Cosmetic Fat Reduction
A sculpted and slim physique is a desirable trait for both men and women. However, many patients struggle with unwanted body fat, no matter how dedicated they are to a healthy diet and exercise routine.
This is due in large part to the presence of pockets of stubborn fat that remain in the body and cannot be gotten rid of through natural means alone. To treat this remaining fat, plastic surgery and/or cosmetic treatments need to be used.
At AesthetiCare, our experienced and knowledgeable physicians offer various modern fat reduction solutions for patients who desire a sculpted and attractive figure. Our aesthetic experts are dedicated to providing a compassionate and outstanding patient experience every step of the way throughout your body contouring journey.
From your consultation all the way to the completion of your fat reduction procedure, our knowledgeable and caring aesthetic experts will be there to answer any questions you may have. AesthetiCare offers cosmetic fat reduction for patients at several Southern California locations.
What Can Fat Reduction Achieve?
- Slender silhouette
- Smoother body contours
- Customized results
- Healthier-looking physique
- Increased self-confidence
- Ability to wear the clothes you want
Cosmetic Fat Reduction Options for You!
At AesthetiCare, patients have multiple surgical and non-surgical fat reduction options to help them achieve their body contouring objectives. During a private consultation with our aesthetic surgeons, a personalized treatment plan will be developed to address your cosmetic desires and complement your anatomical needs.
At your consultation, you will have the opportunity to discuss your aesthetic frustrations and concerns as well as ask any questions you may have about your options and the methods used to achieve your goals.
Those who are concerned about excess body fat and the appearance of cellulite may want to consider non-surgical treatment with truSculpt®. By delivering modern radiofrequency (RF) energy to the target areas, truSculpt® can destroy fat cells, smooth displeasing cellulite, and tighten skin simultaneously. This approach is ideal for the midsection, thighs, chin, and arms.
Many patients report feeling some slight discomfort with this treatment, though no pain.This body contouring treatment usually takes less than an hour for each treatment area, and the results are permanent.
Maintaining a healthy lifestyle with a balanced diet and regular exercise can help improve and prolong your new body contours.
Please view our fat reduction gallery to see how truSculpt® has benefitted AesthetiCare patients.
Liposuction is one of the most versatile fat removal procedures available that can be performed virtually anywhere on the body for optimal results. One of the best parts about liposuction is that it can be used as a standalone procedure or it can be incorporated in other body contouring procedures, such as tummy tuck surgery and Mommy Makeover surgery.
Using a thin cannula and advanced suction technology, your surgeon can remove localized fat deposits and define the natural contours of your figure. This is achieved by small incisions made in the target area. The cannula is then inserted through this incision to loosen up the stubborn fat, which is then vacuumed out of the body through the cannula.
By undergoing liposuction, patients can eliminate unwanted fat in their hips, thighs, abdomen, flanks, knees, calves, ankles, or neck. Once the fat is removed, those fat cells are gone for good and the treated area will have fewer remaining fat cells. With continued care of the body (diet and exercise), patients can enjoy their results for years.
We invite you to see how liposuction has helped both men and women obtain the contours they desired.
Tummy tuck surgery is designed to address several cosmetic abdominal concerns, including stubborn fat, skin laxity (loose and sagging skin), and muscle weakness. Depending on the desired extent of correction, you may benefit from a mini, full, or extended tummy tuck. Generally, excess tissue is removed, damaged abdominal muscles are repaired, and the remaining skin is tightened to produce a sculpted midsection.
This surgical procedure requires an incision just above the pubic area. The length of this incision depends on whether the patient is undergoing a mini, full, or extended tummy tuck.
After the incision is made, your cosmetic surgeon may use liposuction to remove any subcutaneous fat from the area. Next, the underlying abdominal muscles will be tightened with internal sutures. Lastly, your surgeon will surgically remove any excess skin before closing the incisions.
AesthetiCare welcomes you to peruse our tummy tuck before and after gallery to see the comprehensive results of this procedure.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I combine fat reduction procedures?
Most patients who opt for truSculpt® use it as a standalone procedure so they can enjoy non-invasive contouring results.
Those who undergo tummy tuck surgery often combine it with liposuction to obtain the best and most precise sculpting effects. By combining surgical procedures, you can cut down on your overall cost and recovery time, since you will be having your surgeries and recovering from them at the same time. If you are interested in combining procedures, make sure to ask your aesthetic surgeon during your consultation.
What type of anesthesia will be used for my fat reduction procedure?
Patients who select treatment with truSculpt® do not need any anesthesia, as this non-invasive approach is intended to be comfortable. General anesthesia is necessary for a surgical tummy tuck and most liposuction procedures.
Because anesthesia is used, you will not feel any pain or discomfort during the actual procedure; however, many patients experience some discomfort and soreness during their recovery. The details of your fat reduction treatment will be discussed with you during the initial consultation appointment.
What will my recovery be like for my fat reduction procedure?
Your recovery period will vary, depending on the procedure you undergo. While tummy tuck surgery recovery can take several weeks to return to all normal activities, truSculpt® may only require a few hours before you are able to return to your normal, daily activities.
During your recovery from liposuction and tummy tuck surgery, you will likely experience some soreness — any pain can be treated with prescription and over-the-counter medication. Additionally, for these surgical procedures, you will have some swelling and bruising, which should dissipate over the next few weeks.
It is important that you follow your surgeon’s postoperative instructions during your recovery, which includes refraining from strenuous activities like exercise and lifting heavy objects. If you have any questions during your recovery process, make sure to reach out to AesthetiCare and ask.
Will my fat reduction results be permanent?
Because fat reduction treatments at AesthetiCare either remove or destroy unwanted fat cells, results are expected to be long lasting. However, gaining weight, experiencing pregnancy, aging, and other factors can affect the outcome of your procedure. Leading a healthy, active lifestyle helps preserve fat reduction effects for longer.
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