A big challenge in modern life emerges after changing to a healthy diet, getting into a good exercise pattern and then we are left with areas of resistant fat that just won’t go away. These areas need to be reduced in size and contoured by medical intervention.

Fortunately, there are very effective non-invasive and minimally invasive procedures available today to shape and contour these unwanted areas.

The need for contouring small and larger areas of unwanted fat is ever increasing. People are more health conscious and exercise orientated. The sad part is that despite, and often after a diet certain areas are resistant to go away despite a very good weight.

Many physical devices are on the market with often very disappointing results. If one adds an injectable solution to these areas before they are mechanically treated the results are much more satisfying.

These substances are called lipolytic (fat dissolving) and until recently only one such substance could be used for small areas, whereas our medical doctors have access to a new lipolytic that can be used for the bigger areas.

At Longiva Healthy Ageing Institute our Body Contouring services include:


A solution called Ceccarelli is injected into the fat pockets to dissolve excess fat from certain areas. This is administered with fine needles into the smaller pockets of fat e.g. double chin, jowls, fat bags under the eyes as well as ‘wings’ on the side of the upper arms

4 weeks between treatments is given. Usually 3 treatments are necessary for a great result.


Cryo Cooltech® is a fat freezing device which is an extremely safe and effective way of removing stubborn localized fat pockets resulting in body shaping, body contouring and centimeter loss. One session may shrink a stubborn area by up to 30%

How does it work?
A suction-like device draws in the tissue and cools the fat cells which shrink, break down and are removed by the body’s natural metabolic process. The skin is protected using a gel-infused pad so there is zero downtime, minimum bruising, if any. The procedure is painless. There is a slight tightening of the skin as the suction device is applied but as the skin goes numb any discomfort quickly subsides.

Am I suitable?
The ideal client is someone who is relatively slim but has a stubborn roll of belly fat, love handles, flabby underarms, hips, back and/or abdominal fat; stubborn hard to reach fat that does not respond to diet and exercise. It’s particularly efficient at shaping the waist, giving a lean, toned curve.

Treatment explained
You will recline while a suction-like device draws in the targeted tissue and cools the fat cells which then shrink, break down and are removed by the body’s natural metabolic process. The skin is protected using a gel-infused pad so there is zero downtime, minimum bruising, if any.

How long does it take?
Recommended treatment can vary from 1-3, hour-long sessions on the same area, every 4-6 weeks. Results can be seen 15 days post treatment with the final result visible approximately 3 months post treatment. It is important to note that this is not for weight loss but instead for sculpting the body and eliminating stubborn rolls or pockets of hard to reach fat. Results will continue to improve for up to 4 months.

12 weeks are allowed between treatments for maximum effect. Usually two treatments are done with a third session where Velashape ® Radio Frequency contouring is done to finally tighten and smooth out the area.

Treatment Area’s

  • Tummy
  • Hips
  • Thighs
  • Buttocks
  • Back
  • Arms
  • Torso
  • Knees


  • 20 – 40% Fat Reduction
  • Breaks down and destroys fat cells
  • Firms, slims and tones the body
  • No downtime
  • FDA approved
  • FREE Consultation

VelaShape III® is the most modern, effective radio frequency device used for these unwanted areas of resistant fat. This procedure gives stunning results in areas of cellulite and uneven areas of fat left after dieting and toning. 

Usually 4 sessions are necessary per area


Aqualix® is a lipolytic that can be injected into bigger areas like the’ wings’ under the upper arms, the ‘love handles’, the ‘saddle bags over hips and the inside fat pads of the knees. It works very well on its own for moderate areas but is excellent if used in combination with a device that stimulate fat breakdown like freezing the fat.


Endermologie is the first cellulite treatment to be approved by the FDA. This non-invasive technique uses physical stimulation (a mechanical massage) to firm up the skin and increase circulation, resulting in the temporary reduction of cellulite. Endermologie can also help relieve minor muscular aches and improve skin tone and radiance.

Usually one to two treatments a week is required.
To maintain results, we recommend a minimum of six to ten treatments for noticeable, dramatic results

Treatment Area’s
Love Handles

Longiva Medical Institute is an integrative health and wellness clinic designed with the modern individual in mind.


152 Western Service Road, 
Woodmead, Johannesburg, 
South Africa