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You may walk in knowing exactly what you want when you arrive at the Vinyard Institute of Plastic Surgery for a consultation. However, when you walk out, your whole plan may have changed! What happened? How did you go from wanting liposuction to signing up for CoolSculpting® Elite instead? Or, you wanted a tummy tuck but got BodyTite—or vice versa! Read below to learn our secrets in how we decide which body contouring procedure is best for you. Trust us—you’ll love the results!


Customize, Customize, Customize! 

As we all know, people are unique, and part of the beauty of the human body is how different we all are. We express ourselves with our bodies, embrace life with our bodies, and take pride in our bodies. Knowing how diverse people are, how can we expect generalized cosmetic procedures to produce the same goals for everyone? 

Here at Vinyard Institute of Plastic Surgery, we personalize every one of our procedures to fit our patient and their goals. Dr. William J. Vinyard, MD, FACS, has decades of experience and education in the plastic surgery world, learning both the skill behind aesthetics and the skill behind medical expertise. He combines science and art to deliver optimal results for each patient. 


Trust The Experts & Your Goals

You may already know what you want when you come to meet with Dr. Vinyard. For example, you may want your abdomen tighter, and you think liposuction would be the best option. During the consultation, Dr. Vinyard will want to hear about your lifestyle, aesthetic goals, medical comfort levels, potential recovery period, and reason for wanting cosmetic plastic surgery. Then, he will perform a physical assessment to examine your skin condition, physical form, proportions, frame, etc. And finally, he will create a plan personalized to you. And perhaps, after hearing all about your goals, life, and physical assessment, he’ll explain how you can achieve a tighter abdomen exactly how you’ve envisioned with CoolSculpting® Elite rather than liposuction for an easier, less invasive, shorter recovery time, and overall more fitting procedure for you. In contrast, lipo would make sense for somebody in a different situation. Maybe he recommends a mix of multiple procedures, or maybe you realize what you wanted was different than what you initially thought!

Ultimately, you come in with goals, dreams, and personal preferences. We’ll be your artists, using our expertise to help guide you to results you’ll love. 

That being said, let’s dive into some of the most popular options for body contouring procedures to give you a peek into what we can do for you at VIPS.


Is CoolSculpting® Elite Right for Me?

As one of the most revolutionary cosmetic treatment technologies, CoolSculpting® Elite has quickly become a cosmetic surgery favorite known for its non-invasive, effective, versatile way of reducing fat and contouring all over the body. Its dual sculpting abilities also provide Dr. Vinyard with the ability to target two areas at once—which can be mixed and matched for the patient’s preference. Both arms? Abdomen and back? Both thighs? Up to you! CoolSculpting® Elite gets rid of stubborn fat pockets forever by freezing fat cells, and its minimal-downtime treatment makes it a fan favorite for those on the go. If you seek to achieve your body-contouring goals in a completely non-surgical way, Dr. Vinyard would love to talk with you about CoolSculpting® Elite and see how we can bring your body goals to life.


Is Liposuction Right for Me?

When unwanted, stubborn pockets of fat are what you’re looking to mend, then liposuction may be the treatment you’re looking for. Liposuction is a common procedure that helps patients lose a greater amount of fatty tissue removed in a minimally invasive procedure. This fat removal surgery can target the neck, upper arms, back, abdomen, hips, thighs, buttocks, etc. Often, liposuction is done with other surgeries to give the patients an overall body makeover. Dr. Vinyard can help you find out whether liposuction is the right procedure to achieve your dream body.


Is BodyTite Right for Me?

If loose skin around the body is also something you’d like to remedy, then BodyTite may be the procedure for you. BodyTite is a minimally invasive liposuction treatment that uses radio frequency-assisted lipo to remove fat and tighten the skin without larger scars for fast, effective results. This procedure targets fat, laxity, wrinkling, and contouring all at once. Additionally, most body areas can be treated with BodyTite (thighs, back, abdomen, arms, etc.), allowing you to personalize various parts of your body. If you’re interested in BodyTite, Dr. Vinyard would love to discuss options with you. 


Is a Tummy Tuck Right for Me?

Tummy tucks are ideal for patients who are looking for flatter, tighter abdominal areas. When exercise and diet just aren’t providing the results you’re looking for, a tummy tuck can deliver. This surgical technique removes excess skin and stretch marks in the lower abdomen, repositions the belly button, and repairs the rectus abdominal muscles to redefine the abs, tone the stomach area, and overall tightens and flattens the abdomen.


The VIPS Experience

If you’re ready to begin your body contouring journey and achieve the look of your dreams, we’d love to talk with you! Schedule a free consultation with us today, and we’ll help you decide what procedure would be best for you. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Book A Complimentary Consultation

Ready to dive in? We here at VIPS prioritize patient experience and results, so we want to help you find the proper treatment for you. We also offer one-time payments or payment plans to help make things as convenient and hassle-free as possible. Book a complimentary consultation with Dr. Vinyard to discuss more of what we can do for you!

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