The way you feel about your body can impact your confidence or how you carry yourself. Regular exercise and a balanced diet can help you look and feel your best, but there are cases where trouble areas seem to linger and not respond to your fitness efforts. Non-invasive body contouring can help with this, transforming the body without cuts or needles. 

5 Common Questions About Body Contouring Answered

What is non-invasive body contouring? 

Also referred to as non-invasive body sculpting, non-invasive body contouring involves the use of cold, heat, and other modalities to shape a specific area in the body. People turn to these procedures to:

  • Get rid of excess fat
  • Contour or reshape a specific area
  • Target certain areas that don’t respond to diet and exercise 
  • Tighten and tone areas of skin laxity
  • Improve the appearance of cellulite and stretch marks
  • Help improve muscle tone

Non-invasive body contouring is safe to use in a number of areas, including the:

  • Abdomen
  • Upper arms
  • Thighs
  • Love handles

For further reading: Non-Invasive Body Contouring: What Can You Expect?

5 Common questions about body contouring 

If you’re considering body contouring for yourself, it only makes sense to find out what they can and cannot do for you. Here are the 5 common questions about body contouring answered.

1. Can body contouring treatments help me lose weight? 

Non-invasive body contouring Singapore treatments can help you shed unwanted fat bulges, which may then lead to you weighing a little less. It is important to remember, however, that they are not weight loss procedures or substitutes for healthy diet and exercise. These procedures, furthermore, are ideal if you are at or near your ideal weight. 

Vanquish ME, for instance, is designed for those who are looking to reduce excess fat in or decrease the circumference of their abdomen in thighs. This and similar procedures are for localized fat reduction or areas of unwanted fat. They are fat reduction procedures, not weight reduction or substitutes for invasive procedures such as liposuction. 

2. Can body contouring tighten your skin? 

Certain treatments and devices can help reduce unwanted fat, as well as tone and tighten the skin. Exilis Ultra 360 offers both by simultaneously using ultrasound and radiofrequency energy. It also has two applicators (small and big) for treating different body areas and concerns.

Exilis delivers monopolar RF energy with ultrasound to penetrate layers of fat. It can target and eliminate fat cells, as well as assist in new collagen production. Ideal candidates for this procedure include those with small pockets of fat in specific areas or mild loose skin due to past pregnancies or minimal weight loss. 

3. How soon can I see results?

As the procedures do not involve cuts or needles, visible results can take longer to show. They are also not as dramatic as that of liposuction and other invasive procedures. Undergoing the recommended number of treatments will enable you to see and feel the improvement in the area of concern. 

With Exilis Ultra 360, for instance, you may be able to see improvements after the first session. In general, however, optimum results show a few months after the last treatment (between 4 to 5) or after completing the number of recommended sessions.

For fat reduction procedures such as fat freezing and Vanquish ME, many patients report seeing initial improvements three weeks after the first treatment. Optimal results, however, can be seen after a couple of months. 

4. Are the results permanent? 

Yes. Non-invasive body or fat reduction Singapore procedures offer permanent fat reduction. The targeted fat cells are eliminated and gone for good. They will also not move or migrate to other areas of the body. Keep in mind, however, that these procedures do not kill all the fat cells in the area. What they do is reduce the number of fat cells for a more contoured look. 

It is also worth noting that the remaining fat cells can grow and expand if you don’t maintain healthy habits. Gaining lots of extra weight can lead to visible fat bulges, negating the results of the treatment. It is always advisable to complement these procedures with a healthy diet and regular exercise.

5. Are there risks associated with non-invasive body contouring? 

Non-invasive body procedures are generally safe and have reduced risk of complications. Some side effects may include:

  • Discomfort
  • Redness 
  • Swelling
  • Bruising 

If you are thinking of undergoing any procedure, make sure to do your research. Go to a reputable provider and have a consultation and body assessment. Also, make sure that you understand the procedure, the risk, and the results you’ll be getting. 

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Want to learn which treatments you should combine for your body concerns? Call us today at +65 6801 4000 to schedule a consultation and body assessment with our aesthetic doctor.

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