Non-Surgical Procedures: Are They Really Worth It?

Non-Surgical Procedures A new physique is a confidence booster and it can improve your health. The question isn’t so much about whether to get body contouring surgery; it’s whether to get surgical or non-surgical body contouring work. We offer insight into the pros and cons of non-surgical procedures below.

What Are the Benefits of Non-Surgical Procedures?

No Downtime

Non-surgical body contouring sessions are convenient. You can immediately return to work or resume your daily activities after your appointment.

More Affordable

Plastic surgery can range from several thousand to more than $10,000 depending on the services. It can take a few years to save up for plastic surgery. Non-surgical procedures, on the other hand, are more cost-friendly, often being more within a person’s immediate price range.

No Scarring

Even if you want body sculpting, you don’t necessarily want others to know that you had work done. Scars are an obvious indicator of plastic surgery. Scars may also make you feel self-conscious.

What Are the Negatives of Non-Surgical Procedures?

Requires Multiple Sessions

If you find that a non-surgical procedure is convenient because it allows you to return to your daily routine immediately, then you may find them equally inconvenient when you consider that you’ll need multiple sessions. The muscle-contraction-stimulating radiofrequency is loosely like a gym session. If you go to the gym once, you won’t see results. If you go to the gym consistently, you’ll notice a change.

The Results Are Not Immediate

Regardless of what you’re looking to achieve, you will need more than one session to see a significant difference in your shape. A surgeon can safely lipo out 11 pounds of fat during one operation. However, it typically takes two to three months for the same result if you opt for a non-invasive, non-surgical procedure.


Another potential downside to a non-surgical body sculpting procedure is that the results will not be as dramatic as what you can accomplish with invasive procedures. If you want a striking physique or noticeable hourglass figure, then a non-surgical procedure may not cut it (pun intended).

Non-Surgical and Surgical Body Contouring Services

A board-certified plastic surgeon is in the best position to help you decide whether a surgical or non-surgical body enhancement procedure is right for you. Smith Plastic Surgery specializes in both procedures. You may contact us at 843-705-8940 to schedule your consultation today.


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