Body Contouring

Body Contouring treatments

In terms of aesthetics, body contouring is considered to be non-surgical methods to help firm-up, shape up and assist in reducing unwanted rolls, bumps and folds on the body. It is also referred to as non-surgical fat reduction or body shaping. 

Options for body contouring

There are a variety of non-surgical procedures available for body contouring. The aim of these is to reduce or remove stubborn pockets of fat, to tighten up areas of loose or sagging and to better ‘shape’ different areas of the body. It is important to note that body contouring or body shaping does not equal weight loss. It is equally important to note that the ideal candidate for body contouring treatments is someone close to their goal weight, but who has a few stubborn areas that are resistant to diet and exercise. 

The treatments available at the Renewal Institute for this purpose, include:


Frequently Asked Questions

The most common treatment zones include:

  • Abdomen
  • Inner-thighs
  • Outer-thighs
  • Love handles (also know as "saddle bags")
  • Arms (also known as “bat wings”)
  • Bra bulges and back fat
  • Banana roll (the fold underneath the buttocks)
  • Double chin

common body problem areas

Body contouring treatments are available in Johannesburg at FourwaysParkhurstMorningside, BedfordviewWest Rand and Illovo as well as in Pretoria at Brooklyn and Irene and in the Western Cape at Cape QuarterClaremontConstantiaStellenboschWillowbridgePaarl and KwaZulu-Natal at Durban & Umhlanga.

  1. Convenience: Body contouring procedures are non-surgical and minimally to non-invasive. No downtime and you can resume daily activities immediately after the treatment.
  2. Risks and side effects: If any, these tend to be very mild and include things such as redness, swelling, sensitivity, tingling, discomfort and bruising. There is very little chance of any significant side effects such as infection.
  3. Cost: As opposed to having surgery, the cost of non-invasive, body treatments is significantly less.

As with any treatments (including surgery, should you choose that option), maintenance is essential to keep your results.  

Any body-shaping or contouring programme should include a healthy lifestyle, a balanced diet, proper hydration, regular exercise, and include maintenance treatments. This will help you to prolong, maximize and maintain long-term results.

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