Body contouring helps improve your overall shape through surgery or non-surgical procedures. Plastic Surgeons Dr. Richard D’Amico & Dr. Julie Ferrauiola offer a range of body contouring methods in Bergen County and Englewood, NJ designed to improve specific areas, and he takes pride in offering the latest techniques to his patients. His experience allows him to combine procedures in a single operation, such as in a mommy makeover, which includes a tummy tuck and liposuction. If you are considering plastic surgery to feel more confident in your body, request a consultation online to meet with Dr. D’Amico & Dr. Ferrauiola or call our office at (201) 567-9595.
What Are My Body Contouring Options?
We have both surgical and non-surgical body sculpting options available. Depending on your goals and health, Dr. D’Amico & Dr. Ferrauiola may recommend an advanced, non-surgical technology such as CoolSculpting® by ZELTIQ™ or a more comprehensive surgical procedure, such as a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). In some cases, combining a tummy tuck with a liposuction method such as HydraSolve™ can result in the slimmer, toned body you’re seeking.
Traditional tumescent liposuction is popular with our patients. It continues to be one of the most effective body contouring options available. A saline solution injected into the target area helps break up the fat cells and minimizes bleeding and bruising. Then, the fat cells are suctioned away. Dr. D’Amico & Dr. Ferrauiola offers an advanced, gentler form of liposuction called HydraSolve that minimizes the recovery process. Other liposuction enhancements include radio frequency-assisted liposuction (RFAL) and power-assisted liposuction (PAL).
Can I Combine Skin Tightening with Liposuction?
Among the latest methods for improved skin tightening is SmartLipo™ laser liposuction. At his New Jersey practice, Dr. D’Amico & Dr. Ferrauiola evaluates all new technologies before choosing the options that are safest and most effective for his patients.
Do You Offer Any Gentle Liposuction Enhancements?
Dr. D’Amico & Dr. Ferrauiola assess new liposuction enhancements to ensure that they actually benefit the patient. An exciting advance in liposuction technology is HydraSolve™, which combines low levels of heat and pressure with natural saline to selectively liquefy fat cells. The fat can then be easily removed through a very narrow cannula with minimal trauma to surrounding tissues. Patients can typically return to work in a few days and their regular exercise routine within 2 weeks.
Will Liposuction Get Rid of My Cellulite?
While liposuction can soften the dimpling caused by cellulite, it does not affect the fibrous bands of connective tissue inside the skin that pull down and create these dimples. Cellulaze™ is a more appropriate option. This laser-assisted treatment removes excess fat under the skin and releases the tough connective fibers for a smooth, attractive look.
A tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) helps improve the midsection’s appearance. It is a popular procedure in particular for women who have had children and wish to restore the look of a tight and toned abdomen. Unlike other contouring options such as ultrasonic liposuction, patients choose a tummy tuck because it tightens and repairs abdominal muscles in addition to removing excess fat and skin.
How Do I Know if I Need a Tummy Tuck?
A tummy tuck can remove excess skin and fat from your waist and stomach while tightening your abdominal muscles. Tummy tuck surgery is appropriate if you have sagging and laxity due to massive weight loss or pregnancy. Liposuction alone will not correct these problems, but it may be used in conjunction with a tummy tuck to improve results.
A sophisticated new technology, HydraSolve is a gentle yet effective body contouring option. Fat cells are removed through tiny incisions with a special liposuction cannula that uses Tissue Liquefaction Technology™ (TLT). Warm, low-pressure, natural saline solution helps loosen fat cells and causes them to change from a solid to a liquid. Because the fat is liquefied, Dr. D’Amico & Dr. Ferrauiola can gently and precisely manipulate the cannula to extract the targeted fat cells without affecting surrounding tissue.
Many women who choose Dr. D’Amico & Dr. Ferrauiola ask about getting a mommy makeover. Combining body contouring procedures with cosmetic breast surgery addresses the toll pregnancy and breastfeeding can have on a woman’s body. Having a tummy tuck, lioposuction, and breast augmentation with or without a lift performed at the same time is a safe and more affordable way to restore your body to its trimmer, pre-pregnancy shape.
What Non-Surgical Options Are Available?
CoolSculpting is a non-surgical procedure that uses targeted cooling to cause the fat cells to atrophy, after which they are removed by the body’s natural cleansing process. An alternative to a laser lipolysis procedure such as Smartlipo or traditional liposuction, a CoolSculpting treatment is designed for those who have small amounts of fat. It requires no anesthesia, so patients can usually return to their daily routine immediately. Dr. D’amico & Dr. Ferrauiola also offers Non-Surgical facial rejuvenation.
CoolSculpting is a non-surgical method for removing unwanted fat from various areas of the body. It works by cooling fat cells until they almost freeze, causing these cells to atrophy. The body removes them through its own natural cleansing process. The treatment is fast and simple — patients can enjoy a book, do work, or even nap during the procedure. Patients gradually see improvements over the weeks following the treatment.
This liposuction enhancement procedure uses a thin, laser-tipped cannula to liquefy unwanted fat, making its removal extremely gentle. Surrounding tissues are not harmed, so recovery is generally more rapid than with traditional liposuction alone.
Changing your body has the potential to transform your life. To get started today, call us at (201) 567-9595 or request a consultation with Dr. D’Amico & Dr. Ferrauiola, a body contouring specialist plastic surgeon serving the New York metro area. He will spend time with you one-on-one to understand your objectives and give his professional opinion about the procedures that are best for you. There is never pressure to choose surgery, and you will even have a second consultation included with the fee to bring along family or loved ones and ask follow up questions. The consultation fee is applied toward any surgical procedure you choose.
*Individual results may vary