What is Body Contouring?

If you have lost weight recently and are dealing with excess skin, body contouring may be the solution. Body contouring is the process of removing the loose skin that remains after losing a great deal of weight. Depending on age, leftover fat and skin that remains long after weight loss may never go back. However, a procedure like body contouring can help smooth, tighten and remove unnecessary excess skin and ultimately, shape the tissues beneath the skin as well.

Who should consider body contouring?

Anyone who is in relatively good medical condition is an ideal candidate — elective surgeries and procedures are never a good idea for anyone suffering from an existing problem. However, a candidate who has lost weight and is ready to try to get their old body back, as well as staying committed to maintaining their weight loss, should consider body contouring.

Is body contouring safe?

Some body contouring procedures are surgeries, and all surgeries have risks. Standard risks for any surgery of any size include infection, scarring and blood clots. Anesthesia also has its own risks, but that is true of any surgery and is quite a small risk, all things considered. However, not all body shaping procedures involve anesthesia, and there are many forms that are non-invasive and do not qualify as surgeries at all.

What is the procedure like?

There are multiple forms of body contouring, and they all have their own methods. Many of them use a body contouring machine, and they stimulate fat cells with either LEDs, infrared projectors, radio waves or even lasers. Those non-invasive forms melt the fat inside the targeted cells, transforming it into energy that can be used by the body.

Other forms, like cavitation, use ultrasound waves to eliminate fat cells. Cool sculpting, on the other hand, uses a cold laser to freeze and burst the cell membranes of fat cells. The best way to learn more about your particular procedure, be it for skin tightening or excess fat reduction, is to contact your local MedSpa and ask what is right for your needs.

How is the recovery process?

Because most body contouring procedures are non-invasive, the recovery process is fairly rapid. Recovery from non-surgical body shaping takes a matter of hours in some circumstances, with a day or two at most. Compared to days and weeks of recovery with surgical options, that’s an incredible savings of both time and discomfort.

If that excess skin does not seem to be going away

There is no guarantee that excess skin and fat will go away after weight loss. The fact is, biological factors, such as age, genetics, diet and history, can affect skin elasticity. While there are surgical options available to remove the excess skin, consider instead non-invasive body contouring to get your old body back.

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