Important Facts about Body Contouring

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Posted on December 22, 2016 under Cellulite Treatment

Your body may begin to lose its shape with aging, or following a pregnancy, breastfeeding, major weight loss, or other surgeries. Excess loose skin, stubborn fat pockets, and sagging muscles may make you unhappy about your own appearance. If you are dissatisfied with your physical appearance and have not been able to see improvement with diet and exercise, you may consider body contouring procedures provided at Cosmetic Surgery Associates through their offices in Bethseda, MD, and McLean, VA.

Cosmetic Surgery Associates provides various procedures in cosmetic surgery in Virginia and Maryland. Some of the key procedures offered at these locations include breast augmentation, breast lift, tummy tuck, facelift, and liposuction, apart from other body contouring procedures. The procedures are performed by Dr. Dean Jabs and Dr. Franklin Richards, both of whom are board-certified plastic surgeons with a combined experience of over forty years between them.

Body Contouring Procedures

If you are considering plastic surgery in Maryland or Virginia, you may seek an appointment with Cosmetic Surgery Associates to discuss your options among various body contouring procedures. Some of the key procedures offered at the facility are as follows:


 The problem of cellulite affects many people, and it is typically caused due to stubborn fat deposits underneath the skin. Cellulase is an FDA-approved, state-of-the-art treatment aimed to reduce cellulite to give you a smoother and more attractive skin appearance in the affected areas. The procedure is minimally invasive and involves the reduction of fat in the targeted areas close to the skin surface.

 The goal is to release the cords that form in the fat tissue, which are causing cellulite. Cellulaze procedure can achieve this with the help of a patented laser light fiber. The local skin is made numb to insert this fiber underneath the skin and guided to the targeted cellulite area. The operating surgeon then shrinks the fat and releases the cords in the lifted areas, to help achieve flatter and smoother skin contours.

Tummy Tuck

A tummy tuck is probably the most effective procedure available to achieve a flatter and firmer abdomen in cases where stubborn fats and loose skin do not respond to exercise and diet. The surgery is performed to remove excess fat and skin from the tummy. The ideal candidates for this procedure are men and women who have an otherwise fairly proportionate body but suffer from excess fat deposits and sagging skin in the tummy region.

The procedure typically takes three to four hours and is usually performed on an outpatient basis. Most patients are able to go back to their normal work routine within one to two weeks. Mild pain, swelling, and soreness in the area of incisions will be experienced for the first few days, which can be managed with painkiller medication under the surgeon’s prescription.


Patients who need cosmetic surgery in Maryland or Virginia have a good opportunity to receive consultation from Dr. Jabs or Dr. Richards at Cosmetic Surgery Associates. If it is suitable in their case, the surgeons may advise the patient to opt for liposuction, which is one of the safest and highly popular cosmetic surgery procedures in the country today. Liposuction helps re-shape targeted areas with fat deposits.

It involves fat reduction in a less invasive manner and is an outpatient procedure with less downtime. Recovery often does not involve drains, and pain is less intensive. The procedure is typically performed on the abdomen thighs, buttocks, upper arms, and neck.

Mommy Makeover

Mommy makeover procedure has gained in popularity over the last several years because of its highly effective outcomes. A growing number of moms are regaining their pre-pregnancy figure with this procedure. It involves a combination of breast and body surgeries to suit the overall physical appearance needs of the patient.

It may include breast augmentation or reduction, breast lift, liposuction, tummy tuck, and other minor procedures. If you are considering plastic surgery in Virginia or Maryland, you can discuss the possibility of a mommy makeover with Dr. Jabs or Dr. Richards at Cosmetic Surgery Associates. You will receive personalized care in a state-of-the-art hospital-affiliated environment for the best results.

Our Plastic Surgery Associates team includes Dr. Franklin Richards, Dr. A. Dean Jabs, and Dr. Keshav Magge. Each of our plastic surgeons is board-certified, and together they have over 60 years of combined experience. Drs. Richards, Jabs, and Magge are all highly qualified in procedures for the face, breast, and body, and pride themselves in providing excellent results through our state-of-the-art, Quad A certified operating centers