About Body Sculpting
It is often said, “I want firmer, thinner thighs, a flat, tight tummy and sexier legs and arms. I exercise daily and have dieted for years, but I have areas of fat that just won’t go away.” No matter how conscientious you are with your diet and exercise, excess fat in certain places just won’t budge. Those annoying bulges become a source of frustration. Body sculpting targets your trouble spots with surgical solutions. One of the most effective and gratifying ways to resculpt your body is through liposuction. As a stand-alone procedure or in combination with redundant skin excision, Vaser® liposuction uses state-of-the-art ultrasound technology to precisely and effectively remove fatty problem areas.
Dr. Jewell is a leader in body sculpting as one of the co-developers of Vaser® ultrasonic lipoplasty www.vaser.com and a consultant for Ethicon EndoSurgery’s Harmonic Scalpel www.ethiconendosurgery.com. He offers all forms of body contouring procedures including Vaser® lipoplasty procedures to contour the abdomen region, bra rolls and posterior waist, the arms and legs, the face and neck, and lower body lifts following massive weight loss. All body contouring procedures have an element of risk associated with them. It is important to understand what is involved with each of them as they relate to your particular needs, and the risks and benefits that are involved. Dr. Jewell will discuss with you after a consultation his recommendations for body contouring surgery and what is involved with a decision to undergo these procedures. Each patient’s needs for improvement in body contouring require an individualized approach. Patient’s considering these procedures are advised that if they are closer to their normal body weight or normal body mass index (BMI) that they will be better candidates than obese individuals.
Abdominoplasty or Tummy Tuck
Both fashion and our active lifestyles have placed increased importance on personal appearance. We are conscious of the benefits of weight control and physical fitness on health and body image. Consequently, more interest is directed towards surgery to improve one's figure. Media attention towards “mommy makeovers” shows the excellent results of liposuction, abdominoplasty or the "tummy tuck" operation which remains the best treatment solution for Read More
Liposuction has been a major advance in the field of body contouring. No recent development in plastic surgery the last years has caused as much interest as liposuction. This process allows changes in body contour by removing and reshaping deposits of fat. It is not a treatment for generalized obesity, but a technique for body contour improvement in selected patients who are near their normal weight, have bothersome localized fat deposits Read More
In addition to Vaser® Lipoplasty, and all forms of abdominoplasty procedures, Dr. Jewell offers lower body lift procedures. These are an extensive form of body contouring designed to lift and tighten the lower body on both the front and back side of individuals who have lost large amounts of weight through diet and weight loss surgery. These procedures are performed with a 1 or 2 day hospital stay. Patients seeking lower body lifts are advised that they must be Read More
Arm Lifts or Brachioplasty
Dr. Jewell performs a surgical procedure called a brachioplasty to reduce upper arm fullness and tighten loose skin. This operation is a combination of liposuction and redundant skin excision. This procedure offers patients another option in upper extremity contouring that can improve the appearance of the upper arm, arm pit and trunk when necessary. Brachioplasty procedures can be performed in an outpatient ambulatory care center under general anesthesia Read More
Non-Invasive Fat Removal
The Liposonix® treatment is a non-surgical, non-invasive fat reduction treatment that uses high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) to permanently destroy fat cells. As lead investigator, Dr. Jewell has been a part of the 10 years of research and testing behind its development. The FDA has approved the device for treatments in January of 2012. Liposonix® has a well defined safety profile during and after treatments with very good patient satisfaction. Read More
Fat Grafts involves surgically harvesting or removing fat from one area of the body and transplanting or injecting it into the recipient site such as the face or breasts. Removal of fat is done with liposuction. The fat cells (stem cells) are placed in a centrifuge then transferred with small blunt needles called cannulas into the recipient site. Fat is a great filler as it comes from individual and there is no risk of reaction or rejection. Read More