Outward physical appearance can greatly affect a person’s self-confidence and the way they navigate the external world. One’s form or figure can impact the way their clothing fits as well as their self-esteem. However, many people interested in changing their physical appearance are hesitant to explore surgically invasive options. This is why North Shore Med Spa offers non-surgical body sculpting treatments.

What is non-invasive body contouring?

Non-invasive body contouring is a technique used to alter the appearance of small deposits of fat or cellulite. To meet the criteria for being “non-invasive,” this type of sculpting procedure does not use any incisions or needles. Instead, North Shore Med Spa offers a body sculpting technique known as VASER Shape sculpting. VASER Shape sculpting harnesses the power of ultrasound technology and massage therapy to help break up and mobilize stubborn fat deposits and encourage the body’s own lymphatic system to then naturally remove them.

The benefits of body contouring vs. surgical solutions

Body contouring has many benefits compared to surgical solutions for altering the appearance of body fat distribution. Unlike surgical solutions for unwanted fat deposits, such as “tummy tucks” and liposuction, non-surgical body sculpting or contouring has the advantage of being simpler and not requiring riskier invasive procedures. During the treatment, no anesthesia or pain-relieving medications are required. After the procedure, recovery time is much faster compared to surgical options.

Why might someone want body-contouring treatment?

People who are interested in improving the appearance of unwanted fat deposits in problem areas, such as the thighs or waist, may be interested in body contouring because it can be done efficiently and discretely. Because there is minimal downtime involved, treatment does not require excess time off of work or other duties. There is also less of a risk of excessive pain or procedural complications such as infections or bleeding complications when compared to invasive surgical options. Because the procedure is non-invasive, it will also leave behind no scars or other permanent marks.

Other advantages of body-contouring treatment include:

  • Better-fitting clothing
  • Smoother feeling skin
  • Improved tightness in treatment areas

What are the benefits of body contouring in both the short and long term?

In the short term, body contouring offers the benefit of effective and immediate improvement in the appearance of one’s physical figure, including reducing the circumference of the abdomen and thighs. The VASER Shape treatment system can successfully break up fatty adipose tissue deposits and increase blood circulation to target areas, helping clear the body of excess fat cells.

Over the long term, the procedure can be repeated many times without compounding risk, unlike invasive surgeries that are used to help manage unwanted fat or cellulite. In fact, body sculpting practitioners suggest weekly treatments over a fixed time period of 3 to 5 weeks in order to achieve ideal results.

How to learn more about non-invasive body contouring

At North Shore Medical Spa of Long Island, experts understand the critical connection between looking and feeling one’s best. To learn more about VASER Shape treatments, as well as other treatments offered, such as Long Island vein treatment, make sure to contact North Shore Medical Spa to schedule an appointment today.