A fit and well-proportioned body is often considered a symbol of health and vitality. But despite healthy eating habits and a reasonable level of fitness, some may still have a body with disproportionate contours due to localized areas of fat. These fat deposits may be due to heredity or family traits rather than a lack of weight control or regular exercise. For those who are unhappy with their appearance due to excess fat deposits on the face or body that do not respond to diet or exercise, liposuction may be an option.
A flat and well-toned abdomen is something many strive for through weight control and regular exercise. But regardless of effort, sometimes these methods cannot achieve the desired goal. Even those of otherwise normal body weight and proportion can develop an abdomen that protrudes or is loose and sagging. The most common causes of this include heredity, multiple pregnancies, prior surgery, significant weight fluctuations, or spine abnormalities that affect posture. For those who desire a tighter, flatter abdomen, a tummy tuck may be an option to help achieve this goal. In general, a tummy tuck removes excess skin and fat, and tightens weakened or separated abdominal muscles, improving the abdominal appearance from the bottom of the breast bone to the top of the pubic bone. A modified version, or “mini tummy tuck”, is sometimes an alternative for those whose problem is less severe, limited to below the belly button.
Endermologie® for Cellulite Treatment
Endermologie® goes beyond traditional non-invasive body contouring treatments to sculpt the figure by improving skin tone and condition, while reducing the dimpled skin appearance, commonly referred to as cellulite. Endermologie®, also called LPG, is a massaging and aspiration technique performed by a trained technician who guides the LPG machine, often referred to by Dr. Rasmussen as her “rolling and sucking” machine, which is FDA approved for the temporary improvement of cellulite and volume reduction.