Body Sculpting in Anaheim

Time, age, gravity, and many other factors can affect your body’s appearance. Diet and exercise are not always effective at removing stubborn areas of fat, and after significant weight loss, you can be left with sagging skin in areas where you never knew skin could sag.

As you age, your body produces less collagen and elastin, the protein molecules that give your skin structure and tone. When you are at your ideal weight, plastic surgery procedures could help reshape the parts of your body that make you look older than you feel or do not show the hard work you have done in the gym. Body sculpting in Anaheim at The Waltzman Institute, led by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Josh Waltzman, could dramatically change your appearance.

What Is Body Sculpting?

Body sculpting and body contouring are two terms that are sometimes used interchangeably. The ultimate goal of both is to improve the appearance of tissue and skin and give you a slimmer, more youthful silhouette.

Some body contouring procedures are noninvasive, but they cannot offer the same dramatic results as surgical body sculpting. Both body contouring and body sculpting are effective means of reshaping areas of your body, but neither is a weight loss option. They are intended for people who have achieved their desired weight and need help with small areas of fat resistant to diet and exercise or excess skin remaining after significant weight loss.

Liposuction

Liposuction, sometimes called lipo, is a cosmetic procedure that uses a cannula and suction to remove small areas of fat that are resistant to diet and exercise. Most frequently, it is used on the stomach, thighs, buttocks, arms, and neck.

Liposuction is also sometimes used to reduce fatty deposits in breast tissue in men, a condition called gynecomastia. Because it removes fat cells, the resulting change is usually permanent when your weight remains stable.

Tummy Tuck

This cosmetic surgical procedure, also known as abdominoplasty, changes the shape and appearance of your abdomen. During the surgery, excess fat and skin are removed and the connective tissue is typically tightened to create a more toned look. A tummy tuck may be done in combination with a diastasis recti repair for women whose abdominal muscles split and separated during pregnancy.

Mommy Makeover

This is a combination of surgeries tailored to meet your aesthetic goals. A mommy makeover may be the best choice when you have finished having your family and would like to restore your pre-pregnancy body. Depending on your needs, a mommy makeover may include breast surgery, tummy tuck, liposuction, or circumferential abdominoplasty. One benefit of the mommy makeover is the combination of surgeries is done in one operation. This means you undergo anesthesia only once and have only one recovery period.

Body Lift

A body lift helps improve your shape and tone after a significant weight loss. Loss of skin elasticity can result in excess sagging skin, which Dr. Waltzman can address with a complete lower body lift for the hips and thighs, buttocks, waist, and abdomen in one procedure. The surgery reveals a slimmer silhouette that shows off your hard work.

Hip Dip Fat Transfer

During this procedure, Dr. Waltzman removes unwanted fat from one area of the body and then uses it to add volume to the indentation in your hip between the upper curve and the top of your thigh. The goal is to achieve an hourglass figure so you could come closer to an ideal hip-to-waist ratio.

The procedure is a two-in-one option that removes unwanted fat in one area and uses it in another. There is minimal risk of an allergic reaction or rejection, and no foreign material is introduced into the body.

Are You a Good Candidate for a Body Sculpting Procedure?

Men and women who are good candidates for body sculpting in Anaheim have good overall health and have achieved their desired weight. Weight loss or gain after you have recovered can negatively affect the results of the surgery.

Body sculpting procedures are not weight loss options but can be used to remove small areas of fat deposits that have been resistant to diet and exercise. The ideal candidate also does not smoke. Nicotine from any source can increase the risk of adverse events and infection during or after surgery. Nicotine also slows the healing process. This includes nicotine, including tobacco products, vaping, and nicotine patches and gum, at least four to six weeks before and after your surgery.

How Long Do the Results Last?

Body sculpting procedures will generally last many years when you do not gain or lose a significant amount of weight. The body sculpting procedures in Anaheim at the Waltzman Institute are a permanent solution, but the best way to have the longest-lasting results is to maintain a steady weight with good nutrition and a regular exercise program after you have recovered.

Call Today to Schedule Your Body Sculpting in Anaheim Consultation

When you have achieved your desired weight and want to show off a slender silhouette or chiseled midsection, consider working with Dr. Josh Waltzman. His experience and skill in body sculpting in Anaheim could add the final touch to your hard work and remove excess skin and fat resulting from age, gravity, and collagen loss. Call our office today to schedule your consultation.