What You Need to Know About Non-Surgical Body Augmentation

Oct 12, 2021

Toned thighs and sculpted abs are high on most people’s wish lists when it comes to achieving their body goals. And the ‘Kardashian Effect’ is driving interest in non-invasive procedures designed to help you tone and sculpt. In fact, the market in non-surgical body augmentation is predicted to grow to a staggering £830 million by 2022.

If you’re interested in using non-surgical techniques to enhance your body, read on to learn more about how body sculpting works and whether or not the procedure is right for you.

What is non-surgical body augmentation?

This next-generation body shaping procedure lets you achieve the strong and sculpted body you want without invasive surgical procedures like liposuction. Instead, these innovative technologies target fat, skin and muscle to create a complete body sculpting solution with minimal downtime and little-to-no discomfort. Other benefits include no scarring and zero risk of infection.

For example, our truBody procedure is a personalised treatment designed to improve your body confidence and appearance. The procedure removes fat, resculpts muscle, and renews your skin for exceptional long-lasting results.

What does a body shaping procedure entail?

Non-surgical body shaping involves using non-invasive methods like ultrasound and radiofrequency (RF) to massage treatment areas. This helps firm the skin and reduce fat deposits. Unlike liposuction (a surgical procedure that mechanically removes fat and carries a risk of infection), treatments like truBody eliminate cells naturally out of the body.

The truSculpt system uses a combination of Monopolar RF and Multi-Directional Stimulation (MDS) technologies to destroy subcutaneous fat cells and prep, tone and sculpt muscle.

How is it different to other body sculpting methods?

Unlike other body augmentation procedures, non-invasive methods like truSculpt have several benefits for safe and consistent results. Your aesthetic practitioner can treat several areas simultaneously for faster outcomes with an average 24% reduction in fat and a 30% increase in muscle mass. In addition, it’s an effective and versatile way to sculpt the body you want with personalised treatments.

Is the treatment painful?

Surgical procedures involve the anxiety of anaesthetics and the risk of post-procedure infection. However, body sculpting treatments have been likened to a deep, heated massage that never becomes uncomfortable.

With the truSculpt procedure, you’ll experience a fifteen-minute period of fat reduction, followed by forty-five minutes of muscle sculpting. The effect is similar to getting a hot stone massage followed by a series of gentle to intense muscle contractions, none of which should feel uncomfortable. One of the real benefits of this type of aesthetic procedure is that it’s relatively painless.

How many treatments are needed, and can I expect quick results?

When it comes to body shaping procedures, we all want fast results. And with non-invasive aesthetic augmentation, you may notice results after your first session.

However, this type of body sculpting is designed to work gradually over several sessions. Therefore, we recommend at least four truSculpt treatments to produce noticeable results. Best of all, the entire treatment can be personalised to your goals so you can book the treatments you need to achieve the results you desire.

What areas of the body give the best results?

Non-surgical body augmentation is ideal for targeting areas like the abdomen, thighs, arms and buttocks.

Are there any risks or side effects?

One of the known benefits of non-surgical body augmentation is the lack of downtime needed after the procedure. While we can’t achieve liposuction-type results, we can return to normal activities straight after your treatment with the results gradually becoming evident.

With truSculpt, the skin may feel warm and flushed directly after your treatment, and you may notice a slight tingling for a few hours. You may also experience some muscle soreness and sensitivity for up to 72 hours after treatment. Keeping hydrated will help to ease any after-effects and allow the fat cells to transit naturally out of the body.

Who’s a good candidate for non-surgical body augmentation?

Body sculpting is for anybody interested in using non-surgical methods to achieve their perfect body. Are you looking to contour areas of stubborn fat and have realistic expectations for your results? If you’re aged 16 or above, then truSculpt could help you achieve the body you crave.

Dr Nestor is an award-winning aesthetic clinic in the heart of Edinburgh. We specialise in women’s health, skincare, fillers and non-surgical body augmentation using the truSculpt system for low-risk, long-lasting results. If you are ready to take your body to the next level, then contact us today. Or book an appointment with one of our aestheticians to discuss your body sculpting goals.