Non-Surgical Body Contouring | Alternatives to the Mommy Makeover

A mommy makeover surgery in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan is one of the most popular surgical treatments available from Dr. Andrew Lofman. It’s a combination of procedures designed to treat physical concerns of the breast and abdomen. The surgery can include any combination of breast augmentation, lift, or reduction combined with either a tummy tuck or liposuction of the abdomen.

It’s important to note that a “mommy makeover” is simply an affectionate term. Aging affects everybody, and any woman can be a candidate for this surgical procedure or other non-surgical body contouring.

If you’re not quite ready to consider surgery, keep reading to learn more about non-surgical body contouring treatments from Dr. Lofman—unique alternatives to the mommy makeover.

Nonsurgical body contouring: step 1

Every patient at Dr. Andrew Lofman’s practice, surgical or aesthetic, will begin their process with a no-obligation consultation. This allows you to meet with your medical team to address your physical concerns, outline your expectations, and build a custom treatment plan that is tailored to your goals.

Dr. Lofman and his staff use their passion and expertise to bring you personalized results starting from your first consultation. From there, they can help outline which non-surgical body contouring treatments would be the best fit for you and your desired results.

For your face and neck

As we age, it’s natural for the skin around the face and neck to lose laxity, volume, and smoothness. While surgical procedures like Facelifts and Liposuction can remove excess skin and fat in these areas, there are also non-surgical treatments that contour and reshape your face and neck.

BOTOX

Botox is an injectable wrinkle releaser that targets the expressive muscles around your forehead, eyes, and mouth. All the same, muscles that help you smile, frown, convey surprise, and even cry can cause wrinkles to form in your skin over time. But they are no match for continued Botox treatments!

Starting your Botox journey proactively not only minimizes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles you may already have but prevents new ones from forming.

How it works

Botox injections are made of Botulinum Toxin, which is the actual chemical ingredient that relaxes your muscles and prevents them from contracting. Depending on your desired results, your medical injector will determine how many units of Botox you will need. The average Botox treatment involves 15-20 small injections, depending on the treatment area.

Botox can be used to treat the following common problem areas:

  • Crow’s feet
  • Eleven lines
  • Frown lines
  • Smile lines
  • Chin dimpling
  • Facial wrinkles

The treatment itself lasts around 30 minutes, and there is little to no recovery or downtime. Botox results last anywhere from 3-4 months, so it is important to continue with maintenance treatments to enjoy your full, youthful-looking results.

DERMAL FILLERS

Dermal fillers are a great way to fight the signs of aging by restoring volume to the skin and creating a more plump, youthful appearance. Loss of fat in specific areas of the face is natural as you get older, as is stretching of the skin. Dermal fillers work by refilling those pockets to prevent the expedited signs of aging that often accompany this volume loss.

Dermal fillers most commonly treat:

  • Facial volume loss
  • Thin lips
  • Asymmetrical lips
  • Facial folds
  • Wrinkles and fine lines

How it works

Dermal fillers in Bloomfield Hills are made from hyaluronic acid, which is a naturally-occurring substance that can already be found in your body. Hyaluronic acid can be used topically to hydrate and soften the skin. When injected, it is a powerful ingredient to keep your skin plump and glowing from the inside out.

It only takes 20-30 to complete a dermal filler treatment, with results lasting anywhere from 6 months to a year. Because hyaluronic acid, the main ingredient, is already found in your skin, your body will absorb the filler particles over time. To maintain your healthy, plump results, you’ll need to come back for continued treatments.

While you may experience minimal discomfort or redness around the injection site, dermal filler treatments require little to no downtime.

KYBELLA®

Kybella is a minimally invasive procedure that treats submental fat (fat under the chin). Oftentimes, this area is especially resistant to exercise and dieting, and can even be caused by genetics. Previously, only surgical treatments could remove the fat in this area. Now, Kybella is the only FDA-approved injectable that destroys fat under the chin and also prevents it from recurring, leaving you with a more sculpted, contoured jawline and neck.

