A Comparative Analysis of Body Contouring With and Without Surgery

In today’s age and time, there are many surgical and non-surgical procedures available for body contouring which happen to be highly beneficial for any individual aiming for a toned body.

Let’s perform a detailed analysis of some these procedures and how they benefit the patients.

Non-Surgical Procedures for Body Contouring


If you’re troubled by the excessive fat and want to reshape your body without any surgery, then coolsculpting procedure is all that you need. The fat-freezing coolsculpting procedure is FDA-approved and it reshapes your body by freezing away the excessive fatty tissues. The procedure is completely safe and highly effective. It simply involves the positioning of a device on your selected area of the body and application of controlled cooling onto that area.

Since it’s a non-invasive procedure, you won’t feel any pain or discomfort during the process and you can practically read a book or even sleep during it. Once the excessive fat cells are processed by, they are completely eliminated and your body obtains the desired shape.

3D Liposonix

3D liposonix is another astounding method for fat removal and reshaping of the body without surgery. If you’re suffering from a post-baby heavy abdomen or thick buttocks, arms or thighs, then 3D liposonix is available for your rescue. The procedure is absolutely safe and simply involves application of low-frequency ultrasound with a massage instrument which breaks your fat cells. Later, the skin gets tightened with radio-frequency. The whole procedure gets completed in 90 minutes without any pain or discomfort.

Surgical Procedures for Body Contouring

Total Body Lift

For individuals who’ve lost the elasticity of skin all over the body, Total Body Lift can give them an overall toned appearance by removal of sagging skin and eventual skin tightening. Although total body lifts are comparatively complex procedures, but the aesthetic results are outstanding and the patient feels completely transformed and reshaped.

Brachioplasty or Arm Lift

If your upper arms’ skin has lost its elasticity and you’re suffering from sagging upper arm skin, then arm lift surgery can effectively remove the excessive skin, reshape your arm and give it a polished look. It’s a completely safe, FDA-approved procedure to restore the youthful contour of your upper arms.

Thighplasty or Thigh lift

As the name suggests, Thighplasty is extremely beneficial for those individuals suffering from sagging, unattractive upper legs. The loose and hanging skin of the thighs is expertly removed via a bilateral, medial or inner thigh lift and your thighs regain the youthful appearance.

Abdominoplasty or Tummy Tuck

If you’re suffering from the post-baby loose abdomen or general sagging of abdomen due to natural aging, then you can easily opt for a Tummy Tuck or Abdominoplasty. This body contouring technique removes the excessive skin and fatty tissues from the midsection of the abdomen along with the surgical tightening of your abdominal muscles.

So you can effectively reshape your body by opting for any of the above mentioned procedures.

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The Fight against Cellulite and Flab

If you have some dimpled skin that prevents you from wearing a short skirt or flaunting a bikini in summer time, then you are not alone. A majority of women, 90% to be precise, suffer from the wrath of cellulite. To make matters worse, the presence of flab makes your body look even more unappealing to look at.

In search for fighting away both flab and cellulite, women have tried all kind of treatments since time immemorial. The last six years have seen a dramatic transformation in the cellulite reduction industry which has grown by a massive 113% across the world. What’s more, there are no signs of slowing down this revolution.

What can be done to reduce flab and cellulite?

There are various treatments in the cosmetic world which can help you eradicate the very root of these problems instantly. You may opt for lasers or surgical treatments according to your needs. Most of these treatments are completely devoid of pain and can be repeated as often as you need them. Approved by the FDA, the following are some techniques you may use to shape your body and increase the beauty of your natural assets.

Laser toning

No matter what amount of dimpling you have, laser can get to the root of it and rectify the appearance of even the nastiest of cellulite. The basic mechanism of action of this treatment is the utilization of laser light along with the goodness of radio frequency to straighten out those dimples in your skin and get rid of your orange peel skin. 

Cold laser massage

Tri-Active laser is a fast way f reducing the appearance of cellulite. Approved by the FDA in the year 2004, the technique is used to increase the drainage of your lymph nodes with the help of a low intensity diode.

VelaSmooth and fat melting injections

VelaSmooth combines infrared light and radio frequency to rearrange the fat cells inside your body. The procedure then aims to stretch all the fibrous connective tissue networks underlying the skin to reduce dimpling.

Fat melting injections are immensely popular in France where the nation is obsessed with the idea of super smooth legs. These can be used on all aspects of the legs to dissolve fats cells. The injection uses phosphatidylcholine, which is a plant extract, to carry out mesotherapy and reduce the amount of flab on your legs.


Perhaps the best way to remodel all the contours of your body, liposuction aides you in losing weight fast. It can also help in improving the texture of your skin to a tremendous degree as well. There are many types of fillers that can be used to fill in the dents that are caused by the removal of large chunks of cellulite. Sculptra is an example of fillers which are used frequently in the cosmetic world.

Your doctor will be able to assist you in opting for the best procedure according to your body type and the current state of your body.

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CoolSculpting: A Quick way to Remove Fat Without Surgery

What is CoolSculpting? 

CoolSculpting is a non-surgical procedure involving the use of a controlled cooling device in order to freeze and destroy excess fat.  In some cases, multiple areas can be treated at a time with this procedure.

About the Treatment 

The device called the CoolSculpting applicator pinches the area where the fat is located and the cooling plates lower the temperature to a specific amount where the fat cells crystallize and permanently die off while your nerves, blood vessels, and skin remain intact and unharmed. A typical procedure lasts for about an hour and kills about 20% of the fat cells. The results are not immediately noticeable. You hardly notice any change in size, but gradually over the weeks as your body burns the released fat from the dead fatty cells, the treated portion slowly began to reduce in size. In the U.S., this treatment will cost you an average of $1,975.

When Should One Consider CoolSculpting to Remove Body Fat?

One should be aware that unlike liposuction or other fat removal techniques, CoolSculpting does not suck out fat or cause weight loss. Ideally, one should consider this only if they are 20 to 30 pounds above the required weight and are not in the process of gaining any more. It is primarily suited for treating areas like loves handles, stomach rolls, and arm fat or any other area that is feasible for the applicator to work on.

What are the Risks Involved?

Yes there are risks, but occurrence is extremely rare and the level of safety is far greater than that of many other fat reducing methods. Thousands of CoolSculpting procedures are performed every year without any problem or any report of injuries or complications occurring. Most people feel almost no pain during the procedure and commonly occurring side effects like numbness and bruising are mild and require no medical attention. In some patients, the numbness can last for longer duration but carry no health risk.

CoolSculpting vs. Other Common Fat Removal Methods

Although the procedure is essentially painless, about one out of 100 may report some sort of pain during the treatment process but compare this to other fat reduction methods like liposuction where there is a 100 % chance of feeling pain during the procedure. The added benefit of CoolSculpting over liposuction is the lower cost, lower serious health risks and downtime plus zero risk of temporary or permanent disfigurement. CoolSculpting also hold a major advantage to laser and radiofrequency methods; it permanently destroys the fat cells while the other two methods do not. There is another method (lipodissolve) that does destroy fat cells but the process is more time consuming and less effective.  However as stated above, if you are gaining weight or have a lot of extra weight, you might want to consider all options to determine what works best.

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