June 1, 2017

Surgical and Non-Surgical Procedures for Reducing Fat

Angie Buonassisi
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As summer lingers before us, many of our patients at 8 West Cosmetic Surgery are beginning to inquire about their options – both surgical and non-surgical – for reducing fat and achieving the body of their dreams. Whatever your budget or ability for downtime, we offer options for reducing fat that can fit within your lifestyle and bringing you closer to looking and feeling amazing.

Non-Surgical Procedures for Reducing Fat


Like a non-surgical alternative to liposuction, Coolsculpting® is a non-invasive, modern procedure that uses a process called cryolipolysis (or fat-freezing) to eliminate fat and provide greater contour in desired areas. Coolsculpting delivers controlled and precise cooling to fatty areas, cooling the fat cells to the point of destruction, which are then eliminated naturally through the body roughly 4 weeks later. There is no downtime involved with Coolsculpting.Offered exclusively at 8 West Cosmetic Surgery, DualSculpting is the sameprocess performed simultaneously on different sides of your body.

Facial Slimming

If the face is your greater concern and you are interested in a non-surgical procedure with little downtime, then facial slimming might be for you. Depending on your facial anatomy, however, this non-surgical procedure may be combined with surgical procedures to acquire the best results possible. Non-surgical facial slimming allows patients to return back to normal activities immediately, while a surgical form of facial slimming may result in bruising and swelling for up to one week.The following features can be addressed with facial slimming with a varying procedure for each:

  • A wide-looking jaw (non-surgical): Caused by a hypertrophic masseter muscle, our experienced injectors can inject neurotoxins directly into the masseter muscle, which over time makes it smaller and less prominent
  • Flat cheeks (non-surgical):  Caused by a lack of volume in the mid-face region which can accentuate a wide or chubby looking face, our injectors can add dermal fillers to the mid face can create a more heart shaped appearance and de-accentuate a wide jaw or chubby cheeks
  • Puffy cheeks (surgical):  Our specialists perform a buccal fat removal from the inside of the mouth leaving no visible scars
  • Double chin (surgical):  Caused by stored fat under the chin, double chin surgery can be performed to tighten the platysma muscle
  • Poor neck angle (surgical): Caused by a lax platysma muscle, our specialists can perform a surgical procedure to tighten the muscle and produce a more desired neck angle

Surgical Procedures for Reducing Fat

Mini Tummy Tuck

Whether due to genetics, aging, or pregnancy, a mini tummy tuck is the solution for a stretched-out abdomen that cannot be addressed with a non-invasive procedure like Coolsculpting. A mini tummy tuck is a modified complete tummy tuck that corrects the appearance of excess skin and fat near the abdominal area. This procedure is ideal for those who have less excess skin and fat and who do not have substantially extended abdomens. Liposuction is often used in conjunction with this surgical procedure, which has less downtime and scarring than a complete tummy tuck.

Complete Tummy Tuck

The complete tummy tuckprovides dramatic results for patients with a more extended abdomen and more excess skin,addressing the skin, fat, and muscle.When combined with liposuction, results on the abdomen and the flanks are dramatic.Are you ready to move forward with your journey to accomplishing the body of your dreams? Start by booking a complimentary pre-consultation to discuss your goals with one of our experienced professionals at 8 West Cosmetic Surgery.

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