When you’re not looking your best, it can be hard to feel your best, and that can have devastating consequences for your professional and social life. From interfacing with friends and colleagues in person or over social media, as well as those countless Zoom calls, there’s a lot of pressure to always look your best, even if you might not be getting out of the house much these days.
Unless you’re a teenager, age and lifestyle is also constantly working against your best efforts. Pregnancy, genetics and daily stress can also take their toll, leaving you with a body that may not represent how you feel inside. Whether it’s shedding some pounds in problematic areas or fixing a nagging issue that never seems quite right, body enhancement through plastic surgery is how many people today put their best foot forward and start taking charge of their looks and their life.
For many, however, body enhancement is a much more common approach to achieving the look you feel inside than facial procedures that may fundamentally alter your appearance. Contrary to popular opinion, it’s not so much about looking different, but looking like your ‘best you’.
The good news is that there are many different treatments to choose from, each with their own benefits and recovery period. Sure, you could continue to spend tons of money on body enhancement products, but to make a real difference you’ll need the help of a board-certified plastic surgeon and their experienced team of experts.
Many patients interested in body enhancement in the Kansas City area are first and foremost probably thinking of liposuction. It may not be the newest procedure on the block, but it works, and it’s also the most popular cosmetic surgery procedure in the world, making up almost five percent of all elective surgeries. However, unlike more invasive procedures, liposuction is also minimally invasive, meaning that you’ll be back to your normal, day-to-day functions sooner than you think.
Other surgical body enhancement procedures include breast augmentation and tummy tucks, which can help remove large portions of body fat or enhance the size or suppleness of the breasts. Because they’re surgical procedures, you’ll likely experience a more transformative effect than other types of procedures, and it’s also common to combine them with liposuction to achieve the most pleasing and lasting benefits.
If the thought of going under the knife gives you pause, non-surgical body enhancement procedures such as non-surgical “liposuction” can help you achieve a more pleasing silhouette without all that downtime and discomfort. If you’re already at a reasonable weight and just need some assistance with unwanted, localized body fat, more modern body sculpting techniques such as CoolSculpting can help remove up to 40 percent of fat cells in a given area — permanently.
Non-surgical procedures won’t help you drop 10 sizes overnight, but it can help with that last little bit if you’re looking for subtle firming that could take years to accomplish with diet and exercise if it’s possible at all. As long as your expectations are in line with the body enhancement procedure of your choosing, you’ll be able to appreciate the oversized impact of subtle body contouring.
In addition to CoolSculpting, which is a cold lipolysis technique that freezes and allows the body to remove dead fat cells naturally over the next four to six months, various other body enhancement procedures are available to help tighten and firm up almost any area of the body, from double chins to love handles and even oversized thighs.
UltraShape, a procedure that utilizes ultrasound waves, can target and remove excess fat in a painless procedure in the abdomen, hips, bra line and thighs — and there’s no anesthesia, swelling, bruising and recovery time involved.
VelaShape, a body contouring procedure intended to reduce cellulite and tighten skin, is great for the thighs, hips, buttocks and stomach. Like other modern body enhancement procedures, VelaShape is a non-invasive procedure with no recovery time.
Another popular body enhancement technology is SculpSure, which uses laser heat lipolysis to achieve permanent fat reduction anywhere on the body, though the most common application areas are the stomach, hips, legs and arms. Like other body contouring technologies, it’s a safe, non-invasive procedure with no downtime, bruising or pain.
Other body enhancement technologies also exist, but the common thread is that whether by cooling, heating or electroporation, each of these body enhancement procedures removes excess fat by killing the fat cells themselves, allowing the body to dispose of the unneeded cells over a time period of a few months. It’s an ideal solution to troublesome areas that don’t warrant surgery, and the natural process demands no explanations to family and friends.
While no one technique is best in all instances for all people, CoolSculpting is an excellent way to freeze and kill fat cells for localized issues. If you have a problematic tummy or love handles that you want to banish from your body, CoolSculpting is the technique of choice.
On the other hand, if you’re looking for body enhancement in Kansas City and you have a higher BMI, CoolSculpting may not do the trick alone and may need to be combined with other procedures to achieve the best results.
In fact, body enhancement is typically several procedures rolled into one, such as with so-called “Mommy Makeovers” that combine a breast lift (with or without implants), a tummy tuck and liposuction to counteract the effects of childbearing. The benefit of these kinds of complementary procedures is that a whole body transformation is possible in short order, and recovery times are managed concurrently rather than spread out over months and years.
If you’ve been thinking about body enhancement in the Kansas City area, there’s never been a better time to get the body you want. Dr. John Michael Quinn and his friendly and professional staff at Quinn Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Center are here to help you realize the body of your dreams.
From breast enhancement to on all ages and body types, a new and better you is just what you need to take charge of your appearance and your life. Call us or schedule a consultation so that Dr. Quinn or one of his expert aesthetician staff can walk you through the ideal treatments for your unique body, or view our results to see how we’ve helped dozens of patients realize the body that they see inside.
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When you commit to your beauty journey, you are choosing to take how the world sees you into your own hands. That’s an empowering feeling. Dr. Quinn and his team at Quinn Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Center are here to honor that commitment and help you achieve the best results for you and your body. These are your decisions. Our role is to help you make the most of them. Schedule a consultation today to get started on your beauty journey.
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