Non-Invasive Body Sculpting: What It Is, Technology, and Benefits
In today’s society, one of the most common physical concerns is excess fat and bulges. There are many reasons that influence where fat ends up in the body, usually due to age, hormones, gravity and heredity. And of course, it could be due to factors more within our control, however, there are times when diet and exercise just aren’t enough.
Body sculpting, or body contouring, is a medical procedure that eliminates excess fat, extra skin, and reshapes the area. When stubborn fat creates bulges, many understandably reach out to cosmetic surgeons, though not all procedures are the same. The most common treatments are surgical procedures, but there are numerous equally effective non-invasive treatments that actually encompass greater benefits.
Liposuction is a surgical procedure that reduces fat cells in an area using a suctioning method. Although it’s prevalent in cosmetics for its effectiveness, it can be quite dangerous and the risks can be substantial.
Possible complications include kidney and heart problems, infection, and even problems from the surgery and anesthetic used in the liposuction fluid. Moreover, results aren’t always great: after liposuction, thin skin, or skin with poor elasticity, can appear loose. For the patient, this can be disheartening to see.
Lifts and Tucks
Additionally, lifts and tucks – cuts along the body to remove excess skin – are most popular in the butt, breast, and abdomen areas. Although this procedure has become popular, a great number of patients are prone to complications after the procedure. Even so, it has been shown that Brazilian butt lifts are one of the most dangerous forms of cosmetic surgery out there. Risks can include fluid accumulation beneath the skin, unexpected scarring, tissue damage, and more
Resplendent Day Spa’s Medically Supervised Non-Invasive Treatment Technology Includes:
Evolve X by InMode
Evolve X is a hands-free technology designed to remodel the skin, tone the muscles, and target fat in every area of the body. Its multiple functions are clinically proven to be effective: Tite, Tone, and Transform. All use either Bipolar radiofrequency energy (RF) or electrical muscle stimulation (EMS) or interchangeably in a single session to tighten loose skin and produce consistent results.
Morpheus 8 Body by InMode
On the other hand, Morpheus 8 Body is a handheld fractional device for deep skin penetration. It’s the most detailed, non-invasive body contouring device available that can reach 8mm into the subdermal layer; that’s more than any cosmetic device can do currently.
And because the treatment plan can be customized, negative after effects are minimized, allowing patients to feel confident about their treatment. Both devices stimulate the collagen underneath to work overtime. Many praise them as being highly effective, non-intrusive pieces of tech that work wonderfully on skin types I-VI.
Other Non-Invasive Treatments
Lipo Sculpt Lite
Alternately, there are non-invasive methods out there that can produce similar results to something like liposuction. Lipo Sculpt is a non-surgical, non-invasive body contouring alternative to liposuction. It’s an LED energy that targets enlarged fat cells by weakening them.
Specifically, it uses fiber-optic lasers on the abdomen, thighs, face, and butt area. The magic behind it is that it utilizes heat therapy to “melt” fat cells. It’s not for people looking for a substantial amount for weight loss. Rather, it’s a painless procedure meant to lifts skin and makes it more firm in a single treatment.
Ultrasonic Fat Cavitation
Fat cavitation breaks up fat deposits using a topical device that emits ultrasonic radio waves. Very few risks are associated with fat cavitation, the most common being bruising. There’s minimal recovery time and is far less expensive than liposuction, the average cost of treatment being in the low hundreds.
The ideal candidate is one who’s within 15 pounds of their weight goal. Treatments usually take less than an hour and are frequently performed on the hips, stomach, face, underarms, and thighs.
Therma Skin Tightening
Therma skin tightening is FDA-cleared for skin-tightening on the face and body and is amazing for removing fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin. Patients see natural improvements in tone and texture over time without damaging the skin. This is achieved by increasing the amount of collagen being produced in the dermis using mild heat and RF, or radiofrequency. That means no surgery, injections, or downtime for overall younger-looking skin in a matter of a few sessions.
Cryolipolysis, or fat freezing, is a fat reduction procedure that uses temperature to target stubborn bulges on the body. The FDA approved this treatment for nearly all problem areas on the body, including the chin, underarms, hips, abdomen, thighs, and buttocks area.
Benefits of Non-Invasive Treatments
Over time our body changes chemically and as we age, fat that’s stored in the body can build and become stubborn. This can be disheartening and often has disastrous emotional and social consequences. This is why non-invasive methods and devices like InMode’s are praised for the following:
- 2-3″ fat reduction
- Visible results
- No pain
- No scarring
- No surgery
- No injections
- No downtime
Before and After Consultation and Treatment Tips
Medical records combined with your consultation will help your doctor assess qualification, determine the number of sessions necessary, and answer any questions about side effects that worry you beforehand. Yet, there are steps you can take throughout the process to ensure you have a more enjoyable and relaxing journey.
Before arriving at your appointment:
- Wear comfortable, but loose clothing
- Bring something to pass the time
- Eat a light snack ahead of time; don’t eat in the 90 minutes prior
- Don’t apply any creams or lotions
Before and after treatment:
- Drink at least 4 cups of water a day
- Avoid alcohol
And finally, during aftercare:
- Continue to wear comfortable clothes, particularly compression clothing
- Reduce any aches and pains by doing light cardio throughout the day
- Massage the treated area for 10 minutes a day
- Continue following up with your doctor about any after effects
At Resplendent Day Spa, we specialize in non-invasive body sculpting methods using Morpheus 8 and Evolve X by InMode, a technology designed with care for the patient in mind. You’re guaranteed to leave our spa pain-free, refreshed, and relaxed, as you should be! For a free consultation, book an appointment online today or by phone at (562)-685-8120. We look forward to helping you feel confident in your skin!