Surgical v. Non-Surgical procedures: Get informed

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Surgical v. Non-Surgical procedures: Get informed

Celebrities are constantly in the public eye. Therefore, they might feel the need to keep up with trends and/or the “it” look in order to stay relevant.

One might wonder how the “it” look could be obtained without having celebrity money. In fact, there are non-invasive, non-surgical procedures that can give you the same look for less without having to go under the knife.

Comparatively with an invasive procedure [where you’d see an immediate, more significant change], a non-surgical procedure can be done.

Body sculptors are certified service providers who massage stubborn fat cells and know the motions for obtaining the smaller waist you may want.

Eileen Seidenberger, a certified body sculptor, reassured me that “this [non-surgical procedure] is way safer and it allows your body to get rid of stubborn fat on its own in a more natural way.”

Seidenberger is the owner of Rosey Beauty Xo, where she offers different procedures that will get you “looking snatched.”

Depending on your unique needs, wants and will to risk factors, the question is if you should go surgical or non-surgical to reach those fantasized “it” looks.  Therefore, here are the most common cosmetic procedures and some of their alternatives.

Lipo cavitation is a procedure that uses ultrasound waves to break apart fat. The sculptor, with an ultrasound machine in hand, massages the selected area back and forth to give the body a curvy look and the client that snatch waist.

Laser lipo is the procedure usually done prior to lipo cavitation. How it works is the laser pads are placed on the target area and heats up from the laser light energy, therefore liquefying excess fat cells.

The duration of both procedures are about an hour long, and you will feel absolutely no pain and require zero recovery time, according to Seidenberger. 

When Seidenberger is done with a session she emphasizes to her clients: Stay hydrated.

As the laser lipo heats up the excess fat cells and the lipo cavitation massages them, clients should drink a gallon of water a day for the following 72 hours from the day of treatment. This allows your body to expel the liquified fat through urination. 

Depending on the client’s desired result, it might take up to four sessions to get to the end look. However, Seidenberger mentions how her customers will spend approximately $700-$800 instead of the $5,000-$6,000 they’d spend for a traditional liposuction.

Another procedure that body sculptors offer is a skin tightening treatment, which can be compared to your surgical tummy tuck, arm lift or a double chin lift. 

This treatment works by applying ultrasound gel on the area that will be targeted or treated. The sculptor will then get the radio frequency ultrasound machine and massage the area as the energy penetrates deep into the skin’s tissue. The heating aspect stimulates collagen and elasticity, improving skin tone and texture.

All three of these non-surgical alternatives require little to no recovery time.

Taking a month off to recover is a thing of the past. The most one may experience is a slightly red rash on the skin where the procedure took place. Other than that, no scars and or bruises will be left behind.

Seidenberger highly recommends these procedures since she has had to correct botched, invasive surgeries. A handful of her clients have had these procedures done but still end up unsatisfied, and ultimately come to her to fix.

“I always tell my clients to give body sculpting a try, what can it hurt and if you don’t like what you get then go get your BBL and lipo. However at least you tried it because I don’t even know if you know this but to get a BBL or lipo you have to be a certain BMI (body mass index). For most of my clients they’re a little bit heavier and so they aren’t even the correct BMI to even go get it done. At that point they come to me to help get them there and by the time they get to the correct BMI they just decide to continue with the body sculpting process,” Seidenberger said. 

She further emphasized that trying the non-surgical way first is much safer and more affordable.

Lesly Ventura, 28-year-old and mother of five, is a recent body sculpting trier who described her experience as therapeutic. No prior consultation, blood work or labs were needed for Ventura to start her waist-snatching journey. The sculptor had pretty open availability, therefore Ventura was able to start her first session within two days.

When Ventura arrived at the sculptor’s house to get her first session done, she was concerned at first that the level of cleanliness might be a problem. However, when she witnessed how the sculptor followed CDC recommended COVID-19 guidelines, her concerns were alleviated.

“The process itself is a breeze. I didn’t have to get undressed. I just lifted my shirt since my abdominal area would be the one treated, laid down and took a nap.”

Ventura’s sculptor put ultrasound jelly and massaged her tummy for 60 minutes. A “tummy massage” is what Ventura called it.

She said she struggled with the aftercare.

“I work, and drinking a gallon a day is just not it for me or the job I do. I cannot be going to the bathroom every 30 minutes,” she said.

She did see a shrinkage to her abdomen, though she feels like she could have seen a more drastic result if she stuck to the gallon a day after care.

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Ambar Alfaro

Macarena Alfaro is a recent graduate in multimedia journalism from Georgia Southern University. She is originally from Athens, Georgia, and was proudly raised with her Lima, Peru, roots and culture. She is determined to travel the world and cover global news while doing so. When she isn’t glued to her computer, she is outside being a dog mom to the chubbiest chocolate lab, Mila. If the word “friendly” had a picture beside it in the dictionary, it’d be these two.

4 Comments

Jeanine · February 8, 2021 at 10:46 pm

Always wondered how procedures like this worked but now that I know this could be something I seriously consider. Thanks for such detail!

    Ambar Alfaro · February 11, 2021 at 1:07 am

    Im so glad this was helpful and informative.

Kaaya · February 10, 2021 at 2:45 pm

I had no clue the non surgical procedures were that much cheaper than an actual BBL. I’m going to have to go check out Rosey’s! Thanks for the info!

    Ambar Alfaro · February 11, 2021 at 1:08 am

    Thank you for the feed back! I’m glad this was helpful.

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