Non-invasive body contouring vs body contouring surgery.

In recent years, there has been an explosion in the popularity of non-invasive devices to address unwanted fat and skin tightening concerns, such as VelaShape and Thermage®. One of the main draws of these devices is that body contouring goals can be achieved without the downtime associated with surgery. That being said, there are limitations to the results that can be attained with these devices. In this article we outline some of the benefits that make surgical procedures such as a thigh lift, arm lift, tummy tuck, buttock lift and liposuction a preferred treatment choice.

Precise, long-lasting fat removal.

Liposuction is proven to provide fat removal to cosmetically improve specific regions of the body. For patients requiring the removal of larger quantities of fat, liposuction is more suitable than non-invasive methods that employ technology to melt or shrink adipose tissue.

Controlled sculpting, lifting and tightening.

A plastic surgeon is able to access connective and muscle tissue that influences the shape and contours of the face and body. Many lifting surgical procedures involve the repositioning, removal, lifting and tightening of muscle, connective and adipose tissues to reshape the treatment area for a pleasing cosmetic outcome. Additionally, in the case of acute elastosis (lax, loose and sagging skin), surgery is necessary to remove the excess skin, which cannot be corrected by skin tightening devices. Liposuction can be integrated as needed to remove excess fat within the context of a body contouring procedure.

The results of non-invasive body contouring treatments versus surgical body contouring procedures.

In the case of fat reduction and skin tightening devices, the results are largely variable based on how each patient’s body uniquely responds to the stimulus from the technology.

This is in contrast to liposuction and body contouring surgeries, which rely on the skill and artistry of the plastic surgeon performing them. This allows for much greater control over the execution and delivery of a desired outcome.

Which procedure is right for you?

When addressing body contouring concerns such as excess fat, lax skin and uneven contours, consulting a plastic surgeon will help you to determine whether a non-surgical device or surgical intervention will successfully address your needs. Dr. Nancy de Kleer performs all surgical procedures at Oakville Plastic Surgery and Advanced Skincare. Dr. de Kleer has extensive experience in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. Her approach envelops a respect for form, function, balance and harmony in order to attain natural looking outcomes.

Oakville Plastic Surgery and Advanced Skincare welcomes your body contouring inquiries. A nominal fee applies to all surgical consultations, which can be applied towards your elected procedure. To book a consultation with Dr. de Kleer, call 905.901.9545 or email info@drdekleer.ca to request an appointment today.