Body procedures

Body Contouring Procedures

At Dr. Paul Chasan’sstate-of-the-art plastic surgery center, patients can choose from a variety of advanced body contouring treatments. Dr. Chasan conducts comprehensive consultations to help patients select the most appropriate procedures – from CoolSculpting and Mommy Makeovers to arm lifts and tummy tuck treatments. He often recommends and performs combination treatments in order to achieve the best possible aesthetic results. For example, he might perform tummy tuck treatments in conjunction with liposuction to create a beautifully sculpted, flat torso appearance.

The precise treatment plan depends on the overall health, body composition, and aesthetic concerns and wishes of each patient. This is why only a personal consultation with Dr. Chasan can help you determine which treatments are needed to realize your aesthetic dreams. Please peruse the pages listed below to learn more about the various body contouring procedures performed by Dr. Chasan:


CoolSculpting eradicates fat quickly without the need for surgery. As one of the only CoolSculpt location in San Diego to use two machines in a single treatment, Ranch and Coast Plastic Surgery can contour your body to your desired shape. CoolSculpting freezes fat cells, leaving them to disappear painlessly in a matter of weeks revealing a tighter, flatter body.

Mommy Makeover

Returning your body to a more youthful appearance is possible through a full Mommy Makeover procedure. A mother’s postpartum aesthetic desires may include breast augmentation and lifting, liposuction, and a tummy tuck to regain their pre-pregnancy body.


Liposuction has long been an effective form of weight loss, particularly in the abdomen, inner and outer thighs, hips, and arms. Often considered “genetic” areas, these fatty accumulations are targeted with our S.A.F.E. liposuction treatment, which removes the dense layers of fat located right beneath the skin.

Tummy Tuck

Is a tummy tuck right for you? Liposuction might not be the right answer for every person’s aesthetic ideals, in which case a tummy tuck can be the solution. We can evaluate your unique needs as well as your anatomical features for this abdominal flattening procedure. We perform tummy tuck treatments using “progressive tension suturing” to make the incisions as low as possible, helping to preserve your skin while targeting that troublesome area of the body that is so hard to flatten through dietary or physical fitness measures.

Buttock Enhancement

Get the backside you know you deserve. We treat our patients with a variety of enhancement procedures, including buttock implants, liposuction around the buttock and hips, a lower butt lift known as the “Del Mar Butt Tuck,” as well as the “Brazilian butt lift.” The latter is a much-requested treatment that has continued to increase in popularity, however, all of our treatments can help you achieve your ideal backside. We take your individual physique into account to determine which buttock enhancement will best be suited for you.

Brazilian Butt Lift

The Brazilian Butt Lift is considered an innovation in modern plastic surgery. Even before the treatment made its way to the U.S., women who wanted to enhance their backsides had to rely on plastic surgeons to contour their butts using liposuction. Now, the Brazilian Butt Lift allows for a much more effective procedure by using a fat transfer. Ranch and Coast Plastic Surgery offers patients a unique treatment that combines the Brazilian Butt Lift with a local procedure known as the Del Mar Butt Tuck, resulting in a look that makes patients’ buttocks look rounder and tighter.

Arm Lift

Tighten up loose arm skin with a brachioplasty procedure, otherwise known as an arm lift. Losing an excessive amount of weight (or simply the effects of old age) can result in the need for an arm lift, which we can perform to add definition back to your upper arms. Redefine the shape of your arms with an arm lift treatment from Ranch and Coast Plastic Surgery, and you’ll be back to your normal routine in a matter of weeks.

Calf Augmentation

If the “wrong” genetics or even regular exercise don’t allow you to have the well-defined calves you desire, plastic surgery is a safe, practical option. Calf Augmentation adds distinct prominence to your calves, creating a strong yet natural appearance. A one-hour procedure gets you in and out and puts you back on your feet in just a few days. Get the results you want without spending any more overtime sessions at the gym.


Get the “Beverley Hills” treatment – Ranch and Coast Plastic Surgery specializes in labiaplastytreatments that reduce and restore your labia to its normal-looking appearance using the “wedge” technique.  Today’s techniques are safe and effective – we are able to treat irritated labias or simply solve your cosmetic desires to allow you to look and feel attractive again.

Male Breast Reduction

Reduce the size of your breasts for a flatter, more masculine look. Fatty tissue and excess skin can create an unwanted chest appearance that men may attempt to solve with exercise – however, there is no guarantee of success. Where exercise fails them, a male breast reduction treatment offers men a way to enhance their chest to a slimmer, stronger look that aligns with their aesthetic ideals. In a couple of hours, patients are treated with a combination of power-assisted liposuction and direct excision to reduce fatty male breast tissue.

