How Body Sculpting Helps You Achieve Your Ideal Body

Body sculpting

Body sculpting is a procedure that is used to reshape certain areas of the body. It can remove excess fat, reshape and contour areas of the body, and tighten skin. 

Body sculpting is not usually the answer when it comes to pure weight loss. Instead, this procedure can be used as a way of defining your body shape and addressing specific areas where you want more definition but have lost some from previous dieting efforts, or after significant weight has been gained post-pregnancy.

There are two main types of body sculpting: Laser body sculpting and Liposuction.

Laser Body Sculpting

Laser body sculpting uses laser light to affect fat cells below your skin surface. These energy beams are delivered through medical-grade fiber optic cables that are inserted into targeted body parts by way of small incisions made in the skin. Although there is some minor discomfort during treatment, patients typically report being able to resume their regular activities within one day after laser body sculpting procedures have been completed.


On the other hand, Liposuction is a type of surgery that requires more effort. A thin tube called a cannula is inserted into your body through small incisions and it removes fat from those areas where too much has built up. The fat is then sucked out with a powerful vacuum pump, allowing the surgeon to sculpt and contour specific parts of your body in a much more physical manner. Despite the somewhat invasive approach to this popular surgery, the effects are immediate and noticeable.

The whole procedure usually lasts for about an hour or so depending on how much fat needs to be removed. Most patients can return home after 3-6 hours of recovery time, but they will need someone else to drive them back home as they will be drowsy post-surgery. A patient can go back to work within two weeks of liposuction surgery.

If you are interested in body sculpting, a plastic surgeon who performs bodily modifications will be able to determine which procedure is best for you.

Benefits of Body Sculpting

Body sculpting has been found to have many benefits in the areas of excess fat removal and body contouring. Many people who have body sculpting report feeling more confident, healthy and agile. They also notice a difference in their appearance right away! 

Nonsurgical options are great if you want effective results without an invasive surgery, but it may take weeks or months before you see any noticeable changes.

Who can use Body Sculpting?

Body Sculpting is suitable for people who want to look and feel thinner. It’s often used on specific areas of the body when diet and exercise aren’t making a difference. There can be some side effects, but they are often easily treatable and are a natural part of the weight-loss process. Some examples include having excess skin after significant weight loss or slight redness after a surgical adjustment.

It is always recommended to consult with a professional clinician before making any decision. At Viva Skin, all of our aestheticians are extensively trained to provide the most appropriate and safe advice for you. We always recommend the most proper and effective treatment plan based on your specific situation and what we believe will make you happiest. If you have any question about body sculpting, please do not hesitate to give us a call today to design your custom body shaping plan!