Body sculpting is a relatively new cosmetic procedure developed specifically to shape the body to look more proportional and slimmer for those who want to get rid of unwanted fat in their bodies.
It is a process that coordinates body weight by removing excess fat that hides the beauty of body muscles and tightens the body.
In body sculpting operations, we use the Vaser technique, which relies on high-frequency sound waves to break up fat deep under the skin, especially in the abdominal area.
Candidates For Body Contouring Surgery
There are some conditions that the patient must undergo to undergo body sculpting, including:
The person must be in good general health as this operation requires general anesthesia.
That the person is free from any diseases that may hinder the healing of the body.
Tips Before Body Sculpting
When preparing for a body sculpting procedure, the patient must follow the doctor’s instructions to reduce the risk of complications in the process, and these instructions include:
Stick to a healthy diet and exercise regularly.
Stop smoking or drinking alcohol for at least a month before the operation.
Avoid taking thinning medications that can cause bleeding during surgery. Therefore, you should inform your doctor about the medications you are currently taking.
Fasting for 12 hours before the surgery.
Contact a friend or family member who can take you to the hospital for the surgery.
Tips After Body Sculpting
The recovery period for body sculpting takes between ten days to two weeks until the patient begins to return to his daily activities.
Patients need to strictly follow the doctor’s post-operative instructions in order for their skin to heal beautifully and get healthy and satisfactory results. Some of these instructions are:
Get plenty of rest when you get home after surgery. The patient usually stays in the hospital for two to three days before going home.
Do not do any exercise or lift any heavy objects for at least one month after the procedure until your skin heals properly.
Be careful when touching your wounds, especially when showering.
Carefully follow your doctor’s instructions for your medications.
Stages Of The Body Sculpting Process
Body sculpting usually takes between two and seven hours. Since body sculpting is a customized procedure, the duration of the procedure may vary from one patient to another.
The stages of body sculpting are:
After determining the area of your body that will be operated on, your doctor will review your operation plan one last time. The doctor will make marks on your skin to show you where the incisions are.
Next, the surgeon will give you general anesthesia.
Then, in the sterilization phase, the medical team sterilizes the entire body to avoid any possible infection.
The doctor makes small incisions in the identified areas, then begins to remove the excess fat by inserting a cannula of just a few millimeters in size. Through this cannula, the doctor can inject a saline solution that turns the fat into a liquid to be easily absorbed.
During the fat removal process, the skin is tightened using the Vaser technique. Finally, the doctor closes the incisions.
The doctor will then place bandages over the treated areas, and you will wear a corset for 4-6 weeks.
Types Of Body Sculpting
Body sculpting without surgery
Non-surgical body sculpting machines and techniques require several sessions in most cases, but you will look fitter and smoother after these sessions. As mentioned earlier, liposuction is a major non-surgical body shaping technology. However, it involves many methods and techniques:
Cryolipolysis involves freezing fat cells to get rid of them and remove them from the body. Fat solidifies at a low temperature that does not cause any damage to the skin. Cool Sculpting can efficiently reduce body fat in specific locations by 20-25%. However, the results need time to appear. Massage may help speed up the process.
Doctors use a device to locate fatty tissue in areas such as the abdomen, thighs, and buttocks. The device then cools these areas and kills the fat cells. Patients may feel a pulling sensation, discomfort, or stinging at the target site.
Laser fat reduction
Heat can also be used to reshape the body. It is a laser device that can remove fat by using wavelengths of light to burn fat cells at a certain temperature. This heat is gentle on the skin and won’t damage internal organs, but it can still burn stubborn fat.
This procedure takes about 30 minutes to complete, and the fat cells in the area should begin to break down. It can take up to 12 weeks for your lymphatic system to wash away the dead fat cells and reduce loose skin in the area. The patient may feel slight discomfort during the procedure, but this usually goes away once everything is finished. This method is very popular in Turkey for body sculpting.
Ultrasound fat reduction
Ultrasound uses tiny sound waves and vibrations to break up fat cells, allowing your body to expel unwanted pockets of fat.
Both UltraShape and Liposonix are FDA-approved ultrasonic fat reduction technologies that can do the job. However, ultrasound radiofrequency has side effects similar to those of heat treatment. During the body sculpting process, you may feel some heat and discomfort.
This method is great for toning the arms or toning the abdominal muscles. Electrical muscle stimulation (EMS) is a technology that uses electromagnetic energy to simulate exercises that strain and contract muscles. Micro-tears in the muscles and fat burning occur due to these contractions. This approach, like an exercise regimen, can help with muscle growth over time.
Surgical body sculpting
To perform surgical body contouring, doctors can choose multiple methods and techniques, depending on the target area. These technologies include:
Lifting and tucking: These procedures can get rid of excess fat and excess skin in the abdomen, breasts, and even facial areas. Examples include a tummy tuck, breast lift, facelift, and double chin surgery.
Liposuction: Liposuction removes fat deposits from specific areas of the body.