Body Shaping & Contouring
A beautifully shaped body can make you feel amazing. Our top-tier, board certified plastic surgeons are renowned for providing natural-looking body contouring procedures designed to give you the slimmer, smoother, tighter, trimmer look you desire.
Many people are plagued by stubborn fat, sagging skin or bumps and bulges that simply do not respond to diet and exercise – despite all your efforts. These concerns – often due to pregnancy, aging, fluctuations in weight, or simple heredity – can be uncomfortable and frustrating. Surgical body procedures can dramatically improve the shape and contours of your body to restore a balanced, proportionate appearance. Read about all of our plastic surgery procedures.
At Belcara Health, we offer today’s most sophisticated, state-of-the-art innovations in body contouring, from CoolSculpting to liposuction, tummy tucks and arm lifts. We will guide you on which of these procedures would be most effective for you to address your concerns, transform your shape and help you to feel amazing about yourself.
Our plastic surgeons listen carefully to your concerns and goals, and then create a customized plan to address them. We believe in helping our patients make informed decisions, so we review all your options with you in detail and answer all your questions thoroughly. This is important for your expectations are realistic, therefore you and your surgeon will develop your body contouring treatment plan together, based on your anatomy, your desires outcome and your long-term maintenance strategies.
As a patient at Belcara Health, you may opt to have your body contouring procedure in our private, state-of-the-art Surgery Center – one of the few outpatient surgical facilities in the region to earn the rigorous AAAHC accreditation. And, because safety is our primary concern, you can feel comforted by knowing that we perform all procedures with board certified anesthesiologists and registered nurses.
We have very high standards for patient care at Belcara Health. We take pride in our gentle, friendly approach and top notch medical service. Our surgeons are all board certified in plastic surgery, well respected and have decades of experience with body contouring procedures. They use artistic skill, meticulous techniques and the latest technology to create dramatic transformations for their patients that are often life-changing. When you feel better on the outside, you often feel better on the inside too. Looking great, feeling fantastic and exuding confidence – that is our goal for all our body surgery patients.
Liposuction removes fat permanently to create appealing contours. Areas most commonly targeted are the abdomen, hips, flanks, thighs, buttocks, knees, arms, and back. During the procedure, a thin tube is inserted through small incisions into the fat targeted to be removed. The surgeon removes fat through the tube, creating the desired contours. Liposuction is most appropriate for someone close to his or her ideal weight, but has bothersome accumulations of fat which are unresponsive to weight loss and exercise.
A tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) will dramatically improve a protruding and sagging stomach. Women often seek this procedure after childbirth or rapid weight loss. During the procedure, the abdominal muscles are tightened and excess, sagging skin is removed. Once you have a flatter, tighter, slimmer waist and better overall body proportion, clothes will fit better and you’ll feel amazing.
Some women need more than a tummy tuck after dramatic weigh loss. A complete lower body lift treats the buttocks, abdomen, waist, hips and thighs – all in one surgery. This procedure removes unwanted skin and fat, and tightens underlying muscles, to provide a more firm, smooth shape and better contours.
As most moms know, pregnancy can have a huge and lasting effect on the body. Common concerns are sagging breasts and stomach. A mommy makeover is a set of procedures selected to restore a woman’s pre-pregnancy body. They usually include a breast lift, breast augmentation or breast augmentation/lift, as well as a tummy tuck and sometimes liposuction.
Natural aging and fluctuations in weight can make the upper arms look loose and saggy. An arm lift reduces the flabby excess skin and sculpts the arms to look more youthful and toned.
The upper thigh is often a problem spot for unattractive bulges and dimpled skin. A thigh lift will reshape the inner and/or outer thighs by removing excess fat and skin to create a tighter, smoother, more toned appearance.
Post Weight Loss
After achieving significant weight loss, many women are left with an abundance of excess skin, and sometimes stubborn pockets of fat that don’t respond to diet and exercise. Multiple parts of the body can be addressed, including the abdomen, buttocks, hips, thighs, back, breasts, face, and upper arms. During the procedure, excess skin and fat are removed to create a firmer, more attractive body contour.
Genital Aesthetics surgeries address the appearance of the female genitalia, including the labia minora, labia majora, clitoral hood and perineum. These concerns – which are often inherited or caused by childbirth, aging or weight fluctuations – can be uncomfortable and embarrassing, making it difficult to wear bathing suits and experience sexual satisfaction.
CoolSculpting is relatively recent, groundbreaking technology that allows us to permanently remove fat and sculpt your body with no surgery or recovery time. This treatment literally freezes away unwanted pockets of fat which is then naturally eliminated from your body, without harming or hurting your skin. A variety of applicators allows us to treat a number of areas, including your abdomen, hips, flanks, inner and outer thighs, bra rolls and back. Treatments take approximately one hour.
At Belcara Health, we are proud to offer 2 CoolSculpting machines, which can be used simultaneously, to treat two separate areas at once. This reduces your overall treatment time by half, saving you time and money.
Aesthetic laser technology has greatly advanced in the past few years. Now, there are more laser treatment options than ever to help improve the appearance of the body and skin. At Belcara Health, we strive to provide our patients with latest and greatest in laser technology. We’re proud to offer some of the most cutting-edge procedures to help our patients look their best. Some of the laser treatments we offer for the body include:
Accent XL – Accent XL is an innovative treatment that uses advanced radio frequency technology to tighten loose skin anywhere on your body. It is especially good for firming and smoothing the thin, delicate skin that develops on the face, neck and upper arms, as well as the abdomen, thighs and buttocks.
Vascular Therapy – Our vein treatments are highly effective at eliminating the unsightly small clusters of spidery blue, red and purple veins that can just suddenly appear. Typically seen on the thighs, calves and ankles, as well as on the cheeks and nose – these tiny imperfections can have a big impact on how you look and feel about your appearance. Our CoolGlide system treats this condition by delivering pulses of light energy that eliminates the unwanted veins. You skin will once again look clear and healthy.
Laser Hair Removal – The desire to remove unwanted hair has created a huge industry. There are thousands of products, tools and treatments on the market to address this issue. At Belcara Health, we can treat almost every a hair and skin type with the most efficient and lasting hair removal solution available today: laser hair removal. The treatment is quick and the results can last for years.
Tattoo Removal – We all make decisions we soon regret. Fortunately, sometimes we can undo the damage. Tattoos no longer fall into the category of permanent mistakes. At Belcara Health, our advanced laser technology can remove your unwanted tattoo in less time, with fewer treatments and with better results than most other solutions. Our RevLite laser sends photoacoustic energy into the skin, shattering the ink particles, which are then naturally eliminated through your skin’s natural processes. The laser delivers its energy in a very precise ‘beam’, allowing us to trace the design without damaging the surrounding skin.