Achieve Your 2019 Resolutions with These Body Contouring Treatments 

As we close this year and look forward to another, many New Orleanians are considering ways to achieve a well defined and sculpted body. Although we are still in the feasting season with holiday parties abound, you can jumpstart the process of cementing your resolution with a good first step.

Choosing a treatment designed to push the needle forward on the results you want to achieve is a great place to start. So while we enjoy our holiday cheer and perhaps some overindulging, we will have the confidence we need to be ready when 2019 arrives.

New Orleans Center for Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery offers multiple body contouring procedures perfect to help you achieve your well-defined body. Combining one or more of these procedures with a healthy lifestyle of eating right and regular exercise will assure you receive the results you desire quickly and efficiently.

Here are some areas where many of our patients want improvement and the treatments necessary to help them get there.

The Breasts

Women feel more confident and feminine when they are happy with their breasts. Unfortunately, age, genetics, or having babies may cause issues with firmness, size, elevation, symmetry, or shape. The good news is there are solutions for these aesthetic issues. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Russel Hendrick has extensive training and experience in aesthetic and reconstructive surgery which improves breast contour. These surgeries include:

Breast Augmentation

Although boob jobs have been around for decades, advanced technology has given women the opportunity to improve or restore their breasts into the youthful, firm presence which is pleasing to the eye and the touch. With a wide range of implants and computer imaging available, you and Dr. Hendrick can work together to devise a surgical plan which will result in the improvements you want to achieve.

These improvements include breasts which are larger, firmer, shapelier, or more symmetric. You can discuss options which include implant types, incision placement, and the results you can expect from your surgery.

Breast Lift

Age and childbearing have a negative impact on breast elevation, especially with larger breasts. A breast lift helps women achieve those youthful, perky breasts which point north and not south. Strengthening breast tissue and a possible repositioning of the nipples can have a tremendous effect on appearance and self-confidence.

A breast lift is often combined with implants to achieve the best results possible, giving you the breasts you’ve been dreaming of having.

Breast Reduction

When we think of breast surgery, our first thought is on an enhancement, not a reduction. Although breast augmentation is one of the more popular aesthetic procedures, breast reduction surgery is fast becoming popular as well. Women who tire of carrying the weight of excessive breast tissue and the back and neck pain which comes with it are looking for a solution to their problem.

Patients who undergo breast reduction can have a more active lifestyle without pain. They also experience better sleep, a wider selection of clothing options, and in some cases, breathing easier. It’s no wonder this surgery is fast becoming one of our more popular breast procedures.

Breast Implant Revision

Because new technology has improved available options of breast implants, breast implant revision can provide better results from prior surgery. We treat some patients who were not happy with the outcome of their initial surgery from the get-go and want a correction.

Understanding the importance of optimal results for women in this sensitive area of their body, Dr. Hendrick employs the most advanced techniques and devices available to ensure the best outcomes possible.

The Body

With age and weight fluctuations, our body becomes less reactive to diet and exercise. Although we may see our weight at a healthy level or close to it, unwanted fat pads can prevent us from achieving our goal of having a sleek, well-defined body.

Body contouring procedures are available at the New Orleans Center for Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery to help you achieve the body you want next year. They include:


By far, liposuction is the most popular body contouring surgery in New Orleans and the United States. It has been around for almost four decades and is effective in permanently removing unwanted fat cells which create bulges in all the wrong places. It is also combined with multiple body contouring procedures to deliver optimal results at specific target sites. These procedures include breast lift, tummy tuck, arm lift, body lift, and thigh lift.


This treatment is consistent with the trend of non-surgical procedures which allows patients to achieve desired results with minimal downtime and risk. Using the advanced technology Cryolipolysis, CoolSculpting freezes away unwanted fat to improve body contours without the risks associated with surgery. During your consultation, Dr. Hendrick will assess your body to determine which procedure, CoolSculpting or liposuction, is more suitable for your specific goals.

Tummy Tuck

Abdominoplasty is designed to deliver a taut, tight abdomen by removing excess skin and fat while strengthening your abdominal wall. One of the more intense aesthetic surgeries, a tummy tuck requires considerable downtime for recovery. Results, however, are worth it.

Patients who have undergone severe weight fluctuations or pregnancy which has stretched the abdominal wall to the point of no return, opt for an abdominoplasty to restore their belly contour to a tighter, more appealing contour.

Arm Lift

Next year may be the year you feel good about wearing sleeveless shirts which expose your upper arms. Many women experience hormonal changes which cause fat to accumulate in this area which leaves the patient with excess skin and fat.

A Brachioplasty removes this excess skin and fat to improve upper arm contours and bring those spaghetti straps, tank tops, and bathing suits back to the top of the drawer.

Thigh Lift

When it seems that what you eat goes right to your thighs, you may need more help than diet and exercise can give. Surgery removing excess fat and skin which resides on the thighs is known as a thigh lift. Results include a reduction of stretch marks, cellulite and redundant skin from the inner and outer thighs.


Nothing will ruin a selfie more than a double chin. This unsightly condition is also a stark reminder of age. It makes you look heavier than you are, especially you are caught off guard by an unforeseen photo.

Kybella is a minimally-invasive injectable which eliminates submental fat which resides under the chin at the upper neck. A series of injections will bring surprising results which theoretically are permanent.

Mommy Makeover

A return to your body shape before motherhood is lagniappe after bringing another life into this world. A mommy makeover can help you achieve this additional reward. The procedure combines multiple surgeries like breast lift, liposuction, and abdominoplasty to return your body to its youthful contour.

Although body contouring procedures are the most popular choices for a mommy makeover, other procedures include cosmetic treatments like a facelift, Labiaplasty, and skin rejuvenation procedures like chemical peels and laser skin resurfacing.

To learn more about our wide selection of body contouring procedures call 504.533.8848 or contact us for a consultation today