Am I a Candidate for Body Contouring?

May 24, 2023
Am I a Candidate for Body Contouring?
Are you feeling self-conscious about certain areas of your body, despite leading a healthy lifestyle and maintaining a proper diet? If so, you may be considering body contouring as an option to achieve your desired shape.

If you’re wondering whether you’re a good candidate for undergoing the body contouring process, you’re in the right place. This is a question our team of specialists gets all the time at HealthKey Group

Whether you’re hoping to tighten your skin, reduce the appearance of cellulite, or lift sagging body parts, Nikki Yu, LAc, and our team will help you learn about the innovative body contouring treatments available and see if it’s the right solution for you.

What is body contouring?

Before we get into the eligibility criteria for body contouring, let's define what it is. Body contouring is a set of cosmetic procedures designed to reshape your body by lifting, tightening, and smoothing your skin to reduce unwanted fat. 

These procedures range from invasive options like liposuction and tummy tucks to nonsurgical alternative solutions that address bothersome cellulite and fat cells by freezing them. 

Regardless of the procedure, the goal of body contouring is to provide you with a more toned and proportionate appearance.

At HealthKey Group, we offer some of the most advanced noninvasive body contouring treatments available while also combining a holistic approach to improving your body shape. From LPG Endermologie® and Body FX® to body massage and acupuncture, we’ve made sure you have plenty of options. 

But, first, let’s see if you're the right candidate. 

Who is a candidate for body contouring?

Body contouring is not for everyone, and there are certain criteria that you need to meet to be considered a candidate. Here are some factors that may make you eligible for body contouring:

You have achieved a stable weight 

Body contouring is not a substitute for weight loss, and it is not designed to help you shed pounds. If you have achieved a stable weight and are struggling with stubborn pockets of fat or excess skin, you may be a good candidate for body contouring.

You’re not expecting a quick fix

Body contouring often requires multiple treatments for noticeable results. Give yourself 8-12 weeks after each treatment to see if those stubborn targeted areas have improved. 

You have realistic expectations 

Body contouring can be a transformative experience, but it's important to have realistic expectations. If you’re expecting a complete overhaul of your body, you may be disappointed with the results. 

Body contouring can improve your appearance, but it cannot make you look like someone else.

What are the benefits of body contouring?

Now that we've covered the eligibility criteria, let's talk about the benefits of body contouring you may experience and why so many of our patients love it.

Improved self-confidence 

Body contouring can improve your self-confidence and self-esteem. When you feel good about your appearance, it can have a positive impact on your mental health and inspire you to maintain a healthier lifestyle moving forward.

Better body proportion 

Body contouring can improve the proportion of your body. By removing excess skin and fat, body contouring can create a more toned and shapely appearance overall.

Improved mobility 

If you have excess skin or fat, it can affect your mobility. Body contouring can remove that excess skin and fat, which can help improve your mobility and quality of life.

While body contouring can be a life-changing experience, it's important to understand whether or not you are a candidate for the procedure. If you have achieved a stable weight with diet and exercise, are in good health, and have realistic expectations, this may be the perfect solution for you. 

To learn about how to target those stubborn areas on your body, contact us today at HealthKey Group to schedule an appointment. We have offices in Flushing, New York, and in the Chinatown section of Manhattan.