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Achieving a beautiful shape can take great dedication to a healthy lifestyle of regular exercise and proper nutrition. However, genetics also plays a significant role in the contours of our bodies. Genetics can predispose individuals to carry more or less fat in specific areas, particularly in the midsection, buttocks and hips. These fat stores can be very difficult to eliminate with diet and exercise alone. Additionally, some individuals are prone to carry cellulite and dimples, particularly in the thighs and buttocks. Cellulite can make an otherwise lean individual feel self-conscious.
Fortunately, at Ennis Plastic Surgery, we are pleased to offer credible and reliable solutions for body contouring. The body contouring procedures are intended to sculpt and smooth the body’s curves, targeting trouble spots and delivering results! Body contouring at Ennis Plastic Surgery is performed with energy based procedures including UltraShape and VelaShape III, as well as through surgical means with liposuction and/or abdominoplasty.
Dr. Ennis Discusses Liposuction Surgery
Body Contouring Treatments Typically Target
- Thighs and inner/outer legs
The ideal candidate for body contouring procedures are individuals looking to improve the tone, smoothness, and general appearance of a trouble spot of his or her body. Most patients treated with are also looking to improve moderate laxity of skin, address concerns of cellulite, or smooth any irregularity in fat distribution.
Body Contouring Photos (before & after)
Actual Patients of Dr. Ennis
Liposuction of abdomen and hips
Liposuction of the abdomen and hips before and after. 30 year old female patient of Dr. Ennis.
Liposuction of the abdomen and hips
Liposuction of the abdomen and hips before and after. 30 year old female patient of Dr. Ennis.
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Liposuction Surgical Body Contouring
Liposuction is a cosmetic procedure intended to remove* unwanted fat cells, in order to reduce the appearance of unsightly bulges and improve the shape and contour of the body. Liposuction procedures at Ennis Plastic Surgery can offer reliable smoothing and body contouring.
Surgical liposuction involves a surgical procedure in which the surgeon carefully and strategically removes* excess, unwanted fat deposits below the skin. Small incisions are made in the area to be treated. A narrow tube (cannula) is inserted through the incisions to extract fat from the body. The cannula is attached to a powerful vacuum and may be coupled with a laser or ultrasound modality for easier fat removal. As the fat is removed*, the body is reshaped for smoother and more even contours. Surgical scars are very small and well hidden in inconspicuous positions of the body.
Liposuction is performed with anesthesia to ensure patient comfort and safety. Depending on the extent of the liposuction to be performed, patients may receive general anesthesia, conscious sedation or a local anesthesia. After the procedure is completed, the treatment area is wrapped in an elastic bandage to reduce swelling and support the affected soft tissues. Patients should expect some discomfort, bruising and swelling after the procedure, but these symptoms will subside over several days or weeks. Most patients are able to return to work within a few days after undergoing liposuction or liposuction revision surgery.
One of the benefits of surgical liposuction is that the fat cells are removed* from the problem area. The only way that the fat cells would return is if the patient were to gain weight. Additionally, the surgeon is able to sculpt the body contours through the liposuction procedure, enhancing curves and reducing trouble spots. At Ennis Plastic Surgery, the surgeons are highly skilled in their artistic and medically scientific approaches to liposuction.
UltraShape Non-surgical Body Contouring
UltraShape gets its name from the ultrasound waves it uses to “shape” your body into a more proportioned, trim silhouette. UltraShape is truly the ultimate treatment for body contouring. Focused ultrasound destroys fat cells and is clinically proven to result in a measurable reduction in waist circumference. Ultrasound energy disrupts subcutaneous adipose (fat) tissue ONLY, not blood vessels or nerves. There’s no bruising, swelling or numbing – all well-known side effects of other fat reduction equipment. Without the adverse side effects, the procedure is incredibly comfortable, proven effective and you can leave your appointment and not skip a beat going about the rest of your day!
How UltraShape Body Contouring Works
UltraShape utilizes focused ultrasound to destroy fat cells and reduce body circumference. Ultrasound is a safe and effective energy form that utilizes sound wave energy, set to a specific frequency. The focused sound waves are pulsed into the stored fat cells, mechanically disrupting their cell membranes. Inside the fat cells, the fat exists as triglycerides. When the fat cell membrane is broken via ultrasound, the triglycerides are naturally released and eventually metabolized to the liver. The liver processes these fatty molecules, using them for energy and then eliminating them naturally.
With this process, the fat cells are removed* from the body after the UltraShape treatment. Therefore long lasting results are achieved. Because the ultrasound waves are so focused, the other body structures are not harmed and there is no bruising or numbness. UltraShape utilizes 3D mapping during the session to ensure uniform delivery and contour regularity.
The UltraShape treatments are typically delivered once every two weeks to allow the body to naturally eliminate* the destroyed fat cells between sessions. The typical dosing of treatments is three sessions, spaced two weeks apart. One session takes approximately 45 minutes. Measureable results are noticeable after two weeks*. Because fat cells are disrupted and destroyed, you will see long-lasting results without the need for further maintenance treatments. Of course, to prevent the accumulation of new fat cells, it is important to follow a healthy lifestyle with proper nutrition and exercise.
