Cosmetic Surgery & Beauty Magazine #70



Fat won’t budge?

Find out the latest

way to lose fat

for good – without

surgery. aimÉe

surtenich reports.

Over the past couple of decades body contouring

surgery has become one of the most popular

surgical procedures. But not everyone needs or

is willing to undergo surgery to remove excess fat and

reshape the body.

Thankfully, advancements in the field of body contouring

now offer non-surgical procedures that can achieve

noticeable results with no downtime, no surgery and

minimal (if any) discomfort.

As with liposuction surgery, for optimal results you

should be in good health with skin that has sufficient

elasticity. The best candidates are usually those with

small to medium localised fat deposits that are resistant to

diet and exercise, rather than those seeking large-volume

fat removal.

While non-surgical body contouring can deliver

significant results, you should have realistic expectations of

what it can achieve for you. It should also be noted that, like

liposuction, it is not a solution for weight loss or a treatment

for obesity.

This type of procedure typically does not require any

anaesthesia or sedation and is usually performed in an

in-office setting. There is normally no downtime, minimal

patient discomfort and complications are rare. In conjunction

with a healthy diet and exercise regime, results should

be long lasting, if not permanent.

Most devices harness some form of energy – be it

radiofrequency, ultrasound, freezing temperatures or

hyperthermic laser – to penetrate the skin and break down

underlying fat.

Here, we summarise the main technologies that underpin

the most effective non-surgical body contouring devices

available in Australia. 35

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