Body Contouring (Surgical and Nonsurgical Skin Tightening Procedures) – La Jolla & Encinitas, CA

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About Body Contouring

The term "body contouring" is one that is regularly used in the plastic surgery industry to describe a series of procedures that can help to create a more curvaceous figure. Women and men who have recently lost weight, or whose weight has fluctuated over the years, may be interested in a body contouring procedure at Schoemann Plastic Surgery in La Jolla, CA to remove fat, sculpt the body, and tighten the skin. Additionally, body contouring can be used for those who have found that diet and exercise are no longer providing the results they desire. Double board-certified and fellowship-trained plastic surgeon Dr. Mark Schoemann provides a number of body contouring options, from breast lift surgery, abdominoplasty, and liposuction to fat transfers and laser skin tightening treatments. The options for redefining and rejuvenating your physique are endless.

Ideal Candidates

You may be a great candidate for body contouring if you have sagging skin, deflated body parts (such as the breasts or buttocks), or fat in areas that are hard to lose. The hips, flanks, neck, abdomen, and lower back are all areas where fat can collect, creating unwanted bulges. Good candidates for body contouring are southern CA men and women who maintain a healthy weight and wish for a tighter, more sculpted shape.

Surgical Technique

During your consultation, Dr. Schoemann will design a body contouring treatment plan for you. This could consist of both surgical and nonsurgical procedures. Surgeries, like liposuction, abdominoplasty, liposuction, and breast lift or augmentation usually require general anesthesia. The goal during each of the surgical treatments is to create very small incisions that can be concealed by undergarments and to minimize undesired fat and extra skin, revealing a smoother, thinner body. With most body contouring procedures, Dr. Schoemann will begin with the abdomen but it could change depending on the patient’s body. He will remove excess skin from the stomach area and then move on to tighten the abdominal wall, to reveal a flatter tummy. After the entire abdomen area is complete, Dr. Schoemann will move on to the next desired treatment area, most commonly the sides or back. When working on the back area, Dr. Schoemann will also lift the buttocks.

What to Expect

Following the surgical portion of your body contouring treatment plan, you will be sent home to recover. As surgical body contouring procedures can be aggressive on the body, you may be required to remain in the hospital for observation for a few days following surgery. It is common for patients to combine several surgical procedures on multiple body parts, which could lengthen their recovery period. Nonsurgical body contouring procedures do not typically require a recovery period. Body contouring is designed to reshape the body, so whether you choose surgical or nonsurgical procedures or some of each, you will notice a tighter, thinner body and a sexier figure.

Redefine Your Shape

If you wish you had larger breasts, a fuller bottom, a smaller waist, or a tighter midsection, body contouring at Schoemann Plastic Surgery can give you the body you dream of. We encourage you to contact our La Jolla, CA facility and schedule a consultation with Dr. Schoemann. We can discuss your goals and design an individualized plan just for you. We look forward to welcoming you to our practice.

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