Achieving your ideal body takes commitment and discipline, and even still, you may not see your desired results, despite a healthy diet and active lifestyle. At the office of Dr. Julene B. Samuels, MD, FACS, we offer both surgical and non-surgical body contouring treatments so patients can achieve their ideal appearance. Our treatment options are completely customizable, and we can design plans to address one or multiple body areas.

Body Contouring

Surgical Body Contouring

Surgical body contouring refers to surgical procedures designed to sculpt the body using advanced and precise surgical techniques. We offer several different surgical options for those who want to eliminate pockets of stubborn fat from one or more body areas. Patients who want to target excess fat and achieve immediate results make good candidates for one of these surgical options.

Aside from different types of liposuction, we also offer high lateral tension abdominoplasty with circumferential liposuction, a rare and unique procedure that delivers an exceptional outcome. Some of our most popular and effective surgical contouring options include:

The Importance of Choosing the Right Provider

Excellent surgical body contouring results are directly proportional to the efforts and skill of the surgeon performing the procedure. It’s essential that patients choose a provider who not only knows how to perform surgical contouring but has the expertise, skill, and artistic eye to do so. At the office of Dr. Julene B. Samuels, MD, FACS, you can rest assured that you’ll be treated by an advanced surgeon.

Dr. Samuels will customize your procedure using the right techniques, both surgical and non-surgical, so that you achieve the best results. Patients are not limited to surgical or non-surgical contouring options. Instead, they may benefit from a combination for the most comprehensive results. Dr. Samuels has the experience and expertise to determine the best treatment plan for each patient.

Customized Treatments Performed With Skill and Precision

Dr. Julene B. Samuels, MD, FACS, is one of the few plastic surgeons in the state to offer High Lateral Tension Abdominoplasty with Circumferential Liposuction. This procedure requires patients to stay overnight under a private-duty RN’s care. During the procedure, Dr. Samuels uses advanced tummy tuck techniques to contour the abdominal area and other techniques to deliver an exceptional postoperative outcome.



As opposed to liposuction performed to remove only unwanted fat from relatively skin-tight abdomens, tummies with unwanted fat, stretched muscles or loose skin require some form of abdominoplasty, usually in conjunction with liposuction for best results. Liposuction alone does not tighten loose skin, but after removing excess skin and fat by abdominoplasty and after tightening stretched muscles, liposuction can be added to liposculpt the final result.

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A suction-assisted outpatient lipectomy removes unwanted fat from diet- and exercise-resistant areas like hips, arms, inner and outer thighs and knees, abdomen or flanks. Short, inconspicuous scars are made in the skin's natural folds. Ultrasound is used to emulsify fat which is then gently suctioned out. Ultrasound allows more fat to be removed more safely and with less blood loss, bruising and recovery compared to older, traditional liposuction techniques. Ultrasound provides less trauma to tissue while its heat facilitates tightening of overlying skin.

Arm Lift

Arm Lift

An arm lift or brachioplasty is a surgical procedure that reduces excess sagging and drooping skin. It tightens and smooths the underlying supportive tissue that defines the shape of the upper arm and reduces localized pockets of fat in the upper arm region.

Thigh Lift

Thigh Lift

A thigh lift is a surgical procedure aimed at reshaping the thighs by removing excess skin and fat, resulting in smoother contours and improved overall appearance. This procedure is typically sought by individuals seeking to address sagging skin or achieve a more proportionate lower body profile.

Julene Samuels - Renuvion


Renuvion is the most advanced and evolved use of subdermal radiofrequency heat to tighten skin. While similar to BodyTite, it is much faster to perform in larger body areas. Renuvion uses radiofrequency and helium gas in loose skin areas. It's an ideal options for patients who want to avoid surgical body lifts, longer scars and recovery, and those who desire an outpatient procedure.

Julene Samuels - BodyTite


BodyTite is a safe, gentle and effective minimally invasive outpatient procedure that tightens skin (with or without liposuction) and uses radiofrequency heat to tighten the overlying skin. BodyTite is a great solution for less invasive skin tightening with very short scars and recovery compared to body lift surgeries. Radiofrequency heat helps improve skin laxity after pregnancy, aging or weight loss.


