Body Sculpting

Say goodbye to stubborn fat.

Diet and exercise can only do so much. Our body sculpting services help do what exercise can’t: spot reduce fat from specific areas of your body.

“I went from a size 12 to an 8 – no amount of dieting helped transform my body like Smartlipo did.”

– Jan, CSLC Client

What is body sculpting?

Body sculpting (often referred to as body contouring), is a cosmetic procedure designed to reshape a specific area of a person’s body. Depending on the procedure, body sculpting may also involve getting rid of excess skin or eliminating excess fat, or tightening loose skin.

Body sculpting isn’t a weight loss solution. Instead, body sculpting aims to reshape the body in areas where diet and exercise are not effective.

How does body sculpting work?

Body sculpting treatments use extremely cold temperatures, radiofrequency (RF), laser, or ultrasound energy to destroy unwanted fat cells. With surgical body sculpting, fat is removed from the body during the procedure; nonsurgical body sculpting encourages the body to get rid of damaged fat cells naturally.

Body sculpting can reduce fat in the following areas:

  • neck, chin, or jawline
  • arms
  • abdomen
  • love handles
  • back
  • thighs
  • pubic area

What are the different types of body sculpting?

There are several body sculpting procedures to choose from including non-surgical cryolipolysis (CoolSculpting), microneedling RF (Morpheus Body and Venus Legacy), minimally invasive laser lipolysis (Smartlipo and ​​Cellulaze), and RF lipolysis (FaceTite, AccuTite, and BodyTite) among others.

Here’s an overview of each:


According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, CoolSculpting is one of the most popular nonsurgical body sculpting procedures on the market with more than 450,000 procedures performed worldwide.

CoolSculpting was first approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2010. Similar to other forms of cryolipolysis, CoolSculpting is a noninvasive procedure that uses freezing temperatures to break down and destroy fat cells.

During the procedure, a vacuum applicator is applied to the surface of the patient’s skin. The applicator then delivers controlled cooling to the targeted areas, freezing and destroying unwanted fat cells. On average, most patients see their treatment areas shrink by approximately 20 percent. With additional treatments, the treated area can shrink even more.

One CoolSculpting session can take 35-60 minutes, depending on the person, treatment area, and desired effect. Unlike traditional liposuction and Smartlipo, CoolSculpting requires zero downtime. Most patients see results within two to three weeks.

We’ve been performing CoolSculpting procedures in northern Michigan since it was approved in 2010 and have completed more than 1,000 treatments!

RF Lipolysis (AccuTite, FaceTite, BodyTite, ThermiTight, and Aviva)
Morpheus Body

Pros and Cons of Body Sculpting


  • can choose between non-invasive and minimally invasive
  • zero to minimal downtime
  • gradual, yet permanent results
  • minimal pain
  • smoother skin


  • not designed for people who are severely overweight
  • possible side effects (swelling, bruising, or reduced sensation in the targeted areas)

Body Sculpting Before and After

Actual CSLC Results

Frequently Asked Questions

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