Body Contouring (Body Sculpting) in Houston, TX
Advanced Fat or Skin Removal Procedures
Non-Surgical & Minimally Invasive
For men and women who want to improve their physical appearance and achieve a body that looks toned and fit, body contouring or body sculpting procedures provide the perfect solution. Body contouring or body sculpting is ideal for people who enjoy an active lifestyle, have a healthy diet, and maintain a healthy and stable weight. While these procedures provide fat reduction, they are not weight loss treatments, but rather treatments to help smooth away the last vestiges of stubborn fat that often linger in problem areas even when the body is generally fit.
In Houston, body sculpting is available at Glamour Plastic Surgery and Med Spa, where Dr. Olga Bachilo, a noted plastic surgeon with many years of clinical experience, provides a full-service cosmetic facility that serves Sugar Land, Katy, and nearby communities in the Houston area. This state-of-the-art facility provides advanced cosmetic procedures such as body contouring, non-invasive liposuction, non-surgical tummy tuck, and tumescent liposuction for men and women.
If you’re ready to achieve a more fit and toned body through surgical or non-surgical body contouring, and want to look into the most appropriate body sculpting or body contouring treatment for you, contact Glamour Plastic Surgery and Med Spa today to schedule your first appointment with Dr. Bachilo and learn more about which procedures may be most suitable for you.
Surgical Body Contouring Procedures
In some cases, Dr. Bachilo may recommend a surgical procedure in addition to, or in place of, a less invasive non-surgical procedure in order to accomplish a more comprehensive treatment to meet your aesthetic goal. Naturally, surgical procedures can achieve a much more dramatic makeover, but may also come with increased cost, risk, and downtime. Nonetheless, Dr. Bachilo’s years of clinical experience with these procedures means you’ll be in the best possible hands, as many of her satisfied Houston-area patients can attest to. The following procedures are some of the most popular body contouring treatments among patients at Glamour Plastic Surgery and Med Spa.
Liposuction is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures performed on women and men in the entire world, thanks to the many areas of the body that can benefit from this treatment, the relative safety of the treatment, and its efficacy at destroying fat cells permanently in treatment areas. Liposuction has been around for decades and advanced new technology has made it more efficient than ever, while reducing risk and downtime. Essentially, liposuction consists of breaking down and extracting fat cells from targeted problem areas where fat has accumulated in pockets or lumps, through a gentle vacuum process, using a tool called a cannula, which is similar to a small catheter. Fat extracted from problem areas such as the love handles, hips, thighs, and belly may be transferred through a fat graft to other parts of the body where you’d like to increase volume and fullness, such as the breasts, buttocks, or cheeks. Liposuction is also often combined with other surgical and non-surgical procedures to provide the most comprehensive rejuvenation for each individual patient.
Tummy tuck surgery achieves a tight, toned abdominal region and a slimmer waistline in both men and women. This procedure surgically tightens the muscles in the abdominal region while reducing the circumference of the waistline. Excess fat is extracted and the skin is pulled tight to produce a fit and toned body contour. A classic tummy tuck treats the entire abdominal region while a Mini tummy tuck treats only the lower abdomen, reducing sagging folds of fat and skin from that region. At your intake consultation, Dr. Bachilo will help you determine if a tummy tuck may be right for you.
The mommy makeover is a procedure that combines several surgeries depending on a patient’s individual aesthetic goals. This procedure is designed to restore the body after dramatic weight gain and loss, such as occurs during pregnancy and lactation, but may also be useful in patients who have experienced dramatic weight gain and loss for other reasons. Typically a mommy makeover procedure combines a breast enhancement surgery, which may include breast augmentation or reduction along with a breast lift if needed, as well as a tummy tuck and/or liposuction. The goal is to restore the body to a more youthful, toned, and fit state, and treatment may cover the breasts, back, midsection, abdomen, hips, and thighs. The mommy makeover procedure is not recommended for women who wish to continue having more children, as the results of your surgery may be affected by future pregnancy and weight gain. The procedure is ideal for those who have fulfilled their childbearing and nursing goals and are ready to claim their body back after the effects of pregnancy and lactation.
For many individuals, losing a significant amount of weight can result in unsightly folds of sagging flaccid skin hanging around the torso. A body lift is a surgical procedure that lifts and tones the torso after significant weight loss. This procedure surgically removes fatty deposits, tightens underlying muscle tissue, and trims away excessive folds of skin that may hang around the torso after dramatic weight loss. The goal of a body lift is to tighten the muscle and skin tissue to fit the body’s new, slimmer shape and create a more taut and defined contour. In many cases, the bellybutton may have to be repositioned. For those who only need lifting in the lower body, a lower body lift may be performed. A body lift may also be combined with other procedures such as a breast lift or liposuction to produce a more defined body contour.
