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How Does Non-Surgical Body Contouring Work?

You’re looking to tighten up and tone your body, but unfortunately, the gym doesn’t seem to be cutting it, and you’re not exactly keen to sign up for any invasive surgery. 

Lucky for you, there’s a new solution available to help you achieve that sculpted look you’re after. 

It’s called non-surgical body contouring, and it’s the latest cosmetic procedure that’s capturing the attention of people from all over.   

Fat loss without endless salads and hours spent at the gym? Sound too good to be true? Let’s chat about how non-surgical body contouring works, so you can get a better sense of if this popular cosmetic procedure is right for you. 


What is body contouring non-surgical? 

First, we have to answer the question, what is body contouring? 

In general, body contouring is a non-invasive procedure with little to no downtime. It uses some form of energy to target fat cells in the body at a specified chosen location (i.e. abdomen, chin, thighs, etc.), helping to shrink/destroy those fat cells, which leads to a slimmer and more contoured looking body. 

Body contouring also increases collagen production, tightens up loose skin, and decreases overall skin volume, once again helping to give you a more toned and sleek appearance. 


How is body contouring done?

In order to get a better sense of what body contouring is, it’s important to understand how body contouring is done

That being said that, there is no one-size-fits-all method for body contouring. There are various methods available, and what procedure you opt for will depend completely on your personal preferences and your needs. 


The four most popular forms of body contouring include: 

  1. Laser Therapy: Laser energy is used to target fat cells in the body, effectively shrinking fat cells. You’ll usually find it takes the body’s lymphatic system about 12 weeks to flush out the fat with this procedure.  
  2. Cryolipolysis: Controlled cooling is used to destroy fat cells in the body. The fat is flushed out through the body’s lymphatic system. 
  3. Ultrasound: Sound waves are used to target fat cells, shrinking the fat cells slowly over time. 
  4. Injectables: Deoxycholic acid is used to target the fat cells. This procedure is typically performed to reduce excess fat under the chin. 

Bottom line, whatever non-surgical body contouring procedure you decide to go with, it is essentially all about targeting fat cells with some form of energy, with the goal of shrinking/destroying those fat cells.  

 

Does body contouring work for cellulite? 

One of the most common beauty concerns for most women tends to involve cellulite. While cellulite is completely normal and often unavoidable, no matter how much you exercise, with body contouring, no longer does cellulite have to be something women just accept. 

Body contouring can help to reduce the appearance of cellulite by contracting the skin’s connective tissue, resulting in improved texture, more contour, and a sleek appearance with less lumps and bumps. 

Again, keep in mind, because of body contouring’s non-invasive approach, you can have less cellulite without any surgery. It will likely take a handful of procedures to achieve optimal results, but if you commit to body contouring, you will see a change. 


Bottom line, is body contouring right for you? 

To sum it up, there are very few cons to body contouring. As mentioned, you’ll experience little to no downtime after the procedure. Beyond some redness that might last for a couple hours, you really won’t experience any post-procedure issues. 

The only other thing to keep in mind with body contouring is that it’s not meant to be a weight loss solution. Instead, ideal candidates for body contouring have already reached their ideal body weight, and are hoping to target stubborn pockets of fat that could benefit from tightening (i.e. cellulite). 

If this sounds like you, and you’re interested in non-surgical body contouring, book your consultation with Luminous Skin + Laser today, so you can the tightened and toned body you’ve always dreamed of.