Surgical and Minimally Invasive Liposuction

While diet and exercise are important for one’s health, stubborn pockets of fat or extra skin may persist. As a result, many of us do not have the figure that we want. Fortunately, liposuction can remove fat from the parts of your body you struggle with most. Surgical procedures for any part of the body from head to toe may be recommended by Dr. Churukian to remove excess fat and skin. Dr. Kirk A. Churukian performs high-quality body contouring procedures, at his office conveniently located in the San Jose area.

Liposuction Treatment

Liposuction is most commonly performed for patients who are near their ideal body weight and would like to sculpt the upper arms, abdomen, love handles, hips, lower buttocks, inner and outer thighs, or the areas above the knees. Patients may also choose to have facial liposuction to touch up the chin and neck.

SmartLipo TRIPLEX® Laser Body Contouring

As more women and men want to look and feel their best, body contouring and lipo-sculpture continue to grow in popularity, making laser liposuction the most popular cosmetic surgery performed today. Using an even higher-powered laser, Smartlipo TRIPLEX® is the newest laser body sculpting procedure with even less down time and side effects. This cutting edge technology combines all the benefits of laser liposuction and skin tightening.

Smartlipo TRIPLEX® uses a carefully calibrated laser to liquefy fat deposits through the top layers of the patient’s skin. The Smartlipo TRIPLEX® laser actually ruptures fat cells, and the resulting oily, liquid substance is then removed through a suction device inserted through a tiny incision in the skin. This small laser can also seal blood vessels as it zaps fat, so there is less swelling, bleeding and bruising than with traditional or tumescent liposuction. Research has shown that little, if any, fat is reabsorbed back into the body. The Smartlipo TRIPLEX® procedure allows patients to see faster results with fewer complications. Some SmartLipo TRIPLEX® patients with small or focused areas of concern may be administered a local anesthetic. This allows the patient to be awake during the procedure for added safety and fewer post operative complications. SmartLipo TRIPLEX® is the latest cutting-edge laser body sculpting procedure that combines both safety and effectiveness for the patient.

Vaser® Liposuction for Body Sculpting

This ultrasound-assisted technique reduces trauma on the body’s tissues to make the liposuction surgery and recovery process as comfortable for the patient as possible.

Liposuction is a body contouring procedure that suctions out unwanted fat from targeted areas of the body. At his practice, Dr. Churukian offers the most advanced liposuction technology currently available, VASER® Liposelection®. This ultrasound-assisted liposuction (UAL) technique reduces trauma on the body’s tissues to make the liposuction surgery and recovery process as comfortable for the patient as possible.

If you are near your target weight, but have stubborn deposits of fat in certain areas of your body that are resistant to diet and exercise, VASER® liposuction can help you safely and effectively achieve a more desirable appearance. Dr. Kirk A. Churukian sometimes performs VASER® liposuction with other body contouring procedures, such as tummy tuck, at his practice near San Jose and Sunnyvale.

Tummy Tuck–Abdominoplasty

Abdominoplasty, or tummy tuck, is performed to surgically tighten overly stretched abdominal muscles and remove sagging skin, leaving a smoother, flatter abdomen. The procedure involves an incision just under the lower abdomen, through which the cosmetic surgeon tightens the abdominal muscles. If necessary, he may also use liposuction to remove fat from the area. He trims away excess skin and closes the incision. In the end, the abdomen is flatter, the waistline is trimmer, and the skin is tauter.

Patients who come to Dr. Kirk Churukian for abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) from San Jose, Santa Cruz, and the surrounding areas are pleased to end the frustration of struggling with diet and exercise. Once they have the procedure, they reduce this problem area and enjoy a slimmer, more attractive midsection.

Arm Lift–Brachioplasty

Improve the appearance of your upper arms by tightening the skin and reducing excess fat.

Full Body Lift

Extreme weight loss can result in the loss of shape and definition. A body lift can lift and sculpt multiple parts of your body including the abdomen, buttocks, thighs, and upper arms.

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