Body Contouring

Natura Dermatology & Cosmetics -  - Board Certified Dermatologist

Natura Dermatology & Cosmetics

Board Certified Dermatologists located in Fort Lauderdale, FL

Some areas of fat on your body are impossible to reduce, even with diet and exercise. Stubborn patches stay on your thighs, abdomen, upper arms, under your chin, and the dreaded muffin top above your hips. Dr. Will Richardson offers FDA-cleared, nonsurgical body contouring services that remove fat cells in a targeted area, giving you a more streamlined silhouette. Call or make an appointment online at Natura Dermatology & Cosmetics, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Body Contouring Q & A

Natura Dermatology & Cosmetics


What is body contouring?

Weight loss techniques — diet and exercise — can only reduce the amount of fat held in your pre-existing fat cells, which is why you may need some extra help to remove lingering areas of fat. The nonsurgical body contouring treatments offered by Dr. Richardson break down fat cells in a specific area, destroying them and preventing them from storing fat in future.  

Dr. Richardson offers two FDA-cleared body contouring services. CoolSculpting® is based on the scientific process of Cryolipolysis®, which destroys fat cells by freezing them. This is a very localized process that reduces fat deposits without damaging the overlying skin.

VelaShape® III uses a unique combination of radio frequency, infrared light, and vacuum technology to heat fat cells and the connective tissue surrounding them, again without damaging the overlying skin. The deep heat stimulates new (and better) collagen growth, reducing the appearance of cellulite and the overall circumference of the treated area.

What areas can be treated?

Nonsurgical body contouring treatments work best on small, targeted areas of fat. Dr. Richardson has achieved good fat reduction results on:

  • Abdomen
  • Flanks (love handles or muffin top)
  • Back
  • Bra fat
  • Armpits (front and back)
  • Inner arms
  • Inner & outer thighs
  • Chin
  • Buttock (banana roll)
  • Chest (gynecomastia)
  • Lateral chest wall
  • Knees
  • Pelvis

Results vary from individual to individual.

What do the treatments involve?

A CoolSculpting treatment typically lasts two to three hours, during which you can sit back and relax. You can read, check email, listen to music or even take a nap. Dr. Richardson applies a gel pad to the targeted area, followed by the CoolSculpting applicator designed for that particular part of the body.

VelaShape III involves a device that applies the combination heat and vacuum technology.  Most patients find it a very relaxing experience, comparable to a warm deep-tissue massage.

Neither of these nonsurgical body contouring treatments involves down time. In fact, many patients opt for lunchtime sessions and can return to work immediately.

How do I know if body contouring will work for me?

Body contouring isn’t weight loss and works best on patients who are seeking to remove small rather than large areas of excess fat. Dr. Richardson assesses your overall health before recommending a course of treatment. Book a consultation at our Fort Lauderdale location today.

 


We are excited to announce that we have joined Club 1,000 for our CoolSculpting Procedure!