Unfortunately, even after following a strict healthy diet or exercise regime, you may still have some undesired fatty areas on parts of your body. Fortunately, there are many options available to you to best combat these lumps and bumps. One of them is non-surgical body contouring. With this guide, we hope to help you learn more about non-surgical body contouring and it?s many benefits.
What Is Non-Surgical Body Contouring?
Non-surgical body contouring, also known as a non-surgical fat reduction, consists of minimally invasive treatments that work to break down the fat cells in specific areas to reduce stubborn fat deposits located on the body. A typical non-surgical body contouring procedure would begin with an initial consultation to discuss both your goals and the specific areas you wish to target. The treatment itself will usually take around 20 to 30 minutes to complete, depending upon the area or areas targeted. To be a good candidate for non-surgical body contouring, you would ideally be a fairly healthy adult that does not smoke and is committed to trying to lead a healthier lifestyle following treatment.
Benefits of Non-Surgical Body Contouring
There are a number of great non-surgical body contouring benefits. These include:
- Safer and less risk attached
- No incisions or scars
- Reduced pain following treatment
- Faster recovery time
- Easily accessible to all
Safer and Less Risk Attached
One of the most obvious benefits of non-surgical body contouring is that it consists of non-surgical procedures. This means that there is no anesthesia or surgery and therefore any serious risk is massively decreased. The traditional, surgical body contouring procedures, while thoroughly effective, carry more risk than the non-surgical versions.
No Incisions or Scars
In addition to this, as this treatment is non-surgical, no incisions are made, which also means that there is no permanent scarring. While scarring is often fairly small and out of sight following traditional surgical procedures, it can still be a concern for some patients.
Reduced Pain Following Treatment
Following a major surgical body contouring procedure like a Mastopexy (breast lift) for example, once the general anesthesia wears off and during your recovery, you can expect to experience some degree of pain in the first seven days or so. You will, of course, be provided with painkillers to help manage the pain. In a study carried out by The Aesthetic Society however, nearly 170,000 non-surgical body contouring procedures were performed and only short-term and minor pain, redness, and swelling were reported to have occurred.
Faster Recovery Time
Another excellent benefit of non-surgical body contouring is that the recovery time required is a lot shorter when compared to surgical body contouring. This is mainly due to the fact that traditional body contouring is fairly invasive and involves surgical procedures, which means your body needs time to rest and heal. For surgical body contouring procedures like an Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck), for example, you can expect to have a required recovery time of up to six weeks or so – sometimes even more. With most non-surgical body contouring treatments, you can resume daily activities almost immediately.
Easily Accessible to All
There are many individuals that either do not want to get major surgery or simply cannot have it due to a number of pre-existing health conditions. Furthermore, for most weight loss surgeries, for example, you must meet some requirements to be eligible. Non-surgical body contouring, however, is a lot less invasive with little to no eligibility criteria to meet, depending on the type of treatment provided. With that said, non-surgical body contouring works best for clients that are fairly close to their goals or maybe require body sculpting after weight loss and need a helping hand reaching their vision.
If you are looking for the best plastic surgeon for body contouring or want to find out more about the non-surgical body contouring treatments we provide, schedule a consultation with our on-site Montreal plastic surgeon, Dr. Perry today.