What is body contouring?
Body contouring, sometimes referred to as body sculpting, is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that removes excess fat that’s too stubborn to go away even with weight loss.
There are several different options available for body contouring:
- Cryolipolysis: This body contouring method freezes fat cells and kills them off
- Injection lipolysis: Through an injectable treatment, this method kills fat cells underneath the chin
- Radio frequency lipolysis: This option uses ultrasound technology to contour the body
- Laser lipolysis: This option is similar to cryolipolysis, except instead of freezing fat cells, it uses heat from lasers to destroy fat cells
The Fountain Laser Center, a clinic located in Atlanta, Georgia, offers laser lipolysis body contouring.
Does body contouring work?
Yes, body contouring does work, though it is not meant for patients who are trying to lose weight.
For best results, we recommend body contouring for patients who are at their ideal weight or very close to it. Body contouring does not get rid of weight — just stubborn pockets of fat that no amount of exercise and a healthier diet can remove.
Is body contouring safe?
Yes! Body contouring is a very safe procedure, especially when compared to cosmetic surgeries — like tummy tucks, breast lifts, and butt lifts — that are riskier and potentially more dangerous. Risks of cosmetic surgeries include:
- Bleeding or clotting
- Nerve damage or nerve injury
- Heart problems
- Lung problems
- Skin discolorations
- Complications from anesthesia
- Poor results requiring another round (or multiple rounds) of surgery
Body contouring completely eliminates these risks. At the worst, you may experience some pain, swelling, or temporarily reddened skin. Plus if you aren’t pleased with your results, a quick follow-up appointment can help you achieve your desired results.
Another benefit of body contouring is the complete lack of recovery time. You won’t need to take time off of work to recover from the procedure like you would with surgery. You can go home or back to work after a treatment session.
How long does body contouring last?
Body contouring results can last over 10 years, though in many cases, these results are permanent. The procedure permanently destroys fat cells. These cells won’t come back — as long as you continue to maintain a healthy weight and exercise routine. Staying active is key to keeping the results of body contouring.
How much does body contouring cost?
According to 2020 statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the average cost in the U.S. for nonsurgical fat reduction is $1,437, while the average cost of injection lipolysis is $941.
As the American Society of Plastic Surgeons notes, this is only part of the total cost, as there may be other related expenses.
The best way to find out the price is to schedule a consultation with the medical expert who will be performing the procedure. Fountain Laser Center makes it easy to schedule a consultation at our Atlanta clinic — just click here to fill out a form and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.
Where can I get body contouring in Atlanta?
If you’re considering body contouring as a way to remove stubborn fat, Fountain Laser Center’s Atlanta clinic location is an excellent option. Our staff is filled with friendly experts who are here to help.
Get started by scheduling a consultation today or by contacting us for more information about body contouring and our other services.