Body Contouring in Wichita, Kansas
Body contouring options like abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) and liposuction are performed at our Wichita, Kansas plastic surgery office to help sculpt and define one’s figure. Dr. Matthew Conrad combines superior experience and personalized care to provide his patients with consistently beautiful, natural-looking results.
Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)
The lower abdomen may protrude due to weight gain, the effects of age, or as a result of childbearing in some women. Often, it may be impossible to correct this concern with traditional dieting and exercise techniques. The abdominoplasty or tummy tuck procedure is performed at our Wichita, Kansas practice to reduce excess skin and fat in the midsection and to tighten the abdominal muscles for a slimmer, more defined shape. Typically performed as an outpatient procedure with general anesthesia, abdominoplasty may cause temporary side effects including swelling, discomfort, and bruising. Most tummy tuck patients are able to resume normal activities in two to four weeks.
Liposuction at our Wichita, Kansas plastic surgery office is an effective option that can be used to reduce stubborn deposits of fat in the hips, thighs, calves, ankles, chin, neck, abdomen, and upper arms. Liposuction is a popular procedure because it can successfully minimize the appearance of excess fat by targeting specific problem areas to create a leaner, firmer, and more defined shape. Although all types of liposuction are offered at our Wichita, Kansas plastic surgery office, ultrasonic assisted liposuction is the preferred technique, producing sculpted results with minimal side effects like bruising, swelling, discomfort, and numbness. Liposuction is typically performed as an outpatient procedure under anesthesia, and most patients can return to non-strenuous activities in as little as one week to ten days.
A brachioplasty removes excess skin and tissues to create a more defined upper arm shape and reduce the appearance of loose skin. An arm lift can help patients achieve a more youthful and proportionate body contour for increased self-confidence. The procedure may also be combined with liposuction for even more noticeable results. Typically performed under general anesthesia as an outpatient procedure, brachioplasty can cause temporary discomfort, swelling, and bruising. Normal activities can be resumed in as little as one to two weeks for most patients.
A buttock lift can help correct drooping skin in the buttock area for a more shapely and defined appearance. Skin in this region may sag as a result of age or significant weight loss. A buttock lift procedure can remove excess skin and tighten underlying tissues to create a balanced figure and more youthful contour, and scars can usually be discreetly placed in the creases of the body for the most natural results. Typically performed as an outpatient procedure under general anesthesia, the buttock lift can cause temporary side effects like swelling, bruising, and discomfort. Most patients are able to return to work in one week to ten days.
Excess skin around the upper leg can be caused by factors like genetics, aging, or weight loss. For many patients, traditional diet and exercise does not improve this condition. A thigh lift can be used to reduce the appearance of excess skin and create a more slender and balanced body contour. A thigh lift can also improve confidence when wearing shorts and swimwear. Performed as an outpatient procedure under general anesthesia, a thigh lift can cause temporary discomfort, bruising, and swelling. Most patients are able to return to work and other non-strenuous activities in one to two weeks.
CoolSculpting is a non-invasive, clinically proven procedure to selectively reduce fat layers in problem areas using a patented cooling technology. It is a safe procedure cleared by the FDA and CE marked in Europe that gently cools unwanted fat cells in the body to induce a natural, controlled elimination of fat cells. This reduces bulges in treated areas of the body without harming surrounding tissue.
The dreaded “cottage cheese” thighs caused by cellulite do not seem to go away no matter what a person does. Many at-home treatments claim to get rid of cellulite but only minimally reduce the appearance if they help at all. Creams and scrubs are very ineffective for eliminating the “dimples” under the skin known as cellulite. Cellfina™ is the only treatment that is FDA approved to improve the appearance of cellulite for up to two years. It starts by treating the structural cause of cellulite and can create a smooth leg and buttocks appearance.
Body contouring procedures can be combined with facelift, blepharoplasty, rhinoplasty, breast augmentation, breast reduction, breast lift, and other cosmetic surgery options to help you achieve your personal appearance goals. Please contact our plastic surgery center for more information or to schedule a consultation.