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There are many options available for body sculpting treatments, which can make it difficult to determine what treatment is best for you. Body sculpting treatments can be either non-invasive (non-surgical) or invasive (surgical). In order to understand these treatments and determine what one is best for you, it’s important to consider the pros and cons as you may be better suited for one treatment over another due to your unique cosmetic goals.

Non-Invasive Body Sculpting

Non-invasive and minimally invasive body sculpting procedures, like SmartLipo™, are popular treatments because they eliminate the surgery and downtime that comes with more invasive procedures. Still, patients can achieve significant body sculpting results by reducing fat from trouble areas including the stomach, arms, legs, buttocks, and lower back.

Pros and Cons of Non-Invasive Body Sculpting vs. Invasive Body Sculpting in Charlotte, NC

One of the largest benefits of non-invasive options is that there is little to no recovery period, which means patients are able to return to work and other normal activities immediately following their treatment. Since these treatments often use laser energy or other advanced techniques, results may not be visible right away. Non-invasive treatments are typically best for patients who only have small pockets of fat to treat.

 

Invasive Body Sculpting

The main downside to invasive body sculpting treatments like liposuction is the downtime and possible scarring. Our patients often have to take at least a few days off of work and are unable to resume exercise and other strenuous activities for a few weeks. However, these treatments are ideal for patients who are trying to reduce moderate amounts of fat. Liposuction and related procedures can remove larger amounts of fat than non-invasive alternatives.

Next Steps

If you are considering a body sculpting treatment but are unsure what procedure is best for you, contact Carolina Age Management Institute to schedule a consultation with our team. Carolina Age Management Institute specializes in body sculpting procedures and other cosmetic treatments to help men and women in Charlotte, Charlotte Metro, Huntersville, Lake Norman and throughout nearby areas of North Carolina achieve their aesthetic goals.