Sculpt Your Perfect Summer Body: The Benefits of Body Contouring

Body Contouring

Getting that summer bod can be pretty stressful, especially if your attempts at the gym and dieting are not yielding fruit. It is not uncommon that weight loss and workout efforts fail to work, but there is something you can do. 

Doctors have developed several noninvasive and minimally invasive techniques to sculpt the body in the past few decades. Some are relatively new, while others are tried and tested over time. 


What Is Body Contouring?


Body sculpting or contouring is a clinical procedure that you can get to reshape your body to an ideal look. The procedure may involve eliminating excess fat, removing excess skin, and reshaping or contouring the area. 

Body sculpting or contouring procedures are not weight loss procedures and often require that you are at an ideal weight. It is instead a method to eliminate excess and often stubborn fat from specific areas in the body. 


Different Body Contouring Procedures


You can get nonsurgical body contouring or surgical; the difference is mainly in the risks, side effects, and results. The safest of the two is nonsurgical body contouring, also known as lipolysis. 


Nonsurgical Contouring


Lipolysis procedures include:

  • Cryolipolysis: This form of body sculpting uses extreme cold to break down and destroy fat cells. A famous example of this treatment is CoolSculpting®.

  • Injection Lipolysis - In this form of contouring, the doctor injects specific areas of the body with deoxycholic acid to target fat cells

  • Laser Lipolysis: In this procedure, doctors use special lasers to target and destroy fat cells in the body

  • Radiofrequency Lipolysis: This procedure utilizes heat and ultrasound waves simultaneously to target and destroy fat cells in specific body parts


Surgical Contouring


Some popular options for surgical contouring include the following:

  • Lift and Tucks – Procedures like facelifts and tummy tucks fall under this category, and they remove extra skin and excess fat. Double chin procedures and breast lifts also fall under this category of body contouring options. 

  • Liposuction - Probably one of the most popular body sculpting options available today, liposuction involves using tiny tubes to suck out fat cells through small insertions in the skin


Benefits of Body Contouring


One Session, Multiple Areas


One contouring session can target multiple areas of the body by utilizing various procedures simultaneously. The number of procedures required at a single session will depend on the extent of the correction you need. This is especially true if you recently lost weight and have excess skin. 


More Comfort


Excess skin can make you feel uncomfortable when running or walking. Through a body contouring procedure, you can feel lighter, more flexible, and freer.


More Confidence


When you have a sculpting procedure, your body will look much better. Eliminating excess fat and skin will reveal your natural body curves and the contours hiding underneath. 




Many of these contouring options have been around for decades, and the techniques have been perfected over that time. While any surgical options will have some risks, you are sure that the chances of complications are significantly low when you get qualified doctors. 

For more on the benefits of body contouring, visit Kenneth Bermudez, MD, at our office in San Francisco, California. Call (415) 712-1800​​​​​​​ to book an appointment today.