Body contouring procedures involve sculpting a person’s body to meet their desire of having a pleasing appearance. To achieve this, plastic surgeons implement several techniques and surgeries to get the needed effect. Through these procedures, plastic surgeons give patients the appearance they always dreamed of. Patients eventually end up receiving a serious boost to their self-esteem and gain a lot of confidence that helps them take on future challenges.
Body contouring covers several areas of the body with the intention of enhancing the way they look. Each procedure serves a specific purpose. One particular procedure can be used to remove excess fat while another can be used to improve the positioning of a particular body part.
Body Contouring Options
Here is a list of some of the most popular body contouring procedures:
Tummy tuck: A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, sculpts and shapes the abdomen and waist by removing excess fat bulges and sagging skin. This procedure is particularly effective with patients who have lax skin as a result of significant weight fluctuation, such as women post-pregnancy, and patients who have lost a large amount of weight.
Liposuction: This is a very popular body contouring procedure that involves the removal of stubborn or excess fat from the body. It is a simple surgery carried out using local anesthesia. The plastic surgeon makes small incisions in the fatty areas and inserts small tubes that suck out the stubborn fat. There are different methods of liposuction, but they all primarily involve sucking out the fat.
Breast augmentation: A lot of women are concerned about the appearance of their breasts. They either feel their breasts are too droopy or too small. In order to provide them with the desired size and appearance, plastic surgeons perform a procedure known as breast augmentation. It basically involves using surgical techniques to increase size and improve the position of the breasts to create a fuller appearance.
Interested in Learning More About Body Contouring Procedures? Contact Dr. Sanjay Lalla.
If you’d like more information about body contouring, take the first step – contact us today with any questions you may have. To schedule your plastic surgery consultation with Dr. Sanjay Lalla, call our West Orange office at 973-324-9455 or our Jersey City office at 201-763-6764. We look forward to hearing from you.
As we age, it becomes more and more difficult to maintain a flat, shapely abdomen. Sometimes, no matter how intensely a person diets or exercises, pockets of fat and excess skin in the stomach area just won’t go away. One of the most common and effective solutions to this frustrating problem is a Tummy Tuck, clinically known as an abdominoplasty.
Let’s explore some of the main talking points to find out if a tummy tuck is right for your body.
Just how effective is a tummy tuck? According to those who have had one – very. The procedure received a staggering 95 percent “worth it” rating based on feedback from thousands of recent tummy tuck patients.
What does a tummy tuck do? An abdominoplasty removes excess fat and skin on the abdomen and tightens stomach muscles, helping to provide a flatter appearance.
Who is the best candidate for a tummy tuck? The patients best suited for a tummy tuck are healthy adults who have pockets of fat or excess skin in the abdominal area that have not responded well to traditional diet and exercise. Older, slightly obese adults are also a good fit for a tummy tuck, since skin loses elasticity as we age. Tummy tucks are also an effective solution for women whose stomach muscles and skin have stretched during pregnancy and birth.
Is there any reason to delay a tummy tuck? Yes, as certain circumstances can diminish the results of a tummy tuck. Women who still plan to become pregnant should hold off on an abdominoplasty until they are done having children. Also, patients who wish to lose a large amount of weight before the procedure are advised to postpone surgery, since skin tends to loosen after weight loss. Delaying the procedure in these cases will ensure long-lasting results.
Tummy Tuck in West Orange and Jersey City
Ready to explore plastic surgery for the first time? Take the first step – contact us today. To schedule your plastic surgery consultation, call our West Orange office at 973-324-9455 or our Jersey City office at 201-763-6764. We look forward to hearing from you.
Weight loss…who hasn’t struggled with it at some point in life? Whether you struggled with your weight as a child or were blessed with an other-worldly metabolism until you weren’t, we’ve all had the specter of those extra ten or fifteen pounds cast a long shadow in our lives. Most clients who come into my office looking for a medical solution to their weight issues have earnestly tried all kinds of diets and exercise regimens. Frankly, sometimes diet and exercise just cannot get the job done. Just like you can’t choose your family, you can’t choose your genes. For those clients I offer an array of options including abdominoplasty, or tummy tuck as it is more commonly known, and liposuction. Now I am happy to introduce a new procedure called Lipotherme.
Lipotherme, or Laser Lipo, is a revolutionary and minimally invasive procedure for the removal of fat using the high-powered Lipotherme™ laser to sculpt your body. In addition to removing unwanted fat, the laser’s thermal effect actually causes the skin to tighten, resulting in firmer, smoother skin in the treated area. Although Lipotherme cannot completely replace traditional liposuction, it is a promising alternative for many clients looking to remove relatively small pockets of fat. Lipotherme requires only a local anesthetic and involves virtually no downtime for recovery.
Yes you read correctly, no downtime! Most patients resume normal activities the day after their procedure, however, it is recommended you wait several days before resuming strenuous activity such as exercising. So how does this procedure work? Though it sounds like magic, it is science.
To perform this procedure, I first administer a mild numbing agent to the targeted zone. Then a small metal tube called a cannula is inserted under the skin and a tiny laser beam is fired as I move the cannula back and forth. As the laser warms the fat cells, it creates a thermal effect. Fat cells, which are highly receptive to thermal energy, are liquefied. Next I will aspirate (suction) the liquefied fat cells away. And voila, you are finished! Click here if you would like to see before and after pictures.
This non-invasive procedure can be used to target a large number of areas:
• Abdomen • Knees
• Arms (back of arms) • Ankles
• Waist (love handles) • Back (bra line)
• Thighs (inner and outer) • Hips (saddle bags)
• Face (chin and cheeks)
If you would like more information or pictures of Lipotherme please refer to the Lipotherme page on our website. Please contact us today to schedule a consultation or to ask any additional questions you may have.