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What is Body Contouring? The amazing lower-risk alternative to major surgery

Most of us can picture the ‘dream body figure’ we’re aiming for, but sometimes achieving your desired shape through diet and exercise alone is just not possible… this is where body contouring can help.

Traditionally body contouring is a heavily-invasive surgery that involves removing sections of skin and excess fat, with large scars and a long recovery period as a result.

But thanks to modern advancements in aesthetics, alternatives such as FirmSculpt® mean you no longer have to face the hefty risks of traditional surgery, undergo a general anesthetic, or suffer through weeks of post-surgery recovery.

What is body contouring?

body contouringWhen people use the term body contouring they’re usually referring to major body contouring or body sculpting surgeries, such as a tummy tuck, arm lift, thigh lift, breast lift, facelift, and other surgical fat augmentation surgeries like the infamous Brazillian Butt Lift (BBL).

These major surgeries are especially popular with people who have had a significant weight loss and are looking to tighten areas of loose skin, but the heavy risks these operations carry can’t be ignored.

Patients undergoing traditional surgical body contouring will face a long list of possible complications and risks, many of which are linked to the invasive nature of the surgery as well as the general anesthetic needed to operate.

Thankfully in recent years, the aesthetics industry has developed minimally-invasive alternatives, such as FirmSculpt®, with fewer risks, less downtime, little-to-no scarring, and unmatched results.

What is the lower-risk body contouring alternative FirmSculpt®?

FirmSculpt® is a patent-pending three-step contouring surgical procedure, offered exclusively by UGlow Face & Body, that uses a less invasive form of awake liposuction combined with BodyTite and Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) to effectively remove excess fat and tighten the skin using minimal-invasive methods.

The first step involves BodyTite, a fat-melting contouring procedure that passes radiofrequency energy through your skin to heat it to temperatures of between 38°C and 70°C – destroying your unwanted fat cells through lipolysis. BodyTite also tightens the skin’s collagen, reducing saggy or excess skin.

Next, minimally-invasive liposuction is used to remove those fat cells, delivering the same incredible fat loss results as major surgery but without the extensive scars.

Finally, the skin is given a rejuvenating medical-grade Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) treatment, known as ‘liquid gold’ for the healthy glow it gives patients. The PRP treatment stimulates new collagen and tissue production by injecting the target area with your body’s own PRP ‘miracle’ serum which has been extracted and processed from a sample of your blood.

Why should you choose FirmSculpt® over the surgical body contouring process?

FirmSculpt® is a lower-risk alternative to major body contouring surgeries or standard liposuction as it is minimally invasive and doesn’t require general anesthetic, reducing the risk of infection and life-changing complications.

For example, surgeries such as neck lifts and facelifts pose the risk of skin necrosis, a complication particularly prevalent in smokers where a large area of the skin dies following surgery.

Not to mention the Brazillian Butt Lift’s (BBL) unbelievably high fatality rate, with around 1 in 3,000 patients dying following the surgery, Healthline reports.

Even when major surgery does go to plan there is still the difficult road to recovery ahead, which can impact the patient’s quality of life for months.

For example, following a BBL patients are advised not to sit down for two whole weeks and cannot do any fat-burning exercise for at least two months. Following a tummy tuck patients usually require help at home for at least a week and are advised not to do any physical activity for several months.

In contrast, FirmSculpt® is an outpatient procedure meaning patients are free to leave the aesthetics practice as soon as they feel able to within an hour or so after the procedure.

Many of our patients choose to return to work as soon as the next day, simply wearing compression garments under their clothes.

FirmSculpt® can be used on any area of stubborn fat and mitigates the risks involved by utilizing minimally-invasive technology to melt away hard to reach fat deposits.

How much does FirmSculpt® cost?

The cost of FirmSculpt® is just a fraction of the surgical Body contouring price, so if you’re looking for an affordable alternative to undergoing major surgery FirmSculpt® could be right for you.

FirmSculpt® procedures start at just $5,000 with no hidden costs. Prices vary depending on the volume of fat to be removed and the treatment area. Limited promotional offers are available.

This is a small price to pay when compared to the cost of a major body contouring surgery such as an arm lift (Brachioplasty), which can cost up to $11,000 even before additional costs such as anesthesia, aftercare, and operating room facilities are added.

UGlow Face & Body is a woman-owned advanced aesthetics practice dedicated to helping women achieve their personal body goals by offering innovative and affordable treatments that deliver unmatched results with minimized health risks.

So if you’re ready to achieve the silhouette of your dreams without having to undergo major surgery, get in contact with UGlow Face & Body at (602) 562-4531 or visit Uglow Face & Body to book your free in-person or virtual body assessment.