What is Body Contouring?
Board-certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Sean Kelishadi, performs body contouring procedures at his Newport Beach practice, SSK Plastic Surgery. Body contouring consists of a variety of different procedures that are used to create a slimmer or shapelier profile for those who have undergone significant weight loss. Procedures such as liposuction, breast lift surgery, tummy tuck, or nonsurgical skin tightening treatments can be combined to create the look you desire. Your body contouring procedure will be dependent on your specific body shape, area(s) of treatment, and your cosmetic goals. Dr. Kelishadi will work diligently with you to create a plan that reduces fat, removes excess skin, and tightens the areas that have lost shape. Our overall goal at SSK Plastic Surgery, in Newport Beach, CA, is to help you achieve the look you never thought possible.
"Dr. Kelishadi is amazing!!! He made me feel so comfortable! I had Breast Augmentation May 26th. I'm three months out and loving my results! I was very self conscious about my chest. My breasts shrunk due to breast feeding. I didn't even want to change in front of my husband. (he loved them no matter what lol) and now I am feeling so great about it! He said he's even noticed a boost in my confidence level. I love it! i feel good..i feel sexy. I never thought I would actually go through with getting this done, but Dr. Kelishadi and his staff helped me with every step of the way. He was very caring and checked up on me after surgery. His staff was very nice as well. All so helpful! I highly recommend him!"- J.V. / Yelp / Jul 27, 2017
"I had my consultation and hands down the best experience ever! The Dr Kelishadi took his time with me during our consultation. He’s a great listener but an even better educator. He was engaging and extremely knowledgeable he truly loves what he does and it shows! I will be moving forward with him and can’t wait to see the final result!"- M.O. / Yelp / Oct 22, 2021
"Here is the before (on right) and after (on left, brighter pic) pics.My main issue was the crease between my eyes, in the middle, slightly above and in my brow area. In the pics it looks slight but in real life I had a definite crease, which was obvious.As you can see that has been taken care of!!! Also the other wrinkles on my forehead area look much better, too.The staff at SSK, NB was amazing and Dr. Kelishadii is top notch!Krystal- thanks again for making my 1st Botox experience a awesome one and giving me such amazing results.PS still seeing the results."- A.H. / Yelp / Oct 12, 2021
"This review is for Krystal. I was going to SSK for a consultation (from out of town) and since I was going to be in the office, I thought I should make the most of it and have Botox done while there. I had only had Botox done 1x before and it was approx 3 years ago. It was an awful experience, but I thought I would give SSK and Krystal a try and see if it would be any better. I informed the staff that I have a phobia of needles and so anything we could do to make it better would be much appreciated. Their office is clean and very nice and puts you at ease. Krystal did everything possible to make it the best experience- and it was! She didn’t draw on my face, but rather on the paper next to her, she used the best needles to make them the most effective and reduce pain, she applied a numbing cream (AMAZING), let me listen to music and checked in with me during. Her technique was incredible and you can tell she truly is a master of her craft! I didn’t pass out. I didn’t hurt and I didn’t even bruise!!! My lines are worlds better and it is all because of Krystal. Thank you for listening to me and taking the time to do a great job! You’re so talented."- L.F. / Yelp / Oct 12, 2021
"Ladies if you are thinking about getting any type of cosmetic surgery done, this is the place!! From financing to the surgery it was such a easy process. Dr. Kelishadi and his assistant Valerie are awesome! Dr. Kelishadi takes the time to discuss your expectations and what he can do for you. I got my lift and augmentation in July, now I am going back for my tummy tuck and fat transfer to my buttocks. I am beyond excited, thank you Dr. Kelishadi!"- I.J. / Yelp / Oct 03, 2021
Who is an ideal candidate for Body contouring?
Body contouring can be used on anyone who notices sagging skin, deflated body parts, such as the breast or buttock, or who have fat in areas that’s hard to lose. The neck, abdomen, lower back, hips, and flanks are examples of areas where fat deposits can collect, creating unwanted bulges. The best candidates for body contouring are at a healthy, ideal weight, and who desire a tighter, more defined figure. If you are a woman considering a body contouring procedure, you may want to consider waiting to have a procedure until you are past all pregnancies.
