You can flatten your abdomen and diminish unwanted fat pockets with effective surgical and nonsurgical body-contouring treatments at The Center for Plastic Surgery in Lexington, Kentucky. Skilled plastic surgeon and aesthetic specialist Sandra Bouzaglou, MD, FACS, provides body contouring to help you address your cosmetic concerns. From nonsurgical CoolSculpting® to surgical liposuction and abdominoplasty, Dr. Bouzaglou is a beauty expert who helps you sculpt your silhouette and contour your physique. To inquire about body contouring, simply call the office to visit The Center for Plastic Surgery.
Body contouring is the term for a cluster of advanced treatments specially designed to sculpt and contour your physique. The treatment diminishes stubborn fat pockets that are resistant to your efforts of diet and exercise and may further enhance your body shape by tightening or repairing other areas.
The Center for Plastic Surgery provides CoolSculpting — a nonsurgical, noninvasive in-office treatment used to decrease excess fat on different body parts, such as your back, lower and upper abdomen, hips, arms, outer and inner thighs, and under your chin.
CoolSculpting involves cryolipolysis, which is controlled cooling that targets and destroys your fat cells without damaging your surrounding skin or other tissues. CoolSculpting freezes your fat cells, and then over time, your natural lymphatic system permanently eliminates the damaged fat cells.
At The Center for Plastic Surgery, Dr. Bouzaglou provides several effective surgical body-contouring treatments, including:
Liposuction is a surgical procedure that involves the removal of excess fatty tissue to reshape, slim, and contour your body. Liposuction can be used to remove fat from different body parts, such as your upper arms, back, waist, thighs, love handles, and buttocks. Liposuction is often combined with other cosmetic procedures, such as abdominoplasty or a facelift.
To perform liposuction, Dr. Bouzaglou makes tiny, discreet incisions in the target area of your body and inserts a narrow cannula into your body. She delivers a numbing solution into the treatment area, and then uses the suction cannula to help break up the fat so she can carefully remove the unwanted fat tissue.
Liposuction can be performed in different ways. In some cases, Dr. Bouzaglou can provide water-jet liposuction with body-jetⓇ using a pressurized stream of water to dislodge and remove fat cells, which makes them easier to suction out.
An abdominoplasty, also called a tummy tuck, is a surgical procedure to remove skin and fat in your abdominal area and tighten the abdominal muscles to give you a flat, firm stomach.
During your abdominoplasty, Dr. Bouzaglou usually makes an incision in the area between your belly button and pubic bone before repairing any weakened abdominal muscles and trimming any excess skin. Then she sutures the remaining skin back together.
Dr. Bouzaglou creates a new opening for your belly button and carefully sutures it into the right position before closing all incisions with sutures or skin adhesives. You should see noticeable results and a flatter, more toned abdominal area in just two weeks.
If you’re interested in surgical or nonsurgical body contouring and how it can help you reach your cosmetic goals, call The Center for Plastic Surgery.