Cosmetic Dermatology

Body Contouring FAQs

What is body contouring?

Body contouring is the use of minimally-invasive and noninvasive procedures to target and eliminate stubborn fatty deposits resistant to diet and exercise. The goal is a slimmer tighter body with more aesthetically pleasing contours and proportions. Minimally invasive and nonsurgical body sculpting and contouring treatments yield positive outcomes with minimal downtime and are often combined to achieve maximum results.

Body contouring is for women and men. The chin, neck, arms, abdomen, flanks, bra line and upper back are all areas of potential benefit from body contouring procedures. Women can get rid of saddle bags and muffin tops and obliterate bra and underarm fat. Men can achieve that V shaped taper in the upper body and define their pecs and abdomen.

Which body contouring procedure is right for you?

Choosing the right procedure for you depends on your aesthetic goals, concerns and needs. During your consultation, your Moy – Fincher – Chipps dermatological surgeon will listen to your concerns, evaluate your problem areas, and review your medical history. Good candidates are generally healthy with unwanted fatty deposits.

A personalized plan for body contouring will be created to address your specific needs and preferences including the least amount of downtime, expense and pain, for the most dramatic improvement.

At Moy – Fincher – Chipps your cosmetic surgeon will frequently combine procedures to address your needs and achieve overall body rejuvenation, improved symmetry, and a reshaped and contoured body.

Minimally-invasive body contouring with Liposuction

Liposuction is the gold standard for body contouring. It is safe and effective minimally- invasive surgical fat removal to enhance body shape and proportions. Liposuction results are technique dependent. Optimal results are achievable in the hands of our skilled Moy – Fincher – Chipps surgeons who appreciate the natural beauty of the human body and have the expertise to sculpt natural contours. Liposuction is the perfect procedure to enhance and restore beautiful natural contours for complete rejuvenation. Results are permanent.

Liposuction is an outpatient procedure performed using tumescent anesthesia – a mixture of a local anesthetic to numb the areas to be treated, and epinephrine to control bleeding; and a mild sedative to keep you comfortable. This eliminates the risks of general anesthesia, reduces procedure time and promotes a faster recovery.

Noninvasive body contouring with Vanquish

Vanquish is non-surgical body sculpting and skin tightening that requires no incisions, no anesthesia and no downtime. Vanquish treatments target unwanted fat in the abdomen, flanks, upper back, arms and bra line with radiofrequency energy that can destroy up to 60% of fat cells in the targeted areas, improve skin laxity and restore beautiful body contours.

Radiofrequency energy is well known for its ability to tighten the skin. Vanquish treatments melt the targeted fat which is removed naturally by the lymph system. The heat generated also stimulates collagen remodeling for skin tightening.

For optimal results, the recommended treatment schedule is four to six 45-minute treatments once per week for 4-6 weeks. The only discomfort is mild warming of the treated area. With this regime many patients will experience a loss of 1-3 inches in the waist and stomach area.  Studies report a 68% reduction in fat with this protocol. Many patients will see results with one treatment. Nonsurgical Vanquish is FDA approved and has been proven effective and reliable and provides permanent results.

Isn’t it time you did something good for you? For a trimmer, tighter body contact Moy – Fincher – Chipps with office in Beverly Hills, Encino and Torrance, California.


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