Invasive vs. Non-Invasive Contouring Techniques

April 18, 2016

It’s time to shake the stigma around improving yourself.

Utilising body contouring techniques to sculpt your body in order to feel better about yourself is NOT a negative thing. If you want to have cosmetic surgery – do it! Or better yet, if you want to try a non-invasive option, we can help you out and will celebrate you the whole way!

Fiori is the expert when it comesContact Fiori today to body contouring. We work with many different clients who all come to us for the same reason: they want to choose positive change for themselves, without negative connotations. They want to take ownership and take action. The first step is to determine whether they will get the results they want from invasive or non-invasive techniques.

The reality is that invasive and non-invasive body contouring techniques are suited to different people. Non-invasive techniques such as CoolSculptingSculpSure and Thermage are ideal for people who are at a stable weight and wish to get rid of stubborn pockets or bulges of fat. These procedures are not designed for people who are heavily overweight or obese or are in the process of losing a lot of weight1, and so will not be effective.*

 

Some Non-invasive Body Techniques include:

CoolSculpting

Highly controlled cooling which freezes and eliminates fat cells without damaging the skin. Unwanted fat cells are then permanently and safely cleansed from the body naturally. This treatment is ideal for the abdomen, thighs  and flanks.*

SculpSure

SculpSure is FDA-approved for use on the abdomen and flanks. It uses controlled heating, applied in the right area for the right amount of time to eliminate unwanted fat cells so the body can naturally clean them away for good.*

Thermage

Thermage is designed to improve skin laxity to smooth and tighten skin around the eyes, face, back of the hands, stomach etc.*

 

Some Invasive Techniques include:

Liposuction

Liposuction is an invasive procedure used to improve body contour by removing areas of fat that have been resistant to diet and exercise. Cannulas are inserted into the body, which dislodge fat deposits and suction them out. This can be performed on any part of the body – hips, tummy, inner and outer thighs, upper arms, buttocks, abdomen, calves and ankles, chin, neck and upper arms.*

Facelift

A facelift is a surgical procedure that smoothes loose skin and wrinkles on the face and neck, tightens underlying tissues which have become lax and sagging with age, and gets rid of excess fatty tissue. It removes cheek folds and jowls and redefines the jawline.*

Tummy Tuck

The tummy tuck is designed to flatten, firm and smooth the abdomen. This procedure tightens the muscles of the abdominal wall if they have weakened or separated after pregnancy, and removes loose abdominal skin, which may be the result of weight loss and excess fat.*

 

As with any medical procedure, there may be risks involved. Invasive body contouring techniques obviously pose more of a threat than non-invasive options, with the risk of potential infection, reaction to anaesthesia, excessive bleeding, blood clots, or even death. Non-invasive procedures may incur some mild skin burning or reddening, scarring, bruising or numbness, all of which are temporary2.

At the end of the day, the correct solution depends on the individual. To get the best results and work towards achieving your ideal body shape, get in touch with a medically trained professional. Contact Fiori today to book in a consultation.


SOURCES:

1Your Guide To: Non-Surgical Body Sculpting, Advanced Dermatology. http://www.advanced-dermatology.com.au/body-sculpting

2Invasive vs. Non-Invasive Procedures: How to Choose, Courtyard Medical Spa. http://courtyardmedicalspa.com/invasive-vs-non-invasive-procedures-choose/