Body Contouring Specialist

La Belle Medical Spa

Aesthetic Medical Spa located in Merced, CA

Many people don’t realize that a drastic weight loss leaves areas of excess fat and skin that won’t go away with diet and exercise. If stubborn pockets of fat are keeping you down and unmotivated to continue living a healthy lifestyle, body contouring at La Belle Medical Spa in Merced, California, can give you the silhouette that you want. Alireza Mahmoudieh, MD, is experienced in giving patients the smooth, toned body that they’ve always desired. To learn more about body contouring, call or schedule an appointment online at La Belle Medical Spa today.

Body Contouring Q & A

What is body contouring?

After drastic weight loss, your skin doesn’t return to your body’s small size. It stays around in excess, leaving you with extra skin and fat that can prevent you from fully enjoying your new look. Body contouring is a noninvasive way to remove the excess skin and fat that doesn’t go away with a proper diet and exercise regimen, allowing you to avoid unnecessary surgery and still achieve the thin, toned body that you desire.

There are several methods for body contouring, and Dr. Mahmoudieh helps you choose the one that is best for your lifestyle and goals. You can opt for laser body contouring, radiofrequency, or controlled freezing. These methods target and kill your fat cells, leaving you looking thinner and smoother.

What can body contouring do?

You can use body contouring to improve the appearance of many parts of your body — almost anywhere that fat tends to accumulate. Common targets for body contouring treatments include:

  • Stomach
  • Love handles
  • Back
  • Double chin
  • Thighs
  • Arms
  • Buttocks

Some body contouring methods are only FDA approved for certain areas of your body. Depending on your targeted areas, Dr. Mahmoudieh will select the method that best aligns with your desired outcome. It’s also important to note that body contouring isn’t intended to be a weight-loss method, even though you’ll likely lose a small amount of weight in the process.

Am I a good candidate for body contouring?

Body contouring is a safe and effective option for most patients who want to get rid of a little extra fat and improve their body’s shape. You may be a good candidate for body contouring if:

  • You understand the limitations
  • Your primary goal isn’t to lose weight
  • Your body mass index (BMI) is less than 30
  • You don’t want to spend the time or the money that surgery requires

At your initial consultation, Dr. Mahmoudieh takes your medical history and asks you about your goals for treatment. Then, he’ll determine if body contouring is the best option for you.

If you find yourself wishing for a smoother, more toned body, body contouring can help. To learn more, call or schedule an appointment online at La Belle Medical Spa.