Be transformed with the Body Contouring Program at our Melbourne clinic, and experience body sculpting the ENRICH way. Body contouring is the process of reshaping elements of your figure, which can include removing stubborn fat deposits, reshaping, tightening skin and minimising cellulite.
When it comes to body shaping, our body sculpting clinic has you covered with a range of options depending on your needs. Each treatment package is tailored for the individual, as there are no one-size-fits-all solutions when it comes to body sculpting.
#1. Total body reshaping
The fullest version of our program transforms your body by removing stubborn fat and reshaping using liposuction while addressing loose skin and cellulite as necessary. Liposuction is an effective way to improve overall body shape, with most procedures one-offs.
We always use the gold standard tumescent liposuction, which offers smooth, consistent results. Recovery time for total body reshaping at our Melbourne clinic ranges depending on the procedures undergone and the number of areas treated.
Most popular treatment areas
- Neck, chin and jowls
- Knees and thighs
- If you can pinch it, you can lipo it!
#2 Stubborn fat in a localised area
This element of the program is for those of you with stubborn fat deposits in a particular area, for example, a double chin, arms, back or thighs. Just one treatment is required for long-lasting results. A smaller or single area is treated with variable recovery times depending on the area. With stubborn fat deposits, often just a small amount of fat is removed so recovery tends to be swift.
We may use one of several devices for localised fat deposits, including liposuction and the TruSculpt. The TruSculpt is a radiofrequency-based body contouring device that uses a handpiece for (once positioned) hands-free body sculpting procedures.
The TruSculpt treats the entire fat layer with an average of 24 per cent fat reduction, with more than one area able to be treated at the same time with multiple handpieces. The TruSculpt comes with no downtime, we can sculpt challenging areas, and tighten skin at the same time. This device offers comfortable treatments, no downtime and great results that emerge over time.
The most popular single areas to treat include:
- Back flanks
- Double chin/neck area
- and others – ask!
#3. Body slimming and tightening
Alongside the TruSculpt, we use the VenusFreeze (not fat freezing!) device to help to reduce localised fat deposits while also tightening skin for a slimmer, more youthful-looking body. The VenusFreeze is a wave-based body contouring technology that has the ability to damage fat cells so they are reabsorbed by the body, making them disappear – forever!
#4. Cellulite treatment – CelluFix Program
When cellulite is a concern, our Melbourne clinic has an effective cellulite treatment program, CelluFix. With repeat treatments, we can minimise and soften the appearance of cellulite for smoother legs and buttocks.
Body contouring after significant weight loss
Having body contouring treatments after weight loss can boost the effects of losing weight. Carrying a lot of weight for a long period of time can stretch the skin beyond bouncing back, and leave you lumpy and bumpy. Having a few key procedures to reshape excess skin and fat can make a dramatic difference.
Weight loss may be a result of diet and exercise or achieved with the help of bariatric surgery – gastric banding, sleeve, or bypass surgery. Resistant fatty deposits can remain, even after weight loss, since the way our fat is distributed is largely up to hormones and genetics to decide, not simply calories in and calories out. Excess skin may be a lasting problem, along with stretch marks.
Pre-weight loss, it’s all about losing weight but post-weight loss, you start to focus on how clothes fit and the next phase – optimising the body you are left with once the weight is off. This is where body contouring procedures come into their own, and really cement your efforts.
Loose skin can feel like a disappointing booby prize after losing weight because it causes unflattering profiles and shapes that can only just be covered with loose clothing. It can be quite uncomfortable too, while also being a bittersweet reminder of your epic journey.
Body sculpting surgery is a useful adjunct to weight-loss, because it doesn’t make you healthier per se (like weight loss does), but it makes you feel good about your body. This is really useful when you consider what is going to help you continue to maintain a healthy weight.
Who gets the best results from body contouring?
The best results of body sculpting are seen in those who are in the healthy or just above weight range, with a body mass index (BMI) of between 20 and 30. This doesn’t mean anyone with a BMI over 30 won’t see dramatic results; they will. It will simply change the procedures we opt for, with those with a higher BMI possibly requiring more or different procedures to achieve their goals.
Having a beautiful shape doesn’t mean being fat-free – fat creates shapeliness, so having fat in the right places is what it’s all about. Fat is not the enemy.
Body contouring treatment strategies
There are several main ways to remove fat, with injections, wave-based devices, and liposuction all proving staples of the cosmetic dermatologist. We use heating, cooling, laser fat removal, radiofrequency and surgery to variously remove fatty deposits and tighten skin.
Our equipment is now more effective and innovative than ever, with a range of state-of-the-art technology and highly trained doctors and nurses at our clinic.
Things to consider before seeking body sculpting treatments
- Make sure your body is fit and healthy enough – and firm enough – to make the procedures worth your while. If you have an unhealthy lifestyle, body contouring should possibly be further down the to-do list. You won’t get optimal results if your body is slow to heal or you’re otherwise unwell.
- Make sure your diet is sustainable – you can’t afford to be bingeing and yoyo dieting, and getting body contouring procedures at the same time. You need a stable, sustainable weight to get the most out of these treatments or you can end up with patchy results due to weight fluctuations.
- Check in with yourself why you want changes made, and make sure your motivations are transparent. If you need to, talk it through with a professional or your doctor.
Advanced surgeries and ‘body lifting’
There are several more advanced surgeries than liposuction or a tummy tuck to remove excess skin. Body contouring for previously obese people can include lifts of large portions of the body in separate or joint operations.
After bariatric surgery to restrict food intake, weight loss is inevitable, but it leaves the skin loose all over the body. This isn’t just aesthetically problematic; it’s difficult to manage this amount of excess skin on a practical level.
When there is fat inside the skin, it is plump and full, but the minute you remove that fat, the skin reveals its inelasticity and becomes cumbersome to squeeze into now-smaller clothes, sleeves, and jeans. The skin has to go somewhere. Exercise can be difficult, sitting or standing can be an issue, and life gets more uncomfortable than it needs to be.
The biggest complaint from post-weight loss patients is this skin. Women may wish to have a breast lift or even implants to regain shape, while men often want their excess breast skin and tissue gone.
The upper body lift removes loose skin from the arms, breast and chest, while a lower body lift removes excess skin from the back, abdomen, buttocks and thighs. We do not perform these body lifting operations at ENRICH, but we can recommend surgeons who do.
We’d love to talk through your body sculpting goals, so make an appointment and we’ll see how we can help you!