Patient Diary:

Summer bodies are made in winter: our best body contouring treatments!

Patient Diary is a series of transformation stories written by Dr. Anna’s patients – they’re raw, personal, and always empowering.

Every year in late May, I have the exact same experience. It starts to get a little warm and I reach for my shorts. Then, the horror sets in—when my white, hairy, winter legs stare back at me. I rush to the gym to try (in vain) to reverse months of eating comfort food on my sofa. Not this summer!

I’ve learned that self-care is a 24 hour, 365 days a year job. And if I want to get summer-ready, I have to exercise and eat well every day. Although there are no quick fixes, there are a number of cosmetic treatments that can enhance my hard work and stubborn areas.

Dr. Anna offers a range of body contouring treatments where results develop over time. So here’s a list of my favourite—tried and tested—treatments that will help you get in shape for summer.


By analysing the DNA from your saliva, Dr. Anna can determine your nutritional and exercise needs. Nutrigenomix testing develops a report that includes information on how genes impact weight loss, cardiometabolic health, nutrient absorption, food intolerances, injury risk, and more, so you can make science-based health decisions.

Why start now?
Crash diets (including keto) are potentially dangerous and not a long-term solution. To lose weight safely, aim for a loss of one to two pounds per week. To achieve this, you’ll need to burn 500-1,000 calories more than you consume each day. So, if your weight loss goal is 10-20 pounds, you can do this safely over a few months and we will encourage you along the way.

Lipolytic shots (Lipo shots)

“Lipo shot” is a deoxycholic acid injection that reduces submental fat under the chin and other problem areas including back of legs and inner thighs. It is essentially a synthetic form of a product in your gallbladder that breaks down the fat in your food. Patients report a slight burning sensation during treatment and 24-48 hours swelling.

Why start now?
Belkyra begins to work straight after it is injected, however, it takes four to six weeks after a treatment session to see the full results. Often, patients require between two and four sessions, a month apart.


TruSculpt by Cutera is a handheld device that is applied directly to the problem area (stomach, arms, thighs etc.) It uses heat to damage up to 24% of fat cells.

Why start now?
According to Cutera, “Fat cells are slowly removed and slowly removed and excreted through the body naturally over a 12-week process.” For the best results, Dr. Anna recommends two to four treatments spaced a month apart along with a meal plan.

We know that summer bodies are made in winter. Take your time to learn what your body needs and nourish yourself.

If you need assistance, or some science-based information, book a complimentary consultation with Dr. Anna by calling (250) 590-0883.

To schedule a complimentary consultation or to book a treatment:

Please call 250.590.0883 or visit our online booking system.

Dr Anna Medical Aesthetics
#322 – 1964 Fort St, Victoria, BC. V8R 6R3

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