Make Body Contouring Your New Year’s Resolution

January 26, 2017


Body Contouring for 2017

Body Contouring for 2017January is in full swing, but it is not too late to set a New Year’s resolution for 2017. Allow us to suggest a new and improved body that you can enjoy through this year and many more through a variety of options. At PCI Plastic Surgery, we offer a variety of procedures and treatments to re-sculpt your body and a few lifestyle tips to keep that new body in check over the long term.

 

Surgical Body Contouring Options

For the most dramatic body contouring results, a surgical procedure is your best choice. Dr. Andrews at PCI Plastic Surgery offers two different procedures that can help you improve your body profile, liposuction and a tummy tuck.

Liposuction

Liposuction is a less invasive surgical procedure for body contouring that focuses on specific areas of the body where enhancement is needed. The procedure is designed to remove focal areas of fat that have not responded to your diet and exercise efforts. Liposuction can improve many areas, but the most common include:

  • Abdomen and midsection
  • Hips and flanks
  • Inner and outer thighs
  • Upper and lower back
  • Buttocks
  • Chin/Neck
  • Cheeks/Jowls

Liposuction is performed on an outpatient basis, using either local or general anesthesia depending on the individual patient, treatment area and amount of fat to be removed. The procedure involves placement a narrow tube, called a cannula, directly into the fatty deposits via a small puncture site. The cannula loosens and removes fat with suction.

Recovery from liposuction is often shorter than other types of surgical body contouring. There is some bruising and swelling after treatment and some patients take an oral pain medication for the first few days to keep them comfortable as healing takes place. Most of our patients are back to regular activities within about one week.

Tummy Tuck

A tummy tuck is a more extensive surgical procedure that alters the look of the entire midsection. This procedure is a good choice for men and women who are unhappy with the shape and appearance of the abdomen due to a stubborn bulge, loose skin, isolated fat deposits, or a combination of all the above. This procedure can also be helpful for women who have found that their abdominal muscles have separated after pregnancy, leaving them with a looser abdomen than they had before children.

A tummy tuck is performed under general anesthesia, but can still be done on an outpatient basis in most cases. An incision is made from hipbone to hipbone just underneath the panty line. Through this incision, Dr. Andrews tightens the abdominal muscles and removes excess tissue and skin to restore the shapely contour that has been lost with time or pregnancy. Liposuction is often performed during the tummy tuck to further enhance the results.

Recovery from a tummy tuck takes longer than when liposuction is performed alone. Most patients spend at least three weeks resting and healing before they return to regular activities. A full schedule, including exercise and other strenuous activity, may not be resumed for up to two months for many patient. However, the results of the tummy tuck are both dramatic and permanent as long as a healthy weight is maintained after the procedure.

Non-Surgical Treatment for Sculpting and Slimming

Not every patient that comes to PCI Plastic Surgery for body contouring will require a surgical procedure to achieve their desired results. Those in need of mild to moderate correction may benefit from a non-surgical procedure that produces their desired results without anesthesia or downtime. One of the most effective non-surgical body sculpting procedures available today, and the one currently offered at PCI Plastic Surgery, is CoolSculpting.

What is CoolSculpting?

CoolSculpting is an innovative treatment that uses a technique known as cryolipolysis or controlled cooling to destroy small areas of fat that are not responding to your diet and exercise efforts. The colder temperatures are delivered directly to the fat cells via an applicator placed on the surface of the skin. The applicator never penetrates the skin and the cooling is able to reach the fat cells without damaging surrounding skin or tissue.  Fat cells are destroyed and eliminated by the body’s natural processes over time.

CoolSculpting can be used on any of the following treatment areas:

  • Abdomen and waistline
  • Hips, flanks and buttocks
  • Inner and outer thighs
  • Upper and lower back
  • Chin/submental area

About the CoolSculpting Procedure

A CoolSculpting treatment session typically takes about one hour to complete and does not involve the use of any anesthesia. Patients may feel some cold sensations as the device first begins to work, but they adapt to that colder temperature quickly. Most of our patients are able to relax, read or watch videos while the procedure is performed.

After treatment, you can return to your regular activities right away. There may be some mild redness or soreness in the treatment area after the procedure, but these side effects are rarely enough to keep you from work or other tasks. The results of CoolSculpting appear over time as the treated fat cells are eliminated by the lymphatic system. Once those results are achieved, which can take up to six months to be fully realized, they will be permanent as long as a healthy weight is maintained after your treatment.  

Keeping Your New Shape

Maintaining positive results after body contouring will take some commitment on your part, but you will likely find greater motivation to do so when you see how your new shape looks great and fits into smaller clothing sizes. A healthy diet with plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains and lean protein will be a good first step. Daily exercise, whether it is a regular walk, jog or time at the gym will also help to keep your new shape in shape.

Make 2017 the year you get the body you have been craving. With the right body contouring procedure and a few healthy habits, this year can be your healthiest and most beautiful yet. To learn more about any of our body contouring procedures, contact PCI Plastic, Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery today at 855-338-0261.

