Body contouring procedures come into play when diet and exercise fall short in helping you reach a desired body silhouette. There are several options for targeting stubborn fat, removing loose or sagging skin and improving the body’s curves and contours. Below are three smart options that deliver unique ways to help you fine-tune your figure.
1. Tummy Tuck
Abdominoplasty, commonly called a tummy tuck, is a surgical body contouring procedure designed to remove excess stomach skin, tighten and repair stretched abdominal muscles and create a firmer, flatter midsection. This body contouring option is especially popular among people who’ve lost a significant amount of weight, anyone who can’t get the waistline they’d like through diet and exercise, and women who’ve had one or more pregnancies.
When you lose weight through lifestyle changes like a healthy diet and consistent exercise, you unfortunately don’t get to choose exactly from where that weight will be lost. Even if you are already at or near your target body weight, you may still feel frustrated with stubborn, isolated fat deposits (like the love handles) keep you from looking and feeling your best. Liposuction can be a wonderful body contouring option in these situations because it can target and remove specific areas of fat and create a slimmer, more flattering silhouette.
CoolSculpting® is a noninvasive body contouring procedure that utilizes a revolutionary cooling technique to target and remove stubborn, unwanted fat without surgery. During a treatment session, a handheld device is used to freeze and kill fat cells below the skin’s surface. The cells are naturally eliminated from the body over the following months, which leaves the treatment area slimmer and smoother. Its lack of anesthesia, needles or incisions make CoolSculpting® a popular noninvasive alternative to liposuction for individuals who want to slim down specific problem areas.
Dr. David Kaufman earned a bachelor of science degree from the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, graduating with distinction, the highest academic honor. As an active duty naval special warfare officer, he served our nation for four years, including duty in Operation Desert Storm. He then attended Harvard Medical School, receiving his medical doctor degree in 1996. From there, he entered and completed postdoctoral surgical training in a combined general and plastic surgery residency at Stanford University Medical Center.
A board-certified plastic surgeon and member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Dr. Kaufman’s diverse surgical experience and skill enables him to choose procedures and techniques to best suit each patient. Consider him and his practice, Kaufman Plastic Surgery, if you are looking for a plastic surgeon in the Sacramento area.