Grab your bikini; it’s finally pool weather here in North Carolina and we’re ready to swim. Before you dive in, come visit H/K/B for your last-minute summer beauty treatments. We’ll help you get pool party or lake trip ready.
You’ve been working on your bikini body since Christmas, but for some reason, that muffin top isn’t budging. Summer’s here and there isn’t time for more calorie cutting or crunches. There is still time for liposuction. This body contouring treatment targets pockets of hard-to-lose fat, like love handles, bra rolls, or bat wings. A targeted liposuction treatment will prep your body for bikini season.
Liposuction is a surgical treatment and a recovery period is needed. For last-minute summer treatments with minimal downtime, we recommend smaller quantities of fat removal, in one or two isolated areas. Most of our patients are back to regular activities in approximately two weeks, often less.
You may have slight residual swelling this summer, but most of our patients see an immediate, positive improvement to the appearance of treated areas. Liposuction results are very long lasting, provided you maintain a stable weight, and should be enjoyed this summer and for many summers to come.
Cellulite creams and lotions only lead to disappointment. If you’re struggling with dimpled, puckered skin, you need a treatment that works by targeting cellulite at its source. We’re proud to be among the first 20 practices in the world to offer Cellfina, an FDA-cleared cellulite treatment that treats the underlying causes of the condition for up to two years.
How does Cellfina work? It targets one of the primary causes of cellulite, connective tissue bands located throughout the fat of the thighs and buttocks. These bands pull the skin down, creating dimples in the fat. Releasing the bands, smooths the skin almost instantly. You’ll see results in just three days, in time for that trip to Myrtle Beach in a few weeks.
We know summer is a busy time, but Cellfina will fit into your schedule. The treatment takes just 45 minutes and downtime is minimal. We recommend taking it easy for the first 24 hours, but that doesn’t mean you have to lounge around. Our Cellfina patients often go about their regular, low-impact activities, like work, without interruption.
Meet Cellulaze, the second cellulite treatment option on our list of favorite summer cosmetic treatments. We always love a good cellulite treatment here at H/K/B. After all, cellulite is a problem that plagues most of our patients. Cellulaze is another powerful option for treating the stubborn puckered fat found on the upper legs and buttocks. Cellulaze is minimally invasive and requires only a few tiny incisions (size of the tip of a pen).
The treatment takes about 90 minutes. Post-treatment downtime is minimal, usually 1-2 days to return to light activity and 1-2 weeks for more strenuous activities. Results aren’t immediate, like with Cellfina, and will slowly appear over the next several months. Cellulaze provides dramatic skin tightening and thickening as well as fat reduction in the treated areas.
Sculpted summer bodies are a lot of work, both to achieve and maintain. Stubborn fat is hard to control and many of our patients need a little help to achieve their ideal curves. CoolSculpting is a non-invasive, non-surgical fat reduction solution. It uses cold to crystalize and destroy fat cells. These cells are processed and removed by the body through natural channels.
A single CoolSculpting treatment can reduce your fat layer by 20-25%. Many of our patients receive two treatments, several months apart, for a larger fat reduction.
If you get CoolSculpting now, you won’t enjoy the full results right away. It takes most patients around two months to see initial results, but you’ll still have time to flaunt your flatter tummy in a late season beach trip or two. Maintain your weight and your CoolSculpting results should stick around so you can enjoy them next summer too.
Summer bodies need H/K/B, Charlotte’s premier plastic surgery practice. Call us at 704-659-9000 to prep your curves for the warmer weather.