The American Society of Plastic Surgeons reported that Americans underwent 15.6 million cosmetic procedures in 2014. Some of the most popular surgical procedures today are the facelift, breast augmentation, liposuction, nose jobs and a fat transfer. Some of the most popular non-invasive procedures are laser hair removal, BOTOX® injections, chemical peels, Thermage® and microdermabrasion.

While surgical procedures like facelifts are effective, it can take weeks to completely recover from them. On the other hand, they have tended to provide more dramatic changes that last longer than those produced through less invasive treatments. That is starting to change, however.

Thanks to the Weekend Transformation at Grossman Dermatology, less invasive surgical procedures can be combined with non-invasive cosmetic treatments to achieve amazing results with significantly less downtime. Thermage® can be combined with a fat transfer, for example; or neck liposuction can be combined with a fat transfer. A customized treatment plan will be created to meet your specific needs.

What is Thermage®?

Thermage® is an FDA-approved procedure that can improve aged, damaged skin. During this procedure, our specialist simply places a special device against the patient’s skin that emits radiofrequency energy, which causes the tissues deep within the body to heat up. This heating effect helps to promote collagen production, which tightens and tones the skin.

The effects will start to become obvious a few weeks after treatment. The treatment is relatively comfortable, and patients may resume their usual activities immediately afterwards. A treatment session may take around 45 to 90 minutes.

What is a Fat Transfer?

During a fat transfer, our surgeon takes the patient’s own fat and uses it to enhance volume-deficient areas. Fat is taken from somewhere on the body where there is excess, such as the thighs or the stomach area. It can then be used to plump up the breasts or buttocks. This is a popular procedure because it provides natural-looking results.

What is Neck Liposuction?

Neck liposuction is a simple surgical procedure that removes excess fat in the neck area. This procedure can be used to address a turkey wattle. When used with a fat transfer in a Weekend Transformation, the excess fat from this area can be used to enhance another area of the body for amazing results.

Your Customized Weekend Transformation Procedure

With the Weekend Transformation at Grossman Dermatology, patients can now get the dramatic results of surgery without the severe risks and intense recovery time. During a consultation at our office in Santa Monica or New York City, you can learn more about what procedures could be used in your transformation. This is your opportunity to lay out your concerns about your body and then come up with a treatment plan that is perfect for you. Contact us today to schedule a consultation at one of our locations.

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