5 Body Contouring Options to Reach Your Dream Figure

Kansas City Plastic Surgeon serving Overland Park, Leawood & Nearby Areas of Kansas & Missouri

Posted: September 18, 2019
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You've put in the work to lose weight and increase muscle tone by eating a healthy diet and maintaining regular exercise. Yet, your figure doesn't reflect your dedication. Your age, genetics, and a host of other factors may be holding you back. Whether it's stubborn fat or loose skin tissue, body contouring can help you reach your dream figure to reveal the body shape you've worked hard to accomplish. 

Our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Levi Young, uses his artistic eye and surgical skill to deliver stunning body contouring results to our Kansas City area patients. Depending on your cosmetic concerns, one or more of these plastic surgeries can help you realize your body goals: 

1. Liposuction

Lipo is an excellent option for those body areas that are resistant to diet and exercise, such as the thighs and flanks (love handles). This body contouring procedure can address stubborn fat from your neck to your calves and is often combined with other body surgeries. 

2. Tummy Tuck

The tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) is a popular procedure that removes excess skin tissue from the upper and lower abdomen while also tightening underlying muscles. This procedure is excellent for women who've gone through pregnancy or anyone who's lost a significant amount of weight and now has loose skin in the stomach region. Dr. Young includes liposuction in the tummy tucks he performs to further provide a sculpted figure. The mini-tummy tuck is also available, which can address loose skin, stretch marks, and tighten muscles in the lower abdomen beneath the belly button. 

3. Arm Lift

Many men and women struggle with loose skin in their upper arms, which is unfortunately often referred to as "bat wings." There's little to nothing you can do to improve this body concern, which is why the arm lift (Brachioplasty) is commonly performed to remove excess tissue and restore taut skin. 

4. Lower Body Lift & Contouring

The lower body lift focuses on skin removal and contouring your bottom half. This procedure is ideal for individuals who've lost massive amounts of weight, as that affects the skin on your entire body. As you age, your skin tissue loses elasticity and doesn't "bounce back" as easily, which can lead to more pronounced skin laxity. The lower body lift is a two-step procedure. The first is an extensive tummy tuck which removes the excess skin around the abdomen. Once you've healed from the first procedure, Dr. Young performs the lower body and posterior skin removal. 

5. Mommy Makeover

The mommy makeover is a combination procedure that includes breast surgery such as augmentation or a lift, liposuction, and a tummy tuck to restore your body contour to its pre-baby shape. These plastic surgeries are performed at the same time, which reduces recovery time and risk of complications. 

Schedule Your Body Contouring Consultation in Overland Park

If you struggle with loose skin or stubborn fat, please contact Dr. Young at Advanced Cosmetic Surgery in Overland Park today at (913) 341-2188 to see if body contouring is right for you. We serve patients throughout the Kansas City areas of Kansas and Missouri.