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10 Things Patients Need to Know About Body Sculpting in NJ

Are you struggling to get rid of stubborn body fat? Are you frustrated by sagging skin that won't seem to firm up, no matter how hard you try?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, you might be a good candidate for body sculpting.

Before you schedule this procedure, it's important to understand what it is, why it works, and how you can benefit from it.

Read on to learn ten important facts about body sculpting in NJ.


1. What is Body Sculpting?

Body sculpting, which is sometimes referred to as body contouring, is a type of surgery that involves reshaping, tightening, and rejuvenating specific areas of the body. The end result is sleeker, more toned physique.

Body sculpting treatments often include liposuction in addition to other procedures like a tummy tuck, arm lift or body lift.


2. Body Sculpting Works Best on Certain Areas of the Body

Plastic surgeons typically use body sculpting to get rid of excess skin or fat in the following areas:

  • Neck/lower chin

  • Arms

  • Love Handles

  • Thigh

  • Abdomen

  • Upper back/bra area

Additional procedures may be recommended by your plastic surgeon to properly the contour the area of your body for the best result possible.


3. Body Sculpting is Not an Alternative Weight Loss Solution

As a result of the body sculpting procedure, patients lose inches and may lose some weight too. But, body sculpting is not a weight loss solution in and of itself.

Body sculpting can help you get rid of the last few pounds or reduce the appearance of sagging skin. And it is often the springboard to a healthy lifestyle. To experience significant weight loss, though, you'll need to eat a clean diet and exercise.

Many people use body sculpting to help them attain their ideal physique after they've lost a significant amount of weight. In fact, if you still have a lot of weight to lose, you might not be a candidate for the procedure until you’ve lost weight and maintained a healthy weight for a certain period of time.


4. The Ideal Candidate

There are factors that a surgeon will consider before deeming you a good candidate for a body sculpting procedure.

One is your ratio of visceral fat to subcutaneous fat. Subcutaneous fat is present above the muscle. Visceral fat, on the other hand, is located deep in the muscle tissues and around the organs.

Subcutaneous fat is easy to remove. Visceral fat is not. If you have a lot of visceral fat, your doctor may suggest you utilize diet and exercise to reduce it before you try a treatment like body sculpting.


5. Recovery is Important

After undergoing a body sculpting procedure, you'll be instructed to avoid bending, lifting or straining. Depending on the extent of your procedure, your limitations may last for several days or several weeks.

If you had your abdomen or thighs worked on, your surgeon may also recommend that you avoid standing upright for a few days. This can put stress on internal sutures. You may also need to sleep with pillows underneath your knees.

Recovery from this procedure can be challenging. But, many people find that the recovery is worth it. This is especially true when they start to see their skin looking smoother and their body looking more toned.


6. You'll See Results Very Quickly

One of the best things about body sculpting surgery is that you'll likely see results almost immediately after the surgery is finished. The fact that you can see your body change helps make the recovery process a lot more manageable.

Another great thing about body sculpting is the fact that, as long as you maintain your weight after the surgery, your overall appearance will likely continue to improve over time.


7. You'll See Best Results if You Reach Your Target Weight First

Body sculpting procedures are most effective on people who have lost weight and kept it off. Because weight maintenance is so important, you should be at your ideal weight and be able to maintain it for several months before your surgery.


8. Stress Can Alter Your Results

Before and after your surgery, it's important to do as much as you can to reduce your stress.

Stress can have a negative effect on your body's ability to heal. It can also increase your risk of experiencing complications during and after surgery.


9. You May Experience Scarring

Scars are common with body sculpting procedures. But, surgeons will do their very best to minimize scarring.

Your surgeon may try to make incisions in areas that can be hidden under undergarments or bathing suits. Or, they may make them in areas where natural skin folds will cover them up.

Remember, too, that scars improve and lighten with time. They may seem significant right after your procedure, but they'll fade.


10. You May Need Multiple Procedures

Finally, it's important to note that, in order to get the body you want, you may need to undergo multiple surgeries. Multiple surgeries are usually needed when patients want to address several different areas of the body.

Sometimes, certain areas can be grouped together, but trying to work on the whole body during one surgery could put you at risk for complications. It could also dramatically increase your recovery time.

Your surgeon may choose to address the upper body during one surgery and the lower body during another. Consider your priorities and choose to have the areas that are most important to you worked on first.


Are You Ready to Try Body Sculpting in NJ?

Now that you're up to speed, are you interested in giving body sculpting in NJ a try?

If you live in or around the Morristown area, contact us at The Peer Group today to schedule a consultation.

In addition to body sculpting, we offer a variety of other services, including microneedling, microblading, liposuction, and laser hair removal.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.