WHAT ARE THE MOST POPULAR BODY CONTOURING PROCEDURES FOR SUMMER?
When winter comes to an end and the weather starts to heat up, people become conscious of their bodies. The weight they may have put on over the holidays was easy to hide with extra layers of clothing, but that is no longer an option in the heat of summer. Many people rush to the gym, trying to lose as many pounds as possible before the beach day invites start coming in. The harsh reality is that exercise can only do so much in a limited amount of time.
This is where plastic surgeons come in. They are ready to provide their services to help you get the body you want without stress.
What is body contouring?
First off, it is important that we have a proper understanding of what body contouring is. Body contouring (also known as ‘body sculpting’) is a group of treatments that help reveal the firm, toned body hiding under one’s fat and/or loose skin. Although diet and exercise can have a huge impact on our physiques, most of us find that there are certain stubborn areas that simply will not improve. Body contouring procedures can help with that.
Some of these procedures include:
- Liposuction: A procedure where excess fat is suctioned out of problem areas, such as the neck, male breasts, tummy, back, and thighs.
- Tummy Tuck: As the name implies, this procedure focuses on the belly, reinforcing the abdominal wall and removing fat and excess skin.
- Mommy Makeover: A combination treatment to reshape a woman’s body after childbirth and nursing. It may include abdominoplasty, breast augmentation, reduction or lift, labiaplasty, and facial rejuvenation.
Who is a good candidate for these procedures?
Body contouring is best suited for people that are struggling with stubborn fat. They are already at or close to their ideal weight and are simply looking to do some ‘sculpting.’ These procedures are in no way a ‘weight loss solution’ and should not be sought out in lieu of a good diet and exercise regimen.
What is the recovery like?
Following the treatment, patients will not be able to resume daily activities for several weeks. Throughout this period of time, it is very important that patients focus on rest and relaxation. In most cases, recovering patients will be given drainage tubes and compression garments and will be asked to get proper nutrition, drink plenty of water, and go on walks to prevent blood clots and constipation. A full recovery can take several months.
What is the takeaway?
Overall, body contouring is a very safe and effective way for people to create the changes that they want to see in their physiques. Those that choose this route will be undoubtedly pleased with their results. With the summer well underway, clients couldn’t have picked a better time to get started on their personalized body sculpting goals, and the experienced practitioners at the Rose Clinic Plastic Surgery are standing by, ready to help.