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Cosmetic Dermatology

Body Contouring

Over the years, California Skin Institute providers have helped many patients address stubborn pockets of fat with a number of body contouring procedures. Of course, such procedures are not a substitute for weight loss and a healthy lifestyle. Many of our patients come in for body contouring treatments because they’ve hit a plateau and cannot seem to lose pockets of fat in the abdomen, flanks, arms or legs, no matter how hard they try. In such situations, the removal of excess fat through body contouring procedures can be a viable solution.

What is Body Contouring?

Body contouring refers to a variety of surgical and non-surgical treatments that help remove pockets of excess fat to create a more aesthetically pleasing body shape. This can mean removing excess abdominal fat, reducing a double chin, and shrinking love handles, among other procedures.

It’s important to note, however, that body contouring isn’t just about fat removal, but about creating better-accentuated transitions between different parts of the body. For example, for male patients, reducing abdominal and flank fat can create greater contrast between the abdomen and the shoulders, thus achieving a more athletic, masculine look.

To achieve these improvements, California Skin Institute providers can perform a variety of treatments, including:

  • Liposuction: which is the physical removal of fat from the area through a cannula.
  • Vanquish ME™: another non-invasive treatment that targets fat cells by heating them up with radiofrequency energy.
  • CoolSculpting®: a popular treatment that freezes fat cells.

Your Body Contouring Consultation

The best way to see which body contouring treatments are right for you is to speak with one of our expert providers during a personalized, one-on-one consultation. To schedule your appointment, please call a California Skin Institute practice near you, or find a location near you and request a consultation!

Individual results may vary and are not guaranteed.


Treatment results will vary, talk to a practitioner to see if any of these treatments or procedures are right for you.

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