Body Contouring Procedures in Orange County
Body Contouring may be performed via the selective removal of fat using Liposuction, or by the removal of excess
skin from the stomach (Abdominoplasty, Tummy Tuck), arms (Brachioplasty), thighs (Thighplasty, thigh lift),
or trunk (Beltlift). Patients with excess skin of their inner vaginal lips (Labia Minora) may benefit from a Labiaplasty.
Liposuction (also called Liposculpture) is the selective removal of fat from under the skin thru tiny "nick" incisions
using a hollow metal tube (Cannula). Prior to removing the fat the area is infused with a solution containing local anesthetic and adrenaline
(Tumescent Technique) to minimize discomfort and blood loss. There are a number of devices available for liposuction. These include
laser-assisted (SmartLipo, SlimLipo), ultrasound-assisted (Vaser) and power-assisted (PALS).
Claims by the manufacturers of laser and ultrasound assisted devices that the heat generated by the devices causes the skin to shrink better have no
basis in the scientific literature and are merely marketing hype. Cryolipolysis (CoolSculpting) has limited applicability and needs
multiple treatments to achieve a noticeable result. Dr. Daniels has considerable experience with a variety of devices, including ultrasonic
(Vaser) and power-assisted (PALS) devices and currently favors power-assisted liposuction for its precision, safety
and reliability. Dr. Daniels feels that whatever device is used is secondary to the experience and skill of the surgeon. Dr. Daniels has performed liposuction
on patients ranging in age from 16 to 66 and gives each patient a detailed evaluation and treatment plan so they may best know where they will benefit most
from liposuction and what results to expect. Liposuction is a wonderful tool for removing fat from areas that are resistant to diet and exercise, such as
the abdomen and lovehandles/muffin top and thighs.
Patients who have had children or experienced a history of significant weight gain followed by weight loss often have excess skin (with or without excess fat)
as their primary problem and will benefit most from some form of excisional surgery. Post-Bariatric Surgery patients often have excess skin in a number
of areas necessitating more than one procedure. To schedule a consultation for liposuction in Orange County call 562.597.4575.
Abdominoplasty or Tummy Tuck surgery generally involves removal of skin and fat from the abdominal area coupled with the tightening
of the stomach muscles. The incision usually runs from hip to hip and is easily hidden by most underwear and bathing suits. For patients with minimal excess skin, a shorter
scar Mini-Abdominoplasty may be an option. Abdominoplastys are often complimented by liposuction of the flanks/hiprolls for the best improvement in waist size.
In cases of significant weight loss, the most appropriate surgical option may be a circumferential Beltlift, which not only tightens the abdomen but also
elevates the buttocks.
Brachioplasty (armlift) and Thighplasty (thighlift) are surgeries generally reserved for the more motivated of patients, as these surgeries generally involve scars that are more challenging to hide.
Excess or redundant labia minora skin can be the source of embarrassment or self-consciousness or can cause discomfort during intercourse or excercise or when wearing
certain clothes. Surgical reduction of this excess skin or Labiaplasty is a straightforward procedure with high patient satisfaction.
To schedule a consultation for a tummy tuck or liposuction in Long Beach call 562.597.4575.