Body Sculpting Treatment Procedure & Recovery Steps
It is a topic of many a conversation – body weight and how it never is how much it should be. It is everyone’s aim to look and feel their best selves. While many people suffer from excessive weight – that persistent accumulation of fat that sneaks up on them while they are busy leading stressful professional and personal lives or due to the genes and hormonal changes which they are blessed with or on account of side effects of a medication – not many people are doing the right thing to get rid of the excess fat. However, it is also sometimes not in an individual’s control how and why they put on weight and how fat accumulates. And that is when body sculpting comes into picture.
WHAT IS BODY SCULPTING?
Body sculpting is a procedure that alters the shape of a person’s body. This procedure is used to target the cellulite and fat which is spread across the body with the purpose of giving the body a more defined and lean look. Body sculpting is essentially a cosmetic fat reduction procedure which can be invasive or non-invasive.
If the fat is unevenly distributed along the body, a body sculpting surgery would be the best solution. In most body sculpting procedures, the doctor can reshape almost all the areas of the body. On account of the recent advents in technology, the body sculpting procedure uses the latest techniques to eliminate or reduce excess skin and fat including that which remains after previously obese individuals have lost a significant amount of weight, including the thighs, chest, upper arms and torso.
At Apollo Cosmetic Clinics, our doctors follow a safe, thorough approach to all procedures and understand the concerns of all our patients. For fat reducing surgery, Apollo Cosmetic Clinics offers the best in class service.
WHAT ARE THE TYPES OF BODY SCULPTING PROCEDURES
As mentioned, body sculpting processes can be surgical or non-surgical. With today’s latest and up-to-date technologies, most cosmetic centers – have many types of body sculpting options available. The best type of body sculpting is dependent on the patient’s current body shape, goals, and preferences. Whether they want a non-surgical or surgical option, at Apollo Cosmetic Clinics, clients are offered natural results that enhance and improve their body shape.
The different types of body sculpting procedures include:
This technique freezes fat. It is a non-invasive surgery which does not use needles, anaesthesia or other instruments of invasion. It allows the cosmetologist to target specific areas of fat and perform a process which freezes the fat cells. The purpose of freezing the cells is that they collapse and die after which the body eliminates them naturally in the following weeks thus helping the body assume a desirable shape. It is a procedure which requires no downtime and usually allows the patient to resume work right after.
When body sculpting targets large areas of unwanted fat, liposuction is a useful procedure. It can also be used to target smaller and more delicate areas of fat. With liposuction, surgeons at Apollo Cosmetic Clinics contour the body by carefully removing fat in a customized fashion. It allows the surgeon to create contour as he removes the fat from the body. With advancements in fat reduction surgeries, liposuction is no longer an aggressive procedure to remove fat. It is in fact minimally invasive and gentle on the body.
A specific type of liposuction, in this a laser is used to liquefy fat cells in order to remove them more gently and thoroughly. A thin tube takes the fat out of the body. Among other benefits of laser liposuction is the fact that it uses heat on the areas we are treating which ultimately promotes healing.
Another alternative to traditional fat reducing surgery is VASER Liposuction where ultrasound waves are used to break up and dislodge fat before removing it. It is gaining popularity on account of its effectiveness, combined with quicker recovery time. A surgeon performing this procedure has the added ability to target and sculpt areas carefully, with less swelling and bruising. It allows for fat transfer when a patient can reduce fat in one area and add volume to another.
Given over a series of treatment, this is a non-invasive body sculpting option which helps in cellulite-reducing and body shaping. Unlike liposuction, the results of VelaShape are seen over time i.e. over a period of 6-8 treatment sessions.
It is used for several different types of body contouring options. Liposuction is used to remove fat from areas such as the abdomen and thighs and the fat is processed and injected into areas where the patient desires more volume. It is especially used for contouring the breasts and butt.
There are a variety of surgical lift procedures that can be used for body contouring. Lifts are particularly effective when a patient has loose skin, instead of or in addition to excess pockets of fat. Most commonly, people go in for breast lifts, butt lifts and arm lifts. Depending on the patient’s goals, a surgical procedure like a lift may give more significant results than a non-surgical procedure. At Apollo Cosmetic Clinics, we encourage patients to come in for a private consultation to determine which procedure suits them the best.
Also a cosmetic surgical procedure, a tummy tuck or abdominoplasty, combines the removal of excess fat in the midsection of the abdomen along with the surgical tightening of the abdominal muscles. This procedure is usually performed to make the abdomen firm and smooth.
WHY SHOULD ONE OPT FOR BODY SCULPTING?
Body sculpting is an option to be considered when a person needs it for one or more of the following listed points:
To perform targeted fat reduction for patients with stubborn fat
To enhance the shape of the body and sculpt it as per the patient’s desire
To remove moderate bulges quickly especially for people with tight work schedules
To help the patient maintain a healthy body
What areas of the body are good for body sculpting?
