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Body Contouring – Liposuction, Vanquish, Exilis, & VelaShape

Body contouring using Exilis, Vanquish, liposuction.

Body Contouring Liposuction, Exilis, Vanquish, and VelaShape

Do you have stubborn areas of fat or cellulite that won’t respond to diet and exercise? The Georgia Dermatology Center is pleased to offer four treatments for quick body contouring:

  1. Liposuction is an outpatient procedure that permanently removes fat and tightens skin on the neck, abdomen, and legs using local anesthesia.
  2. Exilis body contouring treatments are non-surgical and can tighten loose skin on your neck, abdomen, back, arms, and legs. The third body treatment is
  3. Vanquish uses controlled heating and cooling to ensure energy is delivered to various depths in the tissue without pain.
  4. VelaShape. This is a non-surgical treatment that smooths away cellulite using a unique combination of infrared and radio frequency energies.


Liposuction can be a great alternative for men and women who struggle with stubborn, undesirable areas of fat that do not respond to diet and exercise. Liposuction can remove unwanted fat that exercise can’t reach.

Dr. Alexander Gross uses a proven liposuction method known as tumescent liposuction to remove excess body fat from the upper and lower abdomen, back, hips (saddlebags), flanks (muffin top), inner and outer thighs, and neck and arms. The chosen treatment areas will be infused with tumescent anesthesia, a sterile solution that actually provides pain relief while also reducing bleeding and bruising, and making fat easier to remove.

A very small incision is made (located in areas where they will be as inconspicuous as possible) and a cannula is inserted to suction out the unwanted fat.

After the procedure, a compression garment is worn to help the skin contract and heal. It will also help to contour and smooth the skin. Patients are usually up and around in a day or two but strenuous activities are restricted for 1 to 2 weeks.

The body contouring results from liposuction can be dramatic. Legs and hips become thinner and shapelier. Noticeably, stomachs reduce in size, become flatter and firmer. Liposuction is not a substitute for exercise or weight loss. The best candidates are at or near their ideal body weight.

For before and after photos of Dr. Gross’ liposuction patients click here.

Cool Laser Liposuction

The Cool Laser Liposuction procedure is mostly used to reduce fat in the face and neck areas. CoolLipo a minimally invasive outpatient procedure that liquefies excess fat for easy removal is used in conjunction with tumescent liposuction. CoolLipo’s unique technology even goes beyond standard liposuction to reform collagen and tighten skin from the inside out making it an excellent procedure to use on facial areas.

During the procedure, an anesthetic solution is injected into the treatment area, causing the tissue to swell and become firm. This firming process allows for more control and better contouring. Next, a small tube containing a laser fiber is inserted into the fatty area. As the laser energy makes contact under the skin, it breaks apart and liquefies the fat. The excess fat is then easily removed by a vacuum.

Cool Laser Liposuction is ideal for small fatty areas, especially for the facial, neck, and chin area. Results should be seen within a week after treatment, and skin will continue to improve for 2-6 months post procedure.

Body Contouring Vanquish™

The Vanquish treatment works by using Radio-frequency (RF) energy. RF penetrates the body and is absorbed by fat cells in the abdomen. The focused heat liquidizes the fat and ruptures the cells in the targeted area, effectively destroying the fat cells without damaging muscle or skin. Best results are seen with 4-6 treatments.

After just a few weeks of Vanquish treatment, you’ll begin enjoying a slimmer abdomen. Just think, you can enjoy wearing those snug fitting jeans and shorts once again. For more about Vanquish+


Exilis is considered to be one of the best non-invasive skin tightening and fat reduction procedures on the market. Our patients at Georgia Dermatology, located north of Atlanta,  love the results they see from Exilis, and most return to have multiple areas treated.

Georgia Dermatology was one of the first practices in the Atlanta area to offer Exilis. It continues to generate excitement and a high level of satisfaction for our patients. Our highly experienced staff are experts at choosing the best parameters for each patient, and regularly achieve dramatic results in fat reduction and skin tightening.

To learn more about body contouring using Exilis click here+

Exilis has been so popular, we have attracted patients from all over Atlanta including Alpharetta, Johns Creek, Roswell, Sandy Springs, Milton, Suwanee and Duluth.


Now you can reduce cellulite, tighten skin, and improve your own body’s contour without injections or anesthesia.

The new and improved VelaShape procedure uses infrared light, radiofrequency energy, and massage to melt away cellulite and extra inches in the midsection, buttocks, arms, and legs. As a result, metabolism of stored energy and lymphatic drainage are reactivated, reducing the amount of stored fat.

Velashape works great as a stand alone treatment, or to enhance the results of liposuction. A series of 5 treatments is recommended for best results.

Studies show that VelaShape treatment reduces an average of over 2 centimeters in thigh circumference and sixty percent improvement in skin texture, laxity, and tone after five treatments. Most patients experienced no pain or discomfort during or after the procedure.

Georgia Dermatology Center is one of the few centers in the Atlanta area to offer such a variety of body shaping procedures. If you live in Alpharetta, Johns Creek, Roswell or other Atlanta metro areas, call to find out which procedure is right for you. The consultation is free and all you have to lose is unwanted bulges!

Georgia Dermatology Center has now partnered with Olansky Dermatology & Aesthetics. This partnership gives our patients added confidence and convenience when choosing the right source for their skin-related medical needs.

Our acclaimed providers, staff, and top-tier level of service will remain the same, Dr. Gross will be here to lead the charge at our Cumming office. We will continue to provide our patients with the same quality care and excellent service that has made us the “Best of Forsyth” for eight years in a row.

Georgia Dermatology Center’s suite of services will be increased by several additions. These include Mohs surgery, an advanced surgical procedure that removes skin cancer effectively using only local anesthesia. Additionally, this partnership will allow our patients to take advantage of a larger group of accepted insurance options. This widens the scope of patient access without incurring out-of-network fees.

The end result of this merger will only heighten patient care, and that our primary mission.





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