Body Contouring Specialist

Vlad Nusinovich, MD -  - Primary Care Physician

Prestige Medical Center

Vlad Nusinovich, MD

Primary Care Physician located in West Hollywood, CA

Stubborn fat deposits can have a big impact on your appearance and your self-confidence, and often, diet and exercise aren’t enough to give you the toned, trim figure you’re looking for. That’s when body contouring can help. At Prestige Medical Center in West Hollywood, California, Dr. Vlad Nusinovich uses the most advanced body contouring techniques to help men and women banish stubborn fat without the need for costly, painful surgery. Schedule an appointment to find out if body contouring is a good choice for you.

Body Contouring Q&A

by Vlad Nusinovich, MD

What is body contouring?

Body contouring includes noninvasive procedures designed to remove fatty deposits beneath the skin without making any incisions and without using anesthesia. Different methods are available for body contouring (sometimes referred to as body sculpting), including techniques that use lasers, ultrasound energy, radio frequency energy, and cold temperature technology to melt, break down, or freeze fat. Once the fatty deposits are destroyed, the debris is whisked away through the body’s natural waste disposal “system” without any need for incisions or “fat-sucking” technology. Body contouring is performed right in the office without need for anesthesia, and there’s no downtime, which means patients can get back to their busy lives right after treatment. Most treatment sessions take an hour or less, and multiple areas usually can be treated in just one session.

How long will my results last?

The results of noninvasive body contouring are permanent. These techniques destroy the fat cells, which means they’re gone for good. Of course, eating a healthy diet and exercising regularly are still important for maintaining a toned, slim figure and preventing overall weight gain.

Am I a good candidate for body contouring procedures?

Because body contouring uses nonsurgical techniques, it can be a great option for many people. Still, there are some issues which may prevent some patients from being ideal candidates. Dr. Nusinovich performs a thorough examination and evaluation prior to treatment to ensure body contouring is a good option based on your individual needs and medical history.

Is body contouring the same as a liposuction procedure?

No. Liposuction surgery focuses on removing larger areas of fat while body contouring refines curves by removing a smaller amount of fat, specifically fat that’s resistant to diet and exercise. Body contouring also uses techniques that leads to a more refined and smoother final result when compared to liposuction. Body contouring can be performed in people who have had liposuction to “fine tune” the results, but it’s usually used in men and women who want to look slimmer, more toned, and more “fit” without undergoing costly, extensive surgery and without the long recovery time associated with liposuction.

Is the cost of my body contouring procedure covered by insurance?

No, body contouring is considered a cosmetic procedure, so it won’t be covered by medical insurance. However, our staff can identify available financing plans that can make the cost of body sculpting more affordable for just about any budget.

Major Insurance Providers Accepted

We accept most PPO insurance plans in addition to Medicare, CIGNA, and Aetna. Below is a short-list of just some of the plans we accept. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed below.

AARP
Aetna
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross
Blue Shield
Cigna
Guardian