Swimsuit season is already here, and some people may be reluctant to show off their bodies at the beach or pool when the ideal is curves and breasts that fit perfectly in a bathing suit. Many people have stubborn fat deposits on areas of their bodies, and some are not happy with how their breasts look in a bikini top. Diet and exercise may help, but a healthy regimen can only do so much. Plastic surgery options can help someone achieve the breasts and body they desire to look more flattering in a bikini. Dr. Jervis offers several body contouring procedures that can help patients who are interested in shaping up and slimming down for bikini season.
Body Contouring for a More Slender Body
Patients who are in good physical and mental health, do not have any serious medical problems, are realistic in their expectations, and would like to lose fat or create more flattering breasts may be ideal candidates for one or a combination of our body contouring procedures.
Remove Excess Fat and Contour the Body
Many patients try rigorous exercise, fad diets, and “magical” diet pills that promise to shape and contour the body to no avail. Liposuction is an ideal solution for removing stubborn fatty tissue to sculpt and shape the body. The following can be performed to eliminate unwanted fat from the body:
- Laser LifeSculpt liposuction: The Palomar laser LifeSculpt advanced system is used to remove fat with less bruising, swelling, and discomfort than traditional liposuction. A tumescent solution is injected in the target area(s) to release the fat from the storage cells. In addition to removing fat, laser LifeSculpt also helps to tighten the skin to create a slimmer, smoother appearance.
- SculpSure®: We now offer the versatile non-surgical fat reduction system, SculpSure® by Cynosure®, which has four treatment heads. Each treatment head contacts the skin and is continuously cooled to make the treatment more comfortable and to prevent burns. The laser energy goes through the cooled skin to penetrate the fat and reduce up to 25 percent of the fat cells in the treated area.
Enhance the Appearance of the Breasts
Women who want to change how their breasts look can alter the size and shape of the breasts with one or a combination of breast surgeries. Because every woman has a unique body shape and body type, there are various techniques that can be employed to create more flattering breasts, such as:
- Breast augmentation: Saline or silicone breast implants are inserted under or over the pectoral muscle. Incisions can be made around the areolas (periareolar), within the breast creases (inframammary), or through the armpits (transaxillary). A range of implant shapes, profiles, and textures are available to create an individualized breast augmentation procedure.
- Breast lift: The breasts can be restored by lifting them into a more youthful position. The underlying tissue is reshaped, and the breasts are lifted into a higher position to improve breast contour and firmness. If needed, the nipples can be repositioned and reshaped. Often, breast lift surgery is performed with breast augmentation to increase the breast size while lifting aging, sagging breasts caused by pregnancy, weight loss, or environmental factors.
If you are interested in learning how body contouring can help you to achieve a body fit for a bikini, schedule your consultation with Dr. Jervis today! He can evaluate your anatomy and goals to help you decide on the right procedure(s) for you. Contact us by calling (925) 937-7100 or by filling out our online contact form.