Body Contouring in Newport Beach, California

what is body contouring?

Body contouring is a procedure Dr. Hendricks uses to reshape his patients’ bodies. It often involves liposuction so they can get rid of excess fat, but the procedure doesn’t end there. Your body contouring plan can also include a tummy tuck, a thigh lift, or any other procedures needed to reach your aesthetic goals.

Dr. Hendricks knows that pockets of fat often aren’t the only thing keeping his patients from feeling their best. That’s why he offers body contouring, a comprehensive procedure that removes fat while also lifting and tightening the skin. The result is a more shapely, contoured body and a more youthful, rejuvenated overall appearance. Newport Beach Body Contouring is ideal when you’re at or near your goal weight, but want to take the final step to unlock your dream body.

which areas can body contouring address?

Dr. Hendricks customizes body contouring to your needs. The abdomen, hips, thighs, arms, back, saddlebags, buttocks, chest, and more may be reshaped. Liposuction fat removal and skin-tightening procedures, such as a tummy tuck, are among the most popular services offered.

Common body areas and aesthetic concerns that can be addressed with body contouring include:

  • Abdomen: Say goodbye to that spare tire, love handles, or muffin top. Other common issues in the abdominal area include loose or sagging skin or separated abdominal muscles. A tummy tuck flattens the abdomen and smooths out loose skin for more taut, athletic contours.

  • Thighs: Excess fat in the inner or outer thighs and sagging or loose skin are common areas of concern that can be transformed by body contouring.

  • Buttocks: Improve definition or contours, enhance sagging or flat buttocks, or reduce excess fat to beautifully balance your physique.

  • Arms: Sculpt away excess fat in the upper arms and reduce loose or sagging arm skin, sometimes referred to as “bat wings.”

  • Breasts: Advanced approaches to breast augmentation, breast lift, and breast reduction can help you achieve any goal, from enhancing the size and position of the breasts to reducing their volume to improve comfort and self-confidence.

  • Back: Excess fat on the upper or lower back, bra fat, or bulges or rolls on the back may be addressed for a smoother profile that feels better and looks better in clothing.

  • Hips and Flanks: Love handles, fat on the sides of the hips, or lack of waistline definition are other common areas of focus for patients seeking body sculpting.

body contouring benefits

The benefits of body contouring can vary depending on the procedures involved and individual goals, but some common advantages include:

  • Enhanced body proportions: Body contouring can help create a more balanced and proportionate body shape by addressing areas that may be out of balance with the rest of the body.

  • Skin tightening: Many body contouring procedures also include skin tightening, which helps reduce sagging or loose skin, particularly after significant weight loss or pregnancy.

  • Improved self-esteem: By helping individuals feel more confident and satisfied with their appearance, body contouring can provide a boost in self-esteem and have a positive impact on overall well-being.

  • Better comfort: Often, body contouring can come with functional benefits, such as reduced skin chafing or improved comfort during physical activities.

  • Targeted sculpting: Body contouring can target specific areas of the body where diet and exercise alone may not provide the desired results.

  • Long-lasting results: Many body contouring procedures provide long-lasting or even permanent results when combined with a healthy lifestyle.

  • Customization: Procedures can be tailored to an individual’s unique needs and goals, allowing for a personalized approach to body enhancement.

body contouring procedures

The techniques used for body contouring depend on your specific body goals. Dr. Hendricks tailors your body contouring treatments to you. 

During your first body contouring appointment with him, address any changes you’d like to see in your body. 

He can then customize your body contouring procedure to correct your areas of concern and help you reach your aesthetic goals.

If you have areas of excess sagging skin, talk with Dr. Hendricks. He offers tummy tucks, breast lifts, thigh lifts, and more to ensure all of the areas he treats during your body contouring procedure look tight, smooth, and rejuvenated after your surgery. Non-surgical body contouring treatments like Renuvion and SoftWave can further enhance your physique by tightening and rejuvenating the skin. Dr. Hendricks works alongside you to develop a treatment plan customized to your needs, often incorporating multiple surgical or non-surgical approaches to provide the most comprehensive and beautifully sculpted results.


