Removing Excess Fat
Liposuction is a surgical option for eliminating unwanted fat. It may be the best solution for patients who have large masses of fat or those who have fat in areas that are harder to treat. Liposuction may be the preferred treatment for patients looking to achieve more dramatic body contouring results. Fat removal via liposuction is accomplished by placing small incisions in discreet locations and using a cannula to remove the fat with gentle vacuum suction. Liposuction may be utilized in any of the following areas:
- • Abdomen
- • Waist
- • Hips
- • Thighs
- • Legs
- • Arms
- • Under the chin
- • Back/bra rolls
Smartlipo™ is a revolutionary surgical fat removal system that uses laser energy for a more gentle procedure with beautifully sculpted results. The laser technology used for Smartlipo™ procedures targets specific areas of fat using heat, making it easier to remove the fat cells from the body. Smartlipo™ is an in-office procedure that does not require sedation. Patients may experience post-operative bruising and swelling in the initial days following the procedure. Dr. Thompson will fit you with a post-treatment garment that is to be worn for two weeks to help with the healing process.
CoolSculpting® is a non-surgical fat reduction procedure that has little to no recovery time. CoolSculpting® sends concentrated cooling to the treatment area, which freezes and destroys the targeted fat cells. Once destroyed, the body removes the fat cells through its natural elimination process, causing the results to develop slowly over time. Results can begin to be seen in as little as three to four weeks, with optimal results achieved about three months after your treatment. Each CoolSculpting® procedure is tailored to meet your individual needs with a treatment to transformation plan and can enhance any of the following areas:
- • Abdomen
- • Inner/outer thighs
- • Flanks
- • Under the chin
- • Back rolls
ThermiTight® is a minimally invasive treatment designed to melt away fat and firm the skin. ThermiTight® uses temperature-controlled radiofrequency to target tissue, break down fat, and stimulate skin tightening. The ThermiTight® procedure has little downtime and provides results that develop over time after a single treatment.
Removing Excess Skin
Ideal candidates for tummy tuck surgery (abdominoplasty) may have developed abdominal laxity as they’ve aged or may be struggling to regain their pre-baby body following pregnancy. A tummy tuck addresses laxity from sagging skin and weakened abdominal muscles by tightening the muscles, removing excess skin, and positioning the remaining skin to highlight your abdominal contours.
Body lift candidates have usually undergone massive weight loss and require a more dramatic correction in their lower body. Body lift surgery addresses multiple areas including the abdomen, hips, thighs, and upper buttocks to alleviate the belt of skin that develops after massive weight loss. A body lift can eliminate extra pounds of unwanted skin, providing you with a slender, contoured figure to complement your weight loss achievement.
Thigh lift surgery can help patients achieve the slimmer appearance they desire. A poor outer thigh appearance may be caused by a “saddlebag” profile. Excess skin along the inner thighs can cause painful irritation and chafing. Thigh lift surgery can address both the outer and inner thighs, removing skin and providing a more toned, slender thigh appearance.
Flabby arms can come with age or after weight loss. The “bat wing” appearance can make men and women feel self-conscious, especially in arm-baring clothing. The arm lift utilizes an incision placed along the inner arm, running from the armpit to the elbow, to remove excess skin and fat. A shorter incision may be used for patients who only require mild correction.
Women suffering from cellulite know how frustrating it can be to try to solve this very common problem. Cellfina® is a revolutionary minimally invasive treatment used to reduce the appearance of unwanted cellulite. Cellfina® is the first system to target cellulite at the source—the fibrous bands that place tension on the surface of your skin. Cellfina® treats dimpling of the buttocks and thighs for a smoother appearance, allowing patients to feel more confident shedding their summer cover-ups. A single treatment offers long-lasting results that can be seen within weeks following the treatment.