Body Contouring Specialist

Jennifer C. Brooks, M.D.

Gynecologist located in Fort Worth, TX

Are you frustrated by stubborn deposits of fat that refuse to budge no matter how hard you diet and exercise? If so, Jennifer C. Brooks, MD, offers body contouring as one of many services available at her Fort Worth, Texas, practice. The treatment permanently eliminates targeted fat cells, refining the contours of your physique and giving you the results you’ve worked so hard for. Book an appointment online or by phone today to get started.

Body Contouring Q & A

What is body contouring?

Body contouring is a treatment that uses carefully controlled heat to destroy fat cells. Dr. Brooks uses the BodyFXⓇ platform because it destroys fat cells while tightening skin and improving the appearance of cellulite.

Body contouring has the power to refine the shape of your body, but it isn’t a weight loss solution. To understand how body contouring works, it helps to think about how your body stores fat.

When you consume food, any calories that aren’t immediately needed are converted to fat and stored in the fat cells spread throughout your body. Fat cells have the ability to expand and contract as needed, and each can accommodate a significant volume of fat.

An excess of calories won’t increase the total number of fat cells in your body. It just makes the fat cells you already have more engorged. A calorie deficit doesn’t decrease your total fat cells, it simply shrinks them.

Body contouring destroys a portion of your fat cells, but the cells that remain can continue to expand to accommodate newly created fat. The best candidates for body contouring achieved and can maintain a stable, healthy weight, and are searching for spot reduction.

How does body contouring work?

The BodyFX system uses radiofrequency energy to gently heat the fat layer beneath your skin. That heat damages many of the targeted fat cells, leaving them incapable of storing fat. The fat within and the cellular debris left behind are processed and eliminated by your body.

BodyFX also incorporates negative pressure massage using gentle vacuum pressure during treatments. This draws the targeted tissue upward, allowing the heat to penetrate deeper into your tissue layers.

The system uses a special handpiece that monitors the temperature of your skin and makes adjustments as needed to avoid damaging surrounding tissues. This constant temperature regulation allows a safe and effective experience.

Once destroyed, those fat cells don’t regenerate. The end result is more refined contouring in the treatment areas. BodyFX is a great way to reduce fat in these larger areas of your body:

  • Abdomen
  • Back
  • Thighs

BodyFX treatments stimulate your body to produce new collagen, which smooths the surface of your skin and reduces the appearance of cellulite.

How long does it take to see results from body contouring?

Your treatment outcomes depend on the area treated, the volume of fat cells targeted, and the amount of cellulite in the treatment area. Most women see fat and cellulite reduction right away, but it can take as long as 6-12 months before full effects develop.  

Dr. Brooks discusses your customized treatment plan during your initial visit. A series of 6-12 weekly treatments are usually needed to achieve optimal results, depending on how your body responds to the treatments.

To learn more about this safe, nonsurgical fat-reduction treatment, schedule a consultation today, either online or by phone.