What Is Body Contouring?

By Florence Goulbourne

Body contouring is a type of procedure that can offer your patients a more sculpted silhouette through the removal or permanent destruction of fat. Offering this service at your clinic will be incredibly beneficial to you as it is only continuing to rise in popularity. 

But what is body contouring, what are the different types of body contouring procedures, and what are the benefits? Find out exactly what non-surgical body contouring is in this guide from Fox Pharma.

What is non-surgical body contouring?

Body contouring is a cosmetic procedure that is used to improve the shape of the body and create the look of a slimmer appearance. Some procedures in this category are invasive, while there are various alternatives that offer non-surgical body contouring with a less intensive process. These are safe and effective methods that can help your patients achieve their idealised bodies, without the added downtime. 

As a result of its highly sought-after effects, body contouring has become an incredibly popular procedure. While invasive methods of body contouring are still undertaken, recent developments over the years mean that this procedure can now take place without any invasive surgery whatsoever.

Different types of body contouring procedures

There are several different types of non-surgical body contouring procedures that patients can opt for. These all involve the reduction of fat from the body to create a finer, sculpted shape. These include:

  • Fat dissolvers
  • Weight loss medications
  • Devices

Fat dissolvers

Fat dissolvers are an effective product that targets stubborn pockets of fat despite the client’s continued healthy diet and lifestyle. These provide a less invasive alternative to surgical procedures (which can be potentially threatening) and work well to help the client achieve their envisioned body shape. However, fat dissolvers do not pose a weight loss solution.

Aqualyx is an excellent fat dissolver that is reputed by practitioners. It poses minimal side effects and offers great results for clients. It is especially effective at dissolving excess fat in a variety of areas. This includes the stomach, upper arms, flanks, thighs, hips, and under the chin.

Weight loss medication

Though not always mentioned regarding non-surgical body contouring, weight loss medication can also be an efficient method of helping a client create the body that they desire. These were initially intended for treating patients with diabetes and, as a result, are prescription-only.

In combination with a healthy diet and exercise, weight loss medication can prove to be a useful support for weight loss and body contouring. However, it must be used with caution and prescribed by a qualified pharmacist.


As an alternative to surgical procedures such as liposuction to achieve the results of body contouring, technology’s advancement has now allowed for similar results to be achieved through wholly non-invasive methods. An example of this is CoolSculpting, in which placing a device over the skin uses freezing temperatures to destroy fat cells which are then naturally removed by the body.

Benefits of body contouring

Body contouring has several benefits for patients. Using the above products can help to shape and sculpt their body in the way that they envision. Just some of the benefits of body contouring include:

  • Improved shape of the body
  • Reduced body fat
  • Smoother skin
  • A more youthful appearance

Non-surgical body contouring at Fox Pharma

We hope this guide has helped you to understand what body contouring is in more detail. If you are considering offering these products at your clinic, we highly recommend you do so as they are some of the most popular types of procedures currently in demand. 

The above products are recommended and used regularly by industry-leading practitioners as reliable methods of non-surgical body contouring. Specifically, AQUALYX’s range is recommended by Dr Almeida, who states:

“I have always used Aqualyx as my choice of fat-dissolving agent as it is one of the most well-known and established brands for this product line. Aqualyx has been in the market for over 15 years, and it quickly became one of the first brands available for the reduction of stubborn fat pockets. I trust Aqualyx as it has a high degree of satisfaction for both, the practitioner, and the patient.”

Furthermore, we offer skin booster, mesotherapy and more high-end beauty and cosmetic products in our collection for you to browse.

Have a burning question that you can’t find the answer to? Contact us and our team will be more than happy to help you with any questions you may have about offering body contouring at your clinic.

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