Body contouring is the name for the suite of procedures that sculpt and shape your body to achieve your desired form. To stay updated with the latest in body contouring and aesthetic surgery trends, follow our blog.
- 1 Your Ideal Body Awaits You
- 2 About Body Contouring in Los Angeles
- 3 Benefits
- 4 Ideal Candidates
- 5 Your Personal Consultation with Dr. Azar
- 6 Body Contouring Procedures
- 7 Impressive Results
- 8 How Much Does Body Contouring Cost in Los Angeles?
- 9 FAQ
- 10 References
Your Ideal Body Awaits You
Nutrition and regular exercise form the cornerstones of a healthy life and an attractive physique. Yet, despite our diligent efforts, stubborn pockets of fat (adipose tissue) or excess skin may persist. Life events such as pregnancy can often intervene. To achieve the body we want, sometimes we need some help. Body contouring procedures can help sculpt our silhouette when we can’t attain our goals with hard work alone.
Kouros Azar, M.D. offers a full suite of body contouring procedures at his Thousand Oaks practice. His menu of body sculpting procedures includes body lifts, liposuction, and tummy tuck surgery. He also offers more comprehensive body contouring packages such as our popular “Mommy Makeover” series and packages for patients who lost a significant amount of weight. His refined surgical skills produce striking results that help many patients achieve the vision they have for themselves.
Discover how you can achieve the body you desire by connecting with us online or by calling our office in Thousand Oaks at (805) 373-7073.
About Body Contouring in Los Angeles
We all deserve the body we want for ourselves. But sometimes, that ideal form defies even our most enterprising attempts. Enter Dr. Azar. He can help you achieve the body you strive to acquire. Body sculpting procedures can provide that finishing touch you need to finally feel confident and gratified looking in the mirror.
- Improved body contours
- Eliminate stubborn pockets of fat
- Remove unwanted skin
- Tighten sagging and loose skin
- Sculpt the figure you desire
Ideal candidates are healthy individuals who have excess skin and obstinate pockets of fat that can’t be improved through just maintaining a healthy diet and working out. You should hold realistic expectations. While body contouring can achieve remarkable results, it has limits. Body contouring can’t just give you a brand new body – but you will feel like new after your results finalize! Body contouring works best for non-smokers. If you smoke, you take on a number of health risks and complications that might interfere with your surgery.
Your Personal Consultation with Dr. Azar
Performing plastic surgery for women and men from Simi Valley, Agoura Hills, Camarillo, Oxnard, and Westlake Village for many years, Dr. Azar developed a reputation for outstanding results. Whether you are interested in cosmetic surgery or you wish to refine your shape with a non-surgical contouring procedure, Dr. Azar stands ready to help you achieve your aesthetic goals.
During your consultation, Dr. Azar will review your medical records, discuss your aesthetic goals, and expound upon your expectations. He wants you to feel comfortable and relaxed so please ask any questions you might have regarding any of the procedures you discuss. Don’t hesitate to bring up any concerns you might have. Feel free to ask to see before-and-after pictures so you can understand how the procedures actually look. Dr. Azar can also take pictures and use the state-of-the-art 3D Vectra imaging to give you a preview of what you will look like after the procedure. The combination of viewing after pre and post-procedure pictures and using 3D imaging techniques on your own body helps inform your expectations of your procedure(s).
Dr. Azar, whose surgical talent and artistic eye has been featured in New Beauty Magazine, is in high demand. The most discriminating patients regularly seek Dr. Azar’s skill and experience as an aesthetic surgery expert to artfully sculpt the body to reflect a natural symmetry. Many medical and biotech companies also seek Dr. Azar’s expert advice on body contouring and anti-aging including Allergan (the makers of Botox and Juvederm) and Cynosure (the makers of energy-based devices for body contouring, skin rejuvenation, and body contouring).
Body Contouring Procedures
Dr. Azar’s full suite of body contouring procedures can be selected individually or packaged together as a synergistic bundle to help you reach the results you’re looking for.
Body Contouring After Significant Weight Loss
You’ve already accomplished the hard part and lost the weight you wanted to lose. Congratulate yourself on a job well done. Yet, you might’ve found some obstinate areas of your body don’t conform to diet, exercise, or even weight loss surgery. In many cases losing weight can leave unwanted pockets of skin. In other cases, dramatic weight loss might result in unflatteringly flat buttocks. One survey found that 96% of patients had surplus skin after weight-loss surgery with 75% of women and 68% of men seeking body contouring procedures. Body contouring after significant weight loss can help you fine-tune the shape you desire. You deserve it after all the hard work!
