Surgical Vs Non Surgical Body Contouring

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There can be a lot to think about when considering body contouring to help you achieve your body goals. Many patients weigh up surgical and non-surgical options to reduce what route is right for them.

The time it takes to recover and the risks associated with cosmetic surgery are often two main contributors to patients deciding to choose the non-surgical route. When comparing non-surgical body contouring to surgical options, many clients want to understand the extent of results they can achieve with the less invasive alternative.

Fortunately, recent technological advances in the field of non-surgical body contouring mean that patients can achieve significant weight loss and incredible physique changes that are permanent without ever needing to go under the knife.

To find out how Xanadu Med Spa can help your body confidence skyrocket with FDA-approved and virtually pain-free procedures, schedule a free consultation to discuss the non-surgical body contouring procedures we offer. Contact our team today at 970-591-7919.

The Difference Between Surgical And Nonsurgical Body Contouring Procedures

Aesthetic plastic surgery has always been the traditional route for addressing areas of your body you’d like to change that exercise and diet won’t fix. However, the concern of risks and the time off work and out of your daily life required for recovery has discouraged many people from this option.

Previously, this meant that people who didn’t choose surgery were stuck with no other options available. However, with the emergence of non-surgical body sculpting, patients have wider freedom of choice. But what is the difference between traditional surgical procedures and the newer non-surgical alternatives?

Recovery Periods

One of the standout differences between surgical and nonsurgical body contouring procedures is the downtime and amount of time a patient needs to allocate to recovery after their treatment. For most surgical body contouring procedures, patients will usually take approximately six weeks to recover from their treatment, provided there is no swelling or complications with healing. This is contrasted with nonsurgical procedures, which typically have little to no recovery time associated.

With some non-surgical body contouring procedures, patients may experience some minor bruising or tenderness in the treatment area but most people are back to their day-to-day life almost immediately after leaving the clinic.

Time To See Results

One main difference to consider when weighing up nonsurgical and surgical body contouring is the time it takes for patients to see results from their procedure. Surgical treatments yield results almost instantly after the procedure, whereas nonsurgical procedures do usually show some results immediately but can take a little time to show the full extent of the benefit of the treatment.

Some nonsurgical treatments, such as nonsurgical fat reduction treatments, destroy fat cells during the procedure but then use the body’s natural processes to metabolize the cells and remove them from the body. This process of expelling dead fat cells from the body can take a few months to complete entirely. As such, patients often see the best results from these types of treatment up to four to six months after their treatment course.

Although surgical treatments yield results almost instantly, the swelling and bruising from invasive procedures can often mean that patients do not see the extent of their results for up to a few months after the surgery.

Duration Of Results

Understandably, how long a patient’s results will last after their treatment is an essential deciding factor when choosing what treatment is right for them. The results from surgical and non-surgical body sculpting options can be permanent if partnered with a healthy lifestyle. Both surgical and non-surgical procedures must be combined with a nutritious diet and active lifestyle to maintain the best possible results in the long term.

For example, once fat cells have been destroyed through nonsurgical fat reduction procedures, these cells can’t return or re-grow. As such, they are lost from an individual’s body permanently, once the body has metabolized them. However, with both types of treatment, patients’ bodies still have the ability to grow new fat cells if their lifestyle promotes this.

Risks Of Surgical Body Contouring

The risk a patient could be exposing themselves to when proceeding with a body contouring procedure is understandably at the forefront of their mind. It is often how potential patients feel about the different risks posed by surgical and non-surgical treatments that is the final deciding factor on which approach they choose to reach their body goals.

Downsides to surgical body contouring can include the need to wear compression garments for several weeks after the procedure to manage swelling, extended time off work, pain during recovery, and the need for prescription medication to support recovery. In addition, as with any invasive procedure, surgical body contouring can carry serious risks, including:

  • Infection.
  • Pain during recovery.
  • Delayed healing.
  • Excessive scarring.
  • Build up of scar tissue.
  • Fluid collection.
  • Bleeding.

Risks Of Non-surgical Body Contouring

Non-surgical body contouring procedures usually do not include breaking or cutting through the skin in any way. Some procedures make very small incisions, but these are minor and shallow in comparison to surgical alternatives. Similarly, there is no requirement for patients to be unconscious for their procedure or have any anesthetic at all for most treatments. As a result, non-surgical body contouring is all around less invasive than the surgical alternative.

