What is Body Contouring?

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Body contouring, also known as body sculpting, is an excellent treatment option for patients who are unable to lose bothersome pockets of fat after implementing an exercise and healthy eating plan. Dermatology Associates of Plymouth Meeting offers numerous body contouring treatment options for various needs and parts of the body. 

Goals of Body Contouring

Body contouring treatments are versatile and can help achieve a variety of goals. Certain types of body sculpting treatments can permanently kill fat cells through a certain type of freezing technology, whereas others use heat to tighten the skin or reduce cellulite. There is also a body sculpting solution for excessive fat underneath the chin that works through an injection. No matter what your body sculpting goals are, there is likely a treatment offered by Dermatology Associates of Plymouth Meeting to help you meet your goals quickly and effectively. 

We offer the following body sculpting treatments:


CoolSculpting® achieves dramatic results using a scientific process called cryolipolysis, also known as “fat freezing,” which permanently kills fat cells. It uses scientifically proven and FDA-cleared non-surgical fat-freezing technology to treat visible fat bulges under the chin and jawline, along the abdomen and flank, as well as fat pockets in the back, underneath the buttocks and in the upper arm. CoolSculpting® is not a weight-loss treatment—rather, it is the top nonsurgical fat reduction treatment used by doctors. This makes it ideal for body contouring in areas that stubbornly resist healthy eating and exercise. 


We offer TempSure Firm and TempSure Envi treatments that allow for radiofrequency skin tightening procedures on the face, neck, abdomen, arms and legs. These technologies are capable of reducing wrinkles, smoothing cellulite and tightening loose skin for a more youthful appearance. Patients dealing with unsightly after-effects of weight loss, such as laxity in the skin, can benefit tremendously from TempSure treatments. TempSure treatments can also help firm up the skin after fat removal from CoolSculpting® treatments.


Kybella is an FDA-approved injection that can be used to get rid of submental chin fat. It is an excellent solution for patients who may have excessive fat underneath their chin and around the jawline. Kybella contains deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring compound that dissolves stubborn fat cells that are resistant to healthy eating and exercise. Once injected into the submental fat layer, Kybella gets rid of these cells and leaves them to be naturally removed via the body’s metabolic processes. The end result is a noticeably slimmer, more contoured chin and jawline.  


PHYSIQ combines the power of laser energy with muscle stimulation to provide enhanced body perfecting results that are toned and defined. It is able to simultaneously burn fat and stimulate muscle movements, creating results that appear both slimmer and more toned. The laser energy component of PHYSIQ permanently destroys fat cells while the muscle stimulation aspect of the treatment builds muscle tone. PHYSIQ can be used almost anywhere on the body and is ideal for targeting smaller areas like the inner thighs and flanks due to its applicators being smaller than other body sculpting devices. 

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Safety of Body Sculpting Under the Care of a Board-Certified Physician

Even though the body contouring treatments we offer are minimally invasive and offer limited-to-no downtime, they still require a great deal of education, training and experience to be safely conducted. Body sculpting procedures should only be carried out under the care of a licensed, board-certified physician such as our team of experienced dermatologists. At your initial appointment, we will review your medical history to ensure you are a good candidate for body contouring procedures and advise on any risks you may encounter. 

Schedule your appointment at Dermatology Associates of Plymouth Meeting to find out more about how body contouring procedures work and how they can help you achieve your goal appearance.