The time for shying away from photos or being insecure about your double chin is over. Whether it’s the result of genetics, aging, or weight fluctuation, you can treat stubborn pockets of fat non-invasively with Kybella.

How it works

Kybella injectables are made from deoxycholic acid, a natural bodily substance that breaks down individual cells in fatty tissue. While its most common use is for fat under the chin, it can also be used to treat pockets of fat in the armpits, knees, and more.

The treatment itself lasts anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour and is completely customized to your goals. Kybella is a permanent solution for submental fat, so one treatment is all you need.

We recommend giving yourself at least one week of downtime to rest and recover following your Kybella treatment. You can expect about 3 or 4 days of swelling immediately after your appointment.

Kybella is unique from other injectables in that it will take the acidic ingredient about 4-6 weeks to take full effect. Breaking down the fat cells will take time, so give your treatment at least a month or two to do its work before evaluating your expertly sculpted, contoured results.

For your breasts and body

If you’re looking to achieve body lifting, reshaping, and sculpting results without invasive surgery, non-surgical body contouring treatments are a fitting solution. Achieve your best body yet with no incisions, no downtime, and results you can feel.

EMSCULPT® MUSCLE TONING

Emsculpt is a localized device that works to build and tone muscle mass in many different areas of the body. The device causes muscle contractions equivalent to 20,000 reps in a single treatment. It’s the perfect solution for people who want to enhance their weight loss goals and achieve a more toned and tightened appearance without surgery (and without the gym!).

Emsculpt treatments are most effective in the following areas:

  • Buttocks
  • Abs
  • Arms
  • Abdomen

How it works

During your treatment, the device’s paddles will be placed on the targeted muscle area and secured with bands. The device will stimulate three separate phases of contractions, increasing intensity based on tolerance.

While powered on, the device emits vibrations, causing muscle contractions that release free fatty acids within the body and burn fat cells (adipose). Emsculpt cannot only break down superficial fat cells but strengthen and contour the deeper muscle tissue, resulting in maximum muscle tone.

Because Emsculpt treatments are completely non-invasive, they require no downtime. You can return to your daily activities immediately following each session as if you just went to the gym!

The best results with Emsculpt are achieved through a series of sessions. We recommend scheduling at least 4 treatments spaced apart weekly. Many patients return for additional maintenance sessions as well.

STRETCH MARK REDUCTION

While stretch mark reduction isn’t exactly a non-surgical body contouring treatment, it is a great aesthetic supplement to your body contouring process. Stretch mark reduction can smooth and even out the skin, reducing the appearance of scars or discoloration and resulting in a more toned and tightened look overall.

Whether you have scarring from a surgical procedure like a C-section stretch marks from pregnancy or weight fluctuation, our ICON laser can significantly improve the appearance of your skin.

How it works

Our ICON laser uses fractional laser technology to deliver pulses of energy to the skin. These pulses target areas of discoloration and stimulate collagen production, resulting in smoother, more even skin over time. The procedure also triggers the body’s natural healing process, so your skin continues to improve even after the treatment.

Laser stretch mark reduction treatments are quick, lasting just 15-30 minutes each. They require little to no downtime, however, we do recommend that you avoid intense sun exposure before, during, and after any laser treatments to protect your skin and results.

Our patients see significant improvement in skin tone and texture after 3-7 ICON laser treatments, depending on the size of the treatment area.

Combining non-surgical body contouring treatments

To get total, makeover-worthy results, combine multiple non-surgical body contouring treatments. Much of the appeal of a surgical mommy makeover is the full-body results achieved by performing multiple procedures at once. With Dr. Lofman, you can take the same approach using aesthetics.

Depending on your appearance goals, you can mix and match body and face treatments to enhance your results and feel renewed from head to toe. If you need some inspiration, here are some of our recommendations:

  • Emsculpt & Kybella
  • Botox & Dermal Fillers
  • Emsculpt & Stretch Mark Reduction