What is Body Sculpting?

Body sculpting is a procedure that reshapes specific body areas, including the thighs, abdomen, buttocks, neck and chin. It involves eliminating extra fat in areas where diet and exercise prove futile or exercising excess skin after significant weight loss or pregnancy. Usually, body sculpting Santa Monica helps you attain the desired shape, but it is essential to realize that it is not a weight-loss procedure. Body contouring consists of surgical and non-surgical procedures; the one suitable for you depends on the problems you want to be addressed and your preference. Below are non-surgical contouring procedures

Laser lipolysis

Laser lipolysis is a non-invasive procedure that uses heat to destroy fat cells in specific body areas. Your provider places paddle-like applicators to heat the fat cells beneath your skin for this procedure. The heat damages the fat cells’ membrane, so they die off, and your body absorbs the dead cells. Your specialist may recommend laser lipolysis to remove fat from specific areas, including your inner and outer thighs, flanks, belly, and back. You may resume usual activities right after the procedure, but the treatment site may feel sore and appear reddish. Noticeable sculpting in the treated area is usually evident after six weeks.

Radiofrequency lipolysis

Radiofrequency lipolysis uses ultrasound waves and heat to target fat cells without the device making physical contact with the skin. During the procedure, your provider holds the applicator one centimeter away from your skin, heating the fat cells without damaging surrounding structures or other cells. You may need to treat a specific area more than once for optimal results. Although radiofrequency lipolysis is a low-risk procedure, it may not be suitable for patients with loose skin or poor skin tone. Usually, there are no activity restrictions after radiofrequency lipolysis so that you can resume normal activities immediately.

Injection lipolysis

Injection lipolysis uses a synthetic form of bile (deoxycholic acid) to kill fat cells in a target location. Currently, specialists use injection lipolysis to destroy fat cells in the chin. Laser lipolysis is an excellent option for individuals who need a non-surgical alternative to eliminate a double chin. Your provider may administer local anesthesia before treatment and then inject a precise amount of the chemical in a pre-marked pattern on the skin beneath the chin. The treated areas may be painful, and you may have swelling, redness, bruising, and areas of hardness that typically soften over time.


Cryolipolysis or fat freezing is a non-surgical procedure that uses low temperatures to reduce localized fat deposits in body areas that don’t respond to diet and exercise. Your provider applies a gel pad to protect your skin and then uses an applicator to freeze fat cell layers beneath the skin for this procedure. The procedure may take up to an hour; massaging the treated area helps with the breakdown of fat cells. Changes may be noticeable as early as three weeks after treatment, but optimal results are seen after two months.

Body sculpting may help you get rid of excess fat in certain parts of your body, but you can easily regain the fat without healthy lifestyle adjustments.

Consult your provider at Modern Aesthetica to know how you can benefit from body sculpting.