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.
Returning your body to a more youthful appearance is possible through a full Mommy Makeoverprocedure. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Facelift Choices on The Wellness Hour
Interviewer: Facelifting, big part of what you do.
Dr. Chasan: Yeah.
Interviewer: At what point does somebody need a facelift?
Dr. Chasan: Well, I’m gonna put facelift as one of my many tools for facial rejuvenation, okay? And a facelift, people make that mistake of facelift versus a full facelift. A facelift is really a neck and jaw lift, very reliable and reproducible, remove the gel and the turkey neck, okay? So that’s what a facelift does. It does this part of the face, the lower third. And, you know, when I first started practicing, I kind of had one facelift. And now, over all these years, I’ve been in practice 20 years, I have like five different facelifts. So I try to match that facelift with the patient’s anatomy.
So I would say I do a lot of mini-facelifts. We call it “the petite lift.” And the difference between a mini-facelift and, you know, a very aggressive facelift is dissection, how much skin you undermine. In a mini-facelift, it would be less. The less you undermine, the quicker the recovery. There are some people who come with bowl-shaped necks, and they have big submandibular glands and a thick neck. But you can’t do a mini-lift on them. And if you do, you’re really wasting their time and your time. So the spectrum is from mini-lift to actually full-neck contouring with removal of what we call the platysmal fat and, underneath the platysma fat, removal of these glands called submandibular glands. There’s these big, thick muscles called digastric muscles.
So, on some people, I’ll actually remove part of the digastric muscle, remove part of the submandibular gland, remove part of that submandibular fat, and then suture this platysmal muscle. And they can go from kind of a bowl-shaped neck where the chin meets their chest to a very contoured, defined neck.
Interviewer: So what are the age ranges of these…like these mini-lifts?
Dr. Chasan: Yeah, most people, I would say in the late 40s is when they start doing mini-lifts. Usually, eyelids and brow lifts are in the late 30s and early 40s and then mini-lifts, in the late 40s, 50s, 60s, even into the 70s.
Interviewer: Okay. And how many years younger can you make somebody look with some of these?
Dr. Chasan: It really depends on…
Interviewer: What do you hear?
Dr. Chasan: It depends on your anatomy.
Interviewer: Like 10 years younger, 15 years younger?
Dr. Chasan: I would say 10 to 15. And it really depends on how fit they are. I always tell patients the best thing for your skin is cardio, avoiding sun, avoiding smoking, and cardio. So if somebody does that and lives a healthy lifestyle, yeah, they can look 15 years younger. You know, funny you should mention that. I just did a lady. And it surprised me how good she did. She’s actually my age. She was a heavy smoker. She was a patient of mine, I don’t know, 12 years ago. And she came back for a facelift. And she looked pretty bad, a lot of sun damage, a lot of smoking. And I just did her facelift about three weeks ago. And, honest to God, now, this is unusual, but she looks about 20 years younger.
Interviewer: Is that right?
Dr. Chasan: Yeah. It’s actually quite impressive transformation.
Interviewer: Now, what are the fears patients have, because I feel like I could spot a facelift 20 yards away?
Dr. Chasan: That’s their fear. So for brow lifts, every one of them says, “I don’t wanna look like a deer in the headlights,” okay, and that, you know, if I had patients that looked like that, it wouldn’t be very good for business. But we don’t see that. But, you know, you do see it. You see it.
Interviewer: That done look.
Dr. Chasan: That done look.
Interviewer: That tight done look.
Dr. Chasan: And all you have to do is see one of them, and it negates 100. The same thing with the facelift is “I don’t wanna look windblown,” right? “I don’t wanna look like that tight, windblown look.” And I usually tell people that that windblown, tight look is either one of two things, an expert surgery…so if you’re a pro at it and you are detail-oriented on how the earlobe insets, where the sideburn is, how you treat the posterior hairline so they can wear their hair up, that you’re not pulling on the skin, because skin will stretch. You’re pulling on what we call the SMAS layer, which is the superficial covering in the muscle. It’s very fibrous. It doesn’t stretch like the skin. If you do the right things, you won’t get that look. The other way is some people, you know, they’ve had five, six facelifts.
Dr.Chasan: After five, six facelifts, you’ll have that look. So I try to caution my patients to have a life plan on how many they’re gonna have, how long facelifts last. And if it’s done expertly, you should not be able to tell that they had a facelift.
Interviewer: Are there women out there in San Diego, they’re 60, 55, that look years younger, nobody knows they had a facelift, not even their friends, that you’ve done?
Dr. Chasan: Most of my patients. Yeah.
Dr. Chasan: Most of my patients.
Interviewer: So if I saw one of your patients walking down the street…
Dr. Chasan: You wouldn’t know. You shouldn’t be able to know. I’d be embarrassed if you knew. You shouldn’t.
Interviewer: So when I see somebody that looks fantastic at 55, I’m gonna think maybe that’s Dr. Chasan’s patient.
Dr. Chasan: I hope so, yeah, and pride myself on that.