Body Contouring

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When you’re looking to dramatically transform your body and alter how you feel about yourself and your appearance, traditional methodologies simply won’t cut it. Renowned non-surgical body contouring specialist Dr. Jason Emer has never relied on the “traditional” as part of his practice; rather, he is constantly seeking out the newest, most state-of-the-art methods, devices and technologies to bring about natural-looking, long-lasting results.

Using instinctive techniques and advanced tools, such as Hi-Definition Liposuction, Dr. Emer can shape a perfect curve, create toned, athletic arms, sculpt and define six-pack abs, or correct irregularities and botched procedures. Employing a wide range of devices and protocols, he meticulously designs every detail as he removes unwanted fat, tightens skin, refines and contours musculature, and improves cellulite and skin tone. Areas that are difficult to treat for others—such as the legs, calves, chest, and back—are in fact Dr. Emer’s unique specialties.

Through advanced medical technologies, including laser, ultrasound, and radiofrequency (RF) heating, Dr. Emer crafts an inventive, customized approach for each of his patients, producing significant improvements where others cannot. For patients who would benefit from surgical procedures, such as skin removal or body lifting, muscular implants, or breast gland removal, Dr. Emer works together with his expert surgical team to ensure a full body transformation that is simultaneously safe and effective. Regardless of the procedure, in Dr. Emer’s care, stunning results are inevitable.

Hi-Definition Liposuction

A specialist in full-body transformations through the use of lasers, energy-based treatments and non-invasive or minimally invasive procedures, Dr. Jason Emer performs an advanced form of Hi-Definition Liposuction that seeks to not only remove unwanted fat but also tighten the skin, improve cellulite, and correct botched surgeries and irregularities. Hi-Def Liposuction is also highly beneficial for patients with Lipedema, a condition characterized by abnormally large fat cells that cause pain, swelling and long term complications with lymphatic vessels; Lipedema patients travel to Dr. Emer’s practice from all over the world to take advantage of his comprehensive care and innovative approaches.

Utilizing a state-of-the-art, water-assisted Body-Jet fat removal system, Dr. Emer masterfully detaches fat cells from connective tissue and separates tissue from the muscles to reduce bruising and swelling. A key advantage of the Body-Jet water-assisted system is the ability to control how much fluid is used at any given time, allowing Dr. Emer to limit the amount of fluid injected when treating localized areas; water-assisted liposuction is also preferred for Lipedema patients because it is a gentler approach that protects the lymphatic vessels from long-term swelling following the procedure. In addition, Dr. Emer uses SmartLipo, a laser energy-based system that delivers thermal energy to fat cells, and VASERlipo, an ultrasound-based system that heats the undersurface of the skin, disrupts the fat, and provides simultaneous definition and sculpting enhancements. Through all of these devices, Dr. Emer is able to remove, purify, and harvest the extracted fat so that it can be reused to sculpt, define and volumize targeted areas.

As always, Dr. Emer performs Hi-Definition Liposuction in combination with an array of new, advanced technologies, including laser, radiofrequency (RF), and ultrasound devices, to heat and tighten the skin, improve cellulite, and provide additional contour that cannot be achieved with traditional liposuction. Renuvion (J-Plasma) utilizes RF plasma energy to heat and tighten loose skin internally while simultaneously delivering helium for an immediate cooling effect, thereby protecting the skin from burns or scars. ThermiRF and InMode FaceTite/BodyTite deliver radiofrequency (RF) energy to heat the undersurface of the skin, prompting a “shrink wrap” effect.

Following the Hi-Definition Liposuction procedure, Dr. Emer often uses either VEC (a combination of Venus Legacy, Exilis Ultra and Cellutone) or VVZ (Venus Legacy, Vanquish, and ZWave) to aid in the healing process.  RF technologies (Venus Legacy, Vanquish, Exilis Ultra, InMode Forma Contoura) and shock wave therapies (ZWave, Cellutone, EVIVE) help to speed up the healing process, limit complications such as fluid build up (seroma) or blood build up (hematoma), and decrease the risk of scar tissue formation (fibrosis).  These post-care treatments improve the ultimate long-term outcomes.

For certain eligible candidates, Dr. Emer offers a truly revolutionary, advanced liposuction procedure—Hi-Definition Liposculpture—to achieve astounding body transformations. Through his surgical expertise, artistic vision, and unparalleled precision, Dr. Emer crafts a meticulously sculpted, thoroughly contoured body. Learn more about this one-of-a-kind procedure on our Hi-Definition Liposculpture page.

