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Body Contouring

Body Contouring

Get The Best

Body Contouring with our partners offers a variety of techniques with experienced specialists, achieving the body shape you want while having peace of mind.​

Be Confident

At uMedMarket, we know the system. We make sure nothing is left out and that you are comfortable before you commit. If there is something you don’t like, we’ll make it right at the start.

Body Contouring

The Right Surgeon

We want to make sure you and the surgeon match. If things start poorly, they end poorly, and no one wants that.

Convenient Location

We want to make sure you feel comfortable with how far you are from home. Close or far, we’ll work with you.

Get A Great Price

The price is important. You should know the price before you commit. We’ll make sure all the costs are clear.

Love The Outcome

When you’re all done, we want you to love it. If you don’t, we make sure to work with you to fix any issues you see.

All About Body Contouring

What Is Body Contouring

First, it is important to understand that fat is what produces a feminine silhouette or contour. Fat is normal for women and a smaller amount for men, though you may want more or less in a particular area. Second, you need to understand the difference between Fat Reduction vs. Weight Loss. Fat reduction (Body Contouring) is focused on specific areas of the body to affect your body shape. Weight loss affects the whole body and is the result of diet and exercise (the kitchen and the gym). Body Contouring is all about reducing fat in a specific body area to achieve your desired contour. If you have some stubborn fat in a particular area, then Body Contouring can help you achieve your personal goals. Different body areas and problems will determine what type of contouring procedure is recommended.

Types of Body Contouring

Body Contouring uses a variety of methods to change the shape of your body, primarily through shrinking,  removing or relocating fat tissue. Most people think of liposuction when they think body contouring, but there are many different methods, some invasive like liposuction and some non-invasive like cool sculpting.  The approach depends on the body area and your personal goals. Body Contouring also includes things like a tummy tuck, buttock lift, thigh lift and more. It generally refers to the overall shape of your body, like the silhouette.  The expert provider you select will discuss your options with you  and make specific recommendations for you to reach your goals. These are some of the most common effective procedures:

  • Non-invasive (no needles or incisions): These options for fat reduction include technology that uses cooling or heat to reduce fat cells. While none of these treatments are a replacement for liposuction, they provide options for patients unwilling or unable to undergo surgery. Patients who are pregnant or breastfeeding should not have any of these  procedures.
    • CoolSculpting® – Also called Cryolipolysis and uses cold temperature to break down fat cells. The fat cells are particularly susceptible to the effects of cold, unlike other types of cells. While the fat cells freeze, the skin and other structures are spared from injury. This is one of the most popular non-invasive forms of fat reduction treatment, with over 450,000 procedures performed worldwide.
    • SculpSure® – Known as Laser  Lipolysis, this technique uses laser energy delivered through an applicator. The fat cells are preferentially heated and disrupted without impacting other types of cells in the skin or other structures. There are multiple laser methods with a variety of names.
    • Vanquish® -This is called Radiofrquency Lipolysis and  uses a radio frequency to heat the fat without an instrument even touching you. The applicator heats from a distance of about one centimeter from the skin. Fat cells are preferentially heated without impacting other types of cells in the skin or other structures. There are multiple radiofrequency heating methods.
  • Invasive (requires needles or an incision):
    • Injection Lipolysis: this involves needle injection of a chemical that reduces the number of fat cells around the injection site. Currently, it is FDA-approved for treatment of the area underneath the chin to eliminate what is known as a “double chin.” A commonly known type of injection lipolysis is Kybella.
    • Liposuction: Laser, Power-assisted, ultrasonic-assisted and more are all methods of physically removing fat. It typically requires a small incision and general anesthesia (meaning you’ll be unconscious during the procedure and where a significant portion of the cost comes from) and can be done as an outpatient procedure (meaning you don’t have to be in the hospital for it). You can learn more here.

How Body Contouring Works

The type of contouring you get will determine what the experience is like. 

Non-invasive fat reduction techniques are generally performed in the office at your convenience. Some are as quick as 30 minutes or so, while others can take several hours, particularly if you are having multiple areas treated. Sometimes it can be done over lunch and you can return to work right after.  

For invasive fat reduction  procedures, there will likely be anesthesia. Then while you are unconscious, the surgeon will do the procedure or procedures. Once your procedure is completed, the surgeon and their staff will care for you and make sure everything is okay until you are fully recovered. Depending on the procedure, they may keep you at their facility for a little while and then send you home with a companion. If you ever have any questions or concerns, contact them immediately. It's better to ask a question that ends up being unimportant than not asking a question that would have been important.

The uMedMarket Process: Finding A Provider

We will ask a few critical questions, then match you with a provider who we have determined meets your needs. The first priority is safety. We make sure the surgeon or provider is qualified and doesn't have any red flags in their history. We then look for outcomes, price, convenience to you and more. We can set up a consultation with the surgeon that has no commitment. One of the most important things in cosmetic surgery is that the provider understands your vision and knows what you want. If you and the recommended provider don't mesh, that's totally fine! We'll find you another, quality provider who can meet your needs and let you discuss your plans with them to make sure they understand.

The uMedMarket Process: The Details

Once you're comfortable with your surgeon, we will defer to their process. They will likely prefer an in person meeting (if they haven't had one already) to get a better idea of how you are built and what techniques and processes they will need to prepare for. After this process, we will work with the surgeon to get a price. Once that price is set, we will share it with you. Up to this point, there is no obligation. If you decide you don't want to go through with it, just let us know!

The uMedMarket Process: Let's Do It!

To commit and lock down your procedure date, we will send you an invoice. Once you pay, you will be all set! The surgeon's office will give you instructions on how to prepare and what to do beforehand as well as after the surgery. Once your surgery is complete, we will contact you to make sure you are happy with the results! If not, we will help talk with the surgeon about what the next steps are to improve the outcome.