Body Contouring Options: Noninvasive, Minimally Invasive and Surgical Alternatives

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Body Contouring Options: Noninvasive, Minimally Invasive and Surgical Alternatives

Based on your anatomy, needs, wants and desires you have several choices to contour and slim your silhouette.

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Non-surgical

UltraShape “Power”

The newest, most effective and documented nonsurgical technology, using ultrasound waves to permanently destroy fat cells without any pain or down time).

VellaShape III

Uses radio frequency waves to shrink the skin after UltraShape “Power” and/or liposuction.

Ultrashape “Power” with Vellashape III

  • No pain
  • No surgery
  • No down time

BUT

  • Will not tighten muscles
  • Certain areas difficult to treat

Minimally Invasive

  • Liposuction using tumescent fluid under local anesthesia…
    • Followed by Vellashape III to shrink the skin.
  • Removal of excess skin and fat only under local anesthesia…
    • Followed by Vellashape III to shrink the skin.

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Surgical

A mini tummy tuck includes:

  • Tightening of lower abdominal muscles
  • Removal of excess skin and fat of lower abdomen
  • Liposuction of flanks

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Mini Abdominoplasty with Flank Liposuction

  • Umbilicus (tummy button) not incised
  • Removes excess skin and fat of lower abdomen and flanks
  • Lower abdominal muscles tightened

BUT

  • Upper abdominal muscles not tightened
  • Limited fat and skin resected
  • Surgical procedure with 10-14 days’ recovery    

A classic tummy tuck is like a mini tummy tuck (like #1 above), but in addition it tightens muscles from pubic bone to breast bone.

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  • Upper and lower abdominal muscles tightened
  • Significant amount of skin and fat can be excised

BUT

  • Incision around umbilicus
  • Surgical procedure with 10-21 days’ recovery

An extended tummy tuck (like #2 above), but it removes additional fat and skin towards the hip area.

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A “reverse” abdominoplasty involves:

  • Isolated excess skin and fat resected (or cut out) from upper abdomen with resultant scar.
  • It is located in the inframammary fold (breast crease). Abdominal muscles are usually not tightened

A Fleur de Ly (like #3 above) is a vertical excision added, which allows more removal of loose skin and fat to better create a narrower waistline

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  • Upper and lower abdominal muscles tightened
  • Significant amount of skin and fat can be excised in both the vertical and horizontal plane

BUT

  • Incision around umbilicus
  • Additional vertical incision on abdomen cannot be covered with a two-piece swimsuit
  • Surgical procedure with 10-21 days’ recover

Each of the above have their unique pros and cons

Conclusion

Each of the above options — when performed for the correct indications and when the patient has realistic expectations — often results in a high patient satisfaction, often 95 percent according to RealSelf data.

One Goal, Many Options

The most important factor to consider for your procedure or treatment is seeking the opinion and services of a skilled, experienced and Board Certified Plastic Surgeon who are experts in techniques. The Imagine Plastic Surgery team uniquely provides the full array of both non surgical and surgical alternatives thus filling our motto of “One Goal, Many Options.” For over 30 years Dr. Hardesty, an award winning, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, has proudly been serving Riverside and San Bernardino counties of the Inland Empire and the communities of Rancho Cucamonga, Ontario, Upland, Corona, Chino Hills and Redlands. For over 30 years Dr. Hardesty and the Staff of Imagine Plastic Surgery have provided comprehensive Cosmetic Plastic Surgery services and procedures to Riverside and San Bernardino counties of the Inland Empire and the communities of Rancho Cucamonga, Ontario, Upland, Corona, Chino Hills and Redlands.

What is the cost?

At Imagine Plastic Surgery, we offer a variety a different procedures that all vary in prices. We strive in being transparent to all potential patients and being up front with how much our services may cost. For more information regarding the costs and prices, visit our plastic surgery prices page!

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