Today’s body contouring patient wants people to say, “Wow, Jennifer looks amazing! She must be doing yoga now or something.” They do not want people to look at them and say, “Wow, Jennifer has clearly had some work done.”
Fortunately, modern plastic surgery technology and techniques have advanced significantly over the last few years. Most of the classic plastic surgery dead-give-aways and tells, like scarring or unnatural contours, are a thing of the past.
Your journey to look toned may start by browsing before and after photos of liposuction online, but you should know that there are plenty of non-surgical options.
No Single Solution
There are literally dozens of non-invasive and non-surgical body contouring treatments on the market today. This includes:
- Venus Freeze
- VelaShape 3
That leads to the obvious question: Which one is the best? Victoria’s Secret Models swear by VelaShape III; does that mean it’s the best? Maybe, maybe not.
Any quality plastic surgeon will tell you that there is no single magic cure-all treatment for all body contouring procedures. Beware of anyone that tells you that they have one.
The top plastic surgeons will most likely actually recommend a combination of 2 or more different types of treatments to give you the best results.
Which one(s) will work best for you? That depends on your body and your goals.
You Control the Outcome
How long will these results last? That is entirely up to you.
The ideal body contouring candidate is someone who already leads a healthy lifestyle, and just needs a little bit of help. Maybe they have eaten well and exercised for years, but still can’t seem to quite reach their goals.
If you’re active and eat a balanced diet after your procedure, the weight will stay away. But if you don’t take your health seriously, it will come back. A body contouring procedure is not a magic wand that will speed up your metabolism or subtract any calories that you eat from that day forward.
You are 100% in control of how long your results will last.
How Long Does it Take to Recover?
Most people opt for non-surgical procedures because they don’t want a lot of downtime. It can take a few weeks to fully recover from a liposuction procedure, and they’re not interested in that.
Most of these non-surgical procedures require very little downtime. In fact, many patients can go right back to daily activities. However, that does not mean 100% no downtime for everyone. You will want to discuss your options with your practitioner, and they can give you a more informed opinion of what to expect. You may also not know exactly how your body will respond until after your first treatment.
The universal truth in body contouring is that there are no universal truths. So, don’t look for one. Do these procedures work? Yes, absolutely. But no single treatment is 100% guaranteed to work for everyone. You may know someone who saw great results from CoolSculpting, but a combination of Venus Freeze and something else may work better for you.
Don’t get tunnel vision and keep your options open.