Virtually everyone at some point or other dreams of achieving their ideal body size and shape. Even with an impeccable diet and exercise regimen, this goal can remain unattainable. Genetics have a nasty habit of working against us and sabotaging these goals. One of the ways this manifests is in stubborn fat deposits located in different areas of the body. We are all familiar on some level
with this phenomenon— for example, some of us no problem losing tummy fat, but as hard as we try we find that we cannot melt the excess fat between our thighs.
Thankfully, we live in a time where a solution for these fatty deposits exists beyond the invasive, under-the-knife liposuction. This solution exists in the form of body sculpting.
What is Body Sculpting?
Body sculpting is a specifically targeted, non-invasive procedure that melts stubborn pockets of fat. These treatments over time help to contour the body by eliminating and smoothing over bulges that seemingly won’t budge with conventional methods.
Many areas of the body can be treated with body sculpting— such as the upper and lower abdomen, inner and outer thighs, lower and upper arms, and even the area under the chin. In essence, any part of the body with stubborn, excess fat can be targeted.
How does it work?
Several types of body sculpting treatments exist out there, but they all essentially work in a similar fashion— they break down concentrated fat cells that are then flushed out of the body within a few months.
Is body sculpting painful?
With any type of treatment, the answer to this question all depends on each individual’s personal pain threshold. While one person might claim one of these treatments was very painful for them, another might say that they just felt a little less comfortable than usual. Regardless of the level of pain you may experience, you should definitely expect some stinging and/or burning sensations during some of these treatments. But remember— this is ultimately a non-invasive procedure with absolutely no downtime. You don’t have to go under anesthesia, and you won’t need to be stitched up. You can virtually get the procedure done and go to a dinner date right after.
What are the side effects of body sculpting?
As with any procedure— cosmetic or otherwise— there will be some side effects you may have to deal with temporarily. These include:
Redness, bruising, and/or swelling of the treated area
Aching, tingling, and/or stinging of the treated area
Numbness and reduced sensation of the treated area
These side effects are temporary and should not prevent you from proceeding with the rest of your day.