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Body Contouring Treatments

Body Contouring Treatments

Body Sculpting is the Solution to a Trimmer You

Reduce stubborn areas of fat with non-surgical, non-invasive body sculpting treatments. Smooth skin and a contoured physique are within reach with our advanced line of body contouring services and treatments. Patients achieve noticeable results that restore the appearance of toned and youthful skin without the pain and downtime commonly associated with body surgery. Gainesville Dermatology & Skin Surgery offers three treatments to remove fat from the hips, thighs, abdomen, upper arms, and neck. Allow our dermatologists in Gainesville to help you achieve your aesthetic goals with Coolsculpting®, Velashape® III, and UltraShape®. Schedule a free consultation to find out which contouring procedure is right for you!

What Is Body Contouring?

Body contouring, or body sculpting, is the reshaping of the body contours through the non-surgical fat removal of excess tissues and fatty deposits located under the skin. The vast majority of available body contouring treatments use cryolipolysis, radiofrequency lipolysis or radiofrequency infrared lipolysis to selectively break-down and remove fat cells within designated areas of the body and to reduce the overall size of fat deposits located under the skin and above the muscle. Our highly-trained team uses the latest non-surgical cosmetic innovations to remove excess sagging skin and fat while improving the overall shape of the patient’s underlying support tissue. Contact us for more information about body treatments.


Coolsculpting® utilizes cryolipolysis for freezing fat cells that linger on the body. Through cryolipolysis, previously unresponsive fatty tissues freeze at a cellular level, which allows the body to easily expel the excess fat. The procedure provides a greater degree of tone and contour to the targeted body areas. Patients typically notice results approximately eight weeks  following the procedure, however, the results are both permanent and painless! This body contouring treatment uses targeted cooling methods to freeze and crystallize subcutaneous fat, which causes the body to expel the fat cells over time — after which the patient will be able enjoy a tighter, more toned physique that best compliments their figure.


Shrink fat cells with focused pulsing technologies that zero-in on specific targeted regions for fat elimination, which naturally expel over time. UltraShape® results are noticeable in as soon as 2 weeks but permanent results are noticed roughly after 12 weeks. Our Gainesville dermatologists recommend that patients undergo a total of three treatments in two-week increments for optimal results. This procedure is known to provide the greatest amount of fat reduction (32 percent) in comparison with other types of body treatments. Reduce lingering fatty areas and sculpt your body with this FDA-approved, highly effective weight loss procedure!

Velashape® III

This technique uses radiofrequency energy, vacuum technology, and infrared heat to tighten skin, reduce cellulite, and reduce the degree and presence of fatty tissues in the body. This technology is FDA approved to successfully contour, reshape, and slim the body in just four Velashape® treatments! No downtime is associated with this procedure but patients may notice slight swelling and redness for a couple of days following treatment. During the healing process following the procedure, patients should be sure to keep the skin hydrated and protected from any form of exposure to sunlight and ultraviolet (UV) rays.

How Is Body Sculpting Different From Liposuction?

Non-surgical fat removal is ideal for patients who seek permanent removal of excess body fat without having to endure the requirements associated with fat-reduction body surgery, such as liposuction. These non-surgical procedures are ideal for patients who seek to refine, make firm, and contour their body, whereas surgical body sculpting is intended to remove large portions of fatty tissue from the body without the benefits of reshaping the targeted area. In addition, body sculpting is typically less expensive than liposuction and requires less recovery time following the procedure. Patients who undergo non-invasive body contouring treatments also avoid the risks associated with surgery, such as infection, fluid accumulation, and cardiac complications, among other risks commonly associated with surgery.

Are Body Sculpting Treatments Safe?

Yes! Non-surgical body contouring with UltraShape®, Velashape®, and Coolsculpting® is a safe, non-invasive option for the treatment and removal of stubborn fat cells in a number of areas of the body. Each of these treatments is FDA-approved to provide permanent, noticeable results with only few side effects following a brief recovery process. For more information about available full-body treatments or to schedule a consultation, contact our office today.