Male Pectoral Augmentation

If spending many hours at the gym aren’t helping you achieve the muscular appearance you want, you may benefit from a male pectoral augmentation procedure. Many men want defined, well-toned pectoral muscles to feel more attractive and confident, but are simply unable to develop them through exercise alone. By enhancing these muscles through a safe plastic surgery procedure, men are able to have a more contoured and firm-looking chest.

Plastic Surgery in San Diego

Ranch and Coast is a top San Diego plastic surgery provider. Our plastic surgeon, Dr. Chasan, is skilled in the most requested procedures, allowing his patients to undergo dramatic aesthetic improvements in a safe environment.

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Dr. Chasan Discusses Mommy Makeovers on The Wellness Hour

Randy: Okay, so going on to today’s topic which is, “Mommy Makeover,” let’s start with a working definition. I mean, what is a mommy makeover?

Dr. Chasan: Well, the typical change is postpartum, breasts after breast feeding. Sometimes they droop. A lot of times breast get post gestational atrophy. They lose all the volume in the breast. Abdomens, you know, a lot of times people’s, women’s abdomen after kids get stretched out particularly with c-sections because after c-section they actually divide the muscles and then even if they close them, it’s never quite the same. So typical with after mummy equals breast, abdomen. And after the surge of hormones, and this is something that people don’t really talk about, the surge of hormones changes the physiology and some areas of fat, like the hips and the flanks or the outer thighs, they get worse. And once that program gets changed, it’s changed for life.

So to answer your question, it’s typically body contouring, whatever it takes: tummy tuck or lifeless action or both and breast, breast augmentation, breast lift, those kinds of things.

Randy: You told me, in the green room, you said, “Randy, this is the real mommy makeover.”

Dr. Chasan: Yes.

Randy: Elaborate on that.

Dr. Chasan: Well you know, in today’s world you see all these marketing things, the mommy makeover, you click on it and it’s some diet or some, you know, 10-minute ab type workout and stuff. Some of these women, a lot of my women are very active. They’ve had three kids, they work out like amazing. They’re strong everywhere but they just can’t fix their abdomen. They can’t fix it. They can’t fix their breasts. And these are very fit women. In fact, I could show you some pictures. I don’t know if you want to look at some pictures?

Randy: Yes, yes.

Dr. Chasan: Let me show you this picture. And for example, this lady right here, if you look at her abdomen I mean, she’s pretty fit. But what’s happened is her belly button has stretched out. And a lot of women after having children, they get outie, an umbilical hernia, their muscles are stretched. And in fact on the side view, if you look at the same woman even though she’s flexing, her abdomen still sticks out. Now, most of these women tell me they want to be able to wear a bikini again.

Randy: So on the consult, this is what they say?

Dr. Chasan: Yes. They want to feel better in clothes. They want to be able to wear a bikini. They want to not be embarrassed going to the beach. And so those are the kinds of things I hear.

Randy: So when you look at an abdomen like this on the consult, what do you see? And what goes on in your head of what you need to do?

Dr. Chasan: Randy, I’ve been practicing for 20 years. I’ve fixed hundreds of these and so in my mind I’m looking at right away, what’s the skin quality? Do they have a diastasis? Which means the separation of the rectus, abdominus muscles. So two muscles that are down here, a lot of times they separate, okay? So I’m looking, what do I have to fix? Do I have to get rid of skin? Do I have to get rid of fat? What’s the skin quality? Am I fixing muscles?

Randy: So with her, what did you do?

Dr. Chasan: Well, on her I did a, I actually did a complete mommy makeover. I did a tummy tuck and I sutured her muscles back together. I got rid of her umbilical hernia. I know on your show you can’t show breasts but I did a breast augmentation, breast lift. And then I did a little liposuction of her inner and outer thighs.

So Randy, look at the before and afters on this particular patient. If you look at, a couple things, her incision is extremely low. Most of my women want to be able to wear low cut jeans, have a bikini that is completely covered. That incision, I can tell you after just several months, that incision is a non-incision. It’s so light and…

Randy: So you like keeping them low?

Dr. Chasan: I do. I actually employ a technique called progressive tension suturing. And I actually, underneath the flap, I suture the skin flap progressively so I can keep advancing that flap down lower and lower. And that allows me two things. It allows me to keep that incision very low and no tension on the incision. And we can talk about that but, keep no tension…

Randy: So no tension is just a thinner scar?

Dr. Chasan: That’s right.

Randy: Interesting.

Dr. Chasan: The less tension you put on a scar, the better that incision is going to be. And so I pride myself on great incisions. And so if you can take tension off that incision so the skin is just kissing, and then I can do just a fine micro bite closure. And if you can put that skin perfectly opposed to each other, you have your best opportunity to get the best scar you can. And so whether it’s tummy tuck or breast lift or a face lift, that concept of perfect closure, no tension on the closure, is kind of what I do.