Body Contouring

  • Liposuction
  • Soft tissue fillers and fat grafting 
    • Juvéderm®, Restylane and Sculptra. 
      • These cosmetic injections, along with fat grafting, add volume under your skin to smooth out lines and wrinkles, enhance natural features, and improve facial symmetry and contours. 
      • "Liquid” rhinoplasty, or genioplasty (chin augmentation) which can improve the contour and shape of your nose or chin with little to no downtime for subtle improvements/enhancements. 
      • Lip fat grafting or Lip filler/injectables to the lips, for a beautiful improved full and natural lip contour of kissable, pouty lips!  See his listing on local reviews at:  
  •  Radiofrequency (RF) with microneedling - Morpheus8 for face and body 
    •  Morpheus8 is an innovative aesthetic non-surgical tool that combines radiofrequency (RF) energy with microneedling to stimulate  collagen remodeling, improving irregularities and your skin tone, contour and appearance. Fractionated RF energy is a scientifically proven method to reduce wrinkles, rebuild collagen, remodel fat. It is minimally invasive, using a matrix of micro pins to renew deeper layers of the skin with almost no patient downtime. 
      • Morpheus8 treatment benefits include
        •  Increased collagen production. Collagen is a protein in our body that helps skin stay tight and toned.  
        • Reduced fine lines and wrinkles.  
        • Minimizing acne scarring.  
        • Lifted and tightened loose skin.  
        • Faded stretch marks.   
  • Non-Surgical Body Contouring - "Laser Lipo" = Sculpsure 
    •  Non surgical fat loss is here - no pain, no downtime, no incisions.  In 20-30 minutes, a small applicator focuses a laser beam of light that selects for destruction of the fat under the skin and over the next 4-8 weeks your body metabolizes the melted fat.  In a single session patients can expect 20% fat reduction, we typically recommend 2-3 sessions 4-6 weeks apart with massage afterwards and plenty of hydration.  
    • The beautiful part of this technology is the gentle heat spread helps to feather and taper the result which helps avoid divots or contour irregularities.  This is in contrast to Cold therapy devices or other "freeze fat away" technologies which can create divots due to suction applicators or limited spread/tapering of the effect.  Also these competitors may cause paroxysmal adipocyte hypertrophy (PAH) in which a patient may get more fat to grow back in the treated area! Oh no!  Not with Sculpsure - permanent fat reduction - nicely contoured under chin, arms, thighs, abdomen or hip areas. 
  • Topical Radiofrequency - Tempsure, Forma and Evoke 
    • Forma and Evoke are all treatments to tighten and tone the skin over the face and body using topically applied RF energy to build collagen and tighten skin.  Evoke is a hands-free device applied under the chin or over the cheek/jowls areas, while Tempsure and Forma are hand-held and applied by our technicians to treatment loose or saggy skin around eyes, neck, cheeks, arms, knees, etc.  Tempsure has a slightly smaller applicator to get in and around small areas of the face and a larger applicator to cover large areas of the body (think buttocks/hips) and utilizes monopolar RF while, Forma and Evoke are bipolar RF.  We also have hands-free topical applicators for Tempsure to be applied like a warm towel massage over arms, chest, thighs, flanks, abdomen, hips and back bra rolls to tighten and tone skin nicely.
  •   Skin Resurfacing - Ellacor 
    •  This innovative procedure actually removes micro-cores of excess or lax skin. This tissue removal improves the appearance of wrinkles by using hollow core needles to "delete" sagging skin. Ellacor is a minimally invasive skin renewal system that removes moderate to severe wrinkles in the mid and lower face without surgery. 
      • The Ellacor® system benefits include: 
        •  Reduces the visible signs of aging around mouth/jawline 
        • Diminishes the appearance of wrinkles 
        • Reduces the appearance of marionette lines 
        • Tightens excess, sagging skin and jowls 
        • In-office treatment with no general anesthesia Treatment takes 30-60 minutes or less. 
        • Provides natural-looking results without surgery or scarring 
  • EvolveX Transform 
    •  A revolutionary new system that is topically applied to the body anywhere you want skin tightening, muscle toning and fat reduction.  It is comfortable, non-invasive and scarless body contouring.  The technology combines topical RF energy to heat and shrink the skin and fat while simultaneously using electrical muscle stimulation (EMS) to contract and tone the underlying muscle.  We typically offer 6 treatments over 12 weeks for optimal results for a selected area to see the desired results.
  • Liposuction and Liposculpting
  • Liposuction is a procedure to remove fat deposits in problem areas of your body. The procedure destroys and removes fat cells permanently.
    • Why do People Have Liposuction?
      • People choose liposuction to remove stubborn fat deposits despite healthy diet and exercise.  It can help contour and define muscles and accentuate curves on the upper arms, legs, thighs, abdomen, back, hips, buttocks, and other areas like chin/jawline.
    • The Liposuction Process
    • Liposuction can be performed in several ways. Common methods are:
      • Ultrasonic Liposuction, Power Assisted Liposuction or Laser Assisted Liposuction - which uses ultrasonic energy, vibration or laser energy to distrupt and destroy the fat cells and liquify the fat. The liquid fat is removed with the use of suction.
      • Typically, liposuction is performed as an outpatient procedure with no hospital stay. In certain cases of large amounts of fat removal, an overnight stay in the hospital may be recommended.
  • Renuvion - skin tightening with or without liposuction is here!
    • Renuvion is the only FDA‑cleared for use after liposuction, and the only device FDA‑cleared for contracting subcutaneous soft tissue.
    • HOW IT WORKS The wand is inserted under the skin and delivers a unique combination of radiofrequency energy and helium plasma (J-plasma energy) to the collagen-rich tissue that’s a primary cause of loose skin. This energy contracts these collagen fibers and pulls the skin down, closer to the muscle, for a more contoured appearance. It can be used on the face, neck, body!
  • Facetite and Bodytite
    • BodyTite liquefies targeted fat before suctioning it out, which can be done with or without liposuction. The treatment also heats and treats the top layers of skin to tighten loose skin and reveal a slimmer appearance. BodyTite can bridge the gap between surgical procedures and liposuction alone. 
    • FaceTite stimulates collagen production and tightens skin on the face, and is often used on the chin, jowls, cheeks, and neck.  The treatments produce a “shrink wrap” effect in the treatment area, which is evidenced by an audible “sizzling” during the procedure. The results are permanent because fat cells do not regenerate, but it is possible to gain weight in the future if you do not maintain a regular exercise routine and balanced diet.  Skin will return to the natural aging process anywhere between 3 to 5 years after the procedure, which is an impressive result for a minimally-invasive procedure.
  • What To Expect During Recovery from Liposuction/Body Contouring