Most body contouring procedures include liposuction to eliminate excess fat. Our team’s skill and experience provide exceptionally smooth and natural sculpting. This minimally invasive technique of fat removal may be performed in isolation or incorporated into a surgical procedure like a tummy tuck for bespoke contouring.


In addition to traditional suction-based liposuction, Dr. Hendricks also offers SmartLipo. SmartLipo is a high-tech liposuction method that uses lasers to break down fat cells before they are removed, allowing for a more precise treatment. The laser also helps to tighten the skin after the fat is removed.

Tummy Tuck

The abdomen is an especially common area for loose skin and excess fat pockets to show up, especially following weight loss or pregnancy. Aging can also contribute to lax skin and tissues. A tummy tuck is a highly customizable surgical procedure that reduces and smooths out lax skin and tightens separated muscles.

Breast Lift

A breast lift, or mastopexy, is a surgical procedure that raises and reshapes sagging breasts by removing excess skin and tightening surrounding tissue. Many women experience sagging due to factors like pregnancy, weight loss, or aging. A breast lift is custom-tailored to tighten and contour the breasts, as well as lift them to a more youthful position on the chest for a beautifully rejuvenated silhouette and greater physical comfort.

Thigh Lift

A thigh lift gracefully reshapes and tightens the thighs by carefully and precisely removing excess skin and fat. Ideal candidates for a thigh lift typically include individuals who have experienced significant weight loss or have loose or sagging skin on their thighs that does not respond to diet and exercise. A thigh lift can improve your comfort during physical activities, help you enjoy more styles of clothing, and improve your confidence in your body.

Buttocks Augmentation

A shapely and perky butt can enhance your entire look for a boost in self-confidence. Buttock augmentation may be performed using autologous fat grafting or the dermal filler Sculptra. Dr. Hendricks has a keen eye for proportion and harmony and a depth of experience in naturally enhancing and contouring the buttocks to balance out your figure and help you look amazing from every angle.

Non-Surgical Body Contouring Options

Renuvion is a minimally invasive procedure that uses a combination of radiofrequency energy and helium plasma to tighten and rejuvenate the skin. We also offer treatments with SoftWave, a non-invasive acoustic wave therapy that stimulates collagen production and can be used for skin tightening and cellulite reduction. Both treatments can help you fine-tune your contours and highlight your natural allure by reducing sagging skin, enhancing skin texture, and promoting collagen production, leading to a more youthful and toned look.

Is Liposuction a weight loss procedure?

No. Liposuction gets rid of pockets of fat with manual suction. However, it is not a weight loss solution. Liposuction fine-tunes the results by removing stubborn fat bulges that remain in spite of proper diet and exercise. This is especially useful for patients that store excess fat in areas like the hips and thighs due to genetics.

Do I need to lose weight to prepare for surgery?

A healthful diet and aerobic exercise are the best ways to lose weight in preparation for body contouring surgery, but it’s important to not be malnourished from dieting right before your surgery in order to heal properly.

Many times Newport Beach plastic Surgeon Dr. Hendricks will treat a particularly stubborn area of fat accumulation which helps motivate patients to continue their weight loss program and achieve their ideal body goal. Of course it is also important to maintain a healthy lifestyle after surgery to maintain the body contouring results for the long term as well. If you are having difficulty losing weight, please speak to your physician for assistance.

Body Contouring Results, Recovery & Aftercare

There is a recovery period associated with body contouring in Newport Beach, CA. Dr. Hendricks lets you know what to expect based on the procedures included in your surgery. Once you heal, you’ll enjoy a slimmer, contoured, and rejuvenated appearance. If body contouring sounds like a fit for you, don’t hesitate to call Pacifica Cosmetic Surgery Center or schedule your appointment online today.

Downtime after body contouring depends on the combination of procedures that are performed. Liposuction alone has a shorter recovery period than a full tummy tuck with liposuction, for example. Skin removal surgery, such as abdominoplasty or Brachioplasty, may differ in terms of recovery time. Dr. Hendricks will advise you of the expected downtime during the consultation process so you know exactly what to expect. In general, expect a few weeks off of work for extensive skin reduction procedures and six weeks before resuming light workouts. You will see benefits from surgical body contouring right away, but your results will improve and become more refined as post-surgical swelling fades, with final results often taking a few months to be appreciable.

