Body Contouring Guide: Everything You Need To Know

May 3, 2023

Many people dedicate their valuable time and effort to living a healthy lifestyle. Although living a healthy lifestyle helps make you feel healthier, this doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll look healthier. This reality can be extremely frustrating for anyone who maintains a consistent diet and exercise routine and still experiences stubborn areas of fat that just won’t go away, no matter what they do.

Fortunately, body contouring treatment offers a revolutionary way for your practice to help these patients visibly improve their figure to look and feel their best. Body contouring treatment is a popular aesthetic method of sculpting and toning the body to improve a patient’s body shape. This is done by eliminating stubborn fat cells and tightening the skin to look years younger.

Read on to learn more about what body contouring is, how body contouring works, and why you should offer body contour treatments in your practice.

What is Body Contouring?

Body contouring, otherwise known as body sculpting, helps remove stubborn fat pockets that do not improve with a consistent diet and exercise regime alone. Specifically, body contouring targets certain areas of the body to reduce fat, reshape the body, and tighten the skin. Body contouring is a versatile procedure that involves several surgical and non-surgical treatment options to address both large and small areas on the face and body.

Body contouring is not a weight loss solution. Rather, body contouring helps reshape the body to visibly appear thinner and more youthful by addressing certain areas of the body where persistent fat deposits linger. This is done by targeting fat cells in these problem areas to help patients look more toned and healthy.

Your body maintains a fixed number of fat cells, meaning when you gain weight, you are not gaining additional fat cells, but your existing fat cells are becoming larger. Although you cannot produce more fat cells, your fat cells can reduce in size through healthy lifestyle changes. Or, if you do not notice a difference in your body with diet and exercise, body contouring treatments can help target and remove these fat deposits to achieve a more sculpted and toned figure.

Different Body Contouring Treatment Options

Now that you know more about what body contouring is, it’s important to understand that there are countless body contouring procedure options and treatments available. These different body contour treatment options each offer patients the opportunity to visibly improve their appearance to look years younger. That being said, each body contouring treatment offers different advantages and disadvantages when it comes to results, downtime, risk, and more.

Invasive Body Contouring Procedure

Surgical body contouring helps effectively treat larger treatment areas that require more invasive approaches to remove large fat pockets or lift significant excess skin. Liposuction is one of the most popular minimally invasive body contouring procedure options, which involves removing unwanted fat deposits for a smoother body shape.

Other surgical body contouring options like tucks and lifts help remove excess fat and excess skin. Common examples include:

  • Tummy Tuck
  • Face Lift
  • Neck Lift
  • Breast Lift
  • Arm Lift
  • Inner Thigh Lift
  • Skin tightening

Non-Surgical Body Contour Treatment

Non-surgical body contouring, otherwise known as lipolysis, helps eliminate stubborn fat and tighten sagging, excess skin quickly and effectively. There are several varieties of non-surgical body contouring methods, which include:

  • Cryolipolysis: Uses targeted cold temperatures to eliminate fat cells.
  • Injection lipolysis: Delivers deoxycholic acid into the body to reduce fat cells.
  • Laser lipolysis: Uses lasers to reduce fat cells.
  • Radiofrequency lipolysis: Uses ultrasound waves and heat to destroy fat cells.

Non-surgical body contouring treatment often targets smaller areas of the body, such as the neck, undereye bags, jowls, and more. Two highly effective non-surgical precision body contouring treatments are the Agnes RF and Scarlet SRF.

Agnes RF

Agnes RF is a radiofrequency microneedling treatment that delivers controlled targeted RF energy to small treatment areas to improve the skin’s overall appearance. Micro-insulated needles essentially melt fat and trigger the body’s natural collagen and elastin production essential for generating effective skin tightening results.

Agnes RF treatment makes small improvements to your face, jawline  which result in significant results to look years younger. Patients commonly get this treatment to improve the appearance of their undereye bags, upper eyelids, jowls, and neck.

Agnes RF - Dynamic Precision RF Microneedling Technology

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Scarlet SRF

Scarlet SRF is another radiofrequency microneedling treatment that is used to treat larger areas on the skin’s surface to improve skin quality   Other common treatment areas include the arms, face, and abdomen. With Scarlet SRF, as the RF energy is delivered it essentially heats the tissue to stimulate new collagen and elastin production. Scarlet SRF improves the skin’s overall appearance for smoother, younger-looking skin with minimal downtime, if any, required.

See the Results Scarlet SRF Before After

Ideal Candidates for Body Contouring

Now that you know more about body contouring, there’s no denying that body contouring treatment is a game-changer when it comes to removing stubborn fat and tightening sagging skin. However, it’s important to understand body contouring is not a weight loss solution, nor does it replace the benefits of making healthy lifestyle choices through diet and exercise.

Body contour treatment helps reveal the patient’s true body shape. While a variety of patients may benefit from body contouring, two common scenarios of why patients undergo body contouring treatments include:

  1. People of a healthy weight see no difference in improvements to stubborn fat pockets after maintaining a consistent diet and exercise.
  1. People who have lost weight now have excess skin because of their weight loss.
  1. Women post childbirth with loose skin

Does Body Contouring Work?

So, you know more about body contouring, but the real question is: does body contouring work? And, should you offer body contour treatment at your practice?

Yes, body contouring offers an effective method to remove stubborn fat and improve loose skin  a patient’s overall appearance and look years younger. While treatment results will vary by type of body contouring technique, non-surgical body contour treatment options offer a safe, effective, and affordable way to help reveal a patient’s true body shape, with minimal downtime required.

All in all, having a body contouring system that can safely and effectively reduce stubborn fat and improve sagging skin is a significant asset for any aesthetic practice.

Learn More About How Body Contour Treatment Can Grow Your Practice

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Contact us today to learn more about Agnes RF, Scarlet SRF, and other product offerings that can help expand your practice.

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