Does Body Sculpting Work?

Body sculpting is a term for any cosmetic procedure that creates definition and contours in various areas of the body that may be plagued with issues such as sagging skin and excess fat.


However, the big question is whether or not body sculpting really works. Since it refers to trusted and popular cosmetic procedures, body sculpting should work, right? So why is there any question, hesitation, or concern about it? Well, the reality is that there is often some misunderstanding about body sculpting. Many people incorrectly believe that body sculpting will help them achieve the number on the scale that they desire. But the truth is that body sculpting is not a weight-loss program, nor is it a substitute for diet and exercise. What this means is that you need to fully understand what body sculpting can do for you. You may have dreams of being slim, but you need to get there first. And then, only after you have achieved a weight that you are happy with, can body-sculpting procedures help contour and shape your body.


What Is Body Sculpting?


Body sculpting is not a single procedure or treatment. Rather, it is an umbrella term that is comprised of many different treatments that can alter and enhance the shape of your body to reveal a more toned and contoured physique. One of the best parts of body-sculpting treatments is that your stunning results are not simply limited to your physical appearance. Additionally, you can find yourself feeling more comfortable and confident in your appearance.


What Body-Sculpting Procedures Can I Choose From?

At Sanctuary Medical Aesthetic Center, we offer five of the most transformative and trusted non-surgical cosmetic techniques to help rejuvenate your body and give you the shape you have been striving to achieve. Whether you’re looking for fat reduction, toning, cellulite reduction, or skin tightening, the following services can provide you with the added boost you’ve been looking for to complement your wellness journey.

  • CoolSculpting® Elite: This procedure freezes stubborn, unwanted fat cells in nine different areas of the body with little to no discomfort and downtime.
  • EMSCULPT NEO®: This treatment helps to eliminate fat while building muscle at the same time, which allows you to tone your abdomen, thighs, and buttocks.
  • UltraShape®: The non-invasive treatment removes belly fat with the use of ultrasonic energy.
  • VelaShape®: This procedure addresses fat and cellulite in the abdomen, thighs, and upper arms.
  • Accent Prime™: With this treatment, you can get rid of excess fatty tissue and tightens the skin on your thighs and knees.


Scheduling a consultation with our professionals will give you the upper hand on your road to a healthy, sculpted body. During your personal consultation, you will be able to explain your cosmetic worries and goals, while our body-sculpting specialists have the opportunity to examine your body to help you decide which treatment is best for you and your goals. At your consultation, one of our specialists will be able to walk you through your treatment and discuss any details you may need to know as well as suggest any other services that may benefit you, either now or later on down the road. This personalized consultation gives you the freedom to let it all out so that your treatment plan can be 100 percent customized to you.


How to Prepare for My Body-Sculpting Procedure


Even though these body-sculpting procedures are all non-surgical, you still need to prepare yourself to undergo your treatment. It’s a smart idea to check your calendar before scheduling any type of appointment. Doing so can help you make sure that you can be in tip-top shape (literally and figuratively) for any events that are coming up. Having a clear schedule also ensures that you have the time to dedicate to yourself and your recovery, even if it may only last a day or two. Self-care is so important, and prepping for a body-altering treatment can take a lot out of you.


Informing your family, friends, and/or caregivers of your treatment can also give you the opportunity to tell them what to expect and what you may need from them (such as help during the days and/or weeks after your body-sculpting treatment). That way everyone will be on the same page, so there shouldn’t be any surprises that arise.


Preparing for your procedure also just puts you in a good mindset going into this exciting life event. It can make the recovery process much smoother if you are organized and relaxed as you go into it.



How Can I Maintain My Results?


The reality is that body-sculpting procedures can definitely help to give you the physique that you desire. However, it is important to understand that these procedures are not one-and-done. Instead, they will help you achieve the contoured appearance you want, but that is really the first step. It is up to you to maintain your results. But what is the best way to keep yourself looking as good as you feel?  


Hydration, diet, and exercise are the three most important aspects of life after body-sculpting treatments are performed. Yes, you look great after your treatment, but life and aging still continue, and these can definitely take a toll on your appearance, especially if you aren’t fighting against their effects. Treating your body right well after your treatments can help to prolong your results and keep you looking sleek and slim for years and years to come.


Hydrating your body not only helps keep you healthy, but it also gives your skin a supple look and a glow that is undeniable. A proper diet that consists of lean proteins, healthy fats, fruits, vegetables, nuts, and whole grains will make you feel good and will keep those stubborn pockets of fat at bay longer than if you were to eat a lot of unhealthy options. And exercise…we know. No one wants to exercise all the time, but sometimes it is necessary. Just going for a quick 20-minute walk or jog can help energize you, circulate your blood, and awaken your soul! Clearing your mind and getting some fresh air can truly turn your day around and allows you to feel even more confident than ever before! Working out those trouble areas consistently makes your body-sculpting results last even longer.  


For more information about body sculpting options at Sanctuary Medical Aesthetic Center, please call our office at 561-234-4026 or fill out our online contact form.