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What is surgical body contouring?

As opposed to non-surgical body contouring—one of Beverly Hills dermatologist Dr. Emer’s unique specialties—surgical body contouring typically involves a more advanced or complex procedure, either due to major weight loss, significant skin laxity, botched procedures or irregularities.

Assisted by his skilled team of West Hollywood plastic surgeons, Dr. Emer begins the procedure with water-assisted and ultrasound-assisted hi-definition liposuction to remove and harvest excess fat while beginning to sculpt, shape and contour the body’s new, smaller shape.

Based on each patient’s assessment and individual needs, surgical body contouring may or may not include a face or neck lift, breast lift or augmentation, tummy tuck, lower body lift, thigh lift, arm lift, and/or skin removal. Dr. Emer often complements these surgical procedures with minimally and non-invasive energy-based treatments to improve the results achieved in surgery. Surgical body contouring is a long-term process with a critical, custom-tailored treatment plan to obtain a new and improved, contoured, and harmonious appearance.

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What areas of the body can be successfully contouring through surgery?

  • Low-hanging skin in the groin
  • Flabby thighs or buttocks
  • Redundant skin in the neck
  • Sagging jowls
  • Sagging upper arms
  • Sagging breasts and downward-facing nipples
  • Skin that droops down from the belly

What are the benefits of surgical body contouring?

  • Procedure can be customized to target many areas at once
  • Greater comfort being in one’s skin
  • No more chaffing from excess fat 
  • Areas notoriously resistant to diet and exercise are finally reshaped
  • Safe, effective approach with conservative techniques
  • Minimal scarring
  • Long-lasting, sustainable outcome
  • Improved satisfaction with one’s body image
  • More clothing and wardrobe options

Who makes an ideal candidate for surgical body contouring?

  • You have sagging, excess skin after a massive weight loss
  • You have stubborn fat deposits after a pregnancy
  • You are at or near your ideal weight
  • You are healthy emotionally and physically
  • You are free from any significant medical conditions
  • You don’t smoke
  • You are positive and realistic in your thinking regarding your aesthetic goals
  • You are willing to follow the doctor’s instructions at every stage of your procedure
  • You are looking for a long-lasting, sustainable solution to your body sculpting needs

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Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19

As Emerage Medical reopens to the public, we’re implementing extensive protocols to keep our practice virus-free, and our staff and patients safe. Our approach closely follows public health directives and the latest recommendations from medical journals and academies.

Fewer People, Less Risk
The most visible change is reduced in-office staff. Fewer people means less person-to-person contact. We are only seeing about 25% of our normal patient volume and will only increase this by expanding our operating schedule – not by reducing time between patients.

Here’s How Patients Can Help
1. Please do not bring guests unless absolutely necessary, as they will not be permitted in the waiting room.
2. Please continue to wear a mask or face covering until you enter the exam room.
3. We screen everyone who enters the office – staff and patients alike – about recent travel, flu-like symptoms, and any potential exposure to COVID-19. Please help us by being transparent in your answers.
4. Please allow our staff to take your temperature at check-in using a contactless thermometer.

What to Expect After Check-In
After the check-in screening, patients will be directly escorted to their exam room to complete any paperwork. This is to reduce potential contact with other patients. Clean pens and clipboards will be provided to everyone and resterilized between each use.

Even More Safety Measures
Everyone on our staff has been directed not to come in if they have any symptoms of COVID-19 or recently came in direct contact with anyone who’s tested positive. Here’s what else we’re doing to keep you safer:

  • Staff members will be wearing protective masks at all times.
  • All chairs, surfaces, and non-disposable equipment will be wiped down with antibacterial wipes between patients and at the top of every hour. 
  • All in-person meetings with suppliers, vendors, or salespeople have been canceled to reduce unnecessary foot traffic.
  • Hand-sanitizing stations are available in nearly every area of the office.
  • The entire practice will be cleaned each night, including periodic deep cleanings to further sanitize the premises.
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