RadioFrequency Minimally Invasive Face/Neck lift

FaceTite™, AccuTite™ and Renuvion® are popular, minimally invasive skin rejuvenation treatments that improve the appearance of the face and neck by targeting unwanted fat cells and stimulating natural collagen production. We can perform all of these treatments with or without liposuction to remove excess fat cells from the jawline and neck.

Julene Samuels - Accutite


AccuTite is an advanced, minimally invasive technology for the precise treatment of delicate areas through soft tissue coagulation. It delivers unparalleled clinical results in a single treatment.

AVIVA Skin Tightening

AVIVA Skin Tightening

AVIVA is a nonsurgical labiaplasty alternative that can help tighten and tone the labia without surgery. The device can also help resolve vaginal dryness, improve stimulation and sexual function, and reverse the vaginal aging process. Patients can resume normal daily activities immediately following treatment and generally see results within the first few months.

NonSurgical Body Contouring

While non-surgical contouring treatments may be associated with less risk than surgical options, it’s essential that you choose the right provider to administer these treatments. When performed incorrectly, these non-invasive devices can lead to unwanted effects.

These include skin contour irregularities, contour deformities, residual unwanted fat, and loose skin, requiring the patient to undergo a revision procedure or additional treatments to correct those unwanted effects. When you trust your non-surgical body sculpting treatments to the team at Dr. Julene B. Samuels, MD, FACS, you can feel confident that you will receive the best care and achieve exceptional results.

Non-Surgical Contouring You Can Trust

Dr. Julene B. Samuels, MD, FACS, is a key opinion leader, clinical investigator, and speaker for InMode®, BTL®, and Candela®, companies who have designed the most popular non-surgical body contouring devices available for cosmetic use. She is on the advisory board for BTL® and has conducted countless clinical trials over the years using these devices, including VASER® Shape, UltraShape® Power, EMSCULPT NEO®, and EMSELLA®, to name a few.

She is the only surgeon in the area who has worked with many device companies and offers so many different devices. The team at the office of Dr. Julene B. Samuels, MD, FACS, has a reputation for being innovators in the industry and bringing new technology to the Louisville and Lexington market, which is why patients from all over the country seek out service at our office to undergo an experience they can trust.

Our Treatments

Our non-surgical body sculpting treatments use different forms of energy to target and break down stubborn fat cells. The body responds to the treatment methods and is responsible for eliminating them through the lymphatic system in the weeks following treatment. These treatments are non-invasive and don’t require any surgical techniques, downtime, or recovery.

Most patients can return to their normal daily routine immediately following their appointment. We can use these sculpting devices to reduce fat on the face and body, and we are the only office in Louisville that offers the EMSCULPT NEO® Edge Applicators for sculpting the waist and flanks. Unlike a surgical procedure, a treatment plan with a non-surgical option will typically require more than one treatment. Some of the most popular devices we offer include:

Cosmetic Injectables

Body contouring isn’t limited to surgical and non-surgical devices and techniques. Using natural methods, we can use collagen-building cosmetic injectables like Bellafill® and Sculptra® to help patients contour and fill different areas. We perform the Bella Booty treatment using Bellafill®, an injectable that uses an active ingredient to stimulate natural collagen production to add natural volume to the buttocks and reduce cellulite and tighten the skin.

After an initial series of injections, results will appear gradually in the weeks following treatment. We can also use Sculptra®, another collagen-stimulating injectable, to add volume to different body areas while also improving the appearance of crepey skin and correcting skin laxity, specifically on the back of the hands, the anterior knees, and the upper inner arms.

Body By JBS: The Benefits of a Comprehensive Treatment Plan

Our office offers a comprehensive treatment plan for patients who choose non-surgical body contouring treatments, as most generally require maintenance treatments for long-term results. We offer affordable year-long pricing options for those who want to schedule unlimited treatments with multiple devices to maintain their treatment results and target additional body areas.

The Body By JBS membership pricing applies to all non-surgical body contouring treatments. If you’re interested in Body By JBS membership, we can give you more details at your initial consultation.

Which Treatment Is Right for Me?

Since we offer versatile body sculpting procedures and treatments, an initial consultation is key to determining the best option for you. Some patients may be a better fit for one over the other. Our pre-treatment consultations allow our staff to outline the best treatment protocol for each patient. Patients aren’t limited to a single procedure or treatment but may benefit from a combination for comprehensive results.

