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.
What are the benefits of body contouring?
Body contouring with the Venus Bliss MAX is an unmatched procedure in Newport Beach, CA for reinventing and re- imagining your look at SSK Plastic Surgery, giving you benefits including:
- Individualized approach for your unique body
- Carving and toning various locations on your curves
- Multiple treatment spots
- Minimizes spots of fat that are resistant to other methods
"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 am 2 weeks post-op from a breast augmentation with Dr. Kelishadi.I could not have chosen a better doctor. Dr Kelishadi is not only an extremely skilled surgeon, but also a very kind person who truly cares about his patients - I mean this wholeheartedly - I had some concerns because of a health condition I have and Dr. K empathized and gave me complete confidence in that the surgery will go well despite this, and took extra care because of my condition. The surgery center was immaculate, the nurses and anesthesiologists were experienced, kind, and made me feel very comfortable. I was contacted by the team post-op to ask how recovery was going and even given a direct line for Dr Kelishadi if something were to come up.Recovery was much easier than expected with the Dr’s methods. I am still healing but I already find my result perfect... I cannot recommend SSK enough!"- A.A. / Yelp / Nov 17, 2022
"Tummy tuck, lipo, breast lift/revision & augmentation & fat transfer - 4 kids (2 of them being c-sections) you think you know where this story is going, right?? Nope! I actually had nice skin (not a flat tire) but saggy, uneven boobs and a big, belly...from POOR EATING HABITS. I came to talk to K wanting a mommy makeover but he gave me so much more. After meeting with me he explained that given my BMI, he would not perform the surgery until I lost weight. It was the best thing that he could've ever done for me because he didn't just give me a mommy makeover, he gave me a lifestyle change which is a mental consciousness of my health.3 months later, I was within a healthy weight and today, I'm 10 days post op. I had a tummy tuck, breast lift/revision and augmentation. I had a fat transfer and liposuction. I will not lie. IT HURTS. Well, it hurt. Today it's more irritating to be lying in a beach chair type position lol! Day 1 was fine because I was doped up. Day 2-5 I regretted doing it. I cried. I asked myself 100x why I did this but it's ok. It's mentally exhausting. But YOU CAN DO IT. You'll cry. Scream. Yell. Question it all. But you will be SO HAPPY you gave yourself this gift. You are in the BEST of hands. I'm only days days post op but I know a year from now I'll be back on here smiling and answering your questions as you go through your journey."- K. / RealSelf / Oct 30, 2022
"I went to this office to have bio identical hormones inserted under my skin. Everyone in this office is kind and professional. I was treated extremely well and felt comfortable that I was getting great care and indeed I was! I highly recommend SSK Plastic Surgery!"- S.L. / Yelp / Oct 20, 2022
"Dr. Kelishadi and his wonderful team are beyond words- seriously incredible! I scheduled a consult with him, went and immediately knew he was the one for me. Valerie at the front desk loves her job, and you can tell just by speaking with her over the phone. When I went in for my consult, I was greeted warmly by Dr. Kelishadi, Sherry, Aida and every other member of his team. They all stopped to say "Hello" and "Welcome!" After spending an hour-long consult with Dr. Kelishadi I felt validated, heard, and confident. I went ahead and booked the surgery at the end of my consult and never looked back. I did not schedule a consultation with an other surgeons because I knew he would get it right! Back story: I was unsatisfied with my previous lift and implants. My previous surgeon had even completed a revision, yet still didn’t get it right. Turns out I had the wrong profile implants and the wrong type of lift from the beginning. Insert Dr. Kelishadi and I am over the moon with my results!He completed a revision with a lift (lollipop) and placed Ultra High Profile implants to give me the exact look I wanted. Seriously, look no further. He is the one for you!"- T.C. / Yelp / Sep 19, 2022
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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