Body contouring is a cosmetic procedure that alters the shape and dimensions of the patient’s body. This can be achieved surgically, as with the various types of body lifts, or through liposuction, which removes excess and unwanted body fat. Lift surgeries can be performed on many different parts of the body that may have begun to sag due to massive weight loss or as the natural result of aging and gravity.
Body contouring procedures can lift and tighten the thighs, abdomen, arms, and overall body. Liposuction techniques can remove unwanted body fat for leaner contours, and that fat can then be transferred to other deficient areas of the body. Dr. Joshua Korman offers a range of body contouring solutions at his offices in Mountain View, Carmel, and San Jose. Dr. Korman and his dedicated surgical team provide world-class care and life-changing treatment as part of their caring and compassionate practice. If you are looking to refresh your appearance and trim away excess skin or fat, body contouring procedures can deliver the results you desire. Contact our offices today to schedule a personal consultation and get started on the body of your dreams.
- 1 Before and After Photos
- 2 Body Contouring in the Bay Area
- 3 Benefits of Body Contouring in the Bay
- 4 Candidates
- 5 Personal Consultation
- 6 Results
- 7 Cost
- 8 FAQ
- 9 References
Before and After Photos
Body Contouring in the Bay Area
An arm lift is a surgery that re-sculpts the arm and creates a toned, proportional appearance. Many people struggle with loose, sagging skin that hangs from the upper arm. This can occur as the result of weight loss, genetics, or aging. Excess skin on the arms can impede movement and make it difficult to find clothing that fits. Using an incision down the underside of the upper arm, Dr. Korman removes excess skin and fat and is able to rejuvenate this essential limb.
Inner Thigh Lift
An inner thigh lift lifts and tightens tissue on the thigh using a strategic incision near the groin. This can address excess skin on the inner thighs that can make walking difficult. Patients who undergo inner thigh lifts have renewed self-confidence and find that pants fit more attractively.
A comprehensive thigh lift may include an incision along the groin that leads to the hip and ends on your back. This incision can often be concealed by underwear or swimsuit bottoms. Thigh lifts correct excess, sagging skin that hangs both vertically and horizontally. Because every patient is unique, thigh lifts are tailored to give patients smooth, firm thighs that harmonize with the rest of their body for natural-looking results.
For those who have achieved their weight-loss goals but are now left with hanging and uncomfortable flesh, a body lift can be the final step in their transformation. This surgery removes large amounts of skin and fat from the abdomen, hips, thighs, buttocks, and back.
An abdominoplasty, or tummy tuck, on the other hand, addresses the abdomen. Lower abdominal tissue is removed, abdominal muscles are reinforced, and the navel is relocated to a lifted, more attractive position. The lower abdomen and mons pubis area is also tightened and lifted. Those who choose to undergo a tummy tuck usually seek to correct the effects of pregnancy or weight loss. Liposuction may be used on the abdomen and flanks to create a leaner silhouette. (1)
A buttock augmentation uses either fat grafting via liposuction or silicone implants to shape and enlarge the buttocks. (2) If you choose to have Buttock Augmentation with an implant, the specially made silicone gluteal implants are inserted either in or above the muscle, depending on the implant size and the patient’s body type. Sutures are then applied to close the incision.
When Dr. Joshua Korman performs buttock augmentation with a fat transfer via liposuction, he makes a small incision in the desired donor area, fat is removed, and then processed for re-injection. This procedure is also called a Brazilian Butt Lift and gives the buttocks the appearance of natural, voluptuous curves and healthier-looking skin.
The Brazilian Butt Lift is a popular cosmetic procedure that slims contours and enhances the buttocks without the need for implants. However, this procedure is just one example of the rejuvenating possibilities that fat transfer procedures provide.
Some of the other possibilities offered by fat transfers include:
- Breast augmentation
- Hand rejuvenation
- Facial sculpting
- Minimizing fine lines and wrinkles on the face
- Lip augmentation
Fat transfers reduce excess fat deposits while enhancing other parts of the body. Fat is suctioned from the body using liposuction, and then it is injected into other areas to augment and smooth.
Women who experience discomfort or embarrassment due to enlarged labia may find great benefit in labiaplasty. Excess skin on the labia minora can result from childbirth or occur naturally and leave women feeling dissatisfied or inhibited by the appearance of their genitalia. Labiaplasty is a simple surgery that trims this excess skin and can improve quality of life.