Giving birth is one of life’s most profound moments. No women would trade the joy of motherhood for a more perfect body. But many women wish they could regain their pre-pregnancy physiques. Nutrition and exercise can only take you so far. Pregnancy can leave behind stubborn fat deposits and excess or sagging skin. A mommy makeover addresses these issues with a custom combination of body contouring procedures to help restore the figure you want for your body.
Brachioplasty (Arm Lift)
As we age, we experience some unexpected side-effects. For many of us, getting old leads to sagging skin under our arms. Often called “bat wings”, this situation can lead to some embarrassment or loss of confidence when wearing tank tops or bathing suits. A brachioplasty or arm lift can help re-establish the tautness to the upper arms.
During the last decade, liposuction consistently ranked as the first or second most popular aesthetic surgical procedure. Liposuction owes its popularity to proven, time tested results, and the development of procedural protocols that make it very safe and effective. Liposuction removes those stubborn pockets of fat that we can’t work or diet away. One advantage of liposuction is that it can be used in a variety of locations: abdomen, thighs, back, and even under the chin.
Tummy tucks have seen an increase in popularity in recent years as many moms want to return to their pre-pregnancy tummy. Tummy tucks differ from liposuction. Liposuction removes fat tissue. Tummy tucks can remove excess skin and tighten the underlying musculature to resculpt your tummy into the shape you seek.
Lower Body Lift
Lower body lifts redefine and sculpt the lower body. They are more expansive than a tummy tuck in that they treat the flanks, buttocks, hips, and waistline. Lower body lifts use the same principles of removing excess skin, tightening the underlying muscles and tissue, and redraping the remaining skin. Lower body lifts can help achieve the desirable hourglass figure or provide the slender contours you might seek.
Thigh lifts combine the fat deposit removal of liposuction with the tightening procedures used by tummy tucks. They remove undesirable fat deposits and loose skin and tighten the remaining muscles and tissue to mold the thighs of your dreams.
Some women are blessed with the perfect backside. But most of us have to work very hard to achieve the butt of our dreams. Even then, sometimes we need a little help. Pregnancy, age and weight loss can all affect the curve of our buttocks. But we don’t have to sit by idly. Instead, we can enhance our butts and achieve the rear end we desire with butt augmentation.
Leg Vein Treatment
While those nettlesome “spider veins” might not affect the shape of our legs, they do alter their appearance. They can also affect our self-esteem by making us self-conscious about wearing shorts, skirts, or bathing suits. Dr. Azar can help you regain that shining skin tone you desire with leg vein treatment. He employs a selection of methods designed to remove those webs from your legs.
Body contouring procedures offer patients attention-grabbing results that in many cases are even life-changing. Body contouring can restore self-confidence lost due to negative body image and help patients feel comfortable wearing whatever clothes they want, rather than clothes that hide their physique. Read some of Dr. Azar’s patient reviews to get a sneak peek at the type of results he can achieve for you. He feels honored to help so many patients reach their aesthetic goals and appreciates all the kind words.
How Much Does Body Contouring Cost in Los Angeles?
One advantage of body contouring lies in how customizable the procedures are to each individual. After reviewing your goals and medical history, Dr. Azar can provide you with a comprehensive cost estimate for the procedure(s) you select. To make it easier for you, financing options are available if you prefer.
Dr. Azar uses a private surgical center fully accredited by the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgical Facilities (AAAASF). The AAAASF offers the most stringent and respected level of accreditation for a surgical center. When reviewed by a Medicare inspector, zero deficiencies were found at Dr. Azar’s center. This means the Medicare assessor could find no area that could be improved.
- The Aesthetic Society. (2019, August 13). The Aesthetic Society’s Annual Statistics Survey. Retrieved July 28, 2020, from https://www.surgery.org/media/statistics
- Kitzinger, H.B., Abayev, S., Pittermann, A. et al. After Massive Weight Loss: Patients’ Expectations of Body Contouring Surgery. Obesity Surgery. 22, 544–548 (2012). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11695-011-0551-6