Our Approach
Why body contouring?

As a woman's healthcare facility - one that focuses on really listening to our patients - women often tell us they'd like to change certain aspects of their bodies. In spite of diet and exercise, they cannot always get the results they want.

When women want to improve how they look, we are committed to providing the safest environment to discuss their concerns. If appropriate, we are also committed to providing access to the safest, most effective procedures available - those with the least amount of downtime. As with everything we do, rigorous medical study, research and training comes first.

Dr. Ashford's Background

As a highly skilled surgeon with keen aesthetic skills, Dr. Ashford has been performing successful complex cosmetic surgeries for many years. When he decided to offer body contouring as a service at Minnesota Women's Care, he looked at a number of options. His objective was to be able to offer safe, effective minimally-invasive procedures that would accomplish the goals and allow busy women to quickly get back to their lives. Even though these procedures do not have the complexity of the pelvic reconstructive surgeries for which he is known, he sought out the best surgeons in the world to get additional training in body contouring.

Throughout that training process, Dr. Ashford received training by the inventor of tumescent liposuction, Dr. Jeffrey Klein. In addition, he received extensive training with the well-known physicians Dr. Kevin Johnson and Dr. Chad Deal. He then trained in Italy with the world renowned Alberto di Giuseppe.

Rest assured - you are in skilled hands.

What our patients say:

From February 2013 to November 2013, I worked with Dr. Ashford's staff with use of the In-Tone device to strengthen my pelvic floor muscles. It was a very good experience, and I still use the device. This is a great alternative to try for bladder leakage.
P.R. - Minnesota

Body Contouring Options
New Procedures

Minnesota Women's Care now offers several different body contouring procedures in our office. All of the procedures are done in our new surgical procedure room. The cost and inconvenience of a hospital stay has been eliminated. General anesthesia is not needed. While everyone responds differently to procedures, we have found that both Smartlipo Triplex and UltraShape provide the desired results and a fast recovery.

Once you have examined, Dr. Ashford can make a suggestion as to which procedure will work best for you and your particular needs.

Laser-Assisted Lipo
Smartlipo TriPlex™

The most advanced lipolysis system.

Smartlipo is the most widely accepted and clinically studied laser-assisted lipolysis system available today. It is a minimally invasive procedure, so it does not have the same risks and expense normally associated with lipo procedures.

Read more about Smartlipo and see real results.

No Pain, No Recovery Time
UltraShape® Power

UltraShape Power

Non-invasive fat reduction

UltraShape Power is the new and improved UltraShape system -- a painless, non-invasive procedure that uses ultrasound to destroy fat cells below the skin surface. (That means no incisions or recovery time.) This is the same safe medical technology that has been used for years in other applications.

Read more about UltraShape Power - "The Fat Eraser."


The Power Difference

Wondering about the "Power Difference"?
Click to discover the what makes UltraShape Power so effective. Read about UltraShape Power vs. Coolsculpting.