Body Contouring – Surgical and Non-surgical procedures [VIDEO]

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Body contouring can be achieved through plastic surgery as well as innovative non-surgical approaches to make a person appear more attractive and youthful. Dr. Suzanne Quardt is an experienced plastic surgeon providing this treatment to patients in Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and surrounding areas.

Aesthetic goals with body contouring may be achieved through a single cosmetic surgery procedure such as liposuction, or a combination of surgical and non-surgical treatments. Patients who are keen to avoid surgical options may still achieve fat reduction in specific areas of the body through unique non-invasive treatments such as CoolSculpting.

Need for Body Contouring

Patients with stable and moderate body weight are usually outstanding and fantastic candidates for body contouring, if they are bothered by the appearance of specific fat pockets or loose skin in certain areas. These conditions may not respond easily to diet and exercise. Fat deposits may occur not only due to a fat-rich diet or lack of exercise, but also due to hereditary and other factors. Similarly, loose skin may occur following weight loss, pregnancy, sun exposure, or other causes.

In all such cases, the cosmetic surgeon may recommend body contouring as an effective aesthetic solution to restore a more attractive appearance. Significant improvement in shape and proportion of the body can be achieved with body contouring plastic surgery procedures. Typical areas of the body that can be treated effectively with various body contouring techniques include the abdomen, breasts, upper arms, neck, back, hips, thighs, buttocks, flanks, knees, and ankles.


As an experienced plastic surgeon, Dr. Q may recommend liposuction to suitable candidates in Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and nearby areas who are looking for reduction of unwanted fat deposits in specific, localized areas of the body. Liposuction is an effective surgical approach to treat stubborn fat pockets in areas such as the abdomen, buttocks, thighs, neck, back and arms. Liposuction cosmetic surgery procedure may be performed under general anesthesia or IV sedation, depending on the circumstances of the case.

The surgeon will begin the procedure by making tiny incisions in the targeted areas, through which a slender tube or cannula is inserted to loosen up the deep layers of fat. Once the unwanted fat is dislodged, a syringe or suction vacuum is used to suction out the fat. The incisions are closed with sutures or skin adhesives. Enhanced body contour becomes visible as the swelling and bruising in the treated area resolves over a few days.


If the patient is not keen to undergo a body contouring procedure with a cosmetic surgeon, an innovative non-invasive solution called CoolSculpting may be adopted. This treatment has become quite popular in recent years because of its inherent benefits in terms of safe, effectiveness, and no downtime involved.

Unlike laser or heat based fat reduction or skin tightening techniques, CoolSculpting uses an innovative cooling process to freeze off unwanted fat cells. The procedure employs a patented technique called cryolipolysis. It allows an individual to gain a slimmer and more even contour in a gradual and natural looking manner.

Available in Palm Springs: Non-surgical Facial Procedures: Botox, Dysport, Dermal Fillers, and Laser Skin Resurfacing

Dr. Suzanne Marie Quardt, or Dr. Q as she is known among her patients, is a board certified plastic surgeon. She provides safe, proven, and effective cosmetic surgery as well as non-surgical treatments to her patients in Palm Springs, Palm Desert and nearby communities. Her office is fully equipped with state of the art technologies to provide plastic surgery as well as non-invasive procedures for cosmetic enhancement.

As an experienced cosmetic surgeon, she understands the need of some of her patients in Palm Springs and Palm Desert to avoid surgery and opt for non-surgical solutions. She makes sure that the latest and most effective non-invasive and minimally invasive procedures are provided to her patients in a safe and friendly environment.

Botox and Dysport

Many patients wish to reduce wrinkles and fine lines from the face without having to undergo a plastic surgery procedure. In such cases, Dr. Q may recommend Botox or Dysport as effective FDA approved anti-aging treatments for the face. This treatment involves injecting the wrinkle-causing muscle directly with the medication through thin needles. The targeted muscle immediately goes into a state of temporary relaxation, and the wrinkle fades away or disappears completely. The biological agent used in both Botox and Dysport is botulinum toxin, which is one of the most powerful neurotoxins known to man.

Botox was approved by the FDA for reduction of frown lines from the forehead in 2002. Ever since then, it has remained one of the most popular cosmetic anti-aging facial treatments for people who wish to avoid cosmetic surgery. Botox has recently earned FDA’s approval also for the reduction of crow’s feet around the eyes. Dysport has yet to gain this approval, but both treatments are proven and effective for the reduction or removal of crow’s feet. Dr. Q offers both options to her patients in Palm Springs, Palm Desert and surrounding communities. Results with both treatments may last for around three to four months in most cases.

Dermal Fillers

A number of highly effective facial fillers, also known as cosmetic dermal fillers or soft tissue fillers are available today that have been approved by the FDA for the reduction of wrinkles, facial folds and lines. As an experienced plastic surgeon, Dr. Q understands the need of some of her patients in Palm Springs and Palm Desert to avoid surgery and yet achieve similar aesthetic outcomes for the face. She may recommend some of the most effective dermal fillers to candidates who are fit to receive filler treatment.

Most facial fillers can achieve quick results in terms of adding volume to the face, augmenting certain areas of the face such as lips or cheeks, and reducing or removing deep, moderate and fine wrinkles. Dr. Q provides various filler options, including Restylane and Perlane, Juvederm, Radiesse, Hylaform, Hyalform Plus, and Sculptra Aesthetic. All of these fillers are FDA approved and highly effective for cosmetic rejuvenation of the face. Dr. Q combines her training and experience as a cosmetic surgeon to ensure best injectable filler treatments for her patients.

Laser Skin Resurfacing

It is possible to reduce conspicuous signs of aging from the face and other anomalies such as uneven skin tone, rough texture, wrinkles, and fine lines and skin laxity with the help of a conservative, non-surgical laser technique called laser skin resurfacing.

Dr. Q’s office is equipped with Palomar’s Artisan Multi-Wavelength Platform, which is a state of the art technology to deliver highly effective results for facial skin rejuvenation. Different patients have different aesthetic needs and goals, and the Artisan system is one of the most effective technologies available to achieve optimal results without causing damage to the health of the outer skin’s surface.


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