Body Contouring Specialist

Cocoa Beach Internal Medicine

Santiago M. Leyte-Vidal, MD

Aesthetic Physician & Internist located in Cocoa Beach, FL

If after diet and exercise, you’re left with undesirable pockets of fat on your body, body contouring might be the answer for you. At Cocoa Beach Internal Medicine, located in Cocoa Beach, Florida, Dr. Santiago M. Leyte-Vidal offers a variety of aesthetic treatments, including body contouring. Body contouring is a non-invasive procedure that eliminates stubborn fat and helps reveal the curves and contours you’ve worked so hard to create. It’s quick, easy, and requires little to no downtime. To learn more, call or book an appointment online today.

Body Contouring Q & A


What is body contouring?

Body contouring includes any procedure that contours your figure by removing unwanted fat from the body. At Cocoa Beach Internal Medicine, Dr. Leyte-Vidal offers non-invasive body contouring for patients who have reached their ideal body weight and health status, but still struggle to lose stubborn fat. Fat such as this usually lingers on areas such as:

  • Thighs
  • Belly
  • Under the chin
  • Love handles
  • Back

Doctors can achieve non-invasive body contouring using a number of methods, including:

Radiofrequency lipolysis

Radiofrequency lipolysis destroys fat through a combination of ultrasound technology and heat.


Cryolipolysis targets fat cells with the cold. It destroys their structures by freezing them.

Laser lipolysis

Laser lipolysis, or laser fat reduction, eliminates fat by heating it until the structure is destroyed.

Regardless of how doctors cripple fat cells, they all leave the body the same way. Once compromised, the lymphatic system will process and eliminate the cells on its own time.

How long does body contouring take to work?

People usually notice that they’ve become more toned six weeks after they begin treatment, and they get optimal results within 12 weeks. This is the time it takes for the lymphatic system to eliminate the dead cells.

What is SculpSure®?

Dr. Leyte-Vidal prefers to perform body contouring using SculpSure. SculpSure is laser fat reduction technology. SculpSure is non-invasive and efficient. Dr. Leyte-Vidal performs each SculpSure session in about 25 minutes.

After a SculpSure session, you can go straight back to your day; it requires no downtime. The number of sessions you require depends on your fat loss goals, your health and wellness, and your schedule.

Can body contouring work for me?

The best way for you to know if body contouring can work for you is by scheduling a consultation with Dr. Leyte-Vidal. Ideal candidates have:

  • A healthy body weight
  • A body mass index under 30
  • Bothersome pockets of exercise and diet-resistant fat
  • Realistic expectations for non-invasive contouring

Are you ready to reveal your hard-earned curves and muscles to the world? If so, consider body contouring with Dr. Leyte-Vidal and his compassionate team at Cocoa Beach Internal Medicine. The practice will begin offering SculpSure services at the beginning of May 2019. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, call his office today or use the online booking tool.

SculpSure service will be available starting in the beginning of May, 2019!