Nonsurgical body contouring, also known as nonsurgical body sculpting, is an umbrella term for various fat reduction treatments. It can also address loose skin to enhance your silhouette and reach your aesthetic goals. Some individuals choose body sculpting after reaching their ideal weight to reveal the toned physique they build underneath stubborn layers of fat.
If you are considering nonsurgical body contouring, keep in mind that this type of procedure is not a replacement for weight loss. The goal of this kind of treatment is to remove pockets of unwanted and stubborn fat that you cannot get rid of with diet or exercise.
Most nonsurgical body contouring treatments rely on either cold or heat technology to perform the following three standards steps:
- Target specific fat cells beneath the skin surface without incision
- Melt or dissolve fat cells
- Give time to your body to eliminate the broken fat cells through the lymphatic system
Your aesthetician will determine how many sessions you need based on the treated area and the specific procedure used.
Nonsurgical body sculpting procedures are non-invasive and may cause only minor side effects such as redness, swelling, tenderness, and bruising near the treatment area. Those usually go away on their own within a few hours or days.
What Body Areas Can Nonsurgical Body Sculpting Treat?
When choosing nonsurgical body sculpting treatment, you can decide to get it for one or more areas where you experience stubborn fat and are looking for more definition.
This type of non-invasive procedure can safely address:
- Upper arms
- Bra roll area
- Muffin top
- Love handles
If you want to get more than one area treated, your provider can discuss which area to start treatment with and whether they may target more than one area during the same session.
What Are Common Types of Nonsurgical Body Contouring Procedures?
Nonsurgical body sculpting treatments usually use one of the following methods:
- Cryolipolysis or controlled cooling
- Laser lipolysis with a combination of controlled heating and laser
- Radiofrequency lipolysis with a combination of controlled heating and ultrasound technology
At Novopelle Med Spa, we offer Novo Lipo which uses controlled heating for fat reduction, and Novo Sculpt which relies on controlled electric impulses that stimulate muscle contractions to tone muscles in addition to disrupting stubborn fat cells.
Am I a Good Candidate for Non-Invasive Body Sculpting?
When you see your provider to discuss the possibility of nonsurgical body contouring, they perform a thorough physical examination, review your medical history, and ask questions about your lifestyle, to make sure that you can safely get this type of procedure.
Most providers recommend the following for nonsurgical body sculpting:
- You are in generally good health
- You don’t smoke
- You do not have any medical conditions that may interfere with your healing
- You have reached and stabilized your ideal weight
- You are physically active
- You have realistic expectations
- You are not pregnant or planning to conceive
If you want to have children in the future, your provider may recommend alternatives as a pregnancy would undo the results.
What Are the Benefits of Nonsurgical Body Contouring?
As non-invasive treatments, these procedures do not involve needles, incisions, general anesthesia, or scars. An appointment lasts between 30 and 60 minutes, usually spaced by two to four weeks, which makes this type of aesthetic solution easy to fit into your schedule. You can resume your daily activities right after your session.
After each treatment, your results continue to gradually increase until you achieve your cosmetic goals. Nonsurgical body sculpting procedures are safe and precise options that offer permanent results if you maintain your weight with a balanced diet and regular exercise.
Are you looking to get rid of stubborn fat to achieve a more defined silhouette? Contact Novopelle Med Spa today at (888) 429-7055 to schedule a nonsurgical body sculpting consultation in Dallas!