The liposuction recovery process can take several weeks. You can expect:

On days 1–3, your plastic surgeon will have you wear a compression garment or elastic bandage for the treatment area to minimize swelling and help your body achieve optimal contours. You may feel moderate soreness and discomfort, which can be relieved with pain medication. Avoid vigorous activity while you heal during this period.

On weeks 1–2, you may resume work during this time, sooner if feeling well. You will also need to continue wearing your compression garment.

On weeks 3–5, you should feel very little pain or soreness, but you may still experience swelling. You should be able to begin light exercise after 4 weeks, but avoid strenuous activity.

After 6 weeks, you should notice very little bruising and swelling, and you can probably stop wearing your compression garment and resume normal activities. You should see optimal results after 3- 6 mo as the swelling goes down further.

What You Should Ask Your Plastic Surgeon

Before choosing liposuction, there are some important questions you should ask your plastic surgeon, including:

How many liposuction procedures have you performed?

What are the benefits of liposuction?

What are the risks of liposuction?

How much downtime is involved with liposuction?

What results can I expect from my liposuction procedure?

Want To Know More?

To discover more about liposuction, talk with an expert. Call Dr. Leo Urbinelli at PNW Plastic Surgery in Portland, OR. You can reach him in the office by calling (503) 208-2348, so call today.

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