Individuals who have undergone a major weight loss are often faced with an excess of skin and tissues that results in the unsightly look of saggy skin. Although these individuals often adopt a healthy and reasonable diet and a solid exercise regimen, these efforts are often insufficient to tighten the skin leaving surgery as the only viable option.
Body contouring, also known as body sculpting, is a cosmetic surgery that draws on a number of various techniques in order to provide patients with firmer, tighter and more voluminous skin all over the body, in the places that need assistance the most.
The fat transfer, is fast becoming one of the most popular forms of body contouring because the procedure can be performed faster than other surgeries, requires less recovery time and can achieve impressive results, while allowing patients the luxury of choosing the location from which fat will be removed as well as where it will be applied.
Fat Grafting, or a fat transfer, is a process that involves removing fat from a donor site on a patient’s own body to be used as a filler in areas in which patients seek volume and shape.
Using liposuction or the gentler syringe liposuction, fat is removed from a donor site. The mixture is treated by first separating the fluid from the fat. It is then set in a centrifuge that separates the living fat cells and those that perish during the suction. The non-live cells are then removed manually leaving a pure concentration of live fat cells that the body is most apt to accept and retain. Finally this pure fat is applied via micro-injection to sites on the body to which a patient wishes to fill or add volume.
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Other options include traditional tucks and liposuction techniques, which are still preferred by many patients. Tucks are one of the oldest forms of cosmetic surgery and can be performed on a number of body parts, including the thighs, stomach, neck, and arms.
Tucks involve removing excess skin and tissue while paying close attention to keeping scarring and any signs of surgery to a minimum. For patients with excess fat in problem areas, liposuction is one of the fastest and most long-term ways to address fatty tissue. Tucks and liposuction are often performed together producing fabulous results. Because excess skin often leads to irregular fatty deposits, a liposuction with a tuck often provides the only means necessary to correct a patient’s condition.
Patients who are interested in any form of body contouring can contact Dr. Andrew Ordon & Dr. Ritu Copra to schedule a personal at either our Palm Desert location or our Beverly Hills location. Patients can make consultations through our contact page or by calling during normal office hours.