Body Contouring: Is It For Me?

What is body contouring?

Body contouring procedures are comprised of a number of both surgical and non-surgical treatments that target specific parts of the body such as arms, breasts, the abdomen, and many more. Made possible by the latest advancements in cosmetic technology, services such as Coolscultping, cellulite treatment, and ultherapy achieving the shapely, head-turning figure you’ve always wanted has never been easier. Learn more about these revolutionary body contouring procedures offered at Elias Dermatology and whether they’d be a good fit for you.

Types of Body Contouring Procedures


CoolSculpting Weight Loss Body Contouring

CoolSculpting is a non-invasive cosmetic surgery procedure that uses FDA-approved technology to destroy the fat cells of a targeted area. For immediate weight loss results, CoolSculpting is one of the most effective methods there is. Following this procedure, there is no downtime or recovery period.

Unlike exercise and diet which burn fat but keep the fat cell intact, CoolSculpting eliminates those body fat storage units from your body entirely. This distinct difference means that your body doesn’t have the cellular capacity to hold the same amount fat as it did before - resulting in a leaner figure and lower BMI than exercise alone could offer.

However, CoolScultping does not prevent the formation of future fat cells. In order to maintain the results, it is necessary that a CoolSculpting patient strive to follow a healthy and active lifestyle.

Cellfina & ZWave

Cellfina is a minimally invasive cellulite reduction procedure that can successfully minimize cellulite for up to three years with a single treatment. This FDA-approved treatment targets cellulite dimples on the thighs and buttocks with microblading technology. Cellfina affects cellulite at its source by going underneath the skin and breaking up the connective bands of fatty tissue that cause the skin to bulge and pucker.

ZWave is a similar procedure that is not invasive and uses acoustic wave technology to break cellulite’s fatty bonds and is used on the abdomen, hips, and arms in addition to butt and thighs. The ZWave device sends waves underneath the skin to eliminate fat capsules and stimulate the cells, resulting in increased collagen production and glowing skin. ZWave is also effective for treating stretch marks and scarring.


Ultherapy is one of the latest breakthroughs in facial rejuvenation. This FDA-approved cosmetic procedure uses light therapy to provide the benefits of a facelift without the invasive surgery or inconvenient recovery time. An excellent option for men or women, ultherapy’s lasers naturally stimulate your body’s collagen production resulting in firmer, glowing skin. There is absolutely no downtime and results can be seen after a single treatment. However, ultherapy results only last as long as your body’s natural collagen production abilities, so certain patients may need more frequent treatments than others.

Is Body Sculpting Right for You?

Have you tried diet after diet, joined gym after gym, and still aren’t seeing the results you want? Or perhaps you’ve recently undergone dramatic weight loss that has left you with saggy excess skin. Whether you are starting your physical fitness journey or have final results that are less than ideal, body contouring is a promising technique that could likely be the solution to your body shape struggles. The experienced, Board-Certified doctors at Elias Dermatology are excited to give you a personalized body sculpting consultation, request your appointment today!