Body Contouring Specialist
in Newport Beach, CA

While liposuction can help you eliminate excess fat in problem areas, it doesn't address all of the issues that compromise self-confidence, including sagging excess skin. With body contouring at Pacifica Cosmetic Surgery Center in Newport Beach, California, Dr. Douglas Hendricks makes sure all of his patients' wants and needs are addressed so they get a procedure that truly helps achieve their body goals. Learn more about body contouring by calling his office or scheduling your appointment online.

Body Contouring Newport Beach

What Is Body Contouring

Body contouring is a procedure Dr. Hendricks uses to reshape his patients' bodies. It often involves liposuction so they can get rid of excess fat, but the procedure doesn't end there. Your body contouring plan can also include a tummy tuck, a thigh lift, or any other procedures needed to reach your aesthetic goals.

Dr. Hendricks knows that pockets of fat often aren't the only thing keeping his patients from feeling their best. That's why he offers body contouring, a comprehensive procedure that removes fat while also lifting and tightening the skin. The result is a more shapely, contoured body and a more youthful, rejuvenated overall appearance. Newport Beach Body Contouring is ideal when you're at or near your goal weight, but want to take the final step to unlock your dream body.

Which Areas Can Body Contouring Address?

Dr. Hendricks customizes body contouring to your needs. The abdomen, hips, thighs, arms, back, saddlebags, buttocks, chest, and more may be reshaped. Liposuction fat removal and skin-tightening procedures, such as a tummy tuck, are among the most popular services offered.

Newport Beach Body Contouring

What is included in Body Contouring?

It depends on your specific body goals. Dr. Hendricks tailors your body contouring treatments to you. During your first body contouring appointment with him, address any changes you'd like to see in your body. He can then customize your body contouring procedure to correct your areas of concern and help you reach your aesthetic goals.

Most body contouring procedures include liposuction to eliminate excess fat. In addition to traditional suction-based liposuction, Dr. Hendricks also offers Smartlipo. With this type of liposuction, he uses a laser to tighten the skin after the fat is removed.

As it works, the laser also stimulates collagen production in your skin. Collagen is the protein that helps your skin stay taut and supple. The development of new collagen after your procedure means your skin looks more youthful. That's not the only way body contouring can address your skin concerns.

If you have areas of excess sagging skin, talk with Dr. Hendricks. He offers tummy tucks, breast lifts, thigh lifts, and more to ensure all of the areas he treats during your body contouring procedure look tight, smooth, and rejuvenated after your surgery.

Body Contouring Newport Beach

Is liposuction a weight loss procedure?

Liposuction gets rid of pockets of fat with manual suction. However, it is not a weight loss solution. Liposuction fine-tunes the results by removing stubborn fat bulges that remain in spite of proper diet and exercise. This is especially useful for patients that store excess fat in areas like the hips and thighs due to genetics.

Do I need to lose weight to prepare for surgery?

A healthful diet and aerobic exercise are the best ways to lose weight in preparation for body contouring surgery, but it’s important to not be malnourished from dieting right before your surgery in order to heal properly.

Many times Newport Beach plastic Surgeon Dr. Hendricks will treat a particularly stubborn area of fat accumulation which helps motivate patients to continue their weight loss program and achieve their ideal body goal. Of course it is also important to maintain a healthy lifestyle after surgery to maintain the body contouring results for the long term as well. If you are having difficulty losing weight, please speak to your physician for assistance.

What to Expect After Body Contouring

There is a recovery period associated with body contouring in Newport Beach, CA. Dr. Hendricks lets you know what to expect based on the procedures included in your surgery. Once you heal, you'll enjoy a slimmer, contoured, and rejuvenated appearance. If body contouring sounds like a fit for you, don't hesitate to call Pacifica Cosmetic Surgery Center or schedule your appointment online today.

Newport Beach Body Contouring

Body Contouring FAQ

What is body contouring surgery?

This body-reshaping procedure may involve surgical fat removal and excess skin removal to achieve a more shapely physique. It is ideal for improving the body looks after weight loss, aging, or pregnancy, which often results in loose skin and stubborn areas of fat.

Is it safe to get pregnant after body contouring surgery?

Body contouring surgery is best for women that have finished growing their family. Future pregnancies may undo the results of skin tightening procedures. However, it is generally considered safe to get pregnant again if desired. Body contouring does not affect fertility. If you do get pregnant, please consult with your PCP and cosmetic surgeon so that you may be monitored during pregnancy. Women that have had cosmetic abdominal surgeries such as a tummy tuck with muscle repair should not get pregnant within the first year. You may wish to speak with an OB/GYN about contraceptive methods after a tummy tuck.

Can working out help tighten loose skin?

Exercise has little to do with the tightness or laxity of skin. Excess skin removal surgery, such as abdominoplasty or an arm lift procedure, helps to surgically remove and tighten loose skin folds that cannot be removed, despite a proper exercise and diet regimen.

Does losing weight cause loose skin?

Many patients that have achieved significant weight loss trade one problem for another. Once the fat is gone, loose skin often develops. Some patients have better skin elasticity than others. Older patients, and those who have lost an ample amount of weight, such as those that had gastric bypass or bariatric surgery, are more likely to have hanging skin after weight loss. Body contouring surgery with the help of SmartLipo can minimize loose skin in some cases. Where there is too much loose skin following fat removal, Dr. Hendricks offers techniques to help surgically remove excess skin virtually anywhere on the body that you need it.

Is liposuction for men popular?

Absolutely. Both men and women can get liposuction and body contouring procedures. Pacifica Cosmetic Surgery Center in Newport Beach, California believes both sexes deserve to have the toned, sculpted body of their dreams. Our facility offers the utmost privacy and discretion.

How long do I have to wait after pregnancy to get body contouring?

Pregnancy often causes loose skin on the belly, as well as excess fat accumulation on the torso and other body parts. Skin laxity often improves a great deal in the first one to two years after childbirth. Any loose skin that remains after two years is unlikely to tighten further; Therefore, skin removal surgery such as a tummy tuck, thigh lift, or arm lift may be needed at this point.

What is the average body contouring downtime?

It depends on the combination of procedures that are performed. Liposuction alone has a shorter recovery period than a full tummy tuck with liposuction, for example. Skin removal surgery, such as abdominoplasty or Brachioplasty, may differ in terms of recovery time. Dr. Hendricks will advise you of the expected downtime during the consultation process so you know exactly what to expect. In general, expect a few weeks off of work for extensive skin reduction procedures, and six weeks before resuming light workouts.

When can I start driving after body contouring?

Patients may return to driving when they feel they can safely operate a motor vehicle with a full range of motion. Certain pain medications that may be prescribed may limit driving ability. A friend or family member must drive you home if general anesthesia is administered during surgery. Under no circumstances should you drive for the first 24 hours after general anesthesia.

Schedule a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Hendricks in his beautiful practice in Newport Beach.

Call Today (949) 640-9570