Body Contouring

HMS Aesthetics

Sridhar Chatrathi, MD

Medical Spa & Wellness & Aesthetics located in Greenbelt, MD

If you’re unhappy with your body, a medical weight loss program can help you lose the extra weight. But, even when you’re at or near your target weight, fat deposits in your tummy, thighs, hips, and other areas might make you feel discouraged about your appearance. That’s why Sridhar Chatrathi, MD, at HMS Aesthetics in Greenbelt, Maryland, offers a state-of-the-art body contouring system that freezes away stubborn fat, with no downtime at all. Schedule a free consultation by phone or through the online scheduler to find out how body contouring can help you.

Body Contouring Q & A

What is body contouring?

Body contouring is a way to change the shape of your body without surgery. In a body contouring procedure, the main goal is reducing fat deposits in certain areas. If you’re mainly happy with your body but have a few trouble areas where the fat pockets look disproportionate, body contouring at HMS Aesthetics could be the perfect solution. 

Body contouring isn’t a medical weight loss substitute, but rather a way to fine-tune your appearance by eliminating unwanted fat pockets. If you have weight to lose, HMS Aesthetics offers a medical weight loss program that can get you to an ideal weight to take advantage of body contouring as a finishing touch to your appearance goals.

What areas of the body are best for body contouring?

The body contouring system at HMS Aesthetics, CoolSculpting®, is a versatile platform that can treat excess fat nearly anywhere in your body. Treatment areas include: 

  • Abdomen
  • Flanks (love handles)
  • Under the buttocks (banana roll)
  • Thighs
  • Back (bra fat or back fat)
  • Upper arms
  • Submental area (under the chin/double chin)
  • Submandibular (under the jaw)

If you have more than one area of concern, talk to your HMS Aesthetics care provider about creating a customized body contouring plan for your needs. The HMS Aesthetics team are experts in body sculpting with CoolSculpting, and they can help you look your very best.

How does body contouring work?

During treatment, your HMS Aesthetics specialist moves the CoolSculpting applicator over the area where you have unwanted fat. You notice a minor sucking feeling as it adheres, quickly followed by a deep cooling. 

It’s normal to experience pulling, stinging, and deep cold during treatment, and you could have some mild cramping as well. This goes away quickly because the cold numbs your treatment area very fast. The whole treatment can take as little as 35 minutes. 

The CoolSculpting system uses cryolipolysis, which means it’s freezing unwanted fat cells. The frozen fat cells die, and you naturally flush them out of your body over time. It’s a gradual process that won’t interrupt your daily routine in any way. 

How long before I see body contouring results?

Most patients see results in one to three months following treatment. To see the final optimal results, it can take around six months. After you’ve seen the final results of your body contouring treatment, you can decide whether you need further contouring.

You can lose 20-25% of the target fat cells with every treatment, and the results are permanent as long as you maintain a healthy weight to avoid the remaining fat cells from expanding. Many patients choose a package of treatments to achieve their ideal results.

The HMS Aesthetics team members are all certified and highly experienced body sculpting specialists, which is why they’re widely known as the best CoolSculpting providers in the area.

Book your free body sculpting consultation online or by calling HMS Aesthetics today.