Potential Risks and Side Effects of Body Contouring Treatments

Is Body Sculpting Safe?

Body contouring procedures have become increasingly popular for those seeking to achieve their desired body shape. While these treatments offer promising results, patients should understand the potential side effects and risks associated with them.

Body sculpting can be extremely safe when performed by a qualified professional. Learn more about the possible risks and side effects of body contouring treatments below. If you’re ready to learn what treatments can help you achieve your body goals, contact Front Door MedSpa® in Rochester by calling us at 248-413-5835.

What Is Body Contouring?

Body contouring refers to a range of cosmetic procedures aimed at enhancing the body’s shape by removing excess fat and skin. These procedures can target various areas of the body, including:

  • Abdomen
  • Thighs
  • Buttocks
  • Arms
  • Bra Fat
  • Chin Fat
  • Man Boobs
  • Back Fat
  • Calves
  • And More!

Common surgical body contouring techniques include liposuction, abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), body lifts, and arm lifts. At Front Door MedSpa®, our nonsurgical options include Coolscupting Elite, Emsculpt Neo, Kybella fat-dissolving injections, and more!

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Common Side Effects of Non-Surgical Body Contouring

While body contouring procedures can produce transformative results for patients, they may also come with certain side effects. It’s essential to be aware of these potential effects, which may include:

  • Redness and Irritation: Most treatments cause temporary redness and irritation in the treated area. This usually subsides within a few hours.
  • Swelling: Mild swelling is common and should resolve within a few days.
  • Bruising: Some procedures, like cryolipolysis (CoolSculpting Elite), can cause bruising that may last a week or so.
  • Pain or Discomfort: You might experience some discomfort during or after the treatment, but it’s usually manageable.
  • Numbness: Temporary numbness in the treated area can occur with some procedures.

Less Common Side Effects

  • Skin Laxity: If you have loose skin, non-surgical treatments may not tighten it effectively. In some cases, they may even worsen laxity.
  • Paradoxical Adipose Hyperplasia (PAH): This rare side effect of CoolSculpting Elite causes treated fat cells to grow larger instead of shrinking.
  • Allergic Reactions: In rare cases, allergic reactions to injectable treatments can occur.

How to Minimize Risks

When it comes to body contouring, there are ways to ensure the risks are low, including:

  • Consultation: Always consult with a qualified healthcare professional who is experienced in non-surgical body contouring. Discuss your medical history, desired results, and any concerns you have.
  • Board Certification: Ensure the medical provider performing the treatment is board-certified in their specialty.
  • Clinic Reputation: Choose a reputable clinic with a good track record for safety and effectiveness.
  • Realistic Expectations: Be realistic about what you can achieve with non-surgical body contouring.
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Safe Body Contouring Treatments at Front Door MedSpa®

Body contouring can help patients achieve their body goals, such as trimming down excess fat, excess skin, and more. To learn more about the types of body contouring treatments offered at our Rochester medspa, contact our qualified team by calling 248-413-5835

While we don’t offer plastic surgery options, our non-surgical treatments will help you achieve your body goals!

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