The Ultimate guide to body Contouring: what you need to know

Body contouring procedure on patient stomach

People today want to have a shaped body, but food and exercise alone can make it hard to get rid of stubborn fat and loose skin. Body contouring is a group of surgery and nonsurgical treatments that can help you feel better about your body and confidence.

Different types of body contouring procedures

Body contouring treatments can be broken down into two major groups: surgical and non-surgical.

Surgical body contouring treatments:

  • Liposuction: Uses a suction device to remove fat from specific body parts.
  • Abdominoplasty: Smooths out abdominal skin and tightens abdominal muscles for a flat, toned stomach.
  • Arm lift (Brachioplasty): Tightens and lifts upper arms, eradicating “bat wings” or drooping skin.
  • Thigh lift: Tightens skin and removes extra fat from inner and outer thighs.
  • Buttock lift: Reshapes buttocks and eliminates extra fat and skin.
  • Body lift: Combines stomach tuck, thigh lift, and buttock lift to target multiple body parts simultaneously.
  • General anesthesia: Board-certified plastic surgeons typically provide general anesthesia.

Abdominal massage by a professional on a woman's body

Nonsurgical body contouring treatments:

  • Cryolipolysis: also known as CoolSculpting, is a technique that naturally eliminates fat cells by targeting and freezing them with controlled cooling.
  • Radiofrequency (RF) treatments: These procedures such as Vella Shape II and BodyFX tighten the skin by boosting collagen synthesis and heating the fat cells to destruction.
  • Ultrasound treatments: Ultherapy and similar procedures employ concentrated ultrasound energy to tighten skin by targeting and disrupting fat cells and stimulating collagen synthesis.
  • Laser-assisted treatments: SculpSure and other laser-based treatments shape the body by heating and destroying fat cells.
  • Electromagnetic muscle stimulation procedures: These procedures such as EmSculpt Neo shape the body and tone the muscles by using electromagnetic radiation to trigger contractions.

RF body lifting procedures on woman body

Choosing the right body contouring treatment

First, talk to a board-certified plastic surgeon, dermatologist, or other skilled body-shaping expert. They might look at your health, problems, and goals to give you the best choices.

  • Consider your desired outcome: Pick out what areas you want to work on and the dream figure you want to achieve by body contouring. Do you want big changes or small ones? Doctors can make better decisions if they know what you want.
  • Look at both surgery and non-surgical options: Find out if you would rather not have surgery and have less recovery time or have surgery, which usually has more dramatic and long-lasting effects. Talk to your service about the pros and cons.
  • Balance safe, effective, and recovery: Think about how safe each treatment is, what affects you can expect, and how long it will take to recover. Learn about the risks and downsides so that you can make a choice that fits your needs and way of life.
  • Prioritize credentials and experience: Pick a provider who is board-certified and has a lot of knowledge of the body contouring procedures you want. This is the safest and best way to get care.
  • Set reasonable goals: Talk to your doctor about setting reasonable goals and knowing the limits of each treatment. Body contouring treatments, whether medical or not, can’t promise a “perfect” result.

Body contouring treatments in Vancouver

If you’re in Vancouver and considering body contouring treatments, whether it’s Emsculpt Neo, VelaShape, or Body FX, look no further than Celebrity Laser Care. As a trusted provider of body contouring treatments in North Vancouver, Celebrity Laser Care offers expertise, state-of-the-art technology, and a commitment to delivering exceptional results.