-Surgical Body Contouring: An Overview




For many people, a time comes when their only quest in life becomes achieving the perfect body image. This could be conforming to the modern beauty standards as a way to boost your self-confidence. If you have tried working out and sticking to a healthy diet with little room for cheat meals, and you are still frustrated or unhappy with results. It is possible that you are pining for targeted solutions.

The best thing about body contouring is that it does not tax on your efforts and time and it guarantees targeted results. Over the last couple of decades, a number of treatments have been developed which get rid of stubborn fat without an invasive procedure.

In the past, a person would resort to a plastic surgeon which came with its own set of complications and risks. For example, the liposuction needle puncturing or coming into contact with a body organ. New techniques and devices have made it easy to reduce cellulite and fat. Some of them are permanent.

Who Should Seek Body Contouring

There are two types of patients who attend clinics with concerns to sculpt their body shape. Firstly there are the people who have done their homework and arrive at a consultation with their mind half leaning towards a particular treatment. These may also be the patients who have already tried some other sort of contouring treatment on their bodies. The good thing about doing research or already having an experience means that you have realistic expectations about both what you need to do to prepare for the treatment and what is required to maintain the results.

The second sort of patients are the ones who don’t know that much about such treatments, and therefore these people may have unrealistic ideas about what the treatment will achieve for them. Sometimes you will find that these patients are also the ones who are not that committed or have ever been to diet and exercise. They are looking for a super convenient option. The most challenging for specialists is managing this group. However, if one begins by informing them of all the aspects of the non-invasive treatments.

The ideal patient of body contouring treatments is one who has tried exercising and other healthy ways of getting rid of fat and while they may have witnessed true results they might still have trouble with certain areas, for example, the thighs or the love handles or the abdomen. This is where non-surgical body contouring comes in.

What to Expect in the Pre Treatment Assessment?

When selecting a patient for minimally invasive fat reduction procedure, the patient must visit prepared with their entire medical and health history. Patients who have unrealistic expectations are first educated on the options and the results that they will yield. Part of giving thorough details of the treatments what most specialists miss to emphasize is how noninvasive treatments always require more than one session, as their results are delayed as compared to invasive treatments.

An essential element of the pre-treatment assessment is volume measurement and photography. Results for this can easily be seen when you are comparing the before and after pictures. During this stage, is very important to rule out people who have significant symptoms of BDD or Body Dysmorphic Disorder. This can be done by handing the patient a questionnaire to fill out. Patients who suffer from BDD will always be unhappy with the outcome and may opt for even more severe treatments.

What are the Best Methods?

Non-surgical clinics have developed a couple of treatments for those seeking noninvasive body contouring. Many treatments are created on the thermal injury which specifically induces adipocytes. With more research underway on these treatments, the side effects are slowly dimming down.

Cryolipolysis or Fat Freezing is one treatment that exposes the fat cells in the body to low temperatures. The cells undergo an inflammatory response which leads to them draining out through phagocytes. When there are less fat cells in the body, the targeted area is automatically less prone to swell due to fat storage. For optimal results, this treatment requires a session that spans a few months.

How Much Does Non-Invasive Body Contouring Cost?

The cost of the noninvasive treatment varies. This primarily depends on the areas you are targeting and the number of sessions which are needed to achieve your goals. Therefore the best way to go about it is to draft a customized plan with your specialist depending on how you would like to see your body sculpt. Don’t hesitate to inform your specialist your budget so that they too may help you come up with a plan that fits.

What Should I Expect After the Treatment?

Since the treatment is non-invasive there are no serious risks involved in any of the sessions. The most you may experience in the way of complications or discomfort is a little bit of redness which does show for more than a couple of hours post session.

The sessions have very minimal recovery time. In fact, most people schedule their sessions during their break from work because you can immediately resume your routine activities.


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