You work hard exercising and keeping a healthy diet, but sometimes that is not enough to keep your body looking firm and youthful. Weight loss, aging and pregnancy can cause significant changes to your body that cannot be corrected without a surgical intervention. At Houston Dermatology and Plastic Surgery our surgeons will work with you to tailor a customized approach to address all your body aesthetic concerns. We offer a wide selection of body contouring procedures including invasive and non-invasive procedures.
Whether you wish to contour your body or get rid of cellulite, you can find a solution for your specific cosmetic concern. For example, if you have lost a substantial amount of weight, you may have excess skin that cannot be tightened by exercising alone. In this case, a body lift can assist with contouring the body and addressing specific issues created when you lost a large amount of weight.
Today, new methods of liposuction, which employ less pressure or cause less swelling or bruising, make it possible to remove fat with better results. Liposuction provides an ideal way for women and men of a healthy weight to get rid of deposits or pockets of fat. This fat cannot be smoothed out by diet or exercise. Therefore, liposuction is often recommended to give certain areas of the body a firmer and more toned look.
One of the advanced body-contouring procedures is known as CoolSculpting. Compared to traditional liposuction, the procedure is much less invasive. It delivers results that normally require a more invasive approach.
During CoolSculpting, a process known as cryolipolysis is used. This process places a roll of fat into 2 panels that freeze the fat, reducing the fat layer by as much as 25%. Body contouring or fat removal procedures get rid of unwanted adipose tissue. While some processes may be more invasive, such as liposuction, non-invasive procedures may include the use of lasers, ultrasound, freezing, or radiofrequency to realize results.
More invasive procedures, such as thigh lifts or tummy tucks, may also be featured by cosmetic surgical specialists. At Houston Dermatology and Plastic Surgery, our skillful surgeons will be able to provide you more information regarding which option is best for you.
Also known as an abdominoplasty, a tummy tuck helps anyone whose stomach has changed in size and needs to tighten their abdomen and reduce its size. The procedure involves removing excess fat and skin and tightening the walls of the abdominal muscles. This procedure is recommended for patients who have a protruding stomach that does not respond to dieting or exercise. It is especially ideal for women who have gone through multiple pregnancies.
We invite you to come into one of our two Houston Dermatology and Plastic Surgery offices for a complimentary consultation.