If you find that putting on a bra causes an accumulation of excess fat to protrude over the straps, you’re not alone. A “bra bulge” is a widely shared aesthetic concern that’s often difficult to smooth with natural solutions like dieting and exercise. The underarms and mid-back can be challenging regions to target through workouts alone, often leading to frustration when patients fail to achieve their desired results. At our Orlando practice, board-certified plastic surgeon Jon Paul Trevisani, MD offers multiple treatment options to address bra bulges around the arms and mid- to lower back, including liposuction and CoolSculpting®. Liposuction Liposuction is a suction-based fat removal procedure often considered the most reliable and effective approach to body contouring. With liposuction, Dr. Jon Paul Trevisani can... Continue Reading
If your cosmetic goals include smoothing bulges of excess fat, body contouring can be a highly effective technique to achieve your desired physique. Liposuction surgery and CoolSculpting® are two of the most popular body contouring treatments available, and the best fat removal procedure for your concerns typically depends on several factors: Volume of fat removal desired: As a non-surgical treatment that uses controlled-cooling to eliminate fat cells, CoolSculpting® is designed to remove 20 to 30 percent of fat in a given area. In contrast, liposuction is a surgeon-controlled procedure capable of extracting up to 80 percent of accumulated fat. Timing: While liposuction can offer noticeable results almost immediately after surgery, CoolSculpting® breaks down fat over a period of several months. Therefore, patients who seek a... Continue Reading
Abdominoplasty, which is more commonly referred to as a tummy tuck, can be a powerful way to slim the waistline and rid the abdominal area of loose, excess skin. After pregnancy or significant weight loss, many individuals find that a tummy tuck addresses inelastic skin and stretched musculature in ways that dieting and exercise cannot, offering a highly effective treatment to smooth and tighten the midsection. While the main goals of a tummy tuck are to remove excess skin while tightening abdominal musculature, most patients also struggle with fat pockets and stubborn bulges near the stomach region. “Love handles” and other exercise-resistant areas of localized fat often persist in spite of healthy habits, creating frustration for men and women who would like a figure that... Continue Reading
Many people who lead active lifestyles and eat a healthy diet still struggle with isolated pockets of fat. Certain areas of the body, like the abdomen and flanks (or “love handles”), can be very difficult to target and tone. Patients frequently visit our office wanting to know the best way to get rid of these small areas of excess fat that may be preventing them from fully achieving their cosmetic goals. CoolSculpting® is designed for men and women who are at or near their ideal weight but have not yet achieved the results they expected. By targeting the most troublesome areas of the body, Dr. Jon Paul Trevisani uses this nonsurgical body sculpting treatment to permanently eliminate fat cells and reveal a slimmer, more toned... Continue Reading
One of the most exciting non-surgical treatments now available is CoolSculpting®. This innovative technology can reduce the size of fatty deposits on a wide range of body areas. If you’re close to reaching your goal weight but still have a few stubborn pounds remaining, you may wonder whether CoolSculpting® or liposuction is a better option for you. Dr. Jon Paul Trevisani, our board certified plastic surgeon, explains the benefits of each procedure to help you determine the best approach for your goals: CoolSculpting® can reduce fatty tissue in a targeted area by using cold energy, which is designed to break down fat cells. With this procedure patients can see as much as a 20 percent reduction in fat in the treated region. Furthermore, this approach... Continue Reading
For many patients, the lower abdomen often remains a major cosmetic concern in spite of a healthy diet and routine exercise. When you spend a significant amount of time and energy eating well and working out, frustration at stubborn pockets of fat or lingering excess skin can develop. Fortunately, our extensively trained plastic surgeon, Dr. Jon Paul Trevisani, offers two body contouring procedures that can effectively create the silhouette you have been working toward. If there is a layer of fat around your midsection that seems resistant to traditional methods of weight loss, liposuction may be the ideal procedure. Also used to slim areas of the body such as the arms, chin, flanks (hips), or knees, liposuction often can effectively remove unwanted fat for a... Continue Reading
The ideal candidate for liposuction are those people that have lost weight and they found that during that process there are certain areas that they cannot lose, and with liposuction can help minimize those excess bulges and make them more proportionate. It is not for massive weight loss. It is not for excess skin loss. It is for those people that have localized deposits that can be minimized and may better contoured with liposuction.