Fat Transfer

Fat transfer is a safe, non-surgical, and minimally invasive solution to achieving natural lift, volume and definition as well as correcting body disproportions or indentations. A renowned specialist in the art of nonsurgical body contouring and sculpting, Dr. Jason Emer often uses fat grafting to lift and add volume to the breasts, bulk and sculpt the chest, calves and shoulders, define and volumize the arms, and lift and augment the buttocks via the highly popular, non-surgical Brazilian Butt Lift.

Equipped with custom-designed cannulas that allow for the greatest precision, Dr. Emer extracts the cleanest, most viable fat possible from the patient’s body, purifies it through Puregraft microfiltration (thereby removing any contaminants, oil, debris and blood) and enriches the fat with stem cells, A-cell, growth factors, and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) derived from the patient’s own blood. The fat is then used throughout the body to lift, shape, add volume and definition, provide additional contour, and refill and camouflage indentations and irregularities from botched procedures. The purified fat can even be filtered down to a specialized “nanofat” to treat thinner skin; to reduce cellulite, hand veins, dimples, and facial / neck / chest wrinkles; and to address smaller areas of the body such as the eyelids, eyebrows and forehead.

For patients who are too lean for autologous fat transfer—or for those looking to treat minor skin defects, obtain minimal volumization, or address fine lines around the eyes and mouth—Dr. Emer uses Renuva Adipose Matrix, a donor-derived synthetic fat tissue that is tested, screened, purified and approved by the FDA. Upon injection into the skin, Renuva forms a matrix to develop fat and collagen, providing almost immediate improvement in skin tone, texture, and volume.

In Dr. Emer’s practice, fat grafting is typically used in combination with Sculptra injections to ensure long-term improvement and provide additional volume and definition.

Natural Breast & Chest Augmentation

Breast surgery is an intricate and highly personal procedure—one that is ideally performed by a board-certified cosmetic dermatologist who understands the sensitivity of the procedure, is aware of the risks and safety measures involved, and has the requisite skill set and artistic vision to perform the procedure with precision and finesse. A pioneer in both surgical and nonsurgical body contouring procedures, Dr. Jason Emer consults with you one-on-one to fully understand your aesthetic objectives, conduct a comprehensive assessment, and map out a strategic plan to help you achieve your goals.

For patients looking to enhance their appearance or reconstruct their breasts (following a mastectomy or lumpectomy) without the aid of implants, non-surgical fat transfer techniques can enhance both the shape and volume of the breasts. Specializing in patient-tailored combination approaches, Dr. Emer often complements fat transfer with Ultherapy ultrasound-based skin tightening to lift and tighten loose or sagging skin; ThermiBreast radiofrequency (RF) treatments to contract tissue in the breast; InstaBreast, a saline injectable solution that increases volume for a brief period of time; Thermage for non-invasive RF skin tightening and skin laxity improvement; InMode BodyTite for minimally invasive RF skin heating and “shrink wrap” skin tightening; and internal threading, such as Silhouette Instalift or NovaThreads, to provide an instant, noticeable lift in the breast area.

Fat transfer is also a common and effective method of treatment for male chest contouring, which aims to lift the chest and increase the size of the chest muscles. As they age, men often experience fat buildup and sagging in the chest and nipples. Dr. Emer’s unique combination of targeted fat removal, fat injections to the muscles, and nipple lifts can produce a contoured, more athletic look. Occasionally, surgical implants may be required to obtain significant sculpting in the chest area; in these instances, Dr. Emer works hand in hand with his expert plastic surgeons to produce a defined, lifted, and sculpted upper body.

Brazilian Butt Lift

A high-demand procedure in our practice, the Brazilian Butt Lift’s popularity is partly due to the treatment area—after all, many men and women are seeking a more rounded, lifted, sculpted behind—but also due to Dr. Jason Emer’s stunning, athletic, and natural-looking results. To avoid sagging and cellulite in the long-term, body contouring specialist Dr. Emer aims for a natural lift that is not overly done or excessively voluptuous but still produces an attractive “S-curve.” During the procedure, Dr. Emer utilizes internal skin heating devices, such as ThermiRF, Renuvion/J-Plasma, and InMode BodyTite to help tighten the skin of the buttock/buttock roll and posterior thigh. He also uses Cellfina, a motorized, minimally invasive subcision device that penetrates the skin, to reduce cellulite on the buttocks and thighs.

