Body Sculpting Specialist

Cocoa Beach Internal Medicine

Santiago M. Leyte-Vidal, MD

Aesthetic Physician & Internist located in Cocoa Beach, FL

If you’ve been eating healthily and working out, but you still have troublesome pockets of fat, consider eliminating the fat with body sculpting. At Cocoa Beach Internal Medicine in Cocoa Beach, Florida, Dr. Santiago M. Leyte-Vidal offers non-invasive body sculpting to rid you of those stubborn fatty tissues. Body sculpting helps to highlight the hard work you’ve already done. To learn more, schedule an appointment online or over the phone today.

Body Sculpting Q & A


What is body sculpting?

Body sculpting is a technique that Dr. Leyte-Vidal uses to non-surgically target and destroy fatty tissue. Body sculpting isn’t a weight loss method, but rather a way to eliminate fat that you can’t get rid of even after diet and exercise.

Body sculpting works on a variety of different areas of the body, including the:

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

These areas of the body are prime targets for body sculpting, and Dr, Leyte-Vidal can help you target your fat in these areas and get rid of it for good.

How does body sculpting work?

Doctors can sculpt your body using a number of different strategies, including:

  • Fat freezing
  • Fat heating
  • Fat breakdown via ultrasound technology

At Cocoa Beach Internal Medicine, Dr. Leyte-Vidal prefers using laser heat treatment. He uses SculpSure® laser treatment to heat the targeted fat cells until they become structurally damaged. He applies this laser heat through a flat applicator.

Once fat cells are damaged, the lymphatic cells naturally process and eliminate them. The whole process takes around 12 weeks to complete, but you notice toning at six weeks.

After the lymphatic system eliminates your fat cells, they won’t come back. In this way, body sculpting is permanent. However, if you gain a significant amount of weight, your results will become null.

Is body sculpting right for me?

The only way to know for sure if body sculpting is right for you is by discussing your goals with Dr. Leyte-Vidal. However, in general, body sculpting might be the right fit for you if you have:

  • A stable body weight
  • Pockets of fat that don’t respond to dietary changes or exercise
  • A desire for a non-invasive solution
  • No time for a long recovery
  • Realistic goals

If you think you might be a good candidate for body sculpting, contact Dr. Leyte-Vidal today and schedule a time to discuss your goals and see what’s possible with the magic of modern technology.

Does body sculpting hurt?

Most invasive procedures involve some amount of pain, and body sculpting comparatively is not as painful. To make sure you’re comfortable, Dr. Leyte-Vidal always makes sure that he adjusts the body sculpting equipment. For example, to keep you comfortable during laser fat removal, he sets the laser applicator to simultaneously release a cooling mechanism. This keeps your skin from becoming damaged.

The procedure is also quick, with little to no downtime. One SculpSure treatment, for example, only takes 25 minutes. Once you’re done, you can return to work or whatever else your day holds. With body contouring, there’s no downtime compared to other more invasive procedures like liposuction.

If you think that body sculpting might be the answer for you, call or book an appointment online with Dr. Leyte-Vidal and his team at Cocoa Beach Internal Medicine today. The practice will begin offering SculpSure services at the beginning of May 2019.

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