How Long Does Body Contouring Last? [Answered] - The Med SPA

How Long Does Body Contouring Last? [Answered] - The Med SPA

If you're considering this non-surgical, fat-busting body contouring treatment and wondering, "How long does body contouring last?" 

Here’s the short answer.

Body sculpting can get rid of stubborn fat without a surgical process and the results can stick around for up to ten years. 

The results, of course, depend on how:

  • Healthy you eat

  • Active you stay

  • How many sessions you attend 

But wait! There's more to this treatment than just that.

You may also want to know:

  • Does body contouring work? 

  • How long does body sculpting last? Is it permanent?

  • What’s the appropriate age to go for this non-invasive body sculpting? 

  • What is the number of  recommended sessions you should take? 

  • What are the risks?

We, The Med Spa At Scottsdale will answer all these questions and more in this blog.

Read on. 

How Long Does Body Contouring Last?

Body contouring is a lifesaver for people who dream of having ideal bodies but don’t have the time to hit the gym. 

duration by following a healthy lifestyle with regular exercise.  If you take care of your 

Body contouring or body sculpting results can last for 5-7 years. You can stretch this health, the results can last for 10 years or even more. 

Results can be affected by the following:

  • Weight gain

  • Pregnancy

  • Skin elasticity

  • The normal aging process

You can look like a million bucks without putting in much effort by getting body sculpting treatment. This treatment is not a cure-all, so taking care of your body is essential.

Does Body Contour Work Effectively?

According to the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery, body contouring can zap away a solid 25% of your fat in the target area. 

And the best part?  No knives involved! 

There are certain methods for body contouring but we at The Med Spa At use Radiofrequency and Radiofrequency Microneedling.

Radiofrequency breaks down fat cells by emitting heat energy into the skin. It is ideal for body contouring as it doesn't discriminate against any skin tone. It won't leave you scarred or patchy and has minimal time required. RF body contouring treatment stimulates collagen production to tightens your skin .

So the crux of the matter is that body contouring works like magic, but the results will last as long as you commit to a healthy lifestyle and watch what you eat.

3 Reasons Why Cosmetic Body Contouring is a Good Idea

Here are the top 3 reasons why cosmetic body contouring treatment is better than other weight loss options. 

  1. Non-Invasive 

Since body contouring treatment is non-invasive and doesn’t involve any knives, you will not have to deal with post-treatment complications. There will be no harshness, itchiness, cold sensation, or tugging sensation. 

  1. Painless Procedure 

The best thing about cosmetic body contouring is it's painless. The Med Spa At has certified laser technicians and medical aestheticians who can even make the process enjoyable for you. They use RF devices that are backed by the latest technology. So, you can kick back and enjoy the sensation of a hot stone massage while the experts do their magic.

  1. Zero Recovery Time

Cosmetic body contouring is painless and non-surgical so you’ll only need to take a few extra precautions for 3 days tops and you will be all set to use your routine body home care products. 

Body contouring treatment is an excellent choice for people who want to boost their confidence. It's an easy option that doesn't require much effort. 

It's worth considering if you're looking to improve your overall look. 

But, are you the right person to sculpt your body using the cosmetic treatment?

Read the next section to learn what The Med Spa At experts think.

Are There Any Weight or Age Criteria for the Body Contouring Treatment?

You need to be 18 years of age to be a candidate for cosmetic body sculpting treatment. As for weight, 25 to 30 BMI is ideal, as suggested by surgeons.  You should be within 15 pounds of your ideal weight goal.

Body contouring can renew your confidence and help support your body transformation journey.   

How Many Sessions Do You Need for Body Contouring Treatment?

If you're interested in body contouring treatment, you might be wondering how many sessions you'll need to get the best results. Well, the thing is, the results of body contouring aren't permanent, so you'll need to have several sessions to maintain the results over time.

Typically, you'll need somewhere between 5 to 7 body contouring sessions to see the best results. However, the exact number of sessions you'll need depends on how much fat you want to get rid of.

So, as long as you're willing to commit to a few sessions, you can look forward to enjoying a more contoured body shape for years to come!

Wondering How to Keep the Fat Off the Body After Body Sculpting Treatment?

Body contouring treatment eliminates only a percentage of fat. The rest is in your hands. This becomes easy when you have your priorities set and a clear roadmap. 

The Med Spa At Scottsdale is here to help.

 Our certified experts associated with The Med Spa At Scottsdale recommend our patients follow some proven ways that have worked effectively. We’ll share 5 of those with you.

