Maintaining an ideal body figure can be challenging, generally because of the “trouble” body areas that do not seem to respond to a strict workout routine or restrictive diet plans. But before you start thinking of the “ideal body” as an unreachable goal, stop where you are. Body contouring treatments are here to help you get a well-contoured, sculpted body appearance.
Body contouring or sculpting refers to the category of clinical treatments to reshape one or several body areas. These treatments can help you achieve an overall slimmer-looking profile and well-proportioned body. These treatments are generally based on procedures to:
- Remove extra skin tissue
- Eliminate extra body fat
- Improve body contours
It is worth mentioning that most body-contouring treatments aren’t designed to help you lose weight. Instead, they only help reshape or contour body areas that do not respond to your fat/weight loss efforts.
Table of Contents
- 1 Body Contouring Treatments
- 2 Risks and Complications
- 3 Benefits
- 4 Is Body Contouring Painful?
- 5 How Long Does It Take to See Results from Body Contouring?
- 6 How much does a body contouring procedure cost?
- 7 Who is the candidate for body sculpting?
- 8 How long does body contouring last?
- 9 How many body-contouring sessions are needed?
- 10 Is non-surgical body contouring permanent?
- 11 Request A Consultation
Body Contouring Treatments
Both surgical and non-surgical options are available for candidates who want to sculpt their bodies. Below discussed are the most popular body-contouring treatments:
CoolSculpting is an FDA-approved non-surgical body contouring treatment that eliminates stubborn fat cells from different areas, such as thighs, lower back, belly, and flanks.
This treatment uses cryolipolysis to destroy fat cells. It involves using a specialized applicator placed over the treatment area. This applicator delivers a cooling effect that freezes fat cells underneath without damaging skin tissues. The practitioner rubs down the treated area to break apart the frozen fat, making it easily removable for the body’s lymphatic system.
Radiofrequency (RF) body contouring is a non-surgical procedure that helps remove fat, improve tone, and tighten the skin. When administered, the radiofrequency energy transforms into heat, which travels through the skin and reaches the fat layer beneath. During the process, it boosts collagen production, reduces cellulite, and eliminates fatty deposits that do not respond to a healthy diet and workout routine.
Pollogen Legend is one of the latest technologies used for body contouring. It combines tripolar radiofrequency energy and dynamic muscle activation technology to provide the user with tightened skin, a sculpted body, and a perfect shape. With years of improvements, the radiofrequency treatment performed by Pollogen Legend is far better and more advanced than ever.
Abdominoplasty or Tummy tuck is a surgical body contouring method during which a surgeon tightens the abdominal wall and removes loose skin to give you a flatter belly. It also involves tightening muscles in the abdominal wall. This treatment helps you achieve an overall slimmer profile.
Abdominoplasty is generally recommended for women who are past their childbearing years or are not planning on getting pregnant.
Arm lift surgery, also known as Brachioplasty, eliminates the excess skin and fat between the underarm and the elbow. This helps smoothen and redefine your arms contours. During the procedure, incisions are made on the inner side of the arm, and excess fat deposits are extracted through liposuction. The length and location of the incision vary from patient to patient based on the position of excess fat or skin.
Fat Transfer/ Fat Grafting
Fat grafting is a body contouring technique in which excess fat is extracted from one body part to add volume to other areas with insufficient volume. The collected fat is converted into pure liquid fatty tissue, which is injected into the recipient site. The thighs and abdomen are usually the most common donor areas for fat transfer.
Brazilian Butt Lift
Brazilian Butt Lift is a body sculpting surgery during which excess fat is removed from specific areas and injected into the buttocks. This way, you get an enhanced buttock appearance with extra fat removed from the body areas like the stomach, waist, and thighs.
During BBL surgery, fat is extracted from the donor areas through liposuction, processed and purified, and injected into the specific areas of the buttocks. This treatment gives you a profound buttocks appearance and a well-contoured body with attractive curves.
Risks and Complications
Surgical body contouring procedures come with certain risks that are, fortunately, uncommon. Some of these complications include:
- Complications due to anesthesia, e.g., nausea and vomiting
- Blood clots
- Hair loss near incisions
- Damage to blood vessels
Body contouring offers significant benefits, such as the following:
- You get well-defined and perfectly contoured body parts.
- The results are natural-looking and long-lasting.
- One body contouring procedure can target different areas of the body.
- It helps remove stubborn fat deposits from the body areas like the lower abdomen and flanks.
- Body contouring treatments help reduce skin sagginess.
Is Body Contouring Painful?
Most people experience minimal discomfort after non-surgical body contouring. However, surgical body contouring treatments lead to some pain during recovery. You can discuss options to control post-op pain with your practitioner.
The discomfort you experience after body contouring treatment depends on the treatment technique and your pain threshold.
How Long Does It Take to See Results from Body Contouring?
The initial results of body contouring are generally instantly visible. However, complete results can take three to six months, depending on the treatment method.
How much does a body contouring procedure cost?
The cost of body contouring in Dubai may start from AED 2000. The exact price of the treatment depends on different factors, mainly due to the following factors:
- Treatment method
- The expertise of the practitioner
- The patient’s expectations
- Number of sessions required (for non-surgical treatment)
- The location of the clinic
Who is the candidate for body sculpting?
Body contouring treatments are not to be confused with weight loss procedures. This is because body contouring or sculpting aims to improve your body contours. Generally, you are a good candidate for this treatment if:
- You are not obese and are closer to your ideal body weight.
- You want to get rid of stubborn fat in specific areas.
- You have a healthy lifestyle.
How long does body contouring last?
The body contouring results (surgical and non-surgical) generally last up to 10 years or more. Therefore, they are considered long-lasting. However, you can retain the effects permanently by maintaining a steady weight and exercising regularly.
How many body-contouring sessions are needed?
The required number of sessions depends on several factors, such as the treatment method, the size of the targeted area, and your desired results. You can discuss the number of sessions with your surgeon during the initial consultation.
Is non-surgical body contouring permanent?
The results of non-surgical body contouring are permanent if you follow a healthy diet and exercise regularly.
Request A Consultation
Do you want to sculpt your figure with body contouring treatment? EuroMed Clinic Dubai is here to address all your aesthetic concerns. If you want to contact us, call +971 4 394 5422. You can also fill out the online form below to book a consultation.
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