What are the benefits of body contouring?
Body contouring, both surgical and non-surgical, is a great option if you're wanting to reduce loose, sagging skin or change the shape of one or more parts of your body. The procedure will smooth out your skin and give you a youthful appearance. Your body parts will be the shape you want them to be and be more defined. When you achieve your desired look on the outside, it begins to match the insides, giving you confidence in your body. Surgical results are immediately noticeable, while non-surgical options may take a few weeks or months; however, non-surgical results tend to be more gradual and discreet.
How does body contouring work?
After your consultation, a body contouring treatment plan will be designed for you that may consist of both surgical and nonsurgical procedures. Surgeries, such as liposuction, abdominoplasty, and breast lift or augmentation usually require general anesthesia. The goal during these treatments is to create an incision that can be concealed by undergarments, and to remove unwanted fat and excess skin, leaving a slimmer, tighter contour. Nonsurgical treatments can typically be performed in our office without sedation. This may include laser skin tightening, laser liposuction, an injectable filler, etc. Body contouring offers many options, allowing us to blend a surgical treatment with a nonsurgical method to maximize results.
What can i Expect after body contouring?
If you are having a surgical procedure you will be sent home to rest and recover. Nonsurgical treatments typically do not have any downtime. It is common for some patients to combine surgical procedures on several areas of the body, which may require an overnight stay. Body contouring is meant to reshape the body. Whether surgical or nonsurgical, or a combination of both, you will notice a slimmer, tighter figure and a more defined profile.
Body Contouring FAQ
How much does body contouring surgery cost?
We determine the cost for body contouring based on your customized treatment plan. During your initial consultation, Dr. Kelishadi will listen to your needs and goals before performing an exam. After closely listening to your goals, he can offer recommendations, create a unique surgical plan, and then provide a cost estimate and review your payment options. SSK Plastic Surgery takes several methods, including low-interest financing.
Will insurance pay for my body contouring surgery?
Often, insurance groups do not cover cosmetic surgeries; however, some patients may qualify for body contouring. If excess skin is the cause of medical problems, like chronic infections, you might be able to apply for reimbursement from your insurance. Coverage depends on your carrier and policy, but if you want to use your insurance, please tell Dr. Kelishadi during your initial consultation. A member of our team at SSK Plastic Surgery can help you work with your insurance for maximum coverage.
What will be part of my body contouring surgery?
We will provide a detailed treatment plan that outlines the number of procedures. Our team typically schedules your body contouring in stages. This depends on your general physical health and how many areas you want to treat. Generally, we will perform each session by targeting one body area, such as the upper parts (abdomen, breasts, arms, neck, face) or lower parts (thighs, butt, knees, hips). We set up the appointments to reduce the possibility of complications, such as blood loss and infection. This also makes your recovery easier and faster.
Will I have scarring after my surgery?
In general, surgical body contouring will cause scarring. Once the incisions heal, many patients report that the scarring is no longer a worry because the procedure provides significant results. As an experienced plastic surgeon, Dr. Kelishadi makes an effort to reduce scarring by placing the incisions in easy-to-conceal areas. Additionally, proper aftercare is essential. We may prescribe skin creams to encourage the healing process. Over time, the scars will lighten and blend in with your normal skin.
How long will my body contouring results last?
With proper care, the surgical results of body contouring will last a long time. To help maintain your results, you should keep a steady weight. Dramatic changes in your weight or pregnancy can affect your results. Also, your body will continue to age naturally so you may eventually notice loose skin again. Please talk to Dr. Kelishadi about treatments that can help your results last.
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Redefine Your Shape
Whether you want perkier breasts, a fuller buttock, a slimmer waist, or a tighter tummy, body contouring can give you the shape you desire. We invite you to call our office and schedule a consultation so that we can discuss your goals and create a tailored plan just for you. We look forward to welcoming you to our practice.
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