June 26th, 2013

Dr. Andrews is an artist. His academic credentials are second to none. You can see that sensibility in every aspect of his practice, and his life. His outcomes are exceptional, and there isn’t a surgeon anywhere that I trust more.*
2015-02-10T19:25:22+00:00
Dr. Andrews is an artist. His academic credentials are second to none. You can see that sensibility in every aspect of his practice, and his life. His outcomes are exceptional, and there isn’t a surgeon anywhere that I trust more.*

May 27th, 2013

I am beyond happy with my results. I had extra skin hanging from my abdomen after gaining weight from pregnancies. Dr. Andrews was compassionate and understanding about how this affected me and my self-esteem.*
2015-02-10T19:25:46+00:00
I am beyond happy with my results. I had extra skin hanging from my abdomen after gaining weight from pregnancies. Dr. Andrews was compassionate and understanding about how this affected me and my self-esteem.*

May 27th, 2013

I can now wear bikinis! I continue to work out and can finally see the results of my hard work. Thank you Dr. Andrews – a California gem in the midwest!*
2015-02-10T19:26:11+00:00
I can now wear bikinis! I continue to work out and can finally see the results of my hard work. Thank you Dr. Andrews – a California gem in the midwest!*

June 1st, 2013

Dr. Andrews is one of the best plastic surgeons I’ve worked with! His patients are very pleased with their results. I highly recommend him!*
2015-02-10T19:26:35+00:00
Dr. Andrews is one of the best plastic surgeons I’ve worked with! His patients are very pleased with their results. I highly recommend him!*

Jan 24th, 2013

Dr Andrews was wonderful!! Great Guy… awesome job on my reconstruction!!*
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Dr Andrews was wonderful!! Great Guy… awesome job on my reconstruction!!*

Nov 2nd, 2012

I had suffered debilitating Hidradenitis. He gave me the ability to have a normal life again. My scars look amazing and he was able to close with the most beautiful lines! He was such a caring doctor who is so gifted. I hope to follow his practice wherever he may go!*
2015-02-10T19:27:28+00:00
I had suffered debilitating Hidradenitis. He gave me the ability to have a normal life again. My scars look amazing and he was able to close with the most beautiful lines! He was such a caring doctor who is so
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Oct 29th, 2012

Dr. Andrews was the absolute best doctor for me - very informative, sensitive, and caring with just the right amount of humor during the appointments.*
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Dr. Andrews was the absolute best doctor for me – very informative, sensitive, and caring with just the right amount of humor during the appointments.*

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Before saying that you are an extraordinary doctor, I want to tell you that you are an extraordinary human being. Thanks for showing me so much care and concern.*

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I wanted to write you a thank you letter because I would never be able to find the words to say how much I appreciate everything you did for me. Thanks to you I can feel normal and not always worry if people will find out about my problem. I can’t even begin to say thank you enough or to show my gratitude. You’re an amazing person, wonderful doctor, and my hero. All in all, you ROCK!!!*
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Thank you so much for ALL of your help in my recovery thru “sometimes emotional” journey with my cancer. You all were always professional and took the time with my long list of questions. I can n0t thank you enough! Easter is my favorite time of the year and I pray God will continue to strengthen your gift and skills in healing because you all are the best!*
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Thank you so much for ALL of your help in my recovery thru “sometimes emotional” journey with my cancer. You all were always professional and took the time with my long list of questions. I can n0t thank you enough!
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I’m ecstatic with my new body. It is PERFECT! I can’t even put in wordshow we feel, You are so compassionate unlike any Doctor I’ve met. I realize I’ve been a needy patient and you handled me well. You’ve gone above and beyond with me after hours for medications and issues. Also more quotes than necessary, but you did it! Your work ad attentiveness to my expectations I can’t say enough!! Now to pu the finale pictures in your gallery to show how complete I am now! You are AMAZING! Thank You! It’s been a very long, hard journey! Now to live life with the new ME!*
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I’m ecstatic with my new body. It is PERFECT! I can’t even put in wordshow we feel, You are so compassionate unlike any Doctor I’ve met. I realize I’ve been a needy patient and you handled me well. You’ve gone
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With appreciation for putting me back together!*
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With appreciation for putting me back together!*

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I consider myself blessed to be under your care as I navigated the stormy sea of breast cancer diagnosis, surgery, reconstruction, and recovery. I cannot thank you enough and am so pleased with the results! You have all been wonderful, and I will miss seeing you even though I am thrilled to be healed and moving on! The impact you have on patients who are scared and overwhelmed cannot be overstated...and I am forever grateful.*
2015-03-30T12:03:02+00:00
I consider myself blessed to be under your care as I navigated the stormy sea of breast cancer diagnosis, surgery, reconstruction, and recovery. I cannot thank you enough and am so pleased with the results! You have all been wonderful,
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Thank you. For me, you are as similar as God because you created me again. It’s an amazing feeling. I feel my earlier life back again. Once again thank you very much from the bottom of my heart.*
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Thank you. For me, you are as similar as God because you created me again. It’s an amazing feeling. I feel my earlier life back again. Once again thank you very much from the bottom of my heart.*

April 12, 2016

Since my hysterectomy, sex has been extremely painful. I suffered from extreme dryness and discomfort. I had no sex drive and was no longer able to experience an orgasm. Until, recently, when a friend told me about Courtney Albritton and PCI's ThermiVa treatment. I have had 2 of the 3 treatments and immediately experienced positive results. I am still in awe of the results I have experienced. The procedure was painless. Until ThermiVa, I had come to the realization that my sex life would no longer be what it once was pre-hysterectomy. I highly recommend this procedure.*
2016-05-05T11:40:35+00:00
Since my hysterectomy, sex has been extremely painful. I suffered from extreme dryness and discomfort. I had no sex drive and was no longer able to experience an orgasm. Until, recently, when a friend told me about Courtney Albritton and
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January 11, 2017

Dear Dr. Andrews,
Thank you so much for all you’ve done for me and my family. You are trustworthy, kind and personable. We really appreciate you and your talent. Thank you!*
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Dear Dr. Andrews, Thank you so much for all you’ve done for me and my family. You are trustworthy, kind and personable. We really appreciate you and your talent. Thank you!*

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You change peoples’ lives! Words cannot express how much I love my new girls! Thank you so much for giving me exactly what I wanted. You are amazing!*
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