Premier Vein & Body Blog

It's Only Fair to Share...

How Long Does It Take to See Results From Body Contouring?

Each person’s body has its own unique distribution of fat. Some of us store stubborn pockets in our thighs, abdomen, or even under our arms. You can eliminate this often diet and exercise-resistant fat with non-invasive body contouring. These effective treatments use different types of energy to treat and remove fat without incisions, downtime or discomfort. 

What is Non-invasive Body Contouring?

Body contouring uses different kinds of energy to break apart fat cells in problem areas. This energy works by targeting fat cells without affecting the skin. Your lymphatic system filters away damaged fat cells, so these treatments require no incisions or invasive methods. You can have body contouring in areas such as the abdomen, flanks, thighs, and arms. This treatment breaks down fat cells for removal by the body. 

Before & After Photo Gallery

*Individual Results May Vary

Real Patients. Real Results. View before & after images of vein and cosmetic procedures in our photo gallery.

How Does Body Contouring Work?

Each method of noninvasive body contouring works differently, allowing us to choose the best option for you. These options include:

TruSculpt® ID

TruSculpt® ID works using radiofrequency energy that heats and damages fat cells. The radiofrequency energy leaves the skin unaffected. Radiofrequency energy is used in many non-invasive facial and body treatments because it triggers collagen production, tightening the skin. This tightening prevents the appearance of loose skin after fat reduction. 


CoolSculpting® uses a process called cryolipolysis to target fat cells. CoolSculpting® lowers the temperature enough to affect fat cells but not skin, causing fat cells to break apart. While possibly the most well-known body contouring technique, it is not the best choice for everyone. Only a consultation can determine which treatment is recommended for you. 


Sculpt® is a unique body contouring treatment that can also smooth cellulite and tighten skin without surgery or downtime. It uses 2.45 Gigahertz energy (microwave energy) that heats the fat cells under the skin. Your fat absorbs 80% of the energy from this wavelength, heating and damaging it. Your skin also absorbs just enough heat to tighten collagen fibers, helping the treated area look smoother and more sculpted. 

How Long Does it Take to See Results From Body Contouring?

Most people start to see their body contouring results after a few weeks. Full results develop within about three months. During this time, your body steadily filters away the damaged fat cells, producing gradual but definite results. Many people only need one treatment, although you may need more. Dr. Craig Schwartz and his team will discuss your treatment plan, including how many treatments you can expect and how long it will take to see results. 

How Long Do Body Contouring Results Last?

Your body has limited fat cells and does not produce new ones. The fat cells removed with body contouring will not grow back, giving you life-long results. However, fat cells can still change if you gain or lose weight. Maintaining a consistent weight and leading a healthy lifestyle will keep your results slim and sculpted. If you gain weight, you will often gain it in different areas due to the change in your body’s fat storage. 

Consultations Available Now

To learn more, schedule your consultation with Dr. Schwartz by filling out the form on this page or by calling his practice at 913-451-8346. Premier Vein & Body by Schwartz serves patients throughout the Kansas City metro.

What are the Benefits of Noninvasive Body Contouring?

Dr. Schwartz and his team offer body contouring for anyone seeking to reduce fat and achieve a slimmer figure without surgery. Benefits of non-invasive body contouring include:

  • Treatments may take 30 minutes or less
  • Can treat most places where stubborn fat accumulates
  • No surgery, incisions, or scars
  • No risky anesthesia
  • Little to no discomfort
  • Precisely targets problem areas
  • Provides long-lasting results

Is There Any Downtime With Noninvasive Body Contouring?

With no downtime, you can return to all your usual activities after body contouring. Your skin might feel sensitive or warm for a few hours, but this should not limit you from returning to work or your daily routine. Compared to surgical methods, body contouring allows you to return to your routine without interruptions. 

Am I a Good Candidate for Body Contouring?

By offering a range of body contouring treatments, we can find one that works safely for almost anyone. Good candidates have reasonable expectations and are in good general health. You should not have these treatments while you have an infection or injury to the skin in the treatment area. People close to their target weight will usually see the most noticeable results, but many others can still benefit.

 If you want to predictably remove more fat than non-invasive methods can address, or if you also have loose or sagging skin, Dr. Schwartz may recommend a surgical procedure such as liposuction or Renuvion skin tightening.  While some body contouring provides skin tightening, it is not intended to address noticeable sagging. We recommend a consultation to determine which procedures will achieve your desired results. 


*Individual Results May Vary


Read from real patients about their experiences with Dr. Schwartz and his team at Premier Vein & Body by Schwartz.

Take the Next Step

If you are interested in sculpting and slimming problem spots with body contouring, please call us at (913) 451-8346 or complete our online contact form, and one of our trusted staff members will reach out to you. Premier Vein & Body is located in Kansas City, MO, and proudly serves Overland Park, Johnson County, and the entire Kansas City metro area.

** This blog provides general information and discussion about medicine, health, and related subjects. The words and other content in this blog and any linked materials are not intended and should not be construed as medical advice. If anyone has a medical concern, they should consult with an appropriately licensed physician.

More To Explore