Liposuction is the most popular cosmetic procedure in the United States. (3) Liposuction allows patients to remove unwanted fat deposits on the stomach, thighs, arms, buttocks, and many other areas. Advances in liposuction technology allow Dr. Korman to efficiently perform this procedure, giving patients instant results with minimal downtime. Individuals who are tired of dieting and exercising without success take advantage of liposuction’s ability to sculpt targeted areas of their body. Dr. Korman is pleased to offer his patients tumescent liposuction with SmartLipo and VASER Hi-Def Lipo.
SmartLipo is a quick, effective form of liposuction that uses advanced laser technology to liquefy stubborn fat deposits prior to suctioning them. This minimally invasive, FDA-approved fat reduction treatment can be used on the hips, thighs, arms, buttocks, abdomen, face, and other areas of the body. It is more comfortable for the patient than other traditional liposuction techniques and produces outstanding and sleek results. In addition to fat removal, the laser energy also acts as a skin-tightening agent, initiating an abundance of collagen growth to firm the skin in the treatment area.
VASER stands for “Vibration Amplification of Sound Energy at Resonance.” It’s a remarkable advancement in body contouring technology. VASER uses the delicate application of sound energy to dislodge body fat and allows for once unimagined levels of exactitude. Vaser allows Dr. Korman to precisely shape the patient’s body. Because the sound waves make fat easier to remove, there is less damage to the surrounding tissue and a shorter recovery time for patients.
Benefits of Body Contouring in the Bay
Choosing to undergo a body contouring procedure allows patients to take control of their physique and love the body that they inhabit. Body contouring can have drastic improvements for self-esteem, allow patients to express themselves, and live their life without extra fat or skin holding them back.
Candidates for body contouring techniques should be healthy. Many of these procedures involve extensive surgery. A healthy lifestyle lessens the risk of complications during any medical procedure and also ensures that their results can be maintained. Patients should not be subject to major weight fluctuations. Should patients choose to become pregnant after their body contouring procedure, they should anticipate changes to their results. Many patients benefit from these procedures after their pregnancies since pregnancy and childbirth can have lasting effects on a woman’s appearance. Those considering body contouring are often nearing the end of their weight loss journey, should be at their target weight and have maintained it for a year.
During a personal consultation with Dr. Korman, patients have the opportunity to discuss their aesthetic goals and interests in body contouring. Dr. Korman approaches every consultation with personal concern and sensitivity. He performs a careful review of the patient’s medical history and a physical examination to ensure that the patient is a suitable candidate for a body contouring procedure. Dr. Korman will advise the best course of treatment and will be able to suggest alternatives should a patient benefit more from another procedure. Once a patient is approved for their body contouring procedure, Dr. Korman and his staff will provide all the information necessary to prepare for the procedure and care for themselves during their recovery. Educated and informed patients make the best decisions and have expectations that can be fulfilled and exceeded.
A patient’s progress will be carefully monitored at their follow-up appointments. Many body contouring procedures take several weeks to recover from, and more involved procedures like body lifts can take several months before results are visible. To learn more about how patients can get the results and body that they desire, follow Dr. Korman’s blog. Schedule an appointment for individualized advice by calling his office in Carmel at (831) 656-9331, in San Jose at (408) 831-6229, or in Mountain View at (650) 254-1200.
The cost of body contouring procedures depends on several factors. The treatment selected, the size of the area and extent of surgery, the length of the procedure will all affect the overall price. There are several financing options available for qualified patients that can help them achieve their aesthetic goals.
Which body contouring procedure is right for me?
Body contouring is not a weightloss procedure but instead addresses excess skin and specific deposits of fat. For those who have undergone massive weight loss, body, arm, or thigh lifts can tailor skin to fit their frame and complete their transformation. For others seeking a sleeker silhouette, liposuction can be used to sculpt problem areas, and the removed fat can be re-injected into areas requiring additional volume, like the buttocks.
- Cabbabe SW. Plastic Surgery after Massive Weight Loss. Missouri Medicine. 2016;113(3):202-206. Accessed March 18, 2021. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6140063/#b11-ms113_p0202
- Sinno S, Chang JB, Brownstone ND, Saadeh PB, Wall S. Determining the Safety and Efficacy of Gluteal Augmentation. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 2016;137(4):1151-1156. doi:10.1097/prs.0000000000002005
- American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Cosmetic Procedure Trends, 2019 Plastic Surgery Statistic Report. ; 2019. Accessed April 13, 2021. https://www.plasticsurgery.org/documents/News/Statistics/2019/cosmetic-procedure-trends-2019.pdf