Body Contouring Techniques
Body contouring is a term we use to describe a wide range of surgical procedures designed to alter and improve your body size, shape and proportions. Some body contouring can be quite effectively managed with simple, non-invasive treatments. These are non-surgical in nature and include Thermage®, Accent® and Vaser Shape® you can read about these in the Non-Invasive Body Contouring section. Surgical Body Contouring are among the most popular procedures performed world wide today. These procedures are highly specific to your individual needs and every patient is approached differently. Dr. Marcus is known for his individual approach to surgery, not using a “cookie cutter” approach that some surgeons use where all patients must fit the same procedure. The recovery time will vary depending on the complexity of the procedure you choose. Dr. Marcus’ consultations are very informative and allow you to make an educated and informed decision. Body contouring is one of Dr. Marcus’ areas of expertise. These are all performed on an outpatient basis in the private in-office surgery suite.
Liposuction is an extremely common procedure which contours or shapes one body. Liposuction removes unwanted fatty deposits anywhere on the body, even the face and neck.This involves the use of different diameter hollow tubes, or cannulas, to suction the fat from the area treated. This follows the placement of the tumescent solution. Incisions are usually 2-3mm in size and leave a very small scar. One of the main benefits of liposuction is that so much can be accomplished through several very small incisions.
The Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Center of David E. Marcus, M.D. is pleased to offer CoolSculpting to our valued friends and patients throughout Santa Rosa and the greater Bay Area!
SAFELipo® is considered by many experts to be a breakthrough in the evolution of liposuction, representing the future of body contouring.
Is a laser assisted liposuction. As before, a tumescent solution is first instilled. Next, the very fine laser fiber is introduced into the area to melt the fat cells. The melted fat is then extracted with small diameter cannulas as we discussed. In addition to being quite a gentle process, SmartLipo offers the additional benefit of encouraging the skin to shrink over time. This is a slightly more time consuming procedure. SmartLipo is also helpful in the treatment of cellulite.
Is a marvelous procedure which can transform your abdomen in a few short hours. A consultation is necessary to determine if a tummy tuck is needed, or will liposuction or a mini tummy tuck suffice. Abdominoplasty is a more invasive procedure with a longer recovery period. However, the benefits are well worth it.
Mini Tummy Tucks are shorter, less involved procedures which will work if your problem is confined to the lower abdomen only. The scar is shorter and there is less recovery. Muscles can be tightened even in the mini tummy tuck cases if necessary.
Full abdominoplasty provides a more dramatic result. Often liposuction is combined with muscle repair and skin removal to transform your body.