Benefits of Body Sculpting

Slim body of a young woman in underwear.

Body sculpting is a cosmetic procedure that allows you to create a specific, customized look for a certain area of your body. Ultimately, the goal of body sculpting is to improve the shape and contours of your body, and it’s important to partner with a cosmetic surgeon who is committed to providing every patient with personalized results.

What Does Body Sculpting Do?

Body sculpting is a cosmetic procedure designed to remove excess fat in specific areas of the body, such as the arms, legs, abdominal region, back and buttocks. It is important to keep in mind that this is not a weight loss procedure. Rather, it is a procedure that can be performed once a person has achieved their goal weight to sculpt and shape the body. 

Why Is Body Sculpting Used?

Body sculpting addresses areas of the body that cannot be changed through diet and exercise alone. For example, when a person begins a weight loss journey and ultimately achieves their goal weight, they may find pockets of fat that remain. In addition, they may be left with excess skin in certain areas, such as around the arms or abdomen. 

It’s worth noting that surgical and non-surgical body sculpting procedures are available. Given the unique nature of this procedure, it’s important to work with a surgeon who is willing to create a customized plan that will cater to your specific needs. 

Body contouring can target most areas of the body, allowing you to achieve the results that you desire. Common body sculpting areas include the arms, abdominal region, back, neck, chin, buttocks and thighs.

General Benefits of Body Sculpting

Patients who opt to have the body sculpting procedure performed by a qualified cosmetic surgeon may enjoy the following benefits:

  • A more defined, trimmer appearance
  • Shapely body parts
  • A more youthful look

Body sculpting is typically a series of procedures, most of which can be done simultaneously. This allows patients to achieve the best possible results with minimal downtime, making it a convenient cosmetic procedure. Depending on the procedures that are performed and the techniques that are used, you may be able to enjoy your results within just a few weeks. An experienced surgeon can craft a customized plan that will provide you with the revitalized look you crave. 

Benefits of Non-Surgical Body Sculpting:

Non-surgical body sculpting is a minimally-invasive procedure that can be performed without anesthesia and does not require incisions. Generally speaking, this allows patients to enjoy a fast and easy recovery — most non-surgical body sculpting patients do not even need to take time off from work in the days following the procedure. 

Results from non-surgical body sculpting treatments take longer to reveal themselves. In most cases, patients can see visible results within a few weeks or months. These results will last for many years as long as you can maintain your ideal body weight.

Body Sculpting Options

Surgical Body Sculpting

The most common surgical body sculpting procedures include:


This surgical procedure removes excess skin and tightens facial muscles to create a more youthful appearance.

Breast Lift

This surgical procedure removes excess fat and sagging skin to lift the breasts.

Tummy Tuck

This surgical procedure removes excess fat and sagging skin while simultaneously tightening the muscles in the abdominal area.


This surgical technique suctions out excess fat deposits in specific areas of the body.

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Non-Surgical Body Sculpting

The most popular non-surgical body sculpting procedures include:


This treatment applies controlled heat to a specific area to break up subcutaneous fat.

Red Light Therapy

This innovative treatment option can expedite fat reduction in specific areas of the body.

Cryolipolsis (Coolsculpting®)

This minimally-invasive procedure utilizes extreme cold to destroy fat cells and diminish fat pockets.

Who Is a Candidate for Body Sculpting Surgery?

The best way to find out if you are a good candidate for body sculpting surgery is to schedule a consultation appointment with a qualified cosmetic surgeon. Candidates for this procedure are generally in good physical and emotional health, and many have recently experienced significant weight loss — either through natural means or through bariatric surgery.

Contact Dr. Christopher Schaffer today to schedule your consultation and have him create a customized body sculpting plan tailored specifically to your needs.