Body contouring: treatments for excess skin and fat.

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We all have areas on our body that bring us anxiety and summer has a way of highlighting each and every one of those insecurities. Short sleeves, short dresses and bathing suits leave little to the imagination and our arms, legs, tummies and hips seem to be on display this time of year. Sometimes it doesn’t matter how diligent we are with diet and exercise, skin aging, excess skin and fat happen. At Oakville Plastic Surgery and Advanced Skincare, we are committed to helping our patients achieve their best body. We offer a variety of surgical and non-surgical treatments to combat lax skin, excess fat, cellulite and skin aging on the body.

Non-surgical body treatments at Oakville Plastic Surgery.

Thermage® | Performed in over 80 countries by 2500+ doctors, Thermage® is a trusted leader in skin tightening. Using targeted radiofrequency (RF) technology, Thermage® heats the deeper layers of the skin boosting the natural renewal process. Existing collagen is tightened and new stronger collagen is formed. Patients notice results after a single treatment with improved skin tone and texture over the following eight weeks. Thermage® can be used almost anywhere on the body and with no downtime, patients can return to their regular activities immediately following treatment. Common body treatments include belly, buttocks, legs, knees and arms.

VelaShape™ | The only FDA-cleared device that effectively and safely contours, shapes and slims the body. VelaShape™ reduces cellulite and firms lax skin in as little as six treatments. Utilizing the revolutionary elos™ combination of bi-polar radiofrequency (RF), infrared light energy and vacuum massage, VelaShape™ specifically targets fat cells and fat chambers. Precise heating of these fat chambers increases metabolism of fat cells and lymphatic drainage resulting in the gradual smoothing and reduction of cellulite. Treatments are safe, effective and virtually painless (patients say it feels like a hot stone massage). With no treatment downtime, patients can return to their regular activities immediately following the appointment. VelaShape™ can treat common fatty or cellulite-prone areas of the body such as the lower abdomen and flanks (love handles), backs of the thighs and buttocks.

Surgical body treatments at Oakville Plastic Surgery.

Liposuction | Sometimes it doesn’t matter what you do; stubborn pockets of fat just won’t budge. When dieting and exercise aren’t giving you the results you crave, liposuction could be a viable option for removing those pesky pockets of fat. Liposuction sculpts the body by removing localized deposits of fat through a vacuum-suction tube inserted under the skin. Commonly treated areas include the abdomen, waist, hips, buttocks, thighs and love handles. Bruising, swelling and temporary numbness are common following the procedure. Patients can resume some regular activities within seven to 10 days post-treatment. A custom-fitted garment is worn for six weeks post-surgery to ensure proper healing.

Tummy tuck (Abdominoplasty) | Also known as a tummy tuck, an abdominoplasty surgery contours and remodels the abdomen by removing excess skin and fat and tightening underlying abdominal muscles. Pregnancy and weight loss are the most common indications for this surgery since the end result is the reduction of excess tummy skin. Body contouring surgery is not intended for weight loss or to correct obesity. Depending on your desired outcome, a mini or full abdominoplasty will be recommended. General downtime is around two weeks with heavier activities commencing four to six weeks post-surgery.

Body Lift | If you are at or near your desired body weight and are struggling with lax or excess skin, a body lift can help tighten and tone almost any area of the body. Body lifting refers to a number of procedures that tighten areas of loose skin and fat. Common treatment areas include the breasts (mastopexy or breast lift), upper arms (brachioplasty), thighs, buttocks, abdomen and back. A body lifting treatment will be customized to your unique body concerns and desired outcomes. Treatment times and recovery will vary.

If you’re struggling with excess skin, cellulite or body fat, we invite you to book a consultation. Dr. de Kleer will build a customized treatment plan by thoroughly discussing your body concerns and desired outcomes. A one-time $100 surgical consultation fee may be applied towards your chosen surgical treatment. Non-surgical consultations are complimentary. Contact us to request an appointment.