Body contouring returns the body to a more youthful appearance and can reverse the effects of aging and pregnancy by reshaping the body and enhancing your natural curves. Over time, the skin loses its elasticity and pockets of stubborn body fat can collect all over the body. A healthy diet and exercise will reduce the appearance of some of the fatty tissue, but cannot target all of the fat or affect the skin.
Body contouring directly targets the problem areas of your body and will give you a smoother, firmer appearance. The main focus of Dr. Richard L. Kofkoff’s St. Louis cosmetic surgery practice is body contouring and helping patients achieve the body they desire.
The body contouring procedures Dr. Kofkoff offers are:
- Tummy Tuck
- Arm Lift
- Thigh Lift
- Body Lift
Dr. Kofkoff is dedicated to providing his patients with personalized attention and the best care cosmetic surgery provides. Patient education plays a major role in the level of service Dr. Kofkoff offers. He takes the time to answer all of his patients’ questions and discusses the goals of each patient during confidential consultations. Dr. Kofkoff will explain each body contouring procedure that will help you get the results you want.
The body can hold onto pockets of fatty tissue almost anywhere. A healthy diet and exercise eliminates a decent amount of fatty tissue, but does not get the stubborn pockets of fatty tissue to budge. Stubborn fatty tissue can attach itself to the waist, thighs, arms, and back. The only way to target these pockets is with liposuction.
Liposuction precisely targets areas of the body where fatty tissue collects and removes them from the body. Dr. Kofkoff uses liposuction to accurately sculpt the body into a pleasing, slimmer shape. Almost any area of the body can benefit from liposuction. Common areas that respond well to liposuction are:
Dr. Kofkoff offers his patients two types of liposuction:
- Power-assisted liposuction
- Ultrasonic-assisted liposuction
Dr. Kofkoff will ask you questions about your medical history as well as about your goals for liposuction before deciding on the liposuction technique that will give you the results you are looking for.
The skin and muscle around the waistline can stretch during pregnancy leaving an aged and unattractive appearance. Weight loss can also leave a large amount of excess skin around the waist causing an unpleasant appearance. Excess, stretched skin will not be affected by a healthy diet and exercise.
A tummy tuck is designed to remove the excess skin from around the waist and tighten the abdominal muscles. Your waistline will look slimmer and firmer following your procedure. If you have excess skin and stubborn pockets of fatty tissue, then you can choose to combine a tummy tuck with liposuction to dramatically enhance your appearance.
As we age, our skin loses elasticity and begins to sag in certain places. The skin on the underside of the upper arm is prone to sagging and losing its firmness. An arm lift reshapes the arm and reduces the amount of sagging skin and deposits of fat that cause the arms to have an unattractive appearance.
A thigh lift is similar to an arm lift. A thigh lift reshapes the thighs to a smoother and slimmer contour. The thighs are more proportionate with the lower body and create a harmonious overall appearance. The thighs tend to hold onto stubborn deposits of fat and do not always respond to diet and exercise.
A body lift is designed to your personal needs and addresses the loose, sagging skin located in various areas of the body. People who have recently undergone extreme weight loss often elect to have a body lift to remove the stretched skin left after losing the weight. A body lift removes the excess skin and completes your weight loss journey by helping you to achieve the final appearance you desire.
For additional information about body contouring in St. Louis, please contact the body contouring office of Richard L. Kofkoff, MD, PC today and schedule a consultation.