An arm lift is designed to treat those sagging “wings” that often hang from the upper arm when the arms are in an outstretched position. This fatty tissue and sagging skin may be easily trimmed away during an arm lift surgery to produce a taut, fit, and defined appearance in the upper arm, with greater muscle definition. An arm lift is typically performed using a hairline incision that runs along the inside of the arm from the armpit to the elbow, and may be easily camouflaged when the arms are hanging naturally at your sides. Over time, these hairline scars will fade dramatically and become almost invisible. In some cases, a less invasive arm lift may be performed using liposuction in combination with another form of body contouring.
A thigh lift is a surgical procedure that trims fat from the inner or outer thighs, while also tightening muscle tissue, pulling the skin taut, and trimming away excess sagging skin, such as the crepe-paper skin that often develops above the knees as a consequence of the aging process. A thigh lift is the surgery that produces the much-coveted “thigh gap” that prevents the inner thighs from rubbing together when you walk, eliminating problems such as chafing that may develop as a result of this condition. A thigh lift will rejuvenate the thighs by tightening muscle and skin to produce a slimmer and more defined contour.
Breast surgery is often performed for massive weight loss patients. Breasts are very susceptible to size changes with changes in weight and with pregnancy and breastfeeding. With all of those changes taking place, you may be left with saggy, deflated breasts or breast size that does not match the rest of you body frame. Breast reduction, breast lift or even breast augmentation with an implant can help reduce the size of the breasts if needed restore breast volume and shape, or move them to a more natural position on the chest wall.
Facial surgery is surprisingly often needed after weight loss. Most patients don’t realize that the face changes with weight loss. You may notice sagging skin around jowls and neck and hollow appearance in the cheeks. Facelift or neck lift can refresh your face by removal of excess skin and give you a more youthful appearance.
What Can Non-Surgical & Minimally Invasive Body Contouring Achieve?
Non-surgical body contouring treatments help individuals achieve a more toned and fit body contour, with increased muscular definition and less fat to create a leaner appearance. Most patients report that their clothing fit better after body contouring, and their self-confidence is boosted by the procedure. At Glamour Plastic Surgery and Med Spa, you may choose from the following non-surgical body sculpting procedures, and some of these may be combined with one another, or with surgical procedures if you want to achieve a more comprehensive improvement. Each body contouring procedure is customized for each of our unique patients. Come in for a consultation with Dr. Bachilo to determine which treatment or treatments may be ideal for you.
CoolSculpting is a unique treatment using an advanced non-invasive technology that deploys icy temperatures into skin cells to freeze fat cells, producing a more toned and fit body contour, as well as gradually tightening the skin to hug its new, slimmer body, resulting in a smooth and streamlined silhouetter or physique. CoolSculpting may be used on practically any area of the body, and CoolSculpting Mini treatments are specifically designed to treat areas such as the submental fat beneath the chin or double chin, also tightening sagging jowls along the jaw line, and effectively treating other areas of the face. CoolSculpting not only freezes away fatty deposits but also triggers collagen production, which gradually improves skin tone, volumen, firmness and texture, resulting in dramatically firmer and smoother skin, with results peaking a few weeks after treatment.
EmSculpt is a new revolutionary body sculpting technology that is used not only for reducing fat tissue, but also to build muscle.
The Venus Legacy is an advanced treatment that achieves non-surgical body contouring and skin tightening, while smoothing out wrinkles and treating various types of cellulite. Venus Legacy treatments are described as painless, require no downtime, and are safe and effective for all skin types. The Venus Legacy uses an advanced technology that harness the power of Multi-Polar Radio Frequency (RF) and Pulsed Electro Magnetic Fields (PEMF) to provide an array of treatment options in body sculpting and reduction of cellulite.
BodyTite is a minimally invasive body sculpting and fat reduction treatment that employs a unique RFAL (Radio-Frequency Assisted Lipolysis) technique to achieve customized body contouring and fat reduction, while tightening the skin around its new, fit body. BodyTite at once melts away fat and improves skin firmness in specific problem areas such as the tummy, buttocks, hips, and upper arms, as well as such problem areas as the lateral muscles in the upper back, love handles, and sagging skin in the inner thighs and above the knees. BodyTite may be performed under local anesthesia, mild sedation, or general anesthesia, depending upon the size of the treatment area and the overall extent of treatment. Recovery may take a few days and may be easily managed with over-the-counter pain medications if necessary to treat mild discomfort.
