Achieving the body you’ve always wanted can be a frustrating endeavor. Attaining that perfectly shaped abdomen can mean hours in the gym and saying no to favorite foods. Even with your best efforts, often it isn’t enough. Stubborn fat remains and your natural shape falls short of ideal. You could rededicate yourself to your diet and redouble your efforts at the gym or you could try something that might actually get you the results you’re after. With many great body contouring procedures available, Dr. Kincaid can help you say goodbye to the flab and hello to the fab.
5 Body Contouring Options to Consider
Choosing the best body contouring procedure for your needs will likely be a decision you’ll want to make with Dr. Kincaid. He can assess the areas needing treatment and create a customized recommendation that will work with your body and your budget. We offer several different procedures to ensure the best possible results for each patient. Let’s take a quick look at a few of our most popular body contouring procedures.
If you’ve got smooth, elastic skin and excess fat, liposuction might be the treatment you need. This procedure can remove excess fat deposits across the body in areas including the stomach, back, buttocks, hips, thighs, arms, neck, and more. During treatment anesthesia is used to block any discomfort. Small incisions are made through which an instrument is inserted to suction away unwanted fat. You’ll likely have a bit of bruising and swelling after treatment, but most patients are back to regular activities in just a few days. The results are permanent and can be impressive, especially when treatment is performed by a skilled board certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Stuart Kincaid.
Power Assisted Liposuction
Liposuction can be performed using one of several different techniques. One of these is Power-Assisted Liposuction (PAL). With power assisted liposuction Dr. Stuart Kincaid uses the aid of a power-assisted cannula to remove fat cells with more controlled, gentler vibrations compared to the vigorous motions needed during manual liposuction. Research studies have shown that power liposuction is capable of removing approximately 30 percent more fat compared to manual methods, while at the same time minimizing bruising and promoting a faster recovery time.
If you want to shape and refine your body, but don’t want surgery, ultrasonic assisted liposuction is a great minimally invasive option. It is FDA approved and works best on patients that are less than 25 pounds overweight. This treatment uses ultrasound energy to melt fat away from areas including the thighs, arms, neck, hips, breasts, stomach, chin, buttocks, etc. An added benefit of this treatment is a shortened recovery period; many patients find this procedure can minimize discomfort and recuperation while still providing stunning results.
Pregnancy or massive weight loss can take their toll on the abdomen. If you want to transform your mid-section with dramatic results, consider a tummy tuck. This procedure removes excess fat and tissue while tightening loosened muscles. Liposuction can be an effective option, but the results you’ll see with a tummy tuck are typically more pronounced. As this is a major surgical procedure, recovery can take a few weeks.
Male Breast Reduction
Overdevelopment of male breast tissue, commonly known as gynecomastia, is a common problem and for many men an embarrassment. Luckily the condition is highly treatable. A small incision is made just below the nipple through which excess tissue and fat can be removed by liposuction alone or in conjuction with surgical subcutanous mastectomy (breast reduction). Dr. Kincaid is a highly referred surgeon for male breast reduction and can help you finally eliminate this common problem.
If slaving away at the gym isn’t getting you the results you want, try something different. These body contouring procedures can help you finally love your body.
Stuart Kincaid MD, FACS