Body Contouring Specialist

Dr. Goodnight's Everlasting Beauty

James W. Goodnight, MD

Plastic Surgeon located in Bergen County, Ridgewood, NJ

The shape of your body isn’t something you can easily change without months of dieting and exercising. Even so, you may still have a few leftover fat deposits and sagging areas that keep you from appreciating your figure. At Dr. Goodnight’s Everlasting Beauty in Ridgewood, New Jersey, plastic surgeon James Goodnight, MD, uses Fire & Ice Body Contouring to reduce these pockets of fat and tighten up your silhouette. To learn more about body contouring and discuss it with Dr. Goodnight as part of your treatment plan, call the office directly or book an appointment online today.

Body Contouring Q & A

What is body contouring?

Body contouring is a procedure meant to smooth the curves of your body by eliminating fat cells. While it won’t help you lose a significant amount of weight and you shouldn’t use body contouring as a substitute for a typical exercise- and diet-based weight loss plan, it can help you refine your figure once you’ve reached your goal weight range. 

At Dr. Goodnight’s Everlasting Beauty, Dr. Goodnight offers Fire & Ice, a unique body contouring method that combines two individual popular body contouring treatments to optimize your results. Using this system, you can reduce, tighten, and tone these and other areas:

  • Chin and neck 
  • Arms
  • Back
  • Bra fat
  • Abdomen
  • Hips
  • Thighs

With the skin tightening effect, you may also see a reduction in cellulite in the areas that you target. 

How does body contouring work?

Fire & Ice Body Contouring is noninvasive and doesn’t require any downtime for recovery. At the beginning of your appointment, Dr. Goodnight uses two Venus Concept® radiofrequency devices. As the machines run for under 10 minutes, they emit radiofrequency heat to encourage fat cell shrinkage and tighten your skin. This is the “fire” part of the Fire & Ice system.

The next step in your treatment is a 35-minute CoolSculpting® session. Dr. Goodnight uses one of several advanced CoolSculpting applicators to target specific bulges of fat. CoolSculping freezes the fat cells, causing them to die.

Immediately after CoolSculpting, Dr. Goodnight massages your targeted area and performs one more 10-minute heating session with Venus Concept. One week later, you return to the office for a final Venus Concept session to dislodge the dead fat cells. Your body does the rest of the work by absorbing the dead fat cells.

How much fat can I expect to lose with body contouring?

Dr. Goodnight helps you develop a treatment plan depending on how many areas of your body you’d like to target with Fire & Ice Body Contouring. A single session can reduce the fat in your targeted area by about 25%. This can amount to about 1.5 inches off your waist, which makes a noticeable difference in your silhouette, especially if you still had pockets of fat and excess skin left over after major weight loss.

RF body contouring with 4-6 Venus Concept RF machines simultaneously.

All other offices only use one machine but unfortunately, that is minimally effective. Dr. Goodnight uses at least 2 machines, and most commonly 4 machines, or even 6 machines if you want to target over 20 pounds of fat. Your unwanted fat is heated like a hot massage to 110-114 F for 10 minutes. Treatments are repeated weekly for 1 month. Slimming starts in 3 weeks and continues for 3 months. The average loss is 1 pound of fat per session, but results vary with your heat tolerance, with those tolerating the most heat losing the most fat. Fat cells are killed with the procedure, but the fat inside the cells must be used as energy with some exercise or the fat may get deposited in untreated areas. Some patients like it when it fills out their breasts or buttocks. Most patients find they are eating slightly less for months afterward as the dead fat cells are feeding them, rather than you feeding your living fat cells. Thermal monitoring ensures we evenly target the areas you desire. Typically, the entire waist is mainly targeted and secondarily your thighs. The arms and neck can also be targeted.

To have all of your questions about Fire & Ice Body Contouring answered, call Dr. Goodnight’s Everlasting Beauty or book a consultation online today.