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Some people have fat, sagging skin. It may be due to excessive weight gain and loss. It may be due to numerous pregnancies and childbirth. It may simply be the march of time. Whatever the reason, body contouring can remove fat and excess, sagging skin and improve the patient’s body profile.

What is Body Contouring? 

Body contouring isn’t a new idea; cosmetic plastic surgery IS body contouring. But body contouring is a philosophy of grouping procedures toward an overall end result. The surgeon and patient don’t look at individual procedures, but end goals. Excess skin and fat are removed wherever they are, not strictly in the area of the single procedure. Body contouring is done in stages, so is a process. But the end of the process is new, healthier-looking you.

Different types of body contouring:

Every person has different issues on their different parts of the body. The usual targets of body contouring are the breasts, thighs, upper arms, and buttocks.

arm lift in San DiegoThe upper arms are addressed with an arm lift, also known as brachioplasty. In an arm lift, loose skin and fat in the upper arms is removed.

Another procedure is a thigh lift, which tightens loose, flabby thighs.

A tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, is a mainstay for most patients because the abdomen is an area that doesn’t easily respond to diet and exercise. Stubborn pockets of fat and loose skin can form a pooch that just won’t go away. An incision is made just above the pubic bone, and another at the belly button, and underlying skin and muscle are pulled taut and the excess is trimmed off.

For sagging buttocks, body contouring includes a butt lift. Unwanted fat and skin are removed and sometimes a patient’s fat, harvested from other unwanted areas, is re-injected here to add contour and shape.

Benefits of body contouring:

Often, no matter the amount of exercise, a person can’t seem to get certain areas of the body to respond. This can affect the self-confidence and self-esteem. Body contouring can make that same person feel good about their body once again. And that’s hard to put a value on.

If you’re interested in everything body contouring entails, give Dr. Kearney a call and schedule a consultation.

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Our office is now open!

Your health (and ours) is our highest priority so we are making a few changes to our reopening so that you can feel safe and confident coming in to see us. We are of course following all federal and local guidelines such as wearing masks and conducting phone screenings prior to your appointment but we are also implementing the following:

      Increasing the frequency of cleaning and sterilization to not only include exam rooms but also the waiting room, restroom, all doors, counters, etc.

      Offering multiple hand sanitizer locations throughout the office

      Reducing the number of appointments per day as well as our office hours, to limit the number of people in the office, including staff members

      Minimizing patient overlap to allow for proper social distancing

      Testing all surgery patients for COVID-19 at their pre-operative appointments

      Asking patients to leave family members or friends at home, unless they are coming with their primary caregiver. Please leave children at home as well


How can you help?

      Come alone to your appointment, unless you need your primary caregiver with you

      Please wear a mask or face covering to your visit and keep it on unless you are asked by Dr. Kearney or an RN to remove it

      Postpone your visit if you have traveled by air or experienced symptoms in the last 14 days

      Use a pen from the holder marked “clean” and put it in the one marked “used” when you’re done

      Use the hand sanitizers in our office

      In the rare case there is someone at the front desk when you come in please take a seat until we call you and maintain proper distance throughout your visit

      Take advantage of our virtual consultations or follow up appointments if it makes you feel more comfortable

Please bear with us as we work to return to our new “normal” and feel free to call or email with any questions. We look forward to seeing you again soon!


Dr. Kearney and staff