What is Body Contouring? There are as many meanings as there are shapes, which include a Body Lift, LipoSculpture, Tummy Tucks and Mommy Makeovers. Regardless of terminology, the art of body contouring is a special skill provided by Board Certified Plastic Surgeon such as Dr. Hardesty. His experience, skill and the artistic ability to sculpt a body into an attractive masterpiece.
Traditional liposuction only involves sucking fat cells out with a suction machine. Using a highly defined artistic touch, Dr. Hardesty expends additional time on behalf of their patients by using various modalities to sculpt the desired areas so they blend and produce a natural non- surgical look. They have called their artistic and technical procedure “TULIP LipoSculpture.” T for Tumescent fluid- the use of pre liposuction fluid; U for ultrasonic liposuction (when needed); L for liposuction, I for investing garments that are used for comfortable postoperative compression; and P for post operative LPG/Endomolgie which smooth’s out the areas sculpted. In some patients our surgeons pre-treat the areas with the Errchonia cold laser resulting in a more balanced removal of diet resistant fat. Patients are often elated as the excellent results can transcend their expectations.
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Now, during LipoSculpture performed by Dr. Hardesty, you have an opportunity to become physically wealthy through your own Fat Cell deposits. The surgeons will harvest unwanted fat cells…then store your fat for future use. Later, these fat cells can be utilized to naturally beautify your face, plump your lips, contour your breast, or enhance your buttocks!
The refinement of the abdomen using our unique “CORE” procedure is one of the most rewarding surgical procedures that can be performed. With more than 35 years of combined experience Dr. Hardesty has integrated several techniques for the ultimate Tummy Tuck results. C stands for body contour restoration utilizing their well known LipoSculpture technique; O for obtaining relief of pain; R means the repair and repositioning of stretched muscles; and E is the excision of unwanted skin and fat. This advanced procedure minimizes scarring which can be quite noticeable depending upon the skill of the surgeon and produces an attractive figure which many women lose following childbirth. Patients are usually thrilled with their results.
Often patients who have courageously lost significantly weight still fill the stigmata of being a large person. Despite their change in weight, the residual sagging skin and excess tissue still prevents them from wearing stylish clothes and confidently participating in activities. Dr. Robert Hardesty skillfully performs a unique version of the Body Lift. Their approach combines 3 separate procedures accomplished in one surgery, namely extended Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck), and outer Thigh Lift and a desirable Buttock Lift. The results are truly remarkable and life changing.
It’s no secret that pregnancy can take quite a toll on the body, and many women struggle to lose weight afterwards. The stresses and hectic schedule of raising children leave little time for exercise, which is why many women opt to include a liposuction and tummy tuck in their “Mommy Makeover” procedure. In some cases, women may lose the weight gained through pregnancy, only to find they now have sagging skin in an area that was once tight. This is where a tummy tuck can be quite beneficial.
Many women also see their breasts change after pregnancy, especially if they breastfed their children. Dr. Hardesty often includes a breast augmentation in their “Mommy Makeover” combined procedures. A breast lift or augmentation combined with fat-reducing liposuction and tummy tucks can give a woman confidence and the youthful appearance she desires.
However, Mommy Makeovers aren’t just for new mothers. Many women who have long since finished having children are also opting to get a little work done.
Dr. Hardesty also performs a variety of procedures to attractively contour and enhance various parts of your body. These include: