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Body contouring is a procedure that complements the weight loss process. It is a particularly useful procedure to target those final, stubborn areas of fat or flabbiness that won’t go away. These common areas – where your body likes to deposit excess fat –can prove the hardest areas to shape through simple exercise and dieting or after major weight loss surgery.

How does body contouring work?

There are two main types of body contouring available: surgical (invasive) and non-invasive.

Surgical body contouring covers well-publicised procedures such as liposuction and other localised fat removal treatments. Surgical procedures are often required after major operations, such as bariatric surgeries, which can result in the need to remove excess skin too.

Non-invasive procedures are making rapid advances in their safety and efficacy. Some of the types of body contouring Melbourne clinics offer include ultrasounds, laser therapy and recent technology like TruSculpt™, which promotes localised fat destruction through heat treatment.

The general idea behind these treatments is that they help break down the fat in a desired area on the body without harming the surrounding tissue. The targeted fat cells are then eliminated by the body through its own natural processes.

What are the benefits of non-invasive treatments as opposed to surgery?

Although surgical body contouring procedures are sometimes necessary to follow up major surgery, non-invasive body contouring has many benefits that far outweigh invasive procedures. Some of these include:

  • a faster procedure time
  •  a cheaper comparative cost
  • no surgical wounds to recover from
  • no required special preparation prior to treatment
  • any side effects are mild and usually disappear after within 24 hours

The myth of exercise and localised fat loss

Numerous studies have shown that targeting exercise in one area of your body will not reduce the subcutaneous fat in that region. Whileweights lifting and cross-training can certainly tone the muscles in a specific region, fat loss – when it occurs – is evenly spread around the body.

Because those troublesome areas of the body – such as the belly, buttocks, thighs, under the arms and neck, and the love handles – cannot be targeted by doing sit-ups, squats or push-ups, the best solution to sculpt these areas isthrough body contouring.

Body contouring and targeting troublesome areas

A variety of cosmetic clinics around Melbourne offer non-invasive body contouring that can target those troublesome fat deposits around your body. If you’re looking to shape up those last few areas, always ensure that the service is being offered by an experience and qualified professional.

Provided your chosen clinic is using the best technology in the right hands, you will be able tosculpt and contour your body just the way you’ve always wanted – making body contouring the perfect finishing touch.