Usually any area where the patient has unwanted pockets of fat can be sculpted using body contouring. Areas commonly treated include:
- Chin & neck area
- Inner & outer thighs
- Bra rolls
- Love handles
WHO SHOULD CONSIDER BODY SCULPTING?
People who are close to their ideal weight but have certain areas of their body that they’d like to shape or reshape are the ideal candidates for fat reduction surgery. Body sculpting helps slim down parts of the body. It is however, not a tool for weight loss. Patients must be in good overall health to consider body sculpting.
WHAT PREPARATIONS ARE REQUIRED BEFORE A BODY SCULPTING SESSION?
Before going ahead with the procedure, the patient would be meeting our cosmetologist at Apollo Cosmetic Clinics. The specialist would discuss with the patient everything about body sculpting and depending on their body type, preference and goals, the cosmetologist would advise the best treatment option. The patient is explained how the treatment is performed and how it would help. Patient’s medical history and current medication are also thoroughly reviewed to ensure nothing interferes with the process. The cosmetologists encourage the patient to clear all doubts and raise all questions which they may have.
The cosmetologist may advise the patient to refrain from smoking as the use of tobacco can interfere in the healing process. They may also advise against the intake of medications like aspirin and anti-inflammatory drugs as it can increase bleeding. The doctor would also discuss the risks and benefits involved in the surgery.
WHAT IS THE PROCEDURE OF BODY SCULPTING?
Usually performed under local anaesthesia, the body sculpting procedure takes about three hours to complete the procedure. The procedure starts with an incision made at the site of surgery and the excess fat is removed from that particular area using the procedure that the patient and cosmetologist agreed on. After the removal of the fat, the incisions are closed using a surgical garment to provide support and drainage.
WHAT TO EXPECT POST BODY SCULPTING?
Post body sculpting, it is imperative that the patient takes the following care:
- Drink a minimum of 2-3 litres of water re and post-surgery.
- Do not consume alcohol for at least 48 hours post procedure.
- Visit the doctor as per schedule which will at least be 3-4 times.
- The doctor may check for bruising and swelling and usually prescribes a few painkillers in case you experience pain
- Dry skin brushing reduces cellulite, stimulates the patient’s immune system, wakes up circulation and makes the skin soft.
- Hot baths, spas, saunas post treatment should be completely avoided.
- It is advised to follow a fat free, low starch, low sugar diet for best results.
- Post treatment exercise is recommended. Patients must follow an exercise regime to stimulate and move the lymph throughout the body.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF BODY SCULPTING?
Body sculpting is beneficial on account of the following:
- Unlike traditional surgeries which pose a risk of infection due to going under general anaesthesia and
- post-surgery allergies, body sculpting surgery has no side effects.
- There is no pain during the body sculpting procedure. Patients might experience a mild discomfort however, that is only due to the initial focusing of light on their designated area.
- The procedure usually lasts for about 30 -40 minutes depending on the type of procedure elected.
- It is possible to follow more than one body contouring procedures on the body at the same time depending on the extent of correction to be made.
- Without excessive skin and loose skin, the body appears and feels firmer. Exercise becomes easier.
- The results are long lasting and better suited than most other techniques.
- Body sculpting is a safe technique to achieve a body that the patient wants.
WHAT ARE THE RISKS OF BODY SCULPTING
To undergo body sculpting is a very personal choice and the patient must decide if the benefits will achieve their goals and if the risks and potential complications of body contouring surgery are acceptable.
The risks involved are:
- Widened scars
- Skin sensation changes
- Anaesthesia risks
- Contour irregularity
- Fluid accumulation
- Poor wound healing
- Skin loss
At Apollo Cosmetic Clinics, these risks are thoroughly discussed with the patents before any fat reduction surgery and it is ensured that the safety and comfort of the patient are never compromised.
HOW MUCH DOES BODY SCULPTING COST IN INDIA
The cost of body sculpting treatment varies from patient to patient and procedure to procedure. Depending on the patient’s medical history, the procedure may vary and the costs will also vary. On an average, costs of a procedure are around Rs. 35000 onwards.
For body sculpting cost in Apollo Cosmetic Clinics, Chennai, consult our experts.
1) Can I return to normal activities after my treatment?
Yes, the patient can resume normal activities post procedure. The procedure is safe and non-strenuous, especially if it is non-surgical, so typically one can get back to daily routine after treatment.
2) When will I see results?
One would start to see changes as quickly as three weeks after the treatment and would experience the most dramatic results after two months.
Why Apollo Cosmetic Clinics?
At Apollo Cosmetic Clinics, we offer the best-in-class professional services, performed by our most talented surgeons and cosmetologists. We also offer complete body sculpting treatment packages to ensure we play a safe and important role in helping you achieve the body you desire! At Apollo Cosmetic Clinics, you will find the best cosmetologists in Chennai for body sculpting. With state of the art technology, Apollo Cosmetic Clinics strives to deliver to their patients desired results and ensure that their comfort is our priority.