Body Contouring Specialist

Dermatology and Skin Cancer Center

Eleanor Y. Ford, MD

Dermatology Clinic located in Silver Spring, MD

Often, no amount of diet and exercise are able to eliminate stubborn pockets of fat from trouble spots such as the flanks, abdomen or buttocks. If that's the case, body contouring treatments with Dr. Eleanor Y. Ford might be just what you need to do the job. Dr. Ford offers body contouring treatments with TruSculpt® 3D at her practice, Dermatology and Skin Cancer Center in Silver Spring, Maryland. Call or book online to make an appointment today.

Body Contouring

by Eleanor Y. Ford, MD

What is body contouring?

Body contouring is a minimally invasive cosmetic treatment that breaks down and removes stubborn pockets of fat on the abdomen, flanks, buttocks, and back that are unresponsive to diet and exercise. Body contouring treatments also help tighten your skin in these common problem areas. Dr. Ford uses TruSculpt® 3D, an innovative radiofrequency treatment designed by Cutera®.


What is TruSculpt® 3D?

TruSculpt 3D targets fat tissue underneath the skin with therapeutic temperatures, delivering a multidimensional approach to body contouring and slimming. TruSculpt 3D uses optimized radiofrequency energy and a targeted delivery method to reach the fatty tissue trapped under your skin while maintaining comfortable and lower-than-average surface temperatures. Treatment only takes about 15 minutes. Many patients notice a difference after just one treatment, but most require a series of treatments to achieve the full desired results. Results also vary from patient to patient.


How does body contouring work?

Most body contouring treatments, including TruSculpt 3D, direct the energy to your fat cells to liquefy, melt, or destroy them. While some contouring procedures involve minimally invasive suction technology to remove the destroyed fat, TruSculpt 3D sends it into the lymphatic system for your body to excrete. In addition to melting away stubborn fat, TruSculpt 3D also tightens your skin and stimulates collagen production, providing you with smooth, youthful skin.

During treatment, you relax on a bed while Dr. Ford uses the handheld TruSculpt device to target your problem areas. You may experience a warming sensation during treatment. Some patients describe the treatment as feeling like a hot stone massage. TruSculpt 3D keeps the surface temperature lower than other treatments, so you'll be comfortable throughout treatment. Most patients get back to work or school immediately with no time needed for recovery.

If you’re frustrated by stubborn pockets of fat on your belly, love handles, flanks, or butt, call Dr. Ford or book an appointment online today. She’ll provide a thorough consultation to determine if body contouring will help you to achieve your goals.