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Micro Invasive Body Contouring Specialist

Richard D Gentile, MD -  - Plastic Surgeon

Gentile Facial Plastic and Aesthetic Laser Center

Richard D Gentile, MD

Plastic Surgeon located in Youngstown, OH & Akron, OH

Some fat deposits are too stubborn to be conquered by even the best diet and exercise regime. But many people don’t want to turn to surgery just to fix these relatively small flaws. That’s where minimally invasive body contouring comes in. Using a variety of techniques and tools like radiofrequency waves and cool plasma wands, Dr. Gentile of Plastic Surgery and Aesthetic Laser Center can make precise changes to the shape of your body, and even smooth and tone your skin. If you live in the Youngstown, Ohio, or Akron, Ohio area and would like to make an appointment, call the office or set one up online.

Micro Invasive Body Contouring Q & A

What is body contouring?

Body contouring is the name given to several techniques used to reduce and remove pockets of fat and carefully reshape the body. Body contouring procedures are non-surgical and typically require no recovery time; most people only experience a little redness or swelling that quickly passes. The convenience and mild side effects make these techniques a great way to finally beat stubborn fat pockets.

What are some of my options for body contouring?

Gentile Plastic Surgery and Aesthetic Laser Center has the most cutting-edge body contouring technology available, including these most popular options:


A newer arrival on the market, BodyTite uses a kind of radio frequency to remodel fat deposits beneath the skin. This is an option for easily eliminating saggy or wrinkly skin without the drawbacks of surgery. This is the least invasive of the most popular options and is done through RF wave only. FaceTite, a non-surgical alternative to a facelift, is also available.

iGenesis Renuvion

Renuvion is a state of the art technique for smoothing skin and removing unflattering fat deposits. By combining a gentle jet of helium with powerful radio waves, Dr. Gentile can use the precision of cool plasma to tighten skin, all while promoting collagen growth. While this requires a small incision, this procedure is still minimally invasive and usually requires no downtime.


VASER, or Vibration amplification of sound energy at resonance, is a combination of 3rd generation ultrasound technology and liposuction, used to reshape fat deposits. First, you’ll receive a quick injection of an emulsifying solution to the area in question. When exposed to ultrasound waves, this solution makes fat much easier for the liposuction probe to remove.

Minimally invasive body contouring has few side effects and very few risks, so many people often consider it their first option for removing stubborn fat deposits. Many more techniques are available, so the best way to find the right one for you is to make an appointment to talk with Dr. Gentile in person.

If you are interested in these or any other body contouring techniques, or if you have questions, call the office or set up an appointment with the online scheduling tool.

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Micro Invasive Body Contouring