Indulge In Self-Care This Summer Season With These Body Treatments And Procedures

Indulge in a little self-care this summer season with minimally invasive procedures and body treatments that will allow you to look and feel your best. Haute Beauty caught up with Dr. Daniel Careaga of Careaga Plastic Surgery who dishes on the most requested non-invasive and surgical treatments requested by patients during the summer months. Whether you're looking to tighten up the skin around your body, enhance certain body features or opt-in for liposuction or a tummy tuck, these body treatments will allow you to achieve the body of your dreams.

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Haute Beauty: What top non-surgical treatments are patients requesting during for the summer?

Dr. Daniel Careaga: The idea of a "summer season" is different in the city where it's summer year-round!  Beach season never ends in Miami and for that reason, people always want to look bikini body ready!  The two most requested non-surgical treatments requested in my office are SculpSure for fat removal without surgery and EmSculpt to build-up the mass of the abs and glutes.  EmSculpt is the first FDA approved device to augment the mass of the abdominal and gluteal muscles by an amazing 16%.  Each of the painless 30-minute sessions is the equivalent of performing 20,000 abdominal crunches!  Combining Liposuction with Emsculpt after surgery creates a true HD Liposuction that doesn't rely on leaving fat over the muscles to create an illusion... by removing all the fat and using EmSculpt to enlarge the abs, the treatment will create a true HP Liposuction result.

 HB: What top surgical treatments are patients requesting for the summer?

DC: Summer bodies in women equals perky full breasts, flat abdomen and narrow waist.  The most common procedures to give these results are breast augmentation and SmartLipo.  Both procedures have minimal downtime and can have a girl beach ready within a few weeks.  Women with a little droop to the breasts and loose abdominal skin may need a mommy makeover including a breast lift and a tummy tuck to get them beach ready.  Though these have a longer recovery, the dramatic results are well worth the downtime to get back their pre-mommy body.  Summer bodies in men equals flat defined chest, flat abdomen and NO love handles!  Enlarged male breasts (gynecomastia) is the number one cause of men not taking their shirts off at the beach.  Gynecomastia surgery removes the enlarged breast tissue and contours the entire pec through a 4mm.  SmartLipo addresses any abdominal fat pockets as well as the dreaded love handles.  Adding EmSculpt to the Liposuction creates a true AbSculpt Lipo which many times allows a man (or a woman) to see their abs for the first time ever!

HB: Which treatments would you recommend to those looking to eliminate cellulite?

DC: Cellulite has always been one of the most difficult conditions to treat in plastic surgery.  Cellulite is caused by small ligaments holding the skin down and irregularities in the superficial fat.  Non-invasive treatments such as endermologie work by creating swelling in the skin which gives a temporary improvement but does not treat the cellulite.  Cellulaze is the first and only FDA approved laser treatment for the permanent correction of cellulite.  This minimally invasive treatment can be done under local anesthesia through a 2mm incision.  The laser fiber breaks the ligaments holding the skin down, smooths the superficial fat layer and causes skin tightening.  The combination of these three things leads to a dramatic and permanent improvement in the appearance of cellulite.

HB: What body contouring treatments would be ideal for those looking to tone specific areas?

DC: When my patients come to me asking what treatments can tone specific areas like the abdomen and buttocks, my answer always is: Emsculpt. Surgical procedures can also contour your body reducing or getting rid of the fat pockets and saggy skin. However, if you are looking for a non-invasive treatment, Emsculpt is the way to go. With only 30 minutes and four treatments, you can start to see a difference in your abdomen and buttocks. You will feel stronger and more toned there.

HB: What at-home remedies or products would you recommend for maintaining skin health (UV rays) during this season?

DC: The number one product that every person should have at home it is sunscreen. People should be aware of sun protection not only during summer but all year long, especially here in Miami. Aesthetic procedures and treatments can help you achieve a refresh and younger look but if you don’t have a proper skincare routine at home, the results that you get from these procedures and treatment are not going to long as much as you want.  At my practice, we offer two amazing lines: SkinCeuticals and ZO with wonderful sunscreens and products that help you prevent and correct different skin conditions