Western Kentucky Institute of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery, PSC George R. Valentini, M.D., F.A.C.S. (270) 885-1140

Liposuction, Tummy Tuck Surgery, and More in Hopkinsville for Western Kentucky

From unwanted hair to sagging skin, Dr. George R. Valentini is able to address a wide range of body concerns with treatments such as laser hair removal, tummy tuck surgery, and liposuction for individuals in Clarksville, Hopkinsville, and surrounding areas. At the Western Kentucky Institute of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Dr. Valentini utilizes the most advanced techniques and the latest technology to ensure that our patients are delighted with the results of their treatment.

Laser Hair Removal

For men and women seeking a more convenient alternative to shaving, waxing, or using messy depilatory creams, Dr. Valentini offers laser hair removal at our Clarksville-area cosmetic surgery practice. With laser hair removal, which also promises longer-lasting results, Dr. Valentini can help patients remove unwanted hair on almost any location on the face and body, except the area around the eyes.

Dr. Valentini uses the Lumenis® IPL® Quantum™, an advanced hair removal system that employs targeted pulses of light to disable active hair follicles. Since not all hair follicles are active at one time, more than one laser hair removal treatment may be necessary. In order to account for this issue and others, Dr. Valentini develops a treatment plan that is customized to each individual's unique needs during the initial conversation.

Many patients compare the sensation experienced during the laser hair removal treatment to a snap from a rubber band. Others only feel a slight tingling sensation. For those with sensitive skin or those who are undergoing treatment on the more sensitive areas of the body, a topical anesthetic may be used. Although the results of the procedure vary from patient to patient, laser hair removal at our practice serving Clarksville and surrounding communities involves little to no downtime. Swelling and redness may occur, although they typically dissipate in an hour or so.


Designed to remove isolated fat deposits, liposuction, which is frequently performed at our Western Kentucky plastic surgery practice, can be an effective procedure for men and women who would like more well-defined body contours. It can also be useful when incorporated into some breast reduction procedures and gynecomastia treatments.

Liposuction is one of the most commonly performed cosmetic surgery procedures. It offers the possibility of dramatic improvement to the body’s contours with minimal downtime compared to other plastic surgery procedures.  Dr. Valentini performs both LipoSelection® and tumescent liposuction at the Western Kentucky Institute of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery in order to tailor the procedure to each individual patient. During the initial consultation, Dr. Valentini carefully examines the patient, assesses his or her medical history, and designs a personalized treatment plan to fit the patient's unique needs. 

Although liposuction has helped many people rid themselves of localized fat deposits that do not respond to diet or exercise, it is not a form of weight loss surgery. Individuals who are more than 30 percent over their ideal body weight may wish to postpone the procedure until they are closer to their ideal size. In addition, women who are pregnant and those who have medical conditions that may impair proper healing should not consider liposuction. To learn more about this exciting procedure, please visit our liposuction page.

Tummy Tuck

Despite diligent exercise and a healthy diet, sometimes the abdominal region continues to protrude. Often, this is the case when excess skin is present after significant weight loss or a pregnancy. Also known as "abdominoplasty," tummy tuck surgery involves removing excess skin and tightening the abdominal muscles in order to produce a flatter, more toned tummy.

Dr. Valentini performs tummy tuck surgery at our Hopkinsville cosmetic surgery practice in a state-of-the-art, accredited surgical suite.  He begins the procedure by making an incision around the navel, just above the pubic area. This incision frees the skin and allows him to access the underlying abdominal muscles. After tightening the muscles of the abdomen and removing isolated fat deposits, Dr. Valentini trims away any excess skin and creates a new opening for the belly button. He then closes the incisions and carefully bandages the area.

Mini Tummy Tuck

A mini tummy tuck, or "partial abdominoplasty," entails a smaller incision than that typically made during a full tummy tuck and does not require that a second incision be made around the navel. This variation on the traditional tummy tuck is often ideal for men and women whose loose skin and fat deposits are limited to the area of the abdomen below the navel.

If you are interested in having a smoother body contour and would like to know whether a full or a mini tummy tuck might meet your needs, contact our practice in Hopkinsville to schedule a consultation with Dr. Valentini.

Butt Lift

Often performed in conjunction with a tummy tuck or a thigh lift at our Hopkinsville-based practice, a butt lift is a body contouring procedure aimed at lifting and toning the area of the buttocks. As the natural aging process decreases the elasticity of the skin and gravity takes its toll, the buttocks may begin to loose their youthful, round appearance. A dramatic loss of weight may also cause the skin to droop, and a butt lift can be especially effective when combined with a number of other post-bariatric cosmetic surgery procedures.

During the butt lift procedure, Dr. Valentini may remove a portion of skin in the area where the buttocks meet the lower back. This allows Dr. Valentini to lift the remaining skin in order to reshape the buttocks and create a more pleasing body contour.

Contact Us for Laser Hair Removal and More in the Clarksville Area

From laser hair removal to liposuction and tummy tuck surgery, individuals in Clarksville, Hopkinsville, Fort Campbell, and surrounding Western Kentucky and Northern Tennessee communities have access through our practice to a variety of effective, high-quality cosmetic procedures designed to enhance the body. Contact Dr. George R. Valentini to learn more about our body contouring procedures today.

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Schedule an appointment today for laser hair removal, liposuction, or a tummy tuck at our Hopkinsville and Clarksville-area Western Kentucky cosmetic surgery practice.

Western Kentucky Institute of Plastic Surgery
Hopkinsville Office
1724 Kenton St
Ste 1C

Hopkinsville, KY 42240
Phone: (270) 885-1140
Toll Free: (270) 885-1140
Fax: (270) 885-1183

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