Body Contouring

There are 2 main classifications for body contouring treatments. Surgical body contouring and non-surgical body contouring. These procedures act in the same way, by reducing or removing stubborn fat specifically to contour and shape different areas of the body.


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As the name suggests, surgical body contouring requires surgery. This can be extremely invasive and requires lots of down time, scarring as well as risks.

Another downside to surgery is the cost. Whilst there is a variable difference between cost per area in the Sydney region, standard costs as of 2019 are between $2500-$8000 per area, not including anaesthetic fees.


This form of body contouring has been around for many years. However, with new, advanced technologies becoming available, and with proven successes, non-surgical body contouring treatments have become extremely popular.

Non-Surgical Treatments

LIPOcel – Precise Body Contouring

The LIPOcel treatment is a very precise technology, delivering energy specifically to the subcutaneous fat layer, raising the temperature of the fat cells to over 70 degrees C, causing the fat cells to shrink and diminish. Those fat cells are then naturally processed by your body as waste.

It’s patented and innovative LIPOcel contact cooling technology reduces the pain in the epidermal and nerve area, making it possible to have higher energy delivered to the treatment areas. The contact cooling of LIPOcel is a huge breakthrough in the delivery of focused ultrasound, making this a completely tolerable and extremely effective treatment for the breakdown of fat cells through the delivery of heat energy.

LIPOcel often delivers approximately 5-30% reduction immediately after your first session, with 80% of the results after just 20 days.

Benefits of LIPOcel

  • LIPOcel technology is TGA approved and clinically proven with clinical papers.
  • Faster results, due to it’s ability to use higher energy.
  • LIPOcel’s patented Contact Cooling Technology allows for a much more comfortable client experience, which no other HIFU system can offer.
  • It is particularly effective at treating smaller or larger areas of fatty deposits, which are not suitable for fat freezing (due to limitation of applicator sizes).
  • HIFU energy also delivers skin tightening simultaneously, creating a smooth post procedure result.
  • Studies have shown that the latest LIPOcel treatment will reduce fat permanently by 20-40% each treatment.

Treatable Areas

LIPOcel targets the same subcutaneous fat that fat freezing targets. However, due to it’s hand-held precision, LIPOcel can cover smaller or larger areas than fat freezing is able to target.

  • Upper and lower abdomen
  • Bra Rolls
  • Back Fat
  • Male Chest
  • Love Handles
  • Arms
  • Inner and Outer Thighs
  • Under the Buttocks
  • Around the Knees

Cryolipolysis (Fat Freezing) – or controlled cooling.

CoolSculpting was the fat freezing technology introduced and is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Since then, competitors have jumped on board, offering the same process of killing fat cells, as effective, but typically more affordable.

How Cryolipolysis Works

Fat cells die from 4degrees. This process uses applicators which are placed on desired areas of the body, using freezing temperatures to target and destroy fat cells. Surrounding tissues are not harmed. The destroyed fat cells are eventually flushed out of your body through the lymphatic system, which is our body’s natural way of eliminating toxins.

Results are permanent. This is not an uncomfortable treatment.

Target areas:

  • Abdomen
  • Love handles
  • Thighs
  • Arms
  • Bra and back fat
  • Under buttocks (banana roll)
  • Double chin

Treatment Time: 30-60 minutes

Laser Lipolysis:

Uses controlled heating and laser energy to target fat cells. As with any laser treatments, this can often be uncomfortable.


Cavitation is a natural phenomenon based on low frequency ultrasound. The ultrasound produces a strong wave of pressure to fat cell membranes. A fat cell is unable to withstand this pressure and therefore disintegrates into a liquid state. Not uncomfortable.

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Injection Lipolysis:

Uses injectable deoxycholic acid to target fat cells.

Body HIFU (High Intensity Ultrasound):

Uses high frequency to heat under the skin to destroy fat cells permanently. The downside to HIFU is price, considering that many need more than one treatment per area, the overall cost can exceed surgical liposuction.

Benefits of Non-Surgical Body Contouring

Convenience – as there is no anaesthetic involved, clients can be treated within their lunch break.

Affordable – there is no need to spend thousands, like you would on surgical aesthetics, treatments are certainly more achievable.

Safe – TGA registered devices, meaning devices have been tested against Australia’s strict standards. Including clinical papers.

So, which treatment is right for you?

At Skulpt Face & Body, we have a selection of fat reduction treatments, all of which are quick with no downtime and painless.

With this large selection, we are sure to have a treatment suitable for almost everyone.

As no two bodies are the same, we offer complimentary consultations to everyone. During this consultation, we will ask some questions about your lifestyle, diet and medical history. Our experienced body therapist will then discuss in detail all your concerns, and determine a treatment plan specifically for you at your budget.

Our goal is to achieve your body confidence as quickly and as affordable as possible.

Arrange your free consultation today.