Non-surgical body contouring therapies like Renuvion and SoftWave come with a much shorter recovery period when performed alone without surgery. Renuvion may cause mild swelling and discomfort in the treatment area, but patients can often return to their normal activities within a few days to a week. Strenuous activities and exercise may need to be avoided for a few weeks. Full results take some time to become apparent as the skin tightens and heals. SoftWave therapy is non-invasive, and there is usually little to no downtime.

Patients may return to driving when they feel they can safely operate a motor vehicle with a full range of motion. Certain pain medications that may be prescribed may limit driving ability. A friend or family member must drive you home if general anesthesia is administered during surgery. Under no circumstances should you drive for the first 24 hours after general anesthesia.

body contouring frequently asked questions

Body contouring surgery is best for women that have finished growing their family. Future pregnancies may undo the results of skin tightening procedures. However, it is generally considered safe to get pregnant again if desired. Body contouring does not affect fertility. If you do get pregnant, please consult with your PCP and cosmetic surgeon so that you may be monitored during pregnancy. Women that have had cosmetic abdominal surgeries such as a tummy tuck with muscle repair should not get pregnant within the first year. You may wish to speak with an OB/GYN about contraceptive methods after a tummy tuck.

Exercise has little to do with the tightness or laxity of skin. Excess skin removal surgery, such as abdominoplasty or an arm lift procedure, helps to surgically remove and tighten loose skin folds that cannot be removed, despite a proper exercise and diet regimen.

Many patients that have achieved significant weight loss trade one problem for another. Once the fat is gone, loose skin often develops. Some patients have better skin elasticity than others. Older patients, and those who have lost an ample amount of weight, such as those that had gastric bypass or bariatric surgery, are more likely to have hanging skin after weight loss. Body contouring surgery with the help of SmartLipo can minimize loose skin in some cases. Where there is too much loose skin following fat removal, Dr. Hendricks offers techniques to help surgically remove excess skin virtually anywhere on the body that you need it.

Absolutely. Both men and women can get liposuction and body contouring procedures. Pacifica Cosmetic Surgery Center in Newport Beach, California believes both sexes deserve to have the toned, sculpted body of their dreams. Our facility offers the utmost privacy and discretion.

Pregnancy often causes loose skin on the belly, as well as excess fat accumulation on the torso and other body parts. Skin laxity often improves a great deal in the first one to two years after childbirth. Any loose skin that remains after two years is unlikely to tighten further; Therefore, skin removal surgery such as a tummy tuck, thigh lift, or arm lift may be needed at this point.

Yes, it is possible to combine multiple body contouring procedures in a single surgical session or to combine surgery with non-surgical therapies like Renuvion or SmartWave skin tightening. Dr. Hendricks will engage in an in-depth discussion of your goals, medical history, and requirements to collaborate with you on a personalized treatment plan that delivers the comprehensive results you are seeking.

Body contouring can provide long-lasting results as long as you maintain a healthy lifestyle and stable weight. Results can be compromised by weight gain or a subsequent pregnancy, so many people choose body contouring after achieving their goal weight. The aging process will continue, contributing to skin laxity. Even so, the appearance of the treatment area will continue to be more smooth, taut, and contoured than it would have been without the transformative benefits of body contouring.

Body contouring procedures are not intended for substantial weight loss; their primary goal is to reshape and enhance the body’s appearance. Liposuction, for example, typically removes a few pounds of fat at most. The amount of weight you can lose, or the volume of fat removed, depends on factors like the specific procedure, the number of areas treated, and individual characteristics. Weight loss should be achieved through diet and exercise, with body contouring offering a complementary step to address stubborn areas of fat or sagging skin after significant weight loss.

Because every body contouring journey is unique, the cost can range quite widely. At your consultation with Dr. Hendricks, you will have the opportunity to map out specific treatment options. Once you have done this, our office team will be able to provide you with an accurate estimate of costs.

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