Body Contouring, Liposuction & Tummy Tucks
June, 2015 - Issue #128
"Fat, when positioned appropriately, makes you look youthful," says Dr. Justin Heller, Valencia's new favorite plastic surgeon. As we age we lose fat and collagen resulting in areas of laxity and signs of aging. This is very apparent in the face around the eyes, mouth, and jowls but also occurs in all areas of our body. It is this understanding that is key for body contouring. Dr. Heller's unique approach combines removal of undesired fat while leaving micro fat deposits in areas that define youth. This procedure is as much about fat removal as it is fat repositioning to leave the body looking very uniform and smooth. By using fat grafts to contour the body in all the right places, the patient is left with a stunning new shape that looks natural - and beautiful!"

The same result can be said for Dr. Heller's popular tummy-tuck procedures. "Moms especially can relate to women who want a tummy tuck," says the board-certified surgeon. "The abdominal muscles that separate to allow the baby to grow just don't bounce back. This leaves the body with less hip definition, a pooching tummy, lax skin, and even effects the appearance of the outer thighs." The goal of this procedure is to reverse these changes by restoring the body to it's younger form. Dr. Heller knows that women are also concerned about the procedure itself - and scarring that might take place. "I always place the incision in a way that can be concealed by the tiniest of bathing suits or lingerie. And because I am meticulous in suturing layer by layer, instead of a single-layer closure, the scarring is very minimal since there's so little tension at the skin's surface." Also impressive: Dr. Heller's distinct tummy tuck procedure doesn't just smooth your belly - it lifts your thighs, too. "When I do a tummy tuck I also perform a lateral thigh lift, which women just love. They walk in feeling like their stomach and legs make them look unattractive and old and they leave with a tight midsection and smooth, youthful legs. Plus, because of the way I bring the deep muscles back into proper alignment, their core feels better and stronger, their posture improves and their hips pull back in to give them more of an hourglass shape. Women are beyond thrilled about their new bodies and that makes me feel great!," says the surgeon.
"Mini tucks" are also available for women (And men!) who may not require a full tummy tuck. Right now, consultations with Dr. Heller of Heller Plastic Surgery in Valencia are free. 661-233-4949

Ask Dr. Heller
QUESTION: As I've gotten older, my tush has become droopier. It was never anything special, but now it's flat, without a clear delineation as to where my butt ends and my thigh begins. What, if anything, can be done?

As women age, their rear loses definition. A Brazilian Butt Lift can change that - without an implant. By harvesting fat from your abdomen and/or thighs, I can transfer your own tissue to fill in the "envelope" left vacant by time - and create a youthful silhouette even if you never had a tush to begin with. The procedure is doubly beneficial because you lose fat where you don't want it and put it where you do, all in a way that will emphasize your new, rounder, fuller rear that projects beautifully.

Dr. Heller's Education and Experiences
American Board of Plastic Surgery Board Certification
MOHS Fellowship
University of California Irvine Orthopaedic Hand & Microsurgery Fellowship
University of Texas Southwestern Plastic Surgery Residency with specialization in Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
UCLA Department of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Craniofacial Research Fellowship
Yale University School of Medicine
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