Body Contouring Specialist

Victoria Biondi, MD -  - Aesthetics & Wellness Center

Victoria Biondi, MD

Aesthetics & Wellness Center located in Bristol, CT

You already know that regular exercise and a nutritious diet can go a long way in helping you achieve and maintain a strong, healthy body. But even after you’ve reached your ideal weight, you may still find yourself dealing with persistent areas of fat or cellulite. At Briar Rose Network in Bristol, Connecticut, Dr. Victoria Biondi and her top-notch team offer the most advanced noninvasive body contouring and cellulite reduction treatments available, including SculpSure®, truSculpt® 3D, and SmoothShapes XV. If you’re ready to reduce persistent fat without surgery, call or book your appointment online today

Body Contouring Q & A

What is SculpSure?

SculpSure by CynoSure® is an FDA-approved, noninvasive body contouring treatment designed to permanently reduce persistent fat in five treatment areas, including the abdomen, flanks, back, and inner and outer thighs.

The safe, cutting-edge technology uses precision laser energy to superheat the fat cells beneath the surface of your skin, without affecting your skin tissue. When the laser permeates your fat cells, it disrupts their ability to function and damages their durability.

Over the course of a few weeks, your lymphatic system targets these damaged fat cells and naturally flushes them from your body. As a result, you’ll achieve a tighter, slimmer appearance without diet and exercise.

What is the SculpSure procedure like?

After an initial consultation to discuss your aesthetic goals, Dr. Biondi will develop a personalized SculpSure treatment plan and explain what you can expect before, during, and after the procedure.

SculpSure uses a handheld device to deliver the optimized laser energy to the targeted fat cells just below your skin. As the laser permeates these cells, you may experience a mild tingling sensation, which most patients don’t find bothersome.

SculpSure is a noninvasive, nonsurgical fat reduction treatment, which means it doesn’t require any recovery time and you can get back to your routine immediately following the procedure.  

When can I expect to see results?

Because the targeted fat cells are permanently eliminated by your lymphatic system over the course of a few weeks, you can expect to start seeing significant results about six weeks after your first SculpSure treatment, with optimal results emerging up to 12 weeks after treatment.

Most patients achieve optimal results by treating several areas over the course of multiple sessions. Each session lasts about 25 minutes, so it’s easy to fit a SculpSure treatment into your day.

How does truSculpt 3D work?

The truSculpt 3D body contouring system by Cutera® uses advanced radiofrequency (RF) energy to target areas of diet- and exercise-resistant fat. Without affecting skin cells or other tissues, truSculpt’s specialized handpiece delivers precision RF energy directly into unwanted fat cells, where it superheats them from within and makes them unstable.

Because these damaged fat cells are irreparable, your lymphatic system begins to permanently flush them from your body. As the elimination of fat cells continues over the course of a few weeks, you’ll notice a tighter, slimmer body — all without diet and exercise.   

What is the truSculpt 3D procedure like?

Safe and effective on all skin types, truSculpt 3D is a relaxing procedure that feels similar to having a hot stone massage. Most patients only need one truSculpt 3D treatment to get the results they’re looking for.

The amount of time it takes to complete your truSculpt 3D session depends on the size of the area you’d like to shape. You can contour your entire midsection, including your belly, hips, and both flanks, in about an hour. With minimal potential of side effects, you can resume your normal activities immediately afterward.

What is SmoothShapes?

SmoothShapes XV by CynoSure is a noninvasive alternative to liposuction. It uses a combination of advanced laser energy and massage to permanently destroy targeted fat cells, stimulate collagen, tighten underlying skin structures, and reduce the appearance of cellulite.

Much like a SculpSure treatment, the SmoothShapes laser works by disrupting the integrity of targeted fat cells so they no longer function. These defective fat cells are then absorbed and eliminated by your lymphatic system.

To increase the removal of fat and cellulite, the SmoothShapes device features massage rollers designed to help force the damaged fat cells through your lymphatic system.

How many sessions will I need?

Most patients achieve smooth, rejuvenated skin and a noticeable reduction in cellulite and persistent fat after a total of eight to 10 SmoothShapes sessions, scheduled over the course of two to three months.

A typical SmoothShapes session lasts between 15-45 minutes, depending on the size of the treatment area. Because the treatment is noninvasive, you can resume normal activities after each session.

If you have areas of diet- and exercise-resistant fat or unwanted cellulite, the team at Briar Rose Network can help. Call or book your appointment online today.