Cosmetic Surgery in San Diego

Welcome to the website of Dr. Eugene J. Nowak, a Cosmetic Dermatologist in San Diego. Dr. Nowak knows that a beautiful look is comprehensive: the shape of your body, the tone and texture of your skin and the features of your face! You can trust Dr. Nowak to provide you with the most up-to-date cosmetic treatments available to his patients including laser liposuction, facial fillers, CoolSculpting, and Botox in the South Bay.


ThermaLipo San Diego

Lose inches in all the right places! ThermaLipo offers minimal pain and down time without general anesthesia or IV sedation!

San Diego liposuction technology has taken a giant leap forward. If you’re looking for a new and lasting way to deal with stubborn pockets of fat that just won’t budge, even with diet and exercise, ThermaLipo is for you!

Dr. Eugene Nowak is the first dermatologist in San Diego to offer this highly effective procedure that puts three proven techniques together – Thermage®, Tumescent liposuction and Laser liposculpture, also known as Smartlipo – for a truly satisfying result! Dr. Nowak is a board-certified dermatologist with many years of experience. Since he first introduced ThermaLipo, he has been performing this treatment an average of 4 to 6 times every week with dramatic results.

To discover what ThermaLipo can do for you, request your cosmetic consultation with Dr. Nowak online or call our office at (619) 420-1840.

Watch Dr. Nowak explain ThermaLipo

How It Works

The tumescent technique infuses a mixture of anesthetic, salt water solution and epinephrine into the area being treated, making fat removal safer and easier. There is no need for general anesthesia or IV sedation so the entire procedure is done only with local anesthesia in the office. Tumescent liposuction removes unwanted fat and reshapes your curves, giving you a slimmer, more attractive figure while minimizing the risks associated with traditional liposuction techniques.

Tumescent liposuction provides several advantages over the traditional liposuction:

  • Using local anesthesia instead of general anesthesia or IV sedation removes IV-related side effects and complications
  • The recovery time is shorter
  • There is less blood and fluid loss. Intravenous fluid replacement is not necessary
  • A smoother result reducing the need for a touch-up procedure
  • Reduced bruising and swelling after surgery
  • Smaller incisions result in less scarring

Who’s Getting Nowak ThermaLipo?

This leading-edge combination of tumescent liposuction and Thermage skin tightening is appropriate for healthy women and men of any age with the full range of skin types, and colors, who want to lose unsightly fat deposits, improve their body shape, and contour while smoothing out their skin.

Nowak ThermaLipo Body Contouring

Combining Thermage skin tightening with fat reduction tumescent liposuction is a new, lasting way to shape and contour the body as well as tighten the skin during the same treatment with minimal recovery time.ThermaLipo is a comfortable, non-invasive procedure to slim and reshape specific areas of the body such as the hips, thighs, waist, abdomen, buttocks, upper arms, and face as well as reducing stretch marks, skin wrinkling and scars.

San Diego and Chula Vista Body Contouring

Liposuction can be performed at the same time as Thermage to shape the body and tighten the skin during the same visit – with minimal recovery time. Here’s how it works:

New Technology

Dr. Nowak utilizes power-assisted technology which rapidly moves the small cannula back and forth so it glides easily through the tissue removing small amounts of fat at a time. This movement creates a vibration that some patients describe as being similar to a massage providing greater patient comfort. The power assisted machine is similar to an electric toothbrush.Next, a Thermage treatment is performed to tighten and smooth your skin. Using a unique radiofrequency treatment, Thermage safely heats the deep layers of your skin as well as your collagen while protecting the surface layers of your skin. The heating process tightens your existing collagen and stimulates your body to produce new collagen. The collagen renewal process continues for up to six months after the procedure.

Patients should expect their procedure to last from 30 minutes to two hours depending on the areas being treated. Additional time will be needed for the Thermage skin tightening.

What to Expect

Shortly after your procedure, you should see a noticeable difference in your shape which will continue to improve as swelling subsides.Results can be both immediate, and improve over time, as sagging, wrinkled skin is replaced with smoother, younger-looking skin while your curves become more defined. Comparison photos are taken typically 6 weeks after the procedure. Although the healing is not complete, it’s enough to see a good visible comparison. Skin tightening from Thermage treatment can continue for up to 6 months after your treatment.

The Nowak ThermaLipo procedure is known as a weekend procedure where patients can have the procedure done on a Thursday or Friday and can be back to work Monday or Tuesday.

You may be asked to wear a pressure garment for days or weeks after your treatment to help the skin contract and the speed the healing process.

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Before & After Photos


An actual patient ThermaLipo / Liposuction procedure story, click on the video above.

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