Body Contouring

Body contouring procedures are designed for women and men who are interested in attaining their ideal physique. These nonsurgical procedures are not intended as a shortcut to weight loss. Instead, body contouring is best suited for patients who could use a little extra help reducing areas of excess fat, cellulite, rippled skin, or skin laxity. Photos and measurements are taken prior to the start of these procedures, allowing patients to track their progress. If you would like to schedule a consultation with ​Dr. Richard Sherman​ and learn how body contouring might help you achieve your goals, please contact our office today.

Our Philosophy of Body Contouring

Dr. Sherman considers body contouring procedures as motivational tools that can help patients achieve their fitness goals. Good candidates watch their diets carefully and exercise regularly. They may run or practice yoga or lift weights, but they all lead active, healthy lifestyles. With the addition of body contouring, women and men who struggle with troublesome areas resistant to these efforts can obtain their ideal body shape.

During the consultation process, Dr. Sherman will review the benefits of each body contouring procedure and help you decide which procedure or procedures can best meet your expectations. The body contouring options offered at The Skin Institute of New Orleans can be combined to optimize the outcome. In these cases, UltraShape® is typically performed first, followed by VelaShape®. Injectable treatments may also be used in conjunction with UltraShape® or VelaShape® to enhance your customized body contouring treatment plan. With KYBELLA®, Dr. Sherman can achieve very strategic and precise fat reduction. Sculptra® Aesthetic can then be used to augment areas of the body such as the buttocks or restore lost volume to areas of the body that may have experienced atrophy, including the knees or chest. Body contouring treatment plans can also be customized for the unique needs of women or men.

Body Contouring Options

UltraShape®

UltraShape® is designed to reduce and compress fatty layers of tissue that can prevent women and men from seeing toned, defined contours or muscle definition. This body contouring procedure uses ultrasound energy to target the “inch that you can pinch.” With UltraShape®, patients can achieve a slimmer, more toned silhouette.

VelaShape®

VelaShape® is a skin firming treatment that can be used to reduce the appearance of cellulite and boost the production of collagen and elastin. Using a combination of suction massage, infrared light, and radiofrequency energy, VelaShape® can help patients attain smoother, more youthful looking skin while also reducing the circumference of the treatment area.