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Body Contouring Procedures and Treatments at Dr. Q Plastic Surgery

Body Contouring Procedures and Treatments at Dr. Q Plastic SurgeryAging, sun exposure, genetics, disease, weight loss, pregnancy, and other factors can take their toll on the skin, and make it appear lax and saggy. Body contouring cosmetic surgery procedures can effectively reverse these effects and restore a tighter, firmer, and more youthful looking skin.

Body contouring procedures can be performed in areas such as the abdomen, buttocks, groin, thighs, breasts, and upper arms with safe and sustainable results. Dr. Suzanne Quardt (Dr. Q) is a board certified plastic surgeon providing body contouring procedures to patients in Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and surrounding locations.



Range of Procedures

Dr. Q offers a wide range of body contouring plastic surgery procedures, which include:



Abdominoplasty or tummy tuck surgery is designed to reduce excess skin and fat from the abdominal area to restore a flatter and firmer tummy. Underlying weak abdominal muscles may also be tightened in some cases. A number of surgical techniques are available today to perform abdominoplasty.



Reverse Abdominoplasty

This procedure is not meant to reverse the effects of abdominoplasty. This procedure involves pulling up of the excess abdominal skin rather than pulling it down as in traditional abdominoplasty. Reverse tummy tuck technique can be used in certain cases, including women who want both a tummy tuck and a breast surgery.



Breast Lift


Loose skin in the breast area may cause the breasts to droop or sag heavily with nipples pointing downwards. Breast lift surgery can be used to remove excess breast skin, and restore firmer and perkier looking breasts. Nipples and areolas may also be repositioned to a new, raised position.



Arm Lift


Many people suffer from poor skin elasticity in the upper arm area. Drooping upper arms can be corrected with brachioplasty, commonly known as arm lift surgery. Experienced cosmetic surgeon Dr. Q receives patients from Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and nearby areas for body contouring procedures.




Liposuction is one of the popular body contouring procedures. When performed alone, the procedure will only reduce excess fat from targeted areas. But when combined with other body lift procedures, it can produce more comprehensive outcomes involving fat elimination as well as skin tightening. Laser assisted liposuction is another popular form of liposuction, which can make the procedure less invasive and more targeted.



Body Lift


Body lift body contouring procedure is primarily performed in the lower body areas such as the abdomen, buttocks, groin and outer thighs. Each of these areas can be lifted as combined body lift surgery or individually as the patient requires. Brazilian butt lift is one of the popular body lift procedures that is less invasive and involves only fat transfer to enhance the shape of buttocks. Thigh lift can be performed separately or as a part of body lift for the inner, outer, and mid thighs.



Pectoral Implants


Pectoral augmentation is a unique body contouring procedure performed on men to enhance their chest definition. Pectoral implants can help to create bulk in the chest area. Silicone pectoral implants may be used for men to sculpt their chest region to the desired proportions.


To learn more about the plastic surgery treatments and procedures performed by Dr. Suzanne Quardt (Dr. Q) please contact us at 760-324-2660. To learn more about Dr. Q’s Medical Spa please visit

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