Velashape 3


Contact us Today Body contouring refers to the specialized category of cosmetic treatments that are designed to lift, sculpt, or shrink the circumference of any “trouble zones” where stubborn pockets of fat persist despite your best efforts to lose weight and live healthfully. Common treatment sites include the thighs, arms, flanks, abdomen, and buttocks; however, body contouring can be used to target and eliminate unwanted fat anywhere on the body. The smoothing and tightening effects of body contouring procedures are often helpful if you have lost a significant amount of weight in a short period of time, and are left with large amounts of loose, sagging skin, which can tarnish the overall aesthetic results of your weight loss efforts.

Although patients seeking to streamline the shape of their physique can choose from a number of surgical body contouring procedures (i.e. liposuction, tummy tuck, body lift), the invasiveness, cost, and extended post-operative recovery period associated with this type of surgery can be prohibitive. Additionally, body contouring surgery does not effectively resolve one of the most common body contouring concerns plaguing patients of all shapes and sizes—cellulite. Cellulite accumulates when fat pools beneath the surface of the skin and causes unsightly skin dimpling, which can give an uneven “orange peel” look to the skin. Cellulite is often the result of genetics rather than lifestyle choices or obesity, and can make even slender patients feel self-conscious about their body.

In order to effectively reduce the appearance of cellulite and enhance the contours of your physique you will need a powerful treatment with the ability to target these problematic cosmetic issues at their source—beneath the surface of the skin. At Dr. Q Plastic Surgery, located in Rancho Mirage, CA, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Suzanne Quardt (‘Dr. Q’) understands the importance of providing her patients with cutting-edge, non-invasive body contouring options that can conveniently fit into even the busiest of schedules. To this end, Dr. Q has equipped her practice with the VelaShape III workstation—a revolutionary, non-surgical body contouring system that has produced remarkable physique-enhancing results in numerous clinical trials and over 3.5 million independent treatments.

As with any cosmetic enhancement procedure, customization is the key to ensuring optimal treatment outcomes. During your initial consultation, Dr. Q will perform a comprehensive medical evaluation, including an assessment of your cosmetic goals and current state of health. She will then incorporate this information into a meticulously personalized body contouring treatment plan that is designed to target your problem areas and boost your self-confidence.


The VelaShape III system is the newest model in the widely acclaimed VelaShape line of body contouring equipment, and it improves upon previous body shaping protocols by shortening the overall treatment duration; allowing for more precisely targeted fat reduction; and producing consistent, reproducible results.

By harnessing a powerful combination of bi-polar radiofrequency (RF) and infrared (IR) technology, in conjunction with vacuum- and mechanically-powered tissue manipulation, the VelaShape III is able to precisely raise the temperature of the fatty tissue at the most effective treatment depths (up to 3mm and 15mm).  As it heats the fat cells (adipocytes), the VelaShape III promotes increased circulation, lymphatic drainage, collagen production, and cellular metabolism, all of which serve to enhance the appearance of the skin by:

  • Reducing skin laxity (looseness, sagging)
  • Decreasing the volume and circumference of the targeted treatment zone by at least 2 centimeters (after only 3 treatment sessions)
  • Minimizing the appearance of cellulite
  • Firming and smoothing the skin’s texture

In addition to offering outstanding results in a short period of time, VelaShape III body contouring treatments are safe and effective for use on all skin types and skin tones. Your treatment will be customized and adjusted to ensure your comfort throughout the entire session, and most patients find that the experience is completely pain free—many of our patients have even remarked that the treatment feels similar to a warm, deep tissue massage.  You will be able to return to your regularly scheduled activities immediately after your VelaShape III treatment, and will not require any post-treatment downtime.


From the moment you walk through the doors of our pristine facility, you will experience the exceptional standards of patient care that Dr. Q and her staff work tirelessly to maintain.  We treat our patients with the warmth, compassion and respect that they deserve, and are always available to address any of your concerns.

If you are interested in reducing the appearance of cellulite and enhancing the shape of your physique, but are not ready for an invasive surgical procedure, VelaShape III body contouring treatments may be an ideal option for you. For additional information about any of our personalized body contouring services, please contact Dr. Q Plastic Surgery today. We look forward to speaking with you, and to scheduling your initial consultation with Dr. Q.

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

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Rancho Mirage

Newport Beach

70-017 Highway 111, Suite #1
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
Tel: 760-537-4579

180 Newport Center Drive, Suite 164
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Tel: (949) 674-4058