ThermiTight is a unique, minimally invasive, non-surgical body sculpting treatment that uses a tiny probe to gently direct precise heat to tissues at a therapeutic temperature set by the physician to effectively break down fat cells underneath the skin’s surface and at once tighten the skin. The probe’s tip acts as a thermo-regulator through which the doctor can monitor the precise temperature during treatment. Following the ThermiTight procedure, we apply a gentle compression wrap around the treatment area, and Dr Bachilo will usually recommend that you take it easy for a few hours following treatment and resume normal activities after 24 hours. ThermiTight is most effective at lifting and tightening skin in the region of the neck, breasts, arms, belly, thighs & knees. One treatment is generally all that is required for each treatment area. This treatment can save patients on cost as well as downtime over more invasive body contouring treatments.
Individual results may vary. When you have a consultation with Dr. Bachilo she will design a personalized plan for you to help address all of your concerns. Remember, this may require several staged operations done several month apart. Your results will depend on how much weight you have lost, how much your body has changed as a result of this loss, your skin quality, and your weight at the time of the operation.
If you’re unsatisfied with lumps and bumps in your body contour that simply won’t respond to diet and exercise, you may be a great candidate for Body Contouring. Body Contouring will help you get the smooth, streamlined body that you desire, improving the fit of your clothing and giving you a toned, trimmed figure.
No. Body Contouring provides fat-reduction and toning, but it is not a weight-loss treatment. The ideal candidate for Body Contouring has already attained their ideal weight and is able to maintain a stable weight through diet and exercise, as future weight fluctuations could affect the outcome of Body Contouring procedures.
Body Contouring, sometimes referred to as Body Sculpting, refers to a number of procedures that are designed to tighten skin and muscle, extract pockets of fat, and smooth away bumps and lumps in your body contour such as love handles, bra bulges, lumps of fat and sagging skin in the abdomen, flanks, hips, thighs, and arms. Treatments such as liposuction may also be performed on areas such as the double chin, as well as the neck, to tighten and tone the area.
There are several non-surgical procedures on the market today, such as CoolSculpting, Ultherapy and Bodi-Tite, among others. Many of these treatments are non-invasive and provide dramatic improvements, achieving an advanced degree of fat reduction and toning; however, these procedures will not trim away excess skin left over after significant weight loss, so they may not be suitable to achieve proper Body Contouring after dramatic weight loss.
The price of Body Contouring procedures varies greatly between one procedure and another. An Arm Lift, for example, is far less complex than a full Body Lift, and therefore far less expensive. Because each patient will require specialized treatment, prices will naturally vary widely between patients. Nonetheless, while surgical procedures are costly, you can save money by combining multiple procedures into one surgical session. Our office can also advise you of financing options and payment plans.
Every patient is unique and every treatment plan is personalized to each individual patient. During your initial intake consultation with Dr. Bachilo, she can advise you of the most suitable procedures to help you meet your aesthetic goals.
Generally with surgical Body Contouring you will need to undergo at least one surgical session to address various concerns at once, and this session may include various procedures. Sometimes procedures need to be broken up into several surgical sessions for best results. Dr. Bachilo will help you determine which procedures will best help you to address all of your concerns and achieve your aesthetic goals.
The first thing to do when preparing for any cosmetic procedure is to stop smoking as smoking will severely impact your body’s ability to heal properly from any treatment. In some cases, you may need to prepare by suspending certain medications or natural supplements in preparation for the procedure. Dr. Bachilo will provide detailed instructions on how to prepare for your procedure once you’ve settled on your treatment plan.
While some surgical Body Contouring procedures are more invasive than others, all will require a period of rest and recovery in order for the tissues to heal optimally. Depending on what procedures you undergo, you may have to take one or two weeks off work, and full recovery may take several weeks, so you will have to gradually and slowly resume normal physical activities. Dr. Bachilo will prescribe any pain medication if needed, and may also prescribe compression garments to support healing. She will also provide detailed post-operative instructions that will help optimize the healing process.
Among the best plastic surgeons in Houston, Dr. Olga Bachilo is one of the most highly recommended and respected practitioners in the area. Dr. Bachilo is the founder and director of Glamour Plastic Surgery and Med Spa, a cosmetic medical facility, serving residents of Bellaire, Houston, Katy, Sugar Land and the greater Houston area.
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