Body Procedures — Bozeman and Billings, Montana — Tummy Tuck and Liposuction

The office of Karl Hapcic, M.D., serving Rapid City and other areas of South Dakota, provides the latest in liposuction through VASER® LipoSelection®, as well as tummy tuck procedures, body contouring, and many other treatments that help patients achieve the bodies they desire. If you would like to target specific areas that simply do not respond to diet and exercise, LipoSelection® may be for you. To further inform you about our many procedures, Dr. Hapcic will be happy to speak with you during a one-on-one consultation.

To set up your consultation, contact Dr. Hapcic at Regional Medical Clinic today.

VASER® LipoSelection® for Liposuction

LipoSelection® by VASER®, as performed at our offices serving Rapid City and Spearfish, South Dakota, is a unique form of liposuction that is able to remove fat with less pain and tissue damage than is caused by the traditional procedure. This process is accomplished by emulsifying fat with ultrasonic energy. This energy separates fat from other tissues to allow a more precise and predictable removal process. VASER® LipoSelection® also utilizes a proprietary cannulae design to further aid the removal of fat with minimal damage to surrounding tissue. With this technique, Dr. Hapcic is able to gently sculpt areas such as the neck, arms, chin, and inner thighs. With VASER® LipoSelection®, Dr. Hapcic and his experienced staff are able to provide patients from Rapid City, Spearfish, and throughout South Dakota, with liposuction that is more comfortable, more precise, and more reliable than ever before.

With its ability to target more specific areas than traditional liposuction can address, patients continue to embrace the benefits of this method of liposuction. When seeking to reduce areas of fat that simply will not respond to diet and exercise, Dr. Hapcic’s patients find VASER® LipoSelection® to be an excellent treatment option. Our staff serving Rapid City and Spearfish, South Dakota, is always happy to discuss whether this type of liposuction is right for you.

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Tummy Tuck Procedure

Dr. Hapcic’s offices serving Rapid City, Spearfish, and all of South Dakota and eastern Wyoming, provides exceptional tummy tuck procedures to help those who would like to remove excess skin and fat from the abdomen and tighten abdominal muscles. Many people — even those who otherwise consider themselves fit — have a protruding belly of fat and skin that they find troublesome. This can occur as a result of pregnancy, genetics, loss of skin elasticity after weight loss, or any number of other factors.

Dr. Hapcic performs a tummy tuck by first making an incision across the pubic area and around the belly button. The skin is then carefully lifted so Dr. Hapcic can stitch together the necessary abdominal muscles to create a slimmer waistline and more toned physique. After the abdominal muscles are tightened, the skin is pulled down, excess skin is removed, and the remaining skin is reattached. If desired, a tummy tuck may also be performed in conjunction with a breast augmentation procedure if — after consulting with Dr. Hapcic — a patient decides this will help them meet their aesthetic goals.

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Thigh Lift

A thigh lift helps reduce the dimpled look that can occur when excess tissue and cellulite are present. The procedure involves first making an incision in the groin area, near the hip. Once the incision is made, excess skin and fat are eliminated in much the same way as in a tummy tuck: a flap of skin is separated from the underlying muscle and the surrounding skin is gently tightened. Excess skin is then removed and the flap is reattached with fine stitches to keep scarring to a minimum.

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Post Gastric Bypass

For those who have undergone bariatric surgery to lose weight that they have otherwise not been able to eliminate — many times greatly improving their lives in the process — post gastric bypass surgery can further enhance their results. When patients undergo extreme weight loss, whether because of gastric bypass surgery or other means, they may find that their skin has lost its elasticity, causing it to sag. Many patients experience frustration at having lost so much weight and still not feeling that their overall look has improved. Post gastric bypass surgery removes excess skin to put the finishing touches on the process of improving the body that began with bariatric surgery. Body contouring is performed in much the same way for those who have not undergone bariatric surgery but would like to reduce sagging skin.

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Body Contouring

When a patient’s skin is sagging due to extreme weight loss, Dr. Hapcic’s body contouring procedure is able to provide a more sculpted physique by removing excess skin. This treatment helps you continue the progression towards improved health and aesthetics that began with your weight loss. At our offices serving Rapid City and Spearfish, South Dakota, body contouring is performed through the use of post gastric bypass surgery, tummy tuck surgery, liposuction, or any combination of other plastic surgery procedures that best meet an individual patient's needs. After carefully analyzing your individual case, Dr. Hapcic will develop a customized plan to help you achieve life-changing results.

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Male Breast Reduction (Gynecomastia)

Gynecomastia occurs when female-like breast tissue is visible on a man. This condition is very common and can be surgically treated. Gynecomastia is usually caused by excess glandular tissue or fat, or sometimes both. The treatment option that is best for you will depend largely on the makeup of the tissue. Surgery to correct gynecomastia may involve cutting out glandular tissue. This process is accomplished by making a small incision around the areola (the dark skin around the nipple).

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Contact Dr. Karl Hapcic at Regional Medical Clinic

If you would like to speak with Dr. Hapcic and his staff serving Rapid City, Spearfish, and all of South Dakota about VASER® LipoSelection®, tummy tuck procedures, or gynecomastia surgery, please contact our office today for a consultation.

For an informative consultation, contact our office serving Bozeman and Billings, Montana, with exceptional liposuction and tummy tuck procedures.

Regional Medical Clinic/Regional Health Physicians
2805 5th Street, Suite 100
Rapid City, SD 57701

Ph. (605) 755-5600
Fx. (605) 755-5728

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