Choices in Body Contouring

There are numerous options in body contouring today, whether you are looking to reduce fat deposits off the midsection, or give your hips and thighs a new profile. At Umansky Plastic Surgery, we understand the importance of tailoring these procedures to the unique needs and desired outcome of each patient. We offer a variety of body contouring options to ensure all of our patients can achieve their aesthetic goals.

Tumescent Liposuction

Tumescent liposuction continues to be one of the most popular liposuction procedures performed today. It involves the injection of a solution that causes fat layers to swell up and become firm, making them easier to remove from the body. The tumescent solution also shrinks blood vessels in the treatment area, so there is less bleeding and bruising during and after the procedure. The local anesthetic in the formula remains in the body for approximately 24 hours, greatly reducing post-operative discomfort. This technique is used in all of our liposuction procedures.

Power-Assisted Liposuction

Also known as PAL, this procedure uses mechanical agitation to loosen fat deposits, making them easier to suction away. Power-assisted liposuction is a popular option because it results in less trauma to the body and a faster recovery process. This procedure is combined with the tumescent technique for even better results and greater patient comfort. PAL also offers greater precision with smaller incisions, making it a good choice for smaller areas of fat reduction.


SmartLipo takes liposuction to the next level by using laser energy to liquefy fat and to tighten the skin. The procedure was approved by the FDA in 2006, as an effective addition to other types of liposuction procedures. Like other treatments offered at Umansky Plastic Surgery, laser-assisted liposuction results in less bruising and swelling than traditional liposuction, with shorter recovery times. The procedure offers the added benefit of skin tightening, creating a smoother body contour after the procedure.


CoolSculpting is a non-invasive method of body contouring that effectively freezes fat cells so they can be eliminated naturally by the body. The procedure uses controlled cooling without the need for anesthesia, incisions or recovery time. A typical CoolSculpting treatment takes only an hour to complete, and a series of treatment sessions may be required to achieve full results.

With many options in body contouring available, the staff at Umansky Plastic Surgery is prepared to meet the aesthetic goals of nearly any patient. Liposuction techniques are considered a safe and effective way to remove unwanted pockets of fat that have not responded to diet and exercise. To learn more about liposuction procedures offered at Umansky Plastic Surgery, contact us at 858-281-4560.