Body Sculpting Specialist

Refine Medical Aesthetics

Medical Aesthetics located in Pittsburgh, PA

It’s frustrating and disappointing to be close to achieving the figure you’d like, only to be held back by stubborn pockets of fat that you can’t seem to work off. Peter M. Grondziowski, MD, FACE, of Refine Medical Aesthetics in Pittsburgh, is a distinguished physician who leads a specialist team to provide body sculpting treatment using the industry-leading SculpSure® aesthetic platform. SculpSure can melt away that excess fat safely and painlessly, so call Refine Medical Aesthetics today, or book an appointment online.

Body Sculpting Q & A

What is body sculpting?

Body sculpting is an aesthetic procedure that typically uses advanced technologies to reduce fat in specific areas where diet and exercise alone aren’t achieving the desired results.

Body sculpting isn’t a substitute for leading a healthy lifestyle and watching your weight; it’s more of a refining tool that helps you take those last few steps to uncover your perfect shape.

Sculpting a more refined body shape used to require surgery or invasive liposuction procedures. In recent years developments in scientific understanding of fat cells and how to eradicate them has led to a new generation of body sculpting technologies that don’t require surgery.

What types of body sculpting are available?

There are several different technologies available for achieving effective body sculpting:

CoolSculpting

CoolSculpting uses the science of cryolipolysis, which involves freezing fat cells in the target area. The fat cells die after freezing, and your body breaks them down and disposes of the remains in the weeks following treatment. CoolSculpting is entirely noninvasive, so there’s no need for anesthetics or time off work.

SculpSure

The team at Refine Medical Aesthetics use SculpSure technology, as they’ve found it produces the most pleasing results for patients. SculpSure uses heat to achieve the same results as CoolSculpting, killing fat cells in the target area that your body then absorbs. Once fat cells die, they can’t grow back, and your body can’t generate new ones, so the effects are permanent.

Radiofrequency (RF) liposuction

RF liposuction uses thermal heat energy created by an electrical current to reduce pockets of fat, smooth and tighten skin, and stimulate collagen production.

After body sculpting treatment, you do have to continue eating sensibly and not pile on the pounds, as the remaining fat cells can still expand to store excess energy from your diet.

Which areas can body sculpting help contour?

Body sculpting is suitable for use on most parts of the body where there are unwanted fat pads or rolls. The most commonly targeted treatment areas are:

  • Under the chin
  • Belly
  • Hips
  • Buttocks
  • Knees
  • Arms
  • Thighs
  • Waist
  • Back
  • Hips

If you have saddlebags, bra rolls, love handles, or a muffin top, body sculpting could be the ideal solution.

When will I see the results of my body contouring treatment?

It takes your body a while to dispose of the material left when fat cells die, but you should notice an improvement within six weeks of your treatment. Final results are typically visible after around three months.

If you have stubborn areas of fat that aren’t responding to diet and exercise, find out more about body contouring with SculpSure by calling Refine Medical Aesthetics today, or book an appointment online.