Excess fat and skin are two of the most common concerns among our patients at Richmond Aesthetic Surgery. Many who have troublesome areas of fat deposits or sagging skin are very physically active and maintain a healthy diet. However, these traditional methods of weight loss are not always effective in achieving the results they desire. Our practice’s body contouring options can help tighten and tone the body for a slimmer, trimmer, more youthful physique. You can learn more about these procedures below. If you would like to schedule a consultation with one of our plastic surgeons, please contact our office today.
A tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) can eliminate excess abdominal skin while simultaneously tightening the underlying musculature. This procedure can be particularly beneficial for mothers who have had their abdominal muscles stretched or torn during pregnancy. After a tummy tuck procedure, patients can achieve a flatter, more athletic-looking stomach.
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For patients who are at or near their ideal weight, liposuction can help eliminate stubborn pockets of fat. Oftentimes, isolated fat deposits persist in spite of rigorous exercise and a healthy diet. Our plastic surgeons can use liposuction to target almost any area of the body, including the upper and lower abdomen, love handles, hips, thighs, knees, and even the chin or neck. Liposuction can result in a slimmer, more toned figure.
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CoolSculpting® is a non-invasive alternative to tummy tuck surgery and other body contouring procedures. This FDA-cleared treatment utilizes cooling energy to gently freeze stubborn areas of fat in a process that takes 35 to 60 minutes to complete. CoolSculpting® works by breaking down the excess fat cells, which are gradually removed from the body via metabolic processes. The treatment is ideal for creating a more toned figure by contouring trouble areas such as the abdomen, flanks, hips, and thighs.
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Body Fat Grafting
Body fat grafting is a surgical technique designed to redistribute the patient’s own fat to create a more proportionate and contoured silhouette. Excess body fat is harvested from one area of the body using liposuction. This fat is then purified and processed before being reintroduced at an area of the body such as the breasts or buttocks for natural-looking augmentation.
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A mommy makeover is designed to address a variety of common concerns simultaneously and restore a woman’s body to her pre-pregnancy figure. Each procedure is custom-tailored to meet the patient’s unique needs. Mommy makeovers frequently consist of procedures including: breast augmentation, breast lift, tummy tuck, liposuction, and non-surgical facial rejuvenation.
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Body Contouring After Major Weight Loss
Men and women who achieve major weight loss have taken a huge step toward living a healthier lifestyle. However, the remaining excess skin often hangs or sags from the body, ultimately leading to irritation, self-consciousness, or limited physical activity. Body contouring procedures such as a body lift, thigh lift, or arm lift can eliminate excess skin for a smoother, toned figure and help patients fully realize their goals.
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Vectra® 3D Imaging
To help patients visualize the results they can achieve from a body contouring or other surgical procedure, our practice utilizes Vectra® 3D Imaging. This technology allows Dr. Zemmel to alter an image of the patient to reflect potential changes they can expect should they undergo a certain procedure. Not only does this give patients a more realistic view of their outcome, but it improves doctor-patient communication, allowing Dr. Zemmel to better tailor an individual’s treatment plan based on their aesthetic goals.
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