Is the Body the New Face? A Guide to Popular Body Contouring Treatments

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Body contouring, or body sculpting, has only grown in popularity for those seeking ways to remove fat, tighten up loose skin and firm up targeted areas.
There are various methods out there depending on your body goals and what you hope to get out of your treatment. Take a look at the most popular ones and decide for yourself which could get you to the body you desire.
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Say goodbye to fat cells permanently with CoolSculpting, a body contouring treatment that uses cooling technology to freeze fat cells for good. The procedure is best for stubborn areas that haven’t responded to diet and exercise alone. Once the fat cells are frozen off, they’re metabolized by the body as waste using the body’s natural processes. The skin underneath those fat cells is left unaffected, ensuring zero downtime after your treatment.
The enhanced version, CoolSculpting Elite, allows providers to target multiple areas of the body simultaneously. That makes the treatment more efficient and more effective, especially if there are a few different areas you’d like to see improvements in. Fans of the new version say it’s also more comfortable during treatments, as the device is slightly different.
Both CoolSculpting and CoolSculpting Elite have the same end goal, though: reducing fat in stubborn areas of the body, leaving behind a more toned, trimmed down look in the thighs, love handles, abdomen, back fat and more. If you’d like to hear more about CoolSculpting San Diego, it’s become one of the more requested treatments at SDBotox. We have the expertise to tone you up.
Woman getting a Coolsculpting treatment on her abs


If you’re looking for new ways to tone your body, CoolTone may help you get that muscle definition you’ve been lacking. CoolTone is from the same manufacturers of CoolSculpting, but you’re not going to be freezing your bun’s fat cells off in this case. ​​
Instead, the treatment uses magnetic muscle stimulation to improve muscle definition in targeted, 30-minute treatments that induce muscle contractions. It’s less about fat reduction overall and more about strengthening and toning the muscles that may have been dormant until CoolTone came along.


Emsculpt has become a popular go-to for those seeking a non-invasive butt lift and alternative to the surgical Brazilian butt lift, or BBL. A surgical BBL is a more invasive procedure that involves a round of liposuction followed by fat grafting and injections of fat wherever that added volume is desired, most often in the butt. It’s still surgery, though.
With Emsculpt, a non-invasive option, you’ll have zero downtime after your treatment and retain impressive results.
Emsculpt works by using electromagnetic therapy to both slim down and tone up targeted areas. The muscle contractions you’ll feel during the procedure are equivalent to tens of thousands of sit-ups, so there’s really no comparison if you’re looking to burn fat quickly. It’s often used for butt lifts but can also add definition to your abs and anywhere else that could use some noticeable muscle enhancement.
Abs before and after body contouring

Non-Surgical BBL

You want the more noticeable enhancements of a BBL, but you don’t want to go under the knife. You still have options. A non-surgical BBL using dermal fillers rather than fat grafts can give a more subtle butt lift without downtime.
The non-surgical option works as any injectable would, increasing collagen production in targeted areas of the body. The end result is added tone, a lifting effect and a rounder, firmer butt. While results may not last as long as the surgical version, you can walk right out of your appointment with this less invasive option.
Before and after body contouring


SculpSure uses the opposite strategy as cooling treatments to slim you down. The treatment uses heat, instead, with laser energy raising the temperature of fat cells near the surface of the skin until they’re essentially destroyed. The body’s lymphatic system then does its job eliminating those cells, flushing them out of the body for good.
The love handles, thighs and stomach are common treatment areas for SculpSure. Patients compare the sensations to a warm electric blanket, ensuring a relaxing treatment that delivers impressive results.

BTL Vanquish ME

Similarly, BTL Vanquish ME also uses heat to eliminate fat cells in hard-to-address areas. Thermal technology targets desired areas, most often in the abdomen, love handles and back, to send fat cells to a permanent wasteland. Many will see visible results after just one treatment, with no downtime expected after sessions. The treatment is especially popular with patients looking to trim down their waistline in rapid fashion.


QWO is an injectable cellulite treatment that works to reduce the appearance of moderate to severe cellulite in the butt. Patients receive three treatments of an injection that includes ​​collagenase spaced about three weeks apart. ​​Collagenase is an enzyme that works to stimulate new collagen, break down fibers and redistribute fat cells. It all comes together to improve the appearance of stubborn cellulite in those hard-to-reach spots.
Woman preparing for a QWO cellulite reduction treatment


Chin up, everyone. If reducing a double chin is all you’re after, your best option is Kybella, an injectable that dissolves fat, tightens skin and decreases the appearance of loose jowls. Kybella is also one of the quickest treatments out there. In 15 minutes, you’ll be on your way to getting rid of that double chin, allowing you to put your best face forward.
Before and after chin fat reduction using Kybella

Is Body Contouring Right for You?

With the variety of non-invasive body contouring options out there, it can be a challenge to know which treatment is right for you and your body’s unique needs if you’re struggling to narrow down your choices, set up a free consultation today with SDBotox.
We’ll help you come up with a plan that will get you the body you deserve, including anti-wrinkle procedures, lip enhancements and laser hair removal treatments to get you feeling fresh and rejuvenated. Book online to meet with our experts.