With so many advancements in technology, getting rid of stubborn fat has never been easier or more in demand. In fact, the global body contouring market is expected to reach $1.1 billion by 2022. While diet and lifestyle choices can make big impacts on how your clients’ bodies look, even those who make healthy choices may suffer from trouble spots on their body that these behaviors don’t address. This is where non-invasive aesthetic treatments for the body offer viable solutions—and ones that don’t require going under the knife.

If you have been considering purchasing a non-invasive contouring device for your spa or beauty location and are curious about what’s driving these growing consumer trends, we break the top seven benefits down in this article.

Treatments Are Quick And Don’t Typically Interfere With Life Afterwards

Most non-surgical body contouring treatments are fast and can be done over a lunch break. In fact, many treatments are 20-30 minutes per treatment area and the best part is there typically isn’t any downtime afterwards—meaning folks can go back to their daily routine after the treatment is done.

Stubborn Fat Has Finally Met Its Match

As stated above, even individuals who eat a healthy, balanced diet, and regularly exercise can suffer from stubborn pockets of fat. Non-surgical fat reduction offers an effective solution to address hard to tone areas like bra bulge, back fat, love handles, double chins, and lower belly fat, for example. Moreover, you could combine non-invasive body contouring treatments together to customize the results based on your client’s needs.

Less Risk When Compared To Liposuction

Surgical body contouring can pose a variety of risks including hernias, scarring, infection, nausea, vomiting, weight gain, and pain, for example. Since non-surgical body contouring doesn’t require anesthesia or going under the knife, the risks are significantly reduced.

Treatments Are Generally Painless

In addition to being convenient, non-surgical body contouring treatment options are generally painless and easily tolerated by most. In fact, some clients may even read or watch TV while having the treatment done, making these a far more tolerable treatment option when compared to surgery, which can be quite painful for anyone recovering from it.

Recovery Is Mild And Typically Fast

Surgical body contouring treatments can leave individuals bed ridden as they heal from the incisions. The side effects from non-surgical body contouring treatments on the other hand are much milder. In fact, in 2016 there were over 165,000 body contouring procedures done and the average reported side effects were redness, mild inflammation, and pain, which typically go away on their own in a few days.

Treatment Area Versatility

With so many different technologies to reduce fat (like cryolipolysis, lasers, ultrasound, electrical muscle stimulation, and red-light therapy, for example), it gives practitioners a wide range of tools to address stubborn pockets of fat on parts of the body—even areas that are hard to perform liposuction on like the inner thighs or bat wing areas. Treatments can even be combined to deliver even more impressive, visible results.

Results Can Be Permanent

Since non-surgical body contouring treatments kill fat cells, results can be permanent if a healthy lifestyle that consists of a balanced diet and exercise are followed after the treatments. However, the same could be said when it comes to surgical body contouring treatments.


For clients who are generally healthy and meet the device manufacturer’s guidelines for body mass ratios, non-surgical body contouring offers an effective treatment solution for ridding your clients of stubborn fat pockets without having to have surgery. With so many options to choose from, it is important to understand your client base, what their needs are, and which devices address those concerns so that you can make a wise purchase so that you can retain and attract the growing number of people who are seeking this aesthetic treatment option as an alternative to liposuction.