Watch Body Contouring Plastic Surgeon Dr. Ennis in the Operating Room
To learn about body contouring, please read the guide below or contact Ennis Plastic Surgery at 561-405-9020 to book a consultation or ask us a question. We are here to help you get the look you desire.
VelaShape III Non-surgical Skin Tightening & Body Contouring
The VelaShape III treatment is a non-invasive body shaping system that combines three different energy technologies with therapeutic massage in order to reshape and contour the body. The combination of these energies causes deep heating of the fat cells, fibrous connective tissues and stimulates collagen fibers and local cellular metabolism. The three energy forms include: infrared (IR) heat, bi-polar radio frequency (RF) and mechanical tissue manipulation with pulsed vacuum and massage rollers.
The VelaShape III treatment heats the treatment area evenly and quickly without skin damage. The treatment is able to combat adipose tissue, by shrinking the size of the fat cells. The radio frequency works below the dermis layer of skin, heating the fatty adipose tissue and shrinking the fat cells. The infrared heat penetrates to the dermis layer, stimulating collagen production. The new collagen production brings about smoother, firmer and tighter skin.
The heating source is delivered in a comfortable and consistent manner, with the help of vacuum pressure, gently pulling the treatment area closer to the heat source. The combination of vacuum, IR and RF causes deep heating of the fat cells, their surrounding connective tissue, and the dermal collagen fibers. Together, these energies shrink the fat cells, soften the connective tissue and stimulate new collagen for better elasticity and resilience. This reduces the appearance of cellulite in the treated area. The result is a localized reduction in skin laxity, increased volume and an overall improvement in skin structure and texture.
VelaShape III treatments are typically performed once a week, for a minimum of three treatments. The treatment duration can last between 10-40 minutes, depending on the size of the treatment area. Results can be seen as early as 1 week from the first treatment, but optimal results are obtained after several sessions. Patients are pleased to find that the treatment is pain-free, and it does not require any anesthesia. Patients can expect to experience a gentle, warm heat with a comfortable massage. VelaShape is the only FDA cleared non-invasive treatment to reduce the appearance of cellulite while reducing body circumference. In addition it is approved for all skin types.
eShockwave Body Contouring Program
Body contouring meets high-tech in this completely transforming non-invasive combination. There are several things at play in this series of treatments, making eShockwave very effective and a healthy process.
We’ve created a six week treatment series that sculpts and firms – no surgery required! This also means no downtime and measurable, amazing results. eShockwave layers the technologies of UltraShape and VelaShape III for clinically proven fat reduction and elimination, then adds healthy waste elimination and nutritional support through IV therapy. It gets its name from the effect the energy has on the fat cells, creating a shockwave that shrinks and destroys them for real, lasting results.
Example Combination Treatment Schedule
6 week protocol – one area
- wk1: VelaShape – UltraShape – VelaShape
- wk2: VelaShape
- wk3: VelaShape – UltraShape – VelaShape
- wk4: VelaShape
- wk5: VelaShape – UltraShape – VelaShape
- wk6: VelaShape
PLUS Roehr microtab formula – multivitamin that promotes healthy skin and overall wellness from the inside out
PLUS IV + 1 liter of fluid as a fat flush at weeks 3 and 6
Proven Clinical Results of UltraShape and VelaShape III
The safety and effectiveness of the VelaShape and UltraShape treatments have been demonstrated in multiple clinical trials and in over 4 million Syneron body shaping treatments performed annually on patient worldwide.
- Average reduction of 3.2cm in a single combined treatment
- 100% patient satisfaction
- No serious adverse effects
- Significant circumference reduction achieve as soon as 14 days after treatment
- Clinical studies* show combined treatment is safe and effective
*Combined Modality of Focused Ultrasound and Radiofrequency for Non-Invasive Fat Disruption and Body Contouring – Results of a Single Treatment Session, a report by Dr. Hector Leal, Monterrey Mexico
What to Expect
All patients who are interested in body contouring treatments begin with an individualized consultation, in which the patient will discuss his or her concerns and ultimate goals. A thorough physical and medical evaluation will help to determine which from or forms of treatment would be optimal to reaching those expected goals. For some patients, a combination of treatments may be best indicated.
For individuals who choose to utilize UltraShape or VelaShape III treatments for body contouring, there is really no down time. Both treatments are very comfortable and do not require any recovery. For patients who choose to utilize liposuction for body contouring, there is some downtime of a few days recovery and they should expect some bruising and discomfort. These can be controlled with medication and rest. Follow up visits with the surgeon will ensure proper healing and recovery.
The Ennis Plastic Surgery Difference
Ennis Plastic Surgery offers expert body contouring options for incomparable results. UltraShape and VelaShape III treatments are delivered by our energy based clinicians.
In addition, we are proud to offer the highest standard in energy based technology treatments, utilizing Syneron Candela equipment. Syneron Candela is known for their high standards of equipment, delivering reliable and repeatable results. If you are ready to see how Ennis Plastic Surgery can help improve your body contours, schedule a consultation today.
If you’re interested in body-contouring, please contact us.