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Category Archives: Body Contouring

Lipoabdominoplasty Benefits in Essex County, New Jersey

What Is Lipoabdominoplasty?

“Tummy tuck,” or abdominoplasty, is a surgical solution for loose skin and weakened muscles that may have developed in the abdominal area as a result of weight loss, pregnancy or aging. The stomach benefits from a smooth, “tucked-in” profile after the removal of excess skin and fat and the tightening of the abdominal muscles.

Lipoabdominoplasty combines the benefits of a tummy tuck with liposuction, the procedure that involves targeted removal of fat deposits. Dr. Erwin Bulan has extensive experience in each of these body-shaping procedures, and will help you choose the one that is right for you. Continue reading


Post-weight loss body contouring

How Soon Can I Have Body Contouring After Weight Loss?

After losing a large amount of weight, either through bariatric surgery or diet and exercise, many patients are left with loose folds of skin that do not conform to their smaller figure. Not only does the excess skin obscure their new body shape, it might make exercise and other physical activities uncomfortable and even painful.

If you are self-conscious or bothered by your post-weight loss body, body contouring with Northern New Jersey plastic surgeon Dr. Erwin Bulan can help. Body contouring refers to plastic surgery procedures that remove excess skin and fat while improving the shape of the underlying tissues. The result is pleasantly sculpted body contours. Continue reading


Plastic surgery for a summer body

Prepare for Summer Now!

It’s not uncommon for individuals to start thinking about their beach bod during the months of April and May, when the temperature rises and summer is only a few weeks away. In fact, Dr. Erwin Bulan sees an influx of patients interested in popular summer body treatments schedule appointments at his North New Jersey plastic surgery practice during April and May. But what many patients don’t know is that the best time to schedule summer body treatments is as many months ahead as possible. Continue reading


Three Common Liposuction Myths Debunked

As the most popular plastic surgery procedure of 2015, liposuction has as many myths surrounding it as it has proven benefits. While both men and women continue to enjoy the results they achieve from this body contouring procedure, many people still have misconceptions about it. Continue reading


Lifts and Tucks Follow an Increase in Weight Loss Surgery

As a leading plastic surgeon in Northern New Jersey, Dr. Erwin Bulan has met with countless men and women seeking to tone and sculpt their bodies, many who have recently undergone bariatric (weight loss) surgery. Recent numbers from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons show more and more weight loss surgery patients across the U.S. are turning to body contouring procedures to improve the appearance of their post-weight loss bodies. Here, Dr. Bulan takes a look at this rising trend in detail.

The Link Between Weight Loss and Body Contouring

In 2013, there was an average of 500 weight loss surgery procedures a day, the third highest number on record. The number of thigh lifts and upper arm lifts performed rose 9 percent, while tummy tuck surgeries increased 4 percent and breast lift increased 10 percent. Dr. Bulan believes this increase in body contouring procedures is a result of the problems that typically follow massive weight loss. Many weight loss surgery patients have trouble exercising due to hanging, sagging skin. Often times, these patients also have low self-confidence because they feel unattractive or embarrassed by the appearance of excess skin. Body contouring procedures address these problems by eliminating sagging skin and restoring firmness to the body.

Post-Bariatric Body Lift with Dr. Bulan

If unsightly, loose excess skin is preventing you from enjoying your weight loss achievement, Dr. Bulan can help. Dr. Bulan offers a post-bariatric body lift that aims to tighten and smoothen the skin for a more attractive and slimmer physique. This procedure can be performed on several areas of the body including the abdomen, thighs, hips and buttocks. Dr. Bulan can trim excess skin from the inner and outer thighs, and/or restore balance to an unevenly shaped buttocks. He can also firm and tone the abdominal area by removing excess skin. In some cases, Dr. Bulan combines liposuction with body lift to eliminate small, stubborn fat deposits around the body.

Dr. Bulan strives to deliver beautiful, natural-looking results that all of his patients can enjoy. This being said, he understands that no two patients or procedures are alike. Before your procedure, Dr. Bulan will meet with you one-on-one to discuss your personal aesthetic concerns and goals and customize a body contouring plan that best fits your needs.

Schedule a Consultation

To learn more about your body contouring options, including the post-bariatric body lift, schedule a consultation with Dr. Bulan. Contact our Northern New Jersey office by calling (973) 467-9744 today.


Want a Better Bikini Body by Summer?

The calendar says April, but it’s never too soon to start thinking about summer (i.e., bathing suit season). If your body isn’t in the shape you’d like, consider cosmetic enhancement with Dr. Erwin Bulan. It is critical to plan any cosmetic treatment well in advance, to allow yourself enough time to recover comfortably before hitting the shore or the pool in your backyard.

Here, Dr. Bulan discusses widespread bikini body concerns, and explains how he treats them at his Northern New Jersey plastic surgery practice.

Areas of Surplus Fat

Problem: A prevalent beach body concern is areas of excess fat that bulge unattractively from underneath a swimsuit.
Solution: Liposuction is the traditional method of treatment for surplus fat. The more advanced alternative is laser-assisted liposuction with Smartlipo technology. Smartlipo enables Dr. Bulan to remove unwanted fat and expertly sculpt the body’s contours for a more attractive physique. Smartlipo is gentler on the body’s tissues and gives the treated area a smoother shape. Dr. Bulan can perform laser-assisted liposuction treatment on the abdomen, hips, thighs, buttocks or upper arms.

Pesky Cellulite

Problem: Another common aesthetic concern is the appearance of cellulite (i.e., dimply, puckered skin on the legs, buttocks or abdomen). The structure of cellulite is different from fatty tissue. Cellulite appears when the connective tissues tighten and trap pockets of fat. This combination tugs on the overlying skin, giving the skin a lumpy and dimpled look.
Solution: Instead of treating cellulite with traditional fat reduction methods such as Smartlipo, Dr. Bulan offers cellulite reduction with the revolutionary Accent radiofrequency treatment. The radiofrequency energy loosens the connective tissue, breaks up surplus fat and produces more collagen for smooth, healthy looking skin.

Loose Bikini Tops

Problem: Breasts that are small, asymmetrical or extremely saggy will not fill out a bikini top in a flattering way. Skimpy bikini tops can even accentuate the aesthetic concerns a woman has with her breasts.
Solution: Breast augmentation with implants adds volume and shape to naturally small breasts, whereas breast lift restores saggy breasts to a higher position on the chest wall. Dr. Bulan may recommend combining breast implants and breast lift if both the size and position of a woman’s breasts are problematic.

Unwanted Hair and Stubble

Problem: Body hair removal is a particularly time-consuming, tedious task during the summer months. In some cases, repeatedly shaving the same area can cause irritation and rashes.
Solution: Laser hair removal treatment will permanently banish unwanted hair from the legs, arms, face and bikini area. Patients must be mindful of the timing, as it usually takes a series of treatments to achieve smooth, hair-free results.

If you would like to discuss your own bikini body concerns with Dr. Bulan, and work out a solution tailored to your individual needs, please contact Bulan Plastic Surgery. Call (973) 467-9744 today to make an appointment with the doctor.