Body Contouring Vs. Surgery

You’ve been working hard getting your body into great shape. You’re eating a healthy diet, exercising, and making good choices every day so you can lose excess pounds. But despite your best efforts, you still have some pockets of unsightly fat that you just can’t get rid of no matter what you try.

Sure, you could turn to plastic surgery to get the results you crave. But body contouring offers many of the advantages of surgery with far fewer risks.  

At Blaser Medical in Farmington, Utah, Dr. Brett Blaser, a board-certified family medicine physician, would like to tell you about the differences between body contouring and surgery so you can make the right choice for you. Read on to learn the facts about these two approaches.


Plastic surgery, which is also known as cosmetic surgery, is an invasive procedure that changes your appearance via cuts made with surgical knives.

Although surgery can be the right choice for some goals, it has a range of potential side effects. For example, people who have surgery may experience pain, bleeding, infection at the surgical site, and scarring.

Surgery, which is often performed in a hospital, typically requires a significant amount of downtime and recuperation time. 

Body contouring

Body contouring is an in-office procedure that offers a noninvasive, low-risk way to get the results you want. Because it requires no cutting or surgery, it is far less risky than surgery.

Here at Blaser Medical, we use the renowned WarmSculpting with SculpSure® body sculpting system to help patients achieve their optimal body shape.

WarmSculpting with SculpSure removes excess fat using safe, effective, noninvasive light therapy that targets and destroys fat cells. WarmSculpting treatment is recommended for unwanted fat on the chin, belly, back, thighs, and waist.

Unlike surgery, WarmSculpting with SculpSure requires no downtime and causes no scarring or bleeding. The chances of side effects such as infection or pain are very low. Your treatment lasts only about 25 minutes, and afterward you can return to work, exercise, and other everyday activities without requiring any recuperation time.

After having your WarmSculpting treatment, you see results in 6-12 weeks. During this time, your body permanently eliminates the fat cells targeted by your WarmSculpting treatment. Fat cells destroyed by your WarmSculpting treatment do not regenerate, so they’re gone for good.

Is body contouring for you?

To find out whether body contouring is right for you, schedule a consultation with Dr. Blaser at Blaser Medical by calling our office at 385-210-1474 or sending us a message via our website.

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