Non-Surgical body contouring is also known as nonsurgical fat reduction or non-invasive body contouring. These procedures work to target specific or widespread areas on your body. There are a number of nonsurgical procedures and each is uniquely designed to help with different concerns. They all reduce or remove stubborn pockets of fat to contour and shape areas of the body.
Nonsurgical body contouring procedures aren’t intended to be a general solution for weight loss. They are designed to help eliminate problem areas that linger after weight loss or from lack of muscle tone or aging. Ideal candidates are close to their desired weight and want to eliminate stubborn pockets of fat that are resistant to diet and exercise. Before you proceed with any cosmetic treatments it’s important to have appropriate expectations. Contouring is not a weight-loss treatment, although you will lose a certain amount of weight through the process.
So, Are You a Candidate for Non-Surgical Body Contouring?
While many people can benefit from body sculpting procedures, there are a few key signs that indicate if you’re a good candidate for body contouring:
You Are Close to Your Ideal Weight
The ideal candidate for non-surgical body contouring will already be close to their ideal weight. Most body contouring patients are between 10-20 pounds from their goal weight. There are certain BMI (body mass index) numbers you should fall within a certain range of, and your technician will discuss these details with you.
You Have Sagging Skin from Weight Loss
Weight loss can leave behind excess skin that hides the results of your exercise and healthy eating. Body contouring helps patients sculpt that sagging skin to a more desirable shape, leaving them with firm and youthful-looking skin.
You are Living a Healthy Lifestyle
Those interested in body contouring should also be dedicated to a healthy lifestyle of exercise and proper diet. Patients should have formed these healthy habits before going into treatment, and should follow through after to maintain results. An ideal candidate will also have positive, realistic goals and strive to feel their best inside and out through sustainable lifestyle changes.
Basically, if you are a fit, healthy, and active individual who is committed to a health program but has stubborn pockets of fat that are resistant to all your efforts, you are likely a great candidate for contouring. When you come in for a consultation, we will evaluate your case and help you determine if contouring is an effective way to pursue your goals. We want you to succeed, and we can help you create a program that provides maximum benefits.
As with any procedures, invasive or non-invasive, there may be a few medical conditions that would exclude you from being a candidate. With non-invasive procedures, these are few and far between yet during your initial consultation you will be asked questions about any minor or major pre existing conditions you have. Safety of patients is of utmost priority and is taken very seriously.
The best part about non-invasive treatments is that they are non-surgical. This means you can remove the fat that you do not want without having to endure any recovery period. We all suffer enough to achieve our beauty, and the elimination of further surgery to achieve our end goals is a highly attractive option. A non-surgical treatment is easy to perform, safe for patients who seek it out and are determined to be good candidates, and allows you to leave the clinic without any major behavioral restrictions.
Each body is different, and the best way to find out whether you’re a good candidate for nonsurgical body contouring is to talk to a trusted professional. Hillelson-Whipple Clinic is your trusted local cosmetic surgery office practicing in Virginia since 1985. Contact us today at (804) 290-0600.