Bathing suit season often brings patients in to see if they can enhance their shape. Perhaps you are wanting to add volume to your buttocks, or reduce your hip measurements. There’s no doubt that the body contouring treatments Dr. Tantawi offers will be a great solution for you.
Whether you are looking to remove fat, or add volume to these areas, at Beauty Refined we have body reshaping treatments and surgery that will give you the shape you’re dreaming of. Request a consultation today with Dr. Tantawi. He is board certified and specializes in surgery and cosmetic surgery. He and his professional staff are committed to getting the aesthetic results you desire and deserve.
What to Expect at Your Consultation
At your consultation, Dr. Tantawi will look at your medical records and ask for a list of medications you are on. He will then take pictures of the area you are wanting to address. You can discuss your goals with him and ask any questions you like. He will let you know the options for treatment for your particular need. He will discuss any preliminary steps that may be necessary, and an appointment will be made for you to come in for the procedure.
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What Causes Excessive Fat Around the Hip and Butt?
Genetics, Aging, pregnancy, poor diet, and lack of exercise, can cause you to accumulate excess weight around your hips and buttocks. Menopause can cause a lack of estrogen causing fat to accumulate around your waist, hips, thighs and buttocks. A poor diet of sugary processed foods can also cause you to gain extra fat. If you work in a sedentary sitting position it can be hard to fight the settling of weight without aggressive exercise such as running or lower body exercises. And finally, during pregnancy, extra fat settles around these areas and it’s often hard to shed those extra pounds after the baby comes.
Treatments for Reducing Volume
High Def Lipo
High-definition liposuction, or HD, is a more advanced version of the traditional liposuction procedure. Using this technique, Dr.Tantawi can precisely target fat cells in specific areas where there are accumulations, while leaving the surrounding tissue intact. By doing so, he is able to create slimmer and smoother silhouettes with improved contour definition.
The procedure is done with an ultrasonic energy device, which produces sound waves that break up the fatty tissue into smaller fragments. They are then easily aspirated with a thin cannula without damaging skin layer or subcutaneous tissues.
Radiofrequency-Assisted Liposuction (RFAL)
RFAL is a minimally invasive procedure that uses thermal energy to remove fat, promote collagen production, and tighten the skin. Dr. Tantawi will make a small incision to the area to be treated, and insert a radiofrequency transmitting electrode. Using another electrode, radiofrequency waves are guided through the fatty tissue, making sure the area doesn’t get too hot.
The fat is liquified this way and is immediately suctioned from the body with a cannula. Production of collagen is done by the radiofrequency wave stimulation, making the area firmer and more toned.
SmartLipo™, is a laser lipolysis procedure that uses a laser to break up fat cells. It works by heating the fat cells, causing them to break down, and release their contents. This procedure can be used to reduce the size of fatty areas that are bulging, such as the stomach, thighs, and buttocks. The laser in SmartLipo™, also tones the skin and makes it tighter.
It’s best for reducing smaller deposits of fat in certain areas that are difficult to get rid of with traditional diet and exercise. Laser lipolysis is done as an outpatient treatment, and poses little risk of infection, with scarring being very minimal. The procedure usually takes about an hour.
Dr. Tantawi will inject a local anesthetic into the areas to be treated, so you will not feel any pain. He will then make a tiny incision in the area and insert the laser under the top layer of your skin. The laser will then be moved around the area back and forth to break up the fat cells. You may feel a warming sensation. The fat will then be suctioned or massaged out, depending upon what Dr. Tantawi feels is best. The small incision is cleaned and bandaged. You should be able to resume most of your everyday activities. Dr. Tantawi will advise you on care, and whether you will need follow-up appointments.
Tightsculpting® is a non-invasive dual wavelength laser treatment that reduces fat, and tightens the skin with exceptional results. It’s an effective, and safe procedure that doesn’t require surgery, and doesn’t damage the skin. Tightsculpting® is beneficial after pregnancy, or weight loss. There are many areas you can treat to bring your confidence back, and look slimmer with more toned skin.
Tightsculpting® is done in two steps. Step one consists of deep heating with a wand, over the treatment area. You will feel warmth gradually, with brief hotter sensations, but nothing too uncomfortable.
The second step is more superficial heating where the heat may become more intense, but still tolerable, causing little pain or discomfort.
Tightsculpting® causes no downtime, and you will be able to return to your regular activities immediately. There may be a slight pink or red tinge to your skin for a few hours. Depending upon the results you want, you may need more than one treatment. Dr. Tantawi will let you know what your treatment plan will be when you schedule a consultation.
Treatment to Add Volume
The best candidates for a BBL are people who are in good physical condition, with enough unwanted fat to sculpt into a new buttock shape. Ideal candidates have realistic expectations about the surgery and are willing to undergo a relatively lengthy recovery period.
The Brazilian butt lift surgery is usually performed under general anesthesia, and lasts around two hours. Dr. Tantawi will make a small incision in the area where the fat is to be harvested – most commonly the abdomen, flanks or thighs – then use liposuction to remove the fat to inject it into your buttock. If an implant procedure has also been chosen Dr. Tantawi then places an implant through an incision in your buttock, to give extra projection and shape. Implants are made from silicone and mimic the softness of muscle and fat.
There are two areas of insertion for butt implants: butt implants that are inserted under the muscle (submuscular). and those placed just beneath the skin (subcutaneous). Subcutaneous implants do not affect the muscles, but Dr. Tantawi may prefer to perform liposuction to remove extra fat around them, before inserting them. Around 80% of buttock augmentation procedures use submuscular butt implants and only 20% use subcutaneous butt implants.
The combination of surgery and injections give you a sexy, lifted butt that looks natural – unlike the fake-looking buttocks often created by buttock implants alone. For this reason, the Brazilian butt lift has become one of the most popular buttock augmentation procedures.
If you are wanting to find out more about our body sculpting and reshaping treatments, call or request a consultation today. You’ll be back in your summer clothes in no time.