How Practical is Body Contouring?

With rapid advancements taking place in the field of technology every day, the corrective surgery industry is also witnessing a boom. The new cosmetic procedures not only involve the least amount of pain, but also very little recovery time. People are, now, also better educated about the benefits of cosmetic procedures as the myths and misconceptions regarding the practice have been erased from their minds. Hence, they no longer have any qualm about opting for a procedure to get a part of their body altered, removed or enhanced. This is, precisely, what the process of body contouring is all about- being happy with one’s own body by rectifying all those pesky imperfections, such as excess fat, saggy tissues, and other such annoyances that can be easily eliminated through body contouring.

Getting up to speed with the basics of body contouring

Body contouring, like every other cosmetic procedure, has often been the target of controversies and bad publicity. However, one thing must be realized is that no surgical procedure is without risk. It is the chances that vary from one to another. Moreover, with newer technology being introduced, the need for invasive procedures is on the decrease. Also, the doctor must be a licensed and experienced professional. Most surgeries are bound to end badly if the doctor is not properly skilled and has no clue about what he is doing. Body contouring procedures are generally less invasive than other methods of corrective procedures for the body, like liposuction. This is what makes it all the more lucrative.

Various Types of body contouring treatments

Less invasive procedures mean fewer chances of post-op dangers. Mesotherapy or Lipodissolve includes only a simple injection, containing various fat-dissolving substances, to be delivered into the skin. Thermage is another such technique which involves the usage of radio frequency for tightening facial skin, instead of undergoing hours of surgery. In order to aim directly at the fat cells and disintegrate them, Liposonix uses ultrasound waves of high intensity, which are released about an inch underneath the surface of the skin. A clinical trial in Mexico saw a reduction by 7cm in waistline. That is not all; the procedure showed no risk factors- irritations, burn marks, ugly rashes, loose skin or other more serious complications. Many experts are even touting it one of the strongest contenders to the classic Liposuction, with its popularity increasing in the market every day.   

The main difference between body contouring treatments and the more age-old, established treatments is that body contouring is more effective. It not only improves the post-weight-loss, excess skin fold situation, but also covers a wider area of the patient’s body. Some of these procedures may span a long while and hence, sometimes, many doctors may be involved in a single procedure to speed up the process. This is really beneficial because the length of time spent under the influence of anaesthesia is directly proportional to the time required for proper, full-on recovery. Chances of risk factors like the development of fatal blood clots is also slim in these latest treatment options.

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