About Nonsurgical Contouring
The phrase "contouring" is one used in the aesthetic world to represent a number of surgeries that can help to sculpt a more attractive facial or body appearance. Women and men who have lost weight, or whose weight has changed frequently over time, may desire to undergo face or body contouring at Lou Plastic Surgery to remove fat, tighten the skin, and sculpt certain areas. In addition, contouring can be used for those who are aging and find that diet and exercise alone no longer provide the shape they desire. Plastic surgeon Dr. Derek C. Lou offers numerous contouring choices using innovative, cutting-edge technologies that tighten the skin and reduce stubborn fat. The possibilities to redefine and rejuvenate your physique are endless. Contact our practice in Houston, TX to schedule your body contouring consultation.
FaceTite – A minimally invasive procedure, FaceTite, like BodyTite, uses radiofrequency-assisted lipolysis to heat up and dislodge fat cells on the face, causing the skin to tighten and allowing collagen to be produced at a much faster rate. Download Brochure
BodyTite – This uses radiofrequency-assisted liposuction to shape and tighten areas containing excess fat in most areas of the body. BodyTite is an effective and fast treatment for the removal of excess fat and skin. Download Brochure
BodyFX – This fat reduction and body contouring procedure combine suction, deep-tissue heating, and radiofrequency energy to reduce fat cells and firm the skin. BodyFX also reduces the appearance of cellulite and does not require incisions, sutures, or long recovery periods. Download Brochure
Vanquish – A fat reduction and body contouring technology, Vanquish can treat a large treatment area quickly without discomfort during the session. Patients can return to work or daily activities immediately following treatment with results that last for long periods of time.Download Brochure
Cellutone – This cellulite reducing and body contouring device is often employed following the use of fat reduction procedures to amplify the results. The noninvasive procedure delivers high-rate vibrations that work to tighten the skin and reduce the appearance of cellulite.Download Brochure
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You may be a great candidate for face and body contouring if you have loose skin, droopy body parts (like the buttocks, breasts, or beneath the chin), or stubborn fat that is not responsive to diet and exercise. The neck, jowls, hips, flanks, neck, abdomen, and lower back are examples of areas where fat deposits can collect, causing unsightly bulges. The best candidates for this procedure are Houston, TX individuals who are at a healthy, ideal weight and wish for a firmer, more defined shape.
After your initial visit, Dr. Lou will create an aesthetic treatment plan for you. Your treatment plan may include BodyTite, FaceTite, BodyFX, Vanquish, Cellutone, or a combination of the five. Each procedure is performed in a unique manner to address your specific aesthetic needs. During your consultation, and again before your procedure is initiated, Dr. Lou will make sure you understand what to expect throughout the course of your procedure, as well as how to care for your body following the treatment.
What to Expect
Depending on the technology chosen to perform your procedure, you may need to rest for the remainder of the day, or you may feel well enough to return to your daily activities immediately. Regardless, you need to closely adhere to any instructions provided by the Lou Plastic Surgery team to ensure optimal results are achieved and no contraindications are experienced.
Frequently Asked Questions
What will be part of my contouring procedure?
The combination of procedures will be outlined in your initial consultation with Dr. Lou. Your contouring procedures might be scheduled in two or more stages based on your general physical health and how many areas are being treated. Generally, the stages will be grouped by combining either the upper body (breasts, arms, stomach, face, neck) or the lower body (buttocks, thighs, flanks, knees). This staging is done to shorten the length of time for recovery.
How long will my face and/or body contouring results last?
If you take good care of yourself, the results of your contouring procedures will last a long time. The best way to maintain your results is to maintain a healthy weight. Dramatic changes in your weight or childbirth after your treatments can affect your results. Your body will continue to age naturally so you will eventually see loose skin develop after many years. Ask Dr. Lou about suggestions that can help you sustain your results.
Redefine Your Shape
Whether you want a slimmer-appearing face, a flatter abdomen, or thinner thighs, face and body contouring at Lou Plastic Surgery can give you the look you desire. We encourage you to contact our Houston, TX office to arrange a consultation. Allow us to determine your aesthetic goals and create a tailored plan for you. Our team looks forward to helping you.