For some people, a fit and healthy body can be attained through regular diet and exercise. However, many individuals find that even a strict diet and rigorous exercise regimen fail to rid their body of certain areas of fat. Through body contouring surgery, stubborn fat deposits are eliminated.
Since 2005 Dr. Melanie Carreon has helped many patients achieve a body that they can feel confident about. At LCS Medical Spa we offer various body contouring procedures to help improve physical appearance, including: Liposuction, CoolSculpting®, SmartLipo TriplexTM, Body Jet Liposuction and the Brazilian Butt Lift.
The best candidates for body contouring are in good overall health and have a desire improve their physical appearance. Potential patients should resort to body contouring surgery only after regular diet and exercise have failed to achieve the results they desire. Although body contouring surgery can produce great results, individuals should be close to their ideal body weight and have realistic expectations about the outcome of their procedure.
Also known as “lipoplasty,” this procedure is one of the most popular forms of plastic surgery. Tumescent Liposuction is performed on an outpatient basis at our AAAHC Accredited medical facility. Through liposuction, fat can be decreased from almost any area of the body. Before the procedure is performed, a local anesthetic is administered to minimize discomfort. Dr. Carreon makes tiny incisions in the skin of the targeted areas and inserts a cannula (hollow thin tube) to take away the fat through using a suctioning technique.
CoolSculpting® is a non-invasive procedure that uses controlled cooling to reduce the amount of fat on the body. It can be used on areas such as the stomach, arms, back, and legs. We perform this procedure by placing a special cooling device on the targeted area, which pulls fat between two cooling panels to freeze the fat cells that exist deep beneath the skin. The fat cells are naturally metabolized and eliminated from the body. CoolSculpting® is done on an outpatient basis and requires no incisions, needles, or downtime.
One of the most innovative forms of body contouring, SmartLipo TriplexTM uses an advanced wavelength laser to decrease fat from the body. After Dr. Carreon makes minute incisions in selected areas of the skin, the triple wavelength laser will literally melt fat and promote the formation of collagen. After the fat cells are liquefied, liposuction is used to decrease the fat. SmartLipo TriplexTM is performed with a local anesthetic on an outpatient basis. Starting price of $995 per tummy area, limited time, call for details.
Also known as “water-jet liposuction,” this procedure works to effectively to minimize fat by injecting water into the body. During treatment, Dr. Carreon makes small incisions in the skin and then inserts a water-spraying device to break down deposits of fat quickly and efficiently. Since the amount of pressure that the water exerts can be controlled during this procedure, there is less swelling and discomfort. BodyJet Liposuction is performed on an outpatient basis under local anesthesia.
An enhancement procedure that can restore youth and prominence to the buttocks, the Brazilian Butt Lift repositions fat on specific areas of the buttocks to leave individuals with a firm and attractive derriere. Dr. Carreon performs this procedure using water liposuction to suction out fat and lift the upper region to a more attractive position. A Brazilian Butt lift is performed on an outpatient basis under local anesthesia. After the procedure is complete, patients should avoid sitting or lying directly on their buttocks as much as possible for the first few weeks. This will give their newly sculpted backside a chance to achieve the best shape possible.
The amount of recovery time needed for this procedure depends on the extent of surgery and the current health of the individual. In many instances, patients can expect to return to work after approximately a week but should refrain from any strenuous activity or exercise for at least a month.
To schedule your initial consultation, if you’re from Houston, Seguin, San Antonio, Dallas, Corpus Christi with our Texas Physician please call (830) 379-9266 or contact us today. Dr. Carreon looks forward to meeting you and helping you attain the body you desire.