Body Sculpting

Dr. Slater & Ventura Medical Aesthetics

Aesthetics & Internal Medicine located in Ventura, CA

Do pockets of stubborn fat make you frustrated and unhappy with how your body looks? What if you could use state-of-the-art equipment to erase unwanted fat for good? At Ventura Medical Aesthetics, you can with innovative body sculpting. At the Ventura, California, office, Susan Slater, MD, MPH, helps you get the body you want by using pain-reduced laser energy to permanently melt away fat. To learn more about the procedure, or to see if you’re a candidate for body sculpting, call the office today or go online to book your initial consultation.

Body Sculpting Q & A

What is body sculpting?

Body sculpting at Ventura Medical Aesthetics uses the newest, most cutting-edge technologies to help eliminate unwanted pockets of fat from your:

  • Abdomen
  • Thighs
  • Back
  • Love handles

You can even shape underneath the chin, eliminating the appearance of a double chin.

What’s more, this FDA-approved treatment is safe and effective without requiring surgery or downtime.

How does body sculpting work?

Dr. Slater uses noninvasive lipolysis to remove unwanted fat from your body. A pain reduced procedure, the body sculpting procedure uses laser light energy to increase the internal temperature of your fat cells without harming the surrounding tissue or skin.

As the temperature in the cells increases, it damages the cells’ structural integrity and leads to its eventual death. Over the next three months, as your fat cells die, your body naturally processes and removes the cells.

Because fat cells don’t regenerate or regrow, these cells aren’t replaced and you’re left with a slimmer, smoother treatment area.

What happens during a body sculpting treatment?

When you have a body sculpting treatment at Ventura Medical Aesthetics, your treatment area is prepped. Once ready, Dr. Slater or a member of her team fits you with an applicator belt that goes over your treatment area. Once in place, the device heads are snapped into the belt.

The noninvasive lipolysis device is turned on. The applicator heads apply a cooling sensation to your skin to minimize any discomfort and protect your skin during treatment. A deep warming sensation cycles on and off. This is the laser energy penetrating your fat cells.

The whole procedure takes about 25 minutes. Once it’s complete, Dr. Slater may move the belt to another treatment area. If no other areas are being treated, you’re free to go without any activity restrictions.

When will I notice my body sculpting results?

Laser fat reduction is not an immediate process, as it takes time for your fat cells to die and your body to remove them. In some cases, patients begin to notice fat loss in about six weeks, with most people reaching maximum benefit by three months.

To get optimal results, Dr. Slater often recommends a series of treatments over a period of six months or more.

If you want to learn more about this state-of-the-art procedure, call Ventura Medical Aesthetics to find out what body sculpting can do for you. You can even book your appointment online.