Reveal a More Beautiful Shape
Body Contouring Leesburg, Ashburn, Reston
Sometimes even the strictest diet and fitness regimen is incapable of eliminating stubborn fat from certain parts of the body. Pregnancy, weight fluctuations, and aging can leave areas sagging and undefined, with loose skin that cannot be tightened with exercise alone. When a healthy lifestyle can’t deliver the smooth contours and well-toned appearance you strive for, body contouring performed at Dr. Timothy Mountcastle’s Ashburn, Leesburg, and Reston offices may provide the ideal solution. Take the first step toward a more beautiful figure by contacting our practice to schedule a personal consultation.
Body lifts are available to shape and tone the arms, abdomen, legs, and buttocks by removing and tightening excess skin, cellulite and fat. Body lift procedures are ideal for patients who have lost a significant amount of weight, including mothers who are hoping to reclaim their pre-pregnancy figures.
- Arm lifts, known clinically as brachioplasties, tighten and reduce loose skin on the upper arm, restoring youthful tone to the upper body. Incisions are all hidden on the inside portion of the arm, so that when the arms are at rest, the incisions are not visible.
- Butt and thigh lifts tighten excess skin, creating firmer contours while improving skin tone. For patients who want to increase the size of their buttocks as well as eliminate excess skin, the lift procedure may be combined with augmentation, using either implants or grafting.
- Mommy Makeovers are performed by Dr. Mountcastle using a combination of several body lift procedures to restore patients’ pre-pregnancy shapes.
To learn more about body lifts, and other body contouring procedures performed by Dr. Mountcastle, contact our Ashburn, Leesburg, or Reston practice today.
As one of the most popular body contouring procedures available, liposuction provides dramatic figure-enhancing results, and is particularly well-suited for patients with localized fat deposits. By suctioning away unwanted fat, liposuction can smooth and reshape areas of the body for a firmer silhouette. When traditional tumescent liposuction is performed, local or general anesthesia is used, depending on the area being treated and the amount of fat being removed. Once the necessary incisions are made, Dr. Mountcastle will insert a cannula, moving it back and forth to dislodge excess fat. A cannula is best described as a small, hollow tube the size of a pencil, which can be inserted through the tiny 3-4 mm incision sites. Once the fat has been broken down, it is suctioned away using a surgical vacuum or syringe attached to the cannula. Patients who wish to undergo a fat transfer, a procedure which plumps and fills hollow areas for a more youthful appearance, may choose to use this tissue after it is cleansed and purified.
SmartLipo™ Laser Liposuction
For those seeking a less invasive way to recontour their bodies and achieve a more toned appearance, Dr. Mountcastle offers SmartLipo™ laser liposuction. Now, patients can reap the benefits of a body contouring procedure while experiencing minimal discomfort and a shorter recovery time. As with the traditional liposuction procedure, treatment with SmartLipo™ requires incisions through which the cannula enters the body. A laser fiber attached to the cannula emits energy that melts fat cells, allowing them to be easily drained away. Because SmartLipo™ is minimally invasive, patients will experience little post-procedural bruising and swelling, and will be able to return to work within two to five days.
Coolsculpting™ by Zeltiq
Coolsculpting™ uses a process called Cryolipolysis to freeze fat cells, reducing fat in the treated area by as much as 25 percent in a single visit. A body contouring procedure that requires no incisions, coolsculpting™ allows you to reshape your body without any downtime. Using the science of cryolipolysis, fat cells are selectively frozen at 10 degrees Celsius. The actual procedures last between one to two hours, and results are noticeable over the course of the following two to four months. Patients report feeling minimal discomfort at the beginning and end of the Coolsculpting™ procedure, and some individuals experience a “pins and needles” sensation for the next week or two.
Thanks to the advanced CoolSculpting® technique, body contouring has never been easier. Learn more about noninvasive fat reduction with Coolsculpting™ by contacting one of Dr. Mountcastle’s three Northern Virginia offices today.
Liposonix™ is the newest fda approved device made for non invasive fat reduction. Used in Europe for the last 5 years with amazing results. Liposonix introduces fat reduction with the use of high intensity focused ultrasound. What does that mean? It means that the sound waves are focused on a single point and magnified to create heat damage to the underlying fat so as to melt the fat. These melted fat cells are then disposed of by your own body. The Companies slogan for the machine is 1 pant size in 1 hour.
When it comes to fitness goals, a flat, toned midsection is at the top of nearly everyone’s list. However, stubborn fat can linger around the abdomen, causing it to appear loose, saggy and undefined. Occasionally, pregnancy and weight fluctuations are to blame, having caused the abdominal muscles to weaken and separate, although a lax midsection can also result from aging or heredity. Fortunately, a tummy tuck procedure can restore weakened, separated abdominal muscles and remove excess fat, tissue and skin to create a smoother, firmer abdominal profile. Using incisions along the bikini line and around the navel, Dr. Mountcastle is able to remove excess fat and tissue in the abdominal area and reattach the separated abdominal muscles. Mini tummy tucks are an option when only minimal tissue needs to be removed in the lower abdomen. However, with the advances of laser liposuction and the skin tightening that it affords, many patients are choosing minimally invasive SmartLipo™ laser liposuction to get the results they desire.
Learn More about Body Contouring Procedures
Dr. Mountcastle performs a variety of body contouring procedures at his Ashburn, Leesburg, and Reston offices, all of which are designed to create a smoother, more attractive silhouette. If stubborn fat or loose skin is standing in the way of your aesthetic goals, contact Mountcastle Plastic Surgery today to arrange a personal consultation.