Body Sculpting: Everything You Should Know

Excess skin and stubborn fat on your body can be hazardous to your physical health and self esteem. Body sculpting, also known as body contouring, is a procedure that can eliminate fat, tighten skin, improve the shape of your physique and help with self-confidence. 

Here is everything you need to know about body contouring to decide if it’s something you should explore further with a certified surgical team at VIDA Wellness and Beauty. 

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What Is Body Sculpting? 

Body sculpting can be either a medical or surgical procedure with the goal of changing the shape of an area of the body. Body contouring can help by eliminating extra skin, reducing excess fat, reshaping an area of the body, or all of the above. 

Body sculpting is not designed to help you lose weight. Instead the goal is to improve the shape of specific areas of your body, especially when other weight loss efforts are not effective, or when successful weight loss resulted in an excess of skin. 

Types of Body Sculpting 

Body contouring can include both surgical and non-surgical options.

Surgical Options 

LiposuctionAn outpatient procedure involving suctioning out fat deposits. 

Tummy TuckAlso known as an abdominoplasty, this surgery removes sagging skin and excess fat from the abdominal area. 

Abdominal EtchingThis procedure improves muscle definition throughout your abdomen as a form of high definition liposculpture. 

Brazilian Butt LiftThis involves contouring the region around the buttocks to give it a higher, more youthful look. 

And more — These are just a few of the surgical procedures available. There is also vaginal rejuvenation surgery, butt augmentation, Mommy Makeover, and many others to consider. 

Non-surgical Options (Lipolysis) 

CoolShapingUsing cryo, vacuum and LED light therapy to remove stubborn fat. 

Low-level Laser Therapy — Involves targeting the adipocyte cell membranes of the body enabling fat stores to be absorbed and removed. 

Radiofrequency — Fat cells are heated until they burst and “die,” which helps skin achieve a smoother appearance. 

Ultrasound — Pulsed acoustic sounds are sent under the skin to rupture fat cells while leaving healthy cells unaffected. 


These are just a few of the many options for body sculpting available at VIDA Wellness and Beauty. 

The Body Sculpting Process 

Here’s what to expect before, during and after the body sculpting process. 


Before moving forward with body contouring, you’ll need to meet with a certified plastic surgeon to discuss your goals for your physical appearance. You’ll need to go through your full medical history with them, including any previous health conditions you may have, medications you’re taking, alcohol and drug use, etc.  

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Next, your surgical team will examine the areas of your body you want to change, take notes, markings and pictures. They will discuss different treatment options as well as their potential risks with you. 

Once you’ve decided on what procedure or procedures you want, you will sign consent forms to give your healthcare provider permission to move forward. Then you will need to follow your medical team’s specific instructions for pre-operative care, including things like bloodwork, a physical exam, and stopping different medications if necessary. 


Most of the time the procedure will be done in a medical clinic or surgery room of a hospital. What happens during the procedure will really depend on the type of procedure you’re doing. For example, lipolysis can take up to an hour. After marking the skin with a marker, the medical team will inject medicine into an area and then use a tool that delivers ultrasound waves, cold or heat to reduce fat. 

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If undergoing a surgical procedure for body contouring, the process will be quite different. They will use local or general anesthesia and then make incisions to remove fat and excess skin. They may cut and reposition tissue to improve your look, tighten muscles, suction out fat and remove excess skin. Once finished, they will close the incisions and put on bandages for recovery. 


What happens after a procedure including aftercare also depends on the type of procedure done. If it’s a lipolysis procedure, you should be able to go home the same day and will likely see results after several treatment sessions. 

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Even with a more invasive surgical procedure, you will likely be able to go home the same day or you can recover in the recovery center. You will need to have someone at home with you to aid with recovery. You may need help changing bandages, caring for drains in incisions, and helping you avoid overactivity. Over time you will be able to regain movement, remove drains and bandages and eventually resume normal life. 

Benefits of Body Contouring

Body sculpting can help people look and feel thinner. When diet and exercise don’t allow you to attain your desired body shape, body contouring might be the solution. It targets specific areas of the body with stubborn fat. 

Using surgical body contouring, you can also get rid of excess skin to make it look nicer and younger. This is particularly valuable for people who have successfully lost a lot of weight and have an excess of saggy skin as a result. Body contouring can target areas of the body including the arms, back, neck, belly, butt, and thighs. 

Risks of Body Sculpting 

All surgical procedures come with some inherent risks, including body contouring. There’s always some possibility for complications, such as: 

  • Infection
  • Hair loss near incisions 
  • Pain or swelling
  • Bleeding or blood clots 
  • Long term recovery issues
  • And more 

To ensure the best results, it’s best to plan your procedure carefully with an experienced medical team, follow post-operative care instructions, and stay communicative with your recovery team. 


If you have stubborn fat stores that you can’t eliminate through diet and exercise, then body contouring procedures might be the solution. Body contouring can help you remove fat from targeted areas of the body, as well as remove excess skin and tighten muscles for a younger, more confident look. Explore the options at VIDA Wellness and Beauty in Tijuana Mexico to discover the possibilities for a newer, more confident you.