What Should Be Expected With Body Sculpting Results?

While diet and exercise are the keys to losing weight, diet and exercise alone are not always enough to target problematic areas. To tone up after weight loss or to add more definitive contours, body sculpting can be exceptionally effective in achieving the body shape you want. Therefore, body sculpting has become one of the most highly sought-after cosmetic procedures. 

Body sculpting involves non-surgical and surgical treatments capable of tightening droopy skin, reducing pockets of fat and creating a more aesthetically appealing body shape. The results can be wholly transformative for the body and the patient’s self-esteem. Take a look at the body sculpting results you can realistically expect and more. 

What Results To Realistically Expect With Body Sculpting

A full body sculpting plan may involve non-surgical options like CoolSculpting® or SculpSure®, which involve using cryolipolysis and laser to target fatty tissue. Surgical options may include liposuction or lifting and tucking procedures like a tummy tuck to reduce skin and drooping. 

The various procedures used during body sculpting may: 

  • Reduce sagging skin and pockets of fat around the abdomen 
  • Enhance the shape and appearance of the upper arms 
  • Redefine the curvature of the buttocks and thighs after weight loss 
  • Enhance the shape and fullness of the breasts 

While body sculpting results can be substantial, it is important to have realistic expectations. Body sculpting is not designed to help with weight loss. Instead, procedures involved in body sculpting are meant to further define and contour certain areas, which is why body sculpting is also commonly referred to as “body contouring.” 

Make sure you are in a good place in your weight loss journey or at a stable weight and have done what you can to reduce fat in problematic areas before scheduling a consultation.

Timeline of Body Sculpting Results

Each patient’s timeline with results may look slightly different depending on what procedures were conducted, how much work was done and the areas of the body treated. 

With surgical procedures like liposuction, some results may be noticeable immediately, even though some swelling and fluid retention are normal during recovery. However, the full results are not usually visible until around three to six months after the procedure. 

Non-surgical procedures like CoolSculpting® can also take a little time before the full results should be expected. With CoolSculpting® specifically, results emerge gradually during the three months following the treatment. This is because once fat cells are destroyed during the procedure, they must still be broken down and eliminated by the body. 

If you have a combination of surgical and non-surgical treatments during your body sculpting procedure, you can expect to see some differences immediately. However, the full results may take as long as six months to see as the body fully heals. 

Schedule a consultation by calling 205-619-9905. 

How Long the Results of Body Sculpting Can Last

The longevity of body sculpting results varies based on several factors, including the types of procedures, the patient’s age, health and commitment to diet and exercise post-treatment. Weight fluctuations can also be detrimental to the longevity of results with some treatments. Nevertheless, the results of many body sculpting procedures can last up to a decade or longer for many patients, especially with surgical treatments. 

There are a few things you can do to prolong the longevity of your results after body sculpting, such as: 

  • Following a balanced diet and nutrition plan 
  • Maintaining a good exercise routine 
  • Avoiding weight fluctuations as much as possible 
  • Protecting your skin from excessive exposure to the sun 
  • Avoiding habits that can affect your results and body composition, such as smoking

A Look at Dr. Schaffer’s Body Sculpting Approach

Dr. Schaffer takes a patient-centric, individualized approach to body sculpting to ensure the most satisfactory outcome possible. Each patient undergoes a thorough evaluation with Dr. Schaffer first to better understand their body, health and the specific areas of concern. He then creates a body sculpting plan based on the patient’s needs and health, built with strategic, innovative procedures known to create excellent outcomes.

Body Sculpting Gallery <p><small>Actual patients and results. Please note results may vary.</small></p>

Start Your Body Sculpting Journey With a Personalized Consultation 

Achieving the most satisfactory body-sculpting results relies on working with the best physician and care team from the beginning. Under the care of a skilled surgeon like Dr. Schaffer, you will get a personalized body sculpting plan designed specifically for you and your body. If you believe body sculpting could help you achieve your ideal body shape, reach out to the team at Schaffer Plastic Surgery to schedule a personalized consultation by calling 205-619-9905.