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 can't say enough good stuff about Jolene. In fact, I followed her to SSK from her previous job. She's incredibly skilled and always works with me to achieve the perfect natural results I want. I really feel like she listens to what I want, and she makes sure I'm 100% happy before I leave the office. She is so sweet, while exuding a confidence and professionalism that puts me at ease. She's also incredibly generous with her time, and gives excellent follow-up care and advice via text. I'm grateful I found her!"- Z.W. / Yelp / Mar 20, 2020
"I am so happy Dr K introduced me to Jolene! She doesn't over sell, says no if it's not going to look natural and just makes you feel safe, sexy and appreciated! . Please consider SSK Plastic Surgery before deciding! Love this family!"- E.L. / Google / Mar 19, 2020
"SSK Plastic surgery is the best plastic surgeons office in OC. Their entire staff is amazing and is very responsive. Jolene is their injector there and is amazing. I have gotten Botox, filler, and a few laser treatments from her and she is amazing. She always preps you on what exactly to expect, how it will feel, the results and she always follows up with you every day after. At SSK they really put their patients health and concerns first! Dr. K always comes in before the procedure and lets you know what to expect and sort of walks you through the process to ensure you know you are in good hands. He has some of the most talented people working at SSK! Jolene is also the sweetest person ever and will make you feel comfortable throughout the entire process :)"- S.C. / Yelp / Mar 19, 2020
"Dr. Kelishadi is hands down the best plastic surgeon in Orange County. He and his team made me feel comfortable and always taken care of. Shea and Alejandra answered any and all questions I had prior to my consultation. The team of anesthesiologists were world class and put my mind at ease prior to surgery. Dr. Kelishadi treated me like I was his only patient and was constantly checking in with myself and my husband post op and ready to answer any questions I've had since. If you have any desire to have any cosmetic procedures done, I encourage you to go see the very best and that is Dr. Sean Kelishadi. In addition to having my breasts augmentation at SSK, I have also been lucky enough to become a patient of nurse Jolene Retaskie. I reached out to her with some questions regarding Botox. She answered all of my questions and also provided me get resources to get discounts and coupons which was amazing!! She was so gentle and explained each step as I got my first dose of Botox. After she followed up with me and since then she checks in and always she's any specials or contests with me. As a busy working mom it's so nice to have a safe place to have "work" done. I highly recommend Jolene for all your injections needs!"- L.S. / Yelp / Mar 19, 2020
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.
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.
Plan Your Procedure
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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