Body Contouring

OBGYN Turlock

Fatemeh Pazouki, M.D., FACOG

OB/GYN located in Turlock, CA

Looking for a way to slim your profile or "tweak" the results of your recent weight loss? You could be a good candidate for body contouring, which uses special techniques to remove stubborn fat deposits that just don't respond to diet and exercise. Dr. Fatemeh Pazouki is a skilled provider of body contouring procedures for women throughout the Turlock, California, region, using state-of-the-art techniques and custom treatment plans that take each individual's objectives into account. To find out how body contouring can help you look your best, call OBGYN Turlock or book online to schedule a consultation.

Body Contouring

What is body contouring?

Sometimes called body sculpting, body contouring uses special techniques to remove pockets or deposits of fat in targeted areas, like the lower belly, flanks, “love handles,” buttocks, upper arms, or under the chin (called submental fat). Although some body contouring techniques rely on very small incisions, many are completely noninvasive, which means you won’t need surgery or anesthesia, and you won’t be left with surgical scars. Plus, there’s no downtime following noninvasive body contouring, which means you can have your treatment and then go right back to your regular activities.

Who is a good candidate for body contouring?

Minimally invasive and noninvasive body contouring procedures can be ideal for most women (and men as well) who have stubborn fat deposits that just won’t “budge,” even after diet and exercise. Many women turn to body contouring to address “belly pooch” and fat in the waist and flanks that tends to appear during menopause or following childbirth. Others rely on body contouring to help them refine their silhouette after losing a considerable amount of weight. And because body contouring delivers such precise results, it’s also a good option for fit people who want to remove superficial fat and enhance their flat abs and toned muscles.

Is body contouring the same as liposuction?

No. Liposuction is a surgical procedure designed to remove large quantities of fat using a suction device inserted through one or more incisions. Though liposuction can be effective for some patients who have significant amounts of fat that need to be removed, it’s not designed to achieve the refined results of a body contouring procedure. In fact, body contouring is often performed after liposuction to provide a smoother silhouette and to “flatten” or “taper out” lumps or uneven areas that can be left behind after liposuction in some patients.

How is body contouring performed?

Body contouring uses different techniques to melt away fat without surgery, and some of the most effect techniques use targeted laser energy. SculpSure is a popular noninvasive approach to body contouring that delivers laser energy through the skin to liquefy fat in the belly, thighs, flanks, and waist. Treatments take about 25 minutes, and there’s no recovery time. Plus, you’ll see your results within just 6-12 weeks of treatment. Other laser techniques use tiny incisions to access the treatment area.

*Individual results may vary.