In general, the risks associated with nonsurgical body contouring procedures are less severe in nature compared to the risks from surgical procedures. If undergoing a nonsurgical treatment, the risks and side effects patients should be prepared for include the following:

  • Bruising
  • Tenderness in the treatment area
  • Swelling
  • Minor discomfort
  • Skin irritation or a rash

Non Surgical Body Contouring Procedures at Xanadu Med Spa

Xanadu Med Spa offers a range of non-surgical procedures to help our clients achieve their body sculpting goals without the need for cosmetic surgery. The treatments we offer include tightening and firming loose skin, reducing cellulite, and fat reduction procedures.

At Xanadu Med Spa, we use non-surgical body contouring to target unwanted fat and cellulite and areas of loose skin on a wide range of body parts. Typical body parts we treat include the stomach, hips, upper arms, thighs, neck, jawline, backs of legs, and buttocks.

Body FX

The BodyFX treatment is highly effective at producing amazing body contouring results by reducing body fat and treating loose skin and cellulite. This popular, FDA-approved treatment combines three technologies for maximum impact and impressive results. Body FX uses radiofrequency, high-amplitude energy pulses, and vacuum pressure to destroy fat cells, target cellulite, and tighten and smooth skin.

Laser Lipo

The Laser Lipo treatment offered at Xanadu Med Spa uses cutting-edge technology to successfully reduce fat in stubborn areas that exercise and diet can’t seem to shift. Laser Lipo is an FDA-approved and virtually pain-free method of achieving your body goals. The treatment uses ultrasonic energy to target fat cells, penetrate them, and destroy them.

Laser Lipo can be used in most places on the body and yields incredible fat reduction results. Patients often see some results immediately after treatment. However, these results will keep improving up to 6 to 12 months after you have completed your course of treatment.

CoolSculpting Elite

The Xanadu Med Spa CoolSculpting Elite treatment provides impressive non-surgical fat reduction results. Patients can expect to see up to a 20-25% reduction in fat in the treated area from this procedure.

The state-of-the-art treatment uses cooling, or ‘fat freezing’, to permanently destroy fat cells. The targeted fat cells freeze and die and are then removed from the body by the liver and the body’s natural metabolism processes. This top nonsurgical fat reduction treatment used by doctors is FDA-approved, has little to no downtime, and produces significant body sculpting results.

Benefits of Non Surgical Body Contouring At Xanadu Med Spa

The benefits of the wide range of safe and effective body contouring procedures available at Xanadu Med Spa include the following:

  • Tightening excess skin and improving underlying muscle tone in target areas
  • Permanently killing unwanted fat cells
  • Improving firm appearance in treatment areas
  • Allows patients to spot-target stubborn fat areas of the body
  • Results continue to improve up to 12 months after the procedure (depending on the treatment)
  • Can yield permanent results when accompanied by a healthy lifestyle

Why Choose Xanadu Med Spa?

Xanadu Med Spa is at the forefront of non-surgical body contouring procedures. We pride ourselves on delivering top-standard treatments and patient care, leaving our clients feeling confident and comfortable in their own skin.

Our team of friendly, expertly-trained staff take great pleasure in helping our clients take steps towards their goal physique and achieve results they never thought possible without surgery.

Schedule Your Free Consultation Today!

The body contouring procedures available at Xanadu Med Spa can help clients to reduce body fat and directly target those areas of insecurity that have been so challenging to change. The added benefits of our non-surgical options mean that patients do not need to take any time out of work or their busy lives to still achieve impressive results.

In addition to body contouring, the wide range of expertise at Xanadu Med Spa includes laser skin resurfacing and facials, injectables, laser hair removal, microneedling, and non-invasive facials. We guarantee to have everything our clients need to leave them feeling refreshed, confident, and happy in their own skin, all within the luxurious setting of our North Colorado spa facilities.

If you are considering whether a non-surgical body contouring procedure is right for you, contact our expert team at Xanadu Med Spa today. Schedule a free consultation where you can discuss the range of options we have available with an experienced and knowledgeable aesthetician. We will talk through the procedures available at Xanadu Med Spa with you and give you a realistic appraisal of the results you can expect to achieve with us. 

Book an appointment by calling our team at 970-591-7919.