The arrival of warmer weather after a long winter can feel like a revelation. As the days get longer and the mercury rises, you may already be counting down to the summer vacation that’s been circled on your calendar for months. But before you hit the beach for some serious toes-in-the-sand time, you may be wondering about getting a new look with cosmetic procedures.
Here are 10 ways you can be more confident in your swimsuit, shorts or sundress this summer.
1. Breast Augmentation
Have you always wished your breasts were fuller, shapelier or better-proportioned to your body? Breast augmentations are one of the most popular types of cosmetic surgery in the U.S. because they allow women to attain the breast size Mother Nature didn’t provide them. With larger breasts, you’ll fill out your clothing better and look sexier in low-cut tops or bathing suits.
2. Breast Lift
If your breasts have begun to sag as you age, or due to the effects of pregnancy, you may be a good candidate for a breast lift, which is also called a mastopexy. This surgery can reposition your breasts, nipples and areolas to a more youthful and uplifted profile on your chest, giving you the perky appearance you may have lost over time.
3. Breast Revisions
Breast revision surgery is ideal for women who are dissatisfied with the results of a previous breast implant procedure, and the surgery can also address problems such as a ruptured or leaking implant or a hardened ridge of scar tissue that has formed around the implant, a condition known as capsular contraction. With a breast revision, we can return your breasts to a more symmetrical position, or even adjust the size of your implants if you so choose.
Liposuction is a surgical procedure that allows us to remove pockets of fat from specific parts of your body such as your abdomen, hips, buttocks, thighs, knees, upper arms, chin, cheeks and neck by making small incisions in your skin and vacuuming out the fat through a small tube called a cannula. Laser-assisted liposuction is also an option, particularly for people who have areas of dense fat, or who have undergone a previous liposuction procedure.
For those who want to address stubborn, exercise-resistant deposits of body fat without undergoing surgery, CoolSculpting is a revolutionary alternative. The procedure uses special equipment to freeze fat cells until they die, after which your body will naturally flush them out through its regular processes.
CoolSculpting is non-invasive and painless, and you can get the procedure done on your lunch hour without needing to take any time off work or your regular daily activities. The procedure is FDA-approved and has helped millions of patients around the world get rid of fat in highly targeted areas on their body.
6. Tummy Tuck/Mini-Tummy Tuck
A tummy tuck, also called an abdominoplasty, is a surgical procedure that can remove fat, stretch marks and excess skin and strengthen weakened abdominal muscles. Though many women opt to get a tummy tuck to regain a firm, flat abdomen after undergoing one or more pregnancies, it is also becoming an increasingly popular procedure for men who want to have a toned stomach, and have had trouble getting the results they desire through diet and exercise alone.
Dr. O’Daniel uses an innovative procedure called a high lateral tension abdominoplasty with liposuction that can help patients achieve a firmer abdominal wall and narrower waistline than is possible with a traditional abdominoplasty. Patients with less excess skin, but who still wish to correct loose or separated abdominal muscles, can choose to get a procedure called a mini-tummy tuck.
7. Mommy Makeover
A “mommy makeover” is a catch-all phrase to describe a combination of surgical procedures that can help a woman get back to her pre-pregnancy shape and regain her self-esteem after pregnancy has left its changes on her body.
Though the mommy makeover is highly customizable depending on what concerns you are hoping to address, most women choose to get a tummy tuck in conjunction with a breast procedure such as a breast lift or augmentation. Some patients also opt to get a liposuction performed on one or more areas of their body as part of their mommy makeover experience.
8. Thigh Lift
If you are self-conscious about wearing shorts or a bathing suit due to the appearance of your legs, a thigh lift – with or without liposuction – can be a beneficial way to turn back time and correct the effects of aging by removing slack skin from the inner or outer thighs, creating legs that look more toned and taut.
9. Body Lift
As we age, gravity, weight fluctuations and the loss of muscle tone can cause skin to become saggy or loose, and cellulite to develop on the thighs and buttocks. A body lift is a combination of a tummy tuck, thigh lift and buttock lift that helps tighten muscles and remove lax skin for a youthful, rejuvenated appearance. You may also choose to add liposuction to your body lift to take your body sculpting a step further.
10. Arm Contouring
Arm contouring is an option for patients who would like to achieve greater contour in their upper arms by lifting and tightening loose