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People refer to different body types as having a certain shape, such as a “pear shape,” “apple shape,” or “hourglass shape.” Some people’s bodies are considered “better-shaped” than others. It may be that your body type is seen as a less attractive shape, or perhaps your naturally attractive shape is masked by excess fat accumulation. If you would like to improve your body shape, body contouring procedures can help you trim and tone away excess fat to reveal a more attractive and smooth figure.

Liposonix®

Liposonix® Before and After PhotosLiposonix® is a non-surgical body contouring procedure that can eliminate fat from around your waistline. Perfect for those with love handles, a muffin top, or just a little extra around the midsection, Liposonix® can help you permanently destroy stubborn belly fat using advanced ultrasound technology. With a single hour-long treatment, you could lose an average of more than 1 inch and become a full size smaller around the middle. There is little to no downtime afterward, and you can resume normal activities right away. Liposonix® achieves noticeable results with just 1 treatment. The results are seen after 8 to 12 weeks as the body flushes away the destroyed fat cells.

Liposuction

Liposuction is another body contouring treatment that targets and removes unwanted fat from anywhere on the body. Dr. Calabria uses the following advanced liposuction techniques to improve patients’ body contours.

Power-assisted Liposuction

Power-assisted liposuction uses a powered or vibrating cannula to break up the fat and then suction it from the body. The vibration of the cannula uses enough energy to pass easily through the fat with little effort on the part of the surgeon. This technique is less traumatic than traditional liposuction and also has less bruising, swelling, and recovery time. Patients need only local anesthesia, and complications are less likely. Results tend to be more precise and lead to higher satisfaction than traditional liposuction.

Laser-assisted Liposuction

Laser-assisted liposuction uses laser technology to melt the fat cells before they are extracted from the body. Dr. Calabria uses Smartlipo® and LipoLite™ techniques to treat trouble areas, especially smaller areas that traditional liposuction cannot treat as easily. Commonly treated areas include the neck, arms, love handles, bra lines, back, saddlebags, and buttocks. Because laser energy is used, laser-assisted liposuction also tightens the skin. The treatment has less discomfort and downtime as well as a decreased risk of harmful side effects in comparison to traditional liposuction. Treatment usually lasts 30 minutes to 1 hour, and only local anesthesia is necessary.

 

These body contouring procedures can enhance your body shape and improve your silhouette by removing unwanted fat from stubborn areas to redefine your figure. Liposonix®, power-assisted liposuction, and laser-assisted liposuction are all popular body contouring techniques that may be able to help you achieve your aesthetic goals. With Dr. Calabria’s help, you can have a more attractive body shape with the defined and slender contours you desire.

 
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Renato Calabria offers body contouring at his plastic surgery practices to help patients refine their figures. To request your consultation with Dr. Calabria, please fill out our online contact form today. You can also reach us by phone at 310.777.0069 (office in Beverly Hills), 760.836.0077 (office in Palm Springs), or 39.349.4662323 (international office in Rome, Italy). We look forward to speaking with you.