Body Contouring Specialist

Hopkins MD

Primary Care Practice & Aesthetics located in Roseville, CA

If you’ve had it with trying to get rid of problem fat and failing, it’s time to consider body contouring. Tom Hopkins, MD, offers effective body contouring without surgery or downtime using the innovative SculpSure® laser. Whether you have belly fat, love handles, or fatty thighs, body contouring safely and permanently eliminates the fat. To schedule an appointment, use the online booking feature, or call Hopkins MD in Roseville, California.

Body Contouring Q & A

What is body contouring?

Body contouring generally refers to any procedure that improves the shape of your body by removing fat. Although you can choose a surgical procedure like liposuction for body contouring, you can get effective results without the surgery.

Noninvasive body contouring permanently removes stubborn areas of fat that won’t go away despite diet and exercise. However, it’s important to know that body contouring is not the same as weight loss. These procedures treat localized pockets of fat in patients who are close to their healthy body weight.

How is body contouring performed?

A variety of techniques can be used for body contouring, but Dr. Hopkins offers treatment with an exceptional device called SculpSure®. SculpSure uses a laser that can safely pass through your skin to reach fat. The wavelength emitted by the laser is only absorbed by fat cells, so none of the surrounding tissues are harmed.

The SculpSure device carefully controls the temperature of the laser to maintain the precise heat needed to damage fat cells and trigger their death. As the cells gradually break down, your body naturally clears away the waste and the treated fat is permanently eliminated.

You can use SculpSure to get rid of fat on your abdomen, flanks, back, inner and outer thighs, and under your chin.

What should I expect during my body contouring session?

The SculpSure system comes with four applicators. Dr. Hopkins can use all four together to cover a large area or use one or more separately to treat several body areas at the same time.

After the applicators are placed against your skin, your SculpSure session only takes 25 minutes. During that time you’ll feel alternating cycles of warmth and cold as the laser turns on and off while the built-in cooling system keeps your skin comfortable.

When will I see the results of body contouring?

You’ll need to be patient because the fat cells don’t suddenly disappear. It takes time for all the treated cells to finish dying and for the waste to be eliminated. You’ll begin to see results in six weeks, with optimal results in 12 weeks.*

After one treatment with SculpSure, you’ll lose up to 24% of the treated fat.* Depending on the amount of fat you want to lose, one session may be all you need to achieve your new body shape.

If you’re interested in slimming down with body contouring, schedule an appointment online, or call Hopkins MD.

*Individual results may vary.