All Video News for Body Contouring

  • Here’s The Difference in Fat Transfer to the Face, Breast, and Buttocks

    Fat transfer also known as fat grafting is a popular for cosmetic procedure for patients who are looking to restore or add volume to their face, breast and buttocks. Board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Ashkan Ghavami based in Beverly Hills, CA discusses how he uses fat from other areas to reshape and recontour the body in combination with other procedures based on the patient’s needs and aesthetic goals. 

  • Why Plastic Surgeons are Choosing Fat Grafting vs. Implants

    Fat grafting is growing in popularity. According to statistics from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, last year there were 18,135 fat grafting procedures to the breast, 18,487 to the buttocks, and 48,059 to the face. Board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. 

  • Liposuction Took Three Inches off My Waistline

    Kimberly noticed her waist become thicker and in spite of her stringent diet and exercise, she couldn’t shed off the excess fat around her waist. She consulted with her board-certified plastic surgeon to find a solution.  

    “I discussed with him the results that I wanted to achieve and he suggested I undergo an abdominal and flank liposuction,” explains Kimberly. “I opted for local anesthesia and went home that same day.” 

  • Liposuction Goes Beyond Fat Removal, Here’s Why

    Liposuction is a surgical body contouring procedure that enables patients to effectively eliminate excess fat that is unresponsive to diet and exercise. It was the most popular surgical procedure in 2014 with 342,494 procedures performed. Dr. Samuel Shatkin Jr., board-certified plastic surgeon based in New York explains how aesthetic plastic surgeons perform liposuction with the ultimate goal of creating a homogenous contour of the patient’s body. 

  • Choosing Between Noninvasive and Surgical Body Contouring Procedures

    Body contouring procedures such as liposuction and nonsurgical fat reduction involve the elimination of unwanted pockets of exercise and diet resistant fat. In some cases, the fat is injected into another part of the body such as the breast or buttocks and sculpted to enhance the overall body shape. 

  • CoolSculpting Got Rid of My Diet and Exercise Resistant Fat Pockets

    After having two kids in the past four years, Kristen decided to consult with her board-certified plastic surgeon about receiving CoolSculpting. It is a non-invasive fat reduction procedure for people who have small pockets of fat that are resistant to diet and exercise. 

    “CoolSculpting is fabulous and it really works!” exclaimed Kristen. “First you get evaluated by a CoolSculpting specialist. It is important to go to someone who has experience performing the procedure because if it is not done correctly, it could deform you,” noted Kristen. 

  • Tickle Lipo: A Fat Reduction and Body Sculpting Option

    Dr. Brian Reagan, board-certified plastic surgeon explains how anesthesia is used during Tickle Lipo, a body contouring procedure also known as Nutational Infrasonic Liposuction (NIL) and Nutational Custom Acoustic Liposuction (CAL). 

    “Tickle Lipo does not require any intravenous medications. Patients will take either a Valium or Percocet prior to undergoing the procedure. The Tickle Lipo allows me to place the tumescent fluid with no pain easing the fat-removal process,” explains Dr. Reagan. 

  • The Difference Between Hot and Cold Nonsurgical Fat Reduction Procedures

    Dr. Grant Stevens, a board-certified plastic surgeon based in Marina Del Ray, California, explains the difference between hot and cold techniques for eliminating body fat. 

    “Fat is sensitive to heat, if you heat it up to 42 degrees or more, you can see some resolution in the fat. The problem is it is not as reproducible and tends to hurt,” notes Dr. Stevens. 

  • Why More Women Are Undergoing Labiaplasty

    Labiaplasty is a surgical procedure that alters the labia minora by removing excess tissue; it has risen in popularity by 44% between 2012 and 2013 with more than 5000 procedures performed. 

    For certain women the labia can cause discomfort when wearing tight clothing or engaging in certain exercises. Dr. Christine Hamori, a board-certified plastic surgeon based in Duxbury Massachusetts, performs 4 to 5 procedures a week. 

  • Safe Buttock Augmentation Options

    Dr. Constantino Mendieta, a board-certified plastic surgeon in Miami, FL, explains options for buttock augmentation that are safe for patients who are considering undergoing the procedure.
    Buttock augmentation is an aesthetic procedure that reshapes and enhances your gluteal area, providing you with an uplifted and shapelier buttock profile.  

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