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Body Contouring

Northern Virginia Internal Medicine and Pediatrics

Internal Medicine & Family Medicine & Pediatrician & Internist located in Arlington, VA

Body contouring is a non-invasive way to fight off stubborn body fat with no downtime at all. At Northern Virginia Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, experienced medical providers Mary Ellen Gallagher, MD understands how challenging it can be to tone and sculpt areas like your belly, thighs, and love handles. That’s why they use the industry-leading body contouring system, Sculpsure®. In clinical studies, body contouring patients had a 100% satisfaction rate. Learn how you can painlessly destroy fat by calling the Arlington, Virginia, office or scheduling online.

Body Contouring Q & A

What is body sculpting?

Body sculpting is a nonsurgical in-office treatment to reduce unwanted fat. At Northern Virginia Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, the team chose the SculpSure® system from Cynosure because it offers impressive and reliable fat reduction without pain, injections, or downtime. 

Body sculpting treats fat in the areas where it’s most stubborn, including:

  • Belly
  • Love handles (extra fat around the hips)
  • Back
  • Inner and outer thighs
  • Submental area (double chin) 

SculpSure body sculpting is the ideal solution for the pockets of fat that don’t go away despite your best efforts. Body sculpting effectively targets the unwanted fat cells and permanently destroys them for lasting results.

How does body sculpting work?

For SculpSure treatments, you’ll relax in a comfortable position. The team attaches a group of four applicators to your body, directly above your trouble spots. Then, the SculpSure system gradually raises the temperature of your body fat. 

You might feel some deep heat, but it’s not painful. There’s no mechanical suction involved, so no worries about bruises, either. Heating your unwanted fat this way triggers fat cell disruption and destruction. The treated fat cells liquefy, and then you’ll flush the fat out over the coming weeks. 

After your 25-minute treatment session, you can immediately resume your normal activities without restrictions.

Am I a candidate for body sculpting?

If you have unwanted fat and want to sculpt your body without surgery, SculpSure treatments can help. SculpSure is FDA-cleared for use in men and women with a body mass index (BMI) of 49 or lower.

When will I see results from body sculpting?

You can see the results of SculpSure treatments within six weeks, with optimal results within 12 weeks. In clinical studies, 100% of patients were happy with their SculpSure results. 

How many body sculpting treatments do I need?

The number of treatments needed depends on the results you desire. Every SculpSure treatment reduces an average of 24% of your unwanted fat. 

After you see your initial treatment results, you can decide whether you’d like further sculpting at that time. Most patients get ideal results with a short series of SculpSure treatments.

Body sculpting can make a dramatic difference in your appearance with rapid 25-minute sessions. Book your appointment at Northern Virginia Internal Medicine and Pediatrics by phone or schedule online today.