Philadelphia Body Sculpting
You diet, you exercise, but sometimes these efforts just aren’t enough. Fatty deposits in some stubborn areas just won’t go away. If this is you, surgical body sculpting or body contouring via liposuction (sometimes called liposculpture) may be able help you.
The last decade has brought exciting advancements in liposuction technology that have significantly refined the capabilities of liposuction – allowing the surgeon to become a true sculptor of the body. Now, problem areas like the neck, chin, arms, stomach, hips, thighs, buttocks, knees and cheeks can be addressed with new alternatives to liposuction such as minimally-invasive Smartlipo™ laser liposuction and VASER® LipoSelection. If you visit our Main Line lipo clinic, we can show you how these precision liposculpture techniques can help you achieve the body you desire.
Body Sculpting Candidates
Body sculpting via liposculpture provides a ‘fine tuning’ of problem areas rather than large volume fat removal. The ideal candidate for body sculpting is mildly or moderately overweight (generally with a body mass index of less than 35) and in good overall health. Dr. Kwak uses the latest liposuction techniques to help his patients address their problem areas and will provide a tailored solution to meet your individual needs– ensuring a better outcome and a faster, less painful recovery.
During our free consultation, we will discuss and provide a realistic expectation of outcomes and risks for each procedure, allowing you to make a fully-informed decision.
Philadelphia Body Sculpting Procedures
LUMEN Laser Center in Bryn Mawr, PA provides advanced body sculpting via liposuction utilizing the following procedures:
Smartlipo™ Laser Liposuction
Smartlipo™ laser liposuction utilizes laser energy to liquefy fat, ease its removal and simultaneously tighten skin at the surface. Smartlipo™ was the most requested cosmetic procedure of 2007 and Dr. Kwak is one of the Main Line’s leading Smartlipo™ doctors. See our Smartlipo™ Laser Liposuction page to learn more.
VASER® Lipo or LipoSelection® uses a patented ultrasonic technology that is able to selectively target unwanted fat, while preserving surrounding tissue – including nerves, blood vessels and connective tissue. This gentle energy source promotes rapid healing and results in smoother body contours. VASER® Lipo can be used for advanced body sculpting on both males and females that will improve visibility of underlying musculature. VASER® has minimal downtime and excellent results. Dr. Kwak lectures and trains on behalf of the VASER® Lipo company and is very experienced with the technique.
Philadelphia body sculpting and body contouring is only a short drive away at LUMEN Laser Center. Located in Bryn Mawr, PA, our Main Line lipo clinic is convenient to Greater Philadelphia and surrounding areas including King of Prussia, Malvern, Paoli, Conshohocken, Ardmore, Drexel Hill, Norristown, Plymouth Meeting, Phoenixville, West Chester, New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland.
Fat Transfer: A Natural Alternative to JUVEDERM, Restylane, RADIESSE
The beauty of fat transfer is the final result; a natural look without the telltale sign that you’ve had a procedure. Because it uses your own body fat, there is no risk of rejection or allergic reaction. The procedure is simple; fat is harvested from one part of the body and injected into an area that is lacking volume. As a filler, fat smoothes wrinkles and folds to create an overall youthful appearance. Each time fat is injected into the treatment site, a percentage of cells live and remain in place permanently. Cells that do not flourish are absorbed into the body. Depending on patient age, treatment area, genetics and the amount of transferred fat that gets reabsorbed, repeat treatments may be necessary for optimal results. Unlike manmade fillers that last from six months to two years, your own natural fat becomes your long-term filler, which lasts for many years, therefore considered a virtually permanent solution. The most common facial fat injection sites are:
- Into the nasolabial folds that run from the nose to the mouth
- Into the cheeks to restore youthful volume
- Under the eyes to fill in hollows
- Into deep scars left by acne or injury
- Thin or thinning lips
At the LUMEN Laser Center, we also use a special FDA approved fat transfer technology called Adivive, which reduces the need for repeat injections by providing highly stem cell concentrated, super refined fat from your own body. The LUMEN Laser Center is one of only 10 centers in the US to have access to this technology, which provides fantastic fat transfer results regardless of the body area. Dr. Andrew Kwak was one of the first physicians in the US to use this device and teaches his specialized techniques to other physicians.
The procedure goes by many names: buttocks augmentation, buttock lift, Brazilian butt lift, butt augmentation with fat transfer. They all mean the same thing – Dr. Kwak expertly performs liposuction on areas of the body with unwanted fat, such as the abdomen, inner and outer thighs, love handles, or upper and lower back, and then the fat is purified and re-injected it into the buttocks to increase projection and firmness, and improve overall shape and contour. The buttock augmentation procedure is perfect for people who are tired of having a small or flat buttock and want to be more confident in this region. In many cases, taking away the unnecessary fat in the love handles and thighs also improves the overall contour and shape of the region, enhancing the results of the augmentation.