During your consultation, we will discuss your concerns in depth, give you more details about each of our treatment options, both surgical and non-surgical, and determine which will help you reach your goals.

ultraShape power

ultrashape power

UltraShape Power is the only FDA-cleared, ultrasound-based and non-invasive body shaping treatment for discriminatory fat cell reduction. UltraShape Power’s advanced USculpt transducer delivers 20% more energy than before. It's the only device that can offer patients 32% permanent fat reduction with no pain, no downtime and no unwanted side effects like bruising, lumps or bumps. The UltraShape Power procedure uses selective pulsed ultrasound to instantly destroy targeted fat without post-procedure discomfort or downtime.

Vaser Shape

Vaser Shape

The VASER Shape treatment uses advanced MC1 technology to warm the selected area and treat the underlying tissue. This smooths, firms and shapes the body by temporarily reducing the appearance of cellulite and increasing local blood circulation and lymphatic drainage. VASER Shape can be used as a standalone treatment and is a perfect complement to body contouring or liposuction procedures to reduce post-operative pain and swelling.

Emsculpt Neo

emsculpt neo

EMSCULPT NEO simultaneously emits synchronized radiofrequency heating and high-intensity electromagnetic energy to tone muscle and reduce fat while tightening skin in a single treatment.

Exilis Ultra 360

Exilis Ultra 360

Exilis Ultra 360 is an FDA-approved nonsurgical treatment that can smooth delicate skin around the eyes, mouth and jawline as well as stubborn love handles, cellulite and fat deposits... all while creating firmer, more youthful-looking skin.

Core to Floor

Core to Floor

Core to floor therapy is the first non-invasive solution to address the entire core. It can improve muscle strength, balance and incontinence using combination treatments of EMSCULPT NEO and EMSELLA devices.




Tone works by emitting electrical muscle stimulation to simulate involuntary muscle contractions. Tone’s four hands-free applicators target specific muscle groups to refine appearance and strength.

Julene Samuels - Profound


Microneedles are used to safely deliver radiofrequency heat below the skin's surface, tightening and smoothing the skin without the need for surgery or disrupting the skin's natural connections. This procedure takes an hour, causes minimal bruising and swelling for 3-5 days, and provides tighter, smoother skin with maximum results after 9-12 months.



Morpheus8 is a nonsurgical microneedling treatment designed to combat the natural loss of skin elasticity and the appearance of wrinkles, lines, and sagging that often come with aging. What sets Morpheus8 apart is its utilization of short-pulsed microneedling with radiofrequency technology, offering variable-depth needle penetration and precise energy delivery.

Cosmetic Injectables and Cellulite

Cosmetic Injectables and Cellulite

Body contouring isn't just limited to surgical and nonsurgical devices and techniques. For natural methods, we use collagen-building cosmetic injectables like Bellafill® and Sculptra® to help patients contour and fill different areas. We perform the Bella Booty treatment using Bellafill®, an injectable with an active ingredient that stimulates natural collagen production to add natural volume to the buttocks, reduce cellulite and tighten the skin.

After an initial series of injections, results appear gradually in the weeks following treatment. We also use Sculptra®, another collagen-stimulating injectable, to add volume to different body areas while also improving the appearance of crepey skin and correcting skin laxity on the back of the hands, the anterior knees and the upper inner arms.

Options for the treatment of cellulite in particular is a constantly evolving area of concern for women, and our office offers several options for patients including the totally nonsurgical options of Vaser Shape and Exilis, but also the minimally invasive options of Aveli , Morpheus8 and Profound.

Young woman's thighs and buttocks with cellulite before and after treatment isolated on white background. Getting rid of excess weight. Result of diet, sports. Improving the skin on legs


Avéli is an FDA-cleared minimally-invasive treatment designed to treat cellulite at its root cause in areas such as the buttocks and thighs by precisely targeting the septae – the tiny walls that exist between fat compartments and that tug down on the overlying skin causing the dimpling of cellulite. Aveli is inserted under the skin to sever these septae, thus smoothing the appearance of cellulite in a single treatment.

Fat Transfer

Fat Transfer

Fat transfer, also known as fat grafting or fat injection, is a cosmetic procedure where fat is harvested from one part of the body (such as the abdomen or thighs) through liposuction and then injected into another area (such as the face, breasts, or buttocks) to enhance volume and contour. It is commonly used to augment facial features, restore lost volume, or improve body proportions, providing a natural and long-lasting alternative to synthetic fillers.