When exercise and diet alone cannot get you the body you want, then it is time to think about laser body contouring. With laser body contouring, you can improve your body’s shape using non-invasive lasers. It’s a significant improvement over surgical techniques that come with multiple deep incisions of the skin.

What are My Body Contouring Options?

The term “body contouring” covers a lot of ground and includes both invasive and non-invasive treatments, including liposuction, various surgical procedures, and lasers.


Liposuction is a type of body contouring procedure, as it shares the same goal of contouring your body to your desired shape. In 2020, liposuction surpassed breast augmentation as the most popular cosmetic surgery in the United States. In fact, in 2021, more than 490,000 people in the U.S. opted for liposuction to improve the contour of their body.

Liposuction allows you to mix and match procedures to get your desired effect. For example, you can use a mix of laser liposuction with power-assisted liposuction to contour your body. Other subcategories of liposuction are tumescent liposuction and ultrasonic-assisted liposuction.

Body Contouring Surgery

In some cases, liposuction just won’t cut it. This is where the power of body contouring surgery comes in. When lifts are necessary, surgery can be quite effective, as liposuction can’t pack the same punch as a surgical procedure.

Surgical body contouring is tailored to your specific needs, following a thorough in-depth analysis of your body and lifestyle.

Laser Body Contouring

Laser body contouring incorporates a low-vitality laser to break down fat cells and channel them out of the body. At Horizons Plastic Surgery, we use the SculpSure laser, which targets unwanted fat cells with laser energy. The FDA has cleared it to reduce fat in the following areas:

  • Abdomen
  • Flanks
  • Back
  • Inner and outer thighs
  • Under the chin

Because SculpSure is non-invasive, it can be performed in a shorter time and with less risk than other surgical procedures.

Why SculpSure is Superior to Other Laser Body Sculpting Treatments

  • Treatment Duration: A SculpSure treatment takes only need 25 minutes. If you have a busy schedule, then time can be a decisive factor.
  • Temperature: Laser body contouring treatments that use cryolipolysis to freeze fat cells – such as CoolSculpting – don’t work past the target area. With SculpSure, the heat generated by the applicators will extend beyond the target area. For someone dealing with excess fat in more than one part of the body, SculpSure will create a smoother transition between different areas.
  • Technology: SculpSure uses the latest laser technology to heat fat cells, which the body will then eliminate naturally. The heating process stimulates the production of collagen and elastin, creating a smoother, more natural skin appearance. Lasers that use cryolipolysis don’t provide this benefit.
  • Multiple Treatment Areas: SculpSure has four applicators that allow you to target four different areas of your body simultaneously, while most other body contouring lasers allow for only one or two areas to be treated during a single session.

Tired of Hitting the Gym?

If you’ve done more crunches and planks than you care to count and are still not getting the body you desire, then let’s talk about whether laser body contouring is right for you. Just call us at 706.235.5119 to get started.