4 Options in Body Contouring

May 21, 2015


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body-contouring-surgical-non-surgicalBody contouring is often requested at plastic surgery offices today, with many good choices to choose from. Whether you are looking to shave off inches or add curves, there is a body contouring procedure that can help you meet your aesthetic goals. At PCI Plastic Surgery, Dr. Andrews offers a number of body contouring options, including these four popular procedures.

Sculpt the Abdomen
To create a smoother, leaner midsection, a tummy tuck is still the procedure of choice. Also known as abdominoplasty, this procedure removes excess skin and tissue from the abdomen to give you a flatter profile and a trimmer appearance. Full tummy tucks require three to four weeks of recovery time, but less invasive procedures are also available for patients that require removal of smaller amounts of tissue.

Say Goodbye to Fat
Even when you achieve your ideal weight, stubborn deposits of fat can interfere with your overall body profile. While diet and exercise may not get rid of those pockets, liposuction can effectively eliminate fat cells and give you a smoother shape. Liposuction can be performed under local or general anesthesia and recovery time is usually one week or less. Because fat cells are completely removed, this procedure is a permanent “cure” for those fat pockets as long as a healthy weight is maintained after the procedure.

Add some Curves
Some patients are more interested in adding curves than taking them away. Buttock enhancement has become a popular way to reshape the backside, using targeted liposuction and the patient’s own fat. In some cases, a lift procedure that restores the buttocks to a more youthful position will successfully give you the curves you are looking for. Dr. Andrews will work with you to determine the best buttock enhancement procedure for your specific needs.

Non-Surgical Options
For patients that would like to improve their body contour without surgery, PCI Plastic Surgery also offers CoolSculpting. This non-invasive procedure uses targeted cooling to freeze unwanted fat cells so they can be eliminated naturally by the body. This procedure leads to positive results over time, often in just a single procedure. Some patients may require a second treatment to achieve fully desired results.

Body contouring is an effective way to address specific concerns and achieve a smoother, sleeker body profile. At PCI Plastic Surgery, Dr. Andrews works with patients regularly to help them achieve their body contouring goals. To learn more about our procedures, contact PCI Plastic, Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery at 319-382-8230.

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