The procedure begins with Hi-Definition Liposuction, typically performed on the stomach, back, arms, legs, or any area where unwanted fat can be extracted and harvested. After the fat has been purified and enriched, Dr. Emer injects the fat in the desired areas in order to lift and sculpt the buttocks, resulting in instant improvement in size, shape, volume and contour. A pioneer of custom combination treatments, Dr. Emer often complements the Brazilian Butt Lift with Sculptra injections to stimulate collagen production and create additional volume and lift; dermal fillers such as Bellafill and Renuva synthetic fat injections for added volume and improvement in cellulite and indentations; various radiofrequency (RF) and ultrasound energy treatments to generate collagen, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, decrease swelling, and aid in skin tightening.  

Enhanced Cellulite Reduction

Impacting both women and men, cellulite often occurs in the hips, buttocks or thighs and is characterized by lumpy, dimpled, and wavy skin. While there is no cure for cellulite, board-certified dermatologic surgeon Dr. Jason Emer employs multiple methods of cellulite reduction—and counsels all of his patients in continued maintenance and cellulite prevention. The process begins with a consultation with Dr. Emer, in which he identifies all ripples, dimples, bumps and waves on the skin to create a roadmap of the procedure.

As a primary treatment for cellulite and large dimples, Dr. Emer utilizes Cellfina, a motorized, minimally invasive subcision device that penetrates the skin to cut cellulite bands and disrupt any scars and tissue tugging on the skin. Cellfina may used in combination with Sculptra to achieve large-area collagen production—as well as with Renuva fat and Bellafill injections to combat stubborn, individual dimples.

Following these treatments, Dr. Emer incorporates several non-invasive treatments to enhance the outcome of the procedure. Using advanced radiofrequency and ultrasound technology, Dr. Emer can disrupt any connective tissue adhesions and begin to lift and tighten the treated areas. Shockwave and massage therapy treatments, such as Cellutone, Eclipse eVIVE and ZWave, deliver high-frequency vibrations to enhance micro-circulation and oxygen supply in the affected area, thereby breaking up fat cells, stimulating blood flow, tightening the skin, and improving muscle definition. Because there is no cure for cellulite, Dr. Emer creates a personalized maintenance schedule for his patients to help maintain a smooth, youthful appearance.

Internal “Shrink Wrap” Skin Tightening

When undergoing a body contouring procedure, internal skin heating is a vital step in lifting and tightening—particularly for our patients with loose skin—as well as providing additional shape and definition. Innovative contouring expert Dr. Jason Emer performs this minimally invasive skin tightening procedure with a combination of handpicked devices to obtain the optimal outcome.

ThermiRF and InMode FaceTite/BodyTite deliver radiofrequency (RF) energy to heat the undersurface of the skin, prompting a “shrink wrap” effect and resulting in a smoother skin texture, cellulite reduction, and improved lines and wrinkles. Renuvion (or J-Plasma) also utilizes RF plasma energy to heat and tighten the skin internally while simultaneously delivering helium for an immediate cooling effect; this technique allows for high temperatures to tighten the skin without putting the skin at risk for burns or scars and is particularly effective on the face, neck, jowls, knees and buttock roll. All of these state-of-the-art devices can be paired with Hi-Definition Liposuction for more pronounced skin tightening and definition. A master of customized combination procedures, Dr. Emer often complements internal skin heating with a range of shockwave or vibration therapies; non-invasive external RF devices; and Sculptra injections to stimulate collagen production.

For patients with a significant amount of loose or sagging skin, Dr. Emer and his skilled team of plastic surgeons can perform a safe and effective skin removal surgery. Following skin removal procedures, Dr. Emer uses energy-based skin tightening devices to maintain and enhance the results achieved through surgery.

Surgical Body Contouring Procedures

When in pursuit of that tighter, more defined, more athletic physique, non-invasive and minimally invasive techniques may not always result in the dramatic improvement we’re seeking. In these instances, Dr. Emer performs safe, effective surgical procedures with the assistance of his skilled plastic surgeons, all of whom all esteemed experts in their field. These surgical treatments include but are not limited to:

Skin Removal

Tummy Tuck

Arm, Thigh and Full Body Lifts

Breast Lifts, Augmentation, Reductions & Revisions

Chest Reconstruction

Muscular Implants

Please visit our Plastic Surgery page for more information about our unique, combination approaches to these life-altering procedures.