Usha Rajagopal, MD, in San Francisco Offers First-of-Its-Kind Non-Invasive Body-Sculpting Treatment Emsculpt®

Revolutionary New Technology Offers Dual Treatment to Address Abdominal Fat and Muscle Tone  

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA – August 22, 2018– Usha Rajagopal, MD, Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon, introduces a groundbreaking new approach to sculpting the abdomen with Emsculpt –the first and only non-invasive body shaping procedure that simultaneously addresses both Muscle and Fat. Dr. Rajagopal’s center is the first in San Francisco to offer Emsculpt. Bringing an entirely new technology to the category, Emsculpt utilizes HIFEM® energy to induce powerful muscle contractions which builds muscles and burns fat. FDA-cleared for the improvement of abdominal tone and strengthening of the abdominal muscles, Emsculpt helps patients achieve next-level, contouring results.   

“The current approach to body shaping is through circumferential reduction; however, overall body contour is affected by muscle structure as well,” shared Dr. Rajagopal. “Emsculpt goes beyond waistline reduction to address abdominal contouring through muscle tone, so I’m thrilled to now offer this combination to my patients” added Dr. Rajagopal.

Muscles represent about 35% of the human body, but existing aesthetic treatments only address fat. Emsculpt introduces a first of its kind application of a unique magnetic field. HIFEM technology penetrates through skin to impact fat, as well as muscle tissues. Once penetrated, the energy induces 20,000 supramaximal muscle contractions that are accompanied by a rapid metabolic reaction in fat cells to not only strengthen and build muscle, but also reduce fat. This is the ONLY technology that builds muscle and burns fat simultaneously, all while leaving the surrounding tissues unaffected.

Tested in five unique abdominal clinical studies utilizing all four established methods of evaluation including MRI, CT, Ultrasound, and Histology, Emsculpt delivered consistent results in muscle gain and fat loss:

  • 19% reduction in subcutaneous abdominal fat
  • 16% increase in muscle mass
  • Average waist reduction of 4.4cm
  • 96% satisfaction with treatment results

For optimal results, Dr. Rajagopal recommends four 30-minute treatment sessions over the course of a two-week period. Best results will be seen after 3-months with continued improvement over a 6-month time period.

Dr. Rajagopal has been in practice for over 20 years in the San Francisco Bay Area and specializes in surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures of the face, body, and breast. She has treated thousands of patients with body shaping procedures utilizing Ultrasonic Liposuction, Power Assisted Liposuction, Smart Lipo, Coolsculpting, and now Emsculpt!


Contact: Dr. Usha Rajagopal, MD
Telephone: (415) 392-3333

Vaginal Rejuvenation Expert Usha Rajagopal, MD on the 'Designer Vagina' Trend

Though vaginal rejuvenation has only recently reached its peak in popularity, one San Francisco-based surgeon has had her finger on the pulse on the trend for nearly 20 years.

More women than ever are seeking “designer vaginas.” A 2016 report from the American Society of Plastic Surgery reveals that labiaplasty, a vaginal rejuvenation procedure used to enhance the shape and function of the labia, has skyrocketed in popularity. Over 12,000 labiaplasties were performed in 2016 alone, representing a 39 percent increase from the previous year.

This rise in demand comes as no surprise to Dr. Usha Rajagopal, who has helped patients achieve more functional and aesthetically-pleasing genitalia for nearly 20 years at the San Francisco Plastic Surgery and Laser Center. Rajagopal, who credits the uptick to the increased availability of before and after photos on the Internet, more females watching pornography, and the prevalence of hair removal methods like the Brazilian wax, recently reconnected with her first labiaplasty patient. In 1999, the client shyly confessed some of her female-specific discomforts and insecurities to Rajagopal.

Many women, for example, report their labia minora hang lower than their labia majora, complaining it protrudes out of underwear and swimsuit bottoms or sticks to the inner thigh. In addition to embarrassment in the locker rooms or bedroom, this can cause physical pain when biking, horseback riding, practicing yoga, or simply walking down the street.

Rajagopal, a board-certified surgeon, carefully listened to her patient. By applying tried-and-true principles of plastic surgery to the labia, Rajagopal began innovating techniques to empower these women. Labiaplasty is a surgical procedure that modifies the size of the labia by surgically removing labia tissue, ultimately to improve both appearance and comfort. The surgery lasts 1.5 hours, uses a light, short-lasting anesthesia to minimize pain, and requires a few days of recovery. Rajagopal personally guides every client through each stage of the process, from consultation, to surgery, to recovery. In terms of cost, labiaplasties performed by Rajagopal range from $4,500 to $5,000, compared to the $7,000 to $8,000 average in the Bay Area.

“That first patient was thrilled with the results and to this day is still so happy she had it done,” says Rajagopal. Since this initial success story, Rajagopal has completed nearly 2,000 labiaplasties. “Just like with anything, the more you do, the better you get,” says Rajagopal. “The principle that you need 10,000 hours of deliberate practice to become an expert is very valid.” She’s performed labiaplasties on a wide variety of everyday women, from judges and stay-at-home moms to acrobats and pilots, who range in age from 14 to 75.

Combining her surgical expertise with a continued focus on client empathy and empowerment, Rajagopal began offering additional cutting-edge vaginal rejuvenation procedures like monsplastyvaginal tighteningFemilift, and the O-Shot. Each procedure is designed to instill a sense of pride in patients and meet their most intimate needs, whether related to pain, vaginal tightness, sexual dysfunction, urinary incontinence, aesthetic, or self-consciousness.

The O-Shot, for example, is a simple, non-surgical injection used to improve the quality of sex for women. The injection delivers platelet-rich plasma (PRP) to the clitoris and the “O-Spot” in the vagina. The platelets encourage new, healthy tissue growth in these areas. As a result, a majority of women experience increased sensitivity, a stronger sex drive, and consistent arousal from this invigorated tissue. From the increased blood flow and nerve growth, vaginal and clitorial orgasms become more intense and frequent after a single treatment.  

But no matter how cutting-edge or popular vaginal rejuvenation becomes, Dr. Rajagopal remains relentlessly committed to the same trademark care and compassion she offered to her first labiaplasty patient. “I find great pleasure in helping my patients look and feel attractive, and thus live more fulfilling lives,” she says.

According to her patients, Dr. Rajagopal doing exactly this. “The results are stellar,” writes one woman who received a labiaplasty from Dr. Rajagopal. “Why had I waited so long? My confidence level has skyrocketed.”

Contact: Dr. Usha Rajagopal, MD
Telephone: (415) 392-3333

Under Eye Filler Treatment for Dark Circles and Eye Bags

Watch this video to see Dr. Rajagopal’s technique when it comes to injecting the under eye area. Using a cannula is the safest way to inject the area around the eye and reduces bruising. This is the patient’s second session. The first session was 3 months ago. After this treatment, the results will last her 1-2 years.

⚠️ Please Note: Success of under eye injections depend on the skills of the injector. Find a physician who is board-certified and make sure he or she has a long history of performing this procedure.

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