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Setting Straight Common Body Contouring Myths

For those looking to reshape, redefine and otherwise tone the body, it’s possible body contouring will be the perfect outlet. Procedures like Kybella, CoolSculpting and others can help impact positive changes on body shape and fat composition with minimal invasiveness.

We offer these and other similar treatments at the medical spa offices of Steven Jepson, MD. In our years of providing them to happy patients, we’ve unfortunately encountered a number of pervasive falsehoods that make their way through the body contouring world – here are the facts regarding some of these myths.

Weight Loss Substitute

The first mistake many patients undergoing a body contouring procedure make is assuming that these techniques can simply take the place of healthy weight loss methods such as diet and exercise. The best body contouring patients are already at a steady, healthy weight, rather than those looking to jump-start weight loss with one of these procedures. These are meant to supplement and assist other efforts, not take their place.

Prevents Weight Gain

Down similar lines, some assume that a body contouring procedure will prevent future weight gain – this isn’t the case. Some of these procedures, such as CoolSculpting, do indeed remove fat cells in a targeted area. But the fat cells that remain can still enlarge and produce weight gain down the road. So it remains vital to follow proper eating and exercise programs to maintain results.

Results Disappear Quickly

The outcome of body contouring depends heavily on the patient. If you stick to a healthy lifestyle following the procedure, results will often remain for long periods of time. If you don’t, on the other hand, they may indeed fade relatively quickly.

Painful Procedures

Certain non-surgical body contouring procedures such as CoolSculpting may have some mild discomfort, but these are not painful procedures for most people.  Downtime is also a significant issue for some people – most non-surgical body contouring processes have virtually none.


There are many types of body contouring procedures, and costs can vary widely. Procedures like CoolSculpting, however, are generally on the affordable side of things, and won’t break the bank for the casual user in need.

For more on the truth about body contouring procedures, or to find out about any of our medical spa offerings, contact the offices of Steven Jepson, MD today.