In San Diego and La Jolla, beach season lasts all year round. While you do your best to stay fit with diet and exercise, genetics and the inevitable aging process can make it difficult to melt excess body fat – and keep it off. If you need a little extra help sculpting a toned, chiseled physique you’re proud to show off in a swimsuit, new innovations in body contouring procedures can go a long way toward springing you back in shape.
At Shumway Cosmetic Surgery in La Jolla, we’re proud to offer the latest body contouring procedures to help you achieve your cosmetic goals. Whether you’re unhappy with stubborn cellulite or want to firm and flatten your stomach after a major weight loss or pregnancy, Dr. Shumway can provide you with his professional recommendations on how to best achieve your desired results.
A fat transfer allows you to erase fine lines and wrinkles or add volume to your lips or cheeks without the use of synthetic fillers. The procedure involves using a special syringe to remove excess fat from your abdomen, buttocks, or thighs and injecting it into an area you’d like to correct. After the initial swelling subsides, you’ll notice that the treatment area is much fuller, and any lines and wrinkles have disappeared.
Liposuction is one of the most popular body sculpting procedures for a reason – it’s incredibly effective at removing unwanted fat from trouble areas like the hips, upper arms, thighs, buttocks, and abdomen. Not only does liposuction trim and smooth your figure for a boost in self-confidence, but it also improves your overall health due to a lower body fat percentage.
While traditional liposuction is effective at removing body fat, it can leave behind a lot of loose, unflattering skin. SmartLipo® Triplex™ addresses this problem by not only providing the fat-blasting power of liposuction, but also enhancing collagen production for firmer, younger looking skin. SmartLipo® Triplex™ may be a good choice if you’re looking for a way to remove excess body fat and tighten your skin without an invasive procedure or intensive recovery.
Cellulite is frustrating is because it can’t be fixed with diet and exercise. The rippled appearance on your thighs, buttocks and abdomen is caused by fat pushing through stiff connective tissue, and the only way to treat it is to target the underlying structure. CelluLaze™ gets to the root of the problem by softening the fibrous bands in the deep layers of your skin and melting the underlying fat. The procedure also improves your skin’s elasticity for a tight, toned look. CelluLaze™ is a non-invasive procedure that provides results you’ll notice immediately.
Everyone wants a toned, sexy stomach. Unfortunately, it’s one of the hardest places to spot reduce with diet and exercise. Pregnancy, weight fluctuation, genetics, and aging all contribute the accumulation of lower belly fat that won’t disappear no matter how many sit-ups you do.
A tummy tuck involves removing excess fat and skin from the stomach and tightening weakened or torn abdominal muscles for a reduced midsection that’s firmer and flatter. While a tummy tuck is incredibly effective at removing excess fat and skin that doesn’t respond to diet or exercise, it’s not a replacement for weight loss. Patients should be in good physical and emotional health, and be at a stabilized body weight before considering a tummy tuck procedure.