5 Ways to Maintain the Body Contour

  • The single most important thing you can do to maintain your results is to eat a Proper Human Diet  … yes that means ketogenic.  All those extra carbs got you here.  Now avoid them like the plague!  Proper intake of healthy fats and electrolytes will help keep you satiated.  Carbohydrates are completely unnecessary for humans to function properly.  Your liver is perfectly capable of producing all the carbs you need.  Don’t be afraid to go low carb or even no carb if you are in good health.  

  • Exercise is important for many reasons.  It can help prevent stress related weight gain due to cortisol build up in your system and help prevent stress eating.  Weight lifting can build muscle under sagging skin.  Even if it’s just for a brisk walk, try to move some every day.

  • When thirsty, water is best.  If you’re fasting don’t forget your electrolytes!  LMNTS makes a great electrolyte powder and Ketochow can be added to food and drinks for an electrolyte boost.  Avoid sugary drinks.  Even no calorie sweeteners can provoke appetite.  

  • Get your beauty sleep and let your body heal and recover.

  • And last but not least, manage your mind!  Do your best to reduce your stress.

Does Body Contouring Work for Cellulite?

Cellulite responds well to 3 things.  Radiofrequency Body Contouring and Radiofrequency Microneedling can provide a one two punch to smooth that skin.  Strike 3 on cellulite is a ketogenic diet.  You’ll need to cut those carbs to maintain the new smooth you.  

Cellulite is normal and it’s not harmful. If you want toned and smooth skin to feel better about the way you look you should go for it.  But you’ll need to cut the pizza and beer to maintain it.  

Who Should Not Have Cosmetic Body Sculpting?

Anyone with metal in or around the area of desired treatment is not a candidate for Radiofrequency Body Contouring treatments.  I.e., if you have metal in your knee you cannot have Radiofrequency Body Contouring on the thighs.  However if you have a screw in your toe you can have Radiofrequency Body Contouring on your abs.  If you have metal plates in your face or head you cannot have Radiofrequency work done on your face.  Teeth fillings are OK.  Braces can usually be covered with cotton gauze.

Anyone with a pacemaker is not a candidate for Radiofrequency Body Contouring.  Cochlear implants, neural stimulators and continuous glucose monitors also make Radiofrequency Body Sculpting a no.  

If you are more than 15 pounds away from your ideal body weight, you can still have Radiofrequency Body Contouring although you would not be an ideal candidate.  You would need to address your diet first.

If you are pregnant or trying to become pregnant or are nursing you are not a candidate for Radiofrequency Body Contouring.

If you suffer from paresthesia, or lack of feeling in the area of desired treatment, you are not a great candidate for Radiofrequency Body Contouring.  

What are the Potential Side Effects of Body Sculpting?

The most common complication after Radiofrequency Body Sculpting is an urgency of urination and/or diarrhea.  These effects are temporary and in most cases do not last more than 24 hours.  The Radiofrequency waves just stimulate the digestive tract to speed things up a bit.  No harm done.

Your muscles may feel like you’ve had a good workout.  Nice and tight.  Excellent!  

You may have a bit of redness and swelling which is typically down within an hour but can last a little longer in some cases.  

With Radiofrequency Microneedling you can have a bit of pin point bleeding or bruising which is typically gone in a few days.  

What Should I Do Before and After My Body Sculpting Appointment? 

You’ll want to come well hydrated to your appointment.  Having adequate water in those cells will speed the heating of the tissue to get you your best results.  With that being said we want controlled heating so no elevating your core body temperature for 24 hours before and 24 hours after your treatment.  This means no hot tub, tanning, sauna, or working out 24 hours before and 24 hours after your treatment.  And no alcohol!  It will just dehydrate you and you don’t need those empty carbs anyway!  


Body Contouring Treatment can be pretty darn amazing.  It's one of those cosmetic treatments that can really boost your confidence and make you feel like a million bucks!

BUT, and this is a big but, choosing the right spa to get your body contouring done is crucial. 

You don't want to end up with a botched job, right?

That's where The Med Spa At Scottsdale comes in to save the day! 

Our experts know this cosmetic procedure like the back of their hand, so you can trust us to give you the results you're after.

And the best part?  You can get a free consultation today and book your appointment right away! 

You deserve to look and feel your best.  So what are you waiting for?  Book an appointment with The Med Spa At Scottsdale today.  Let's get you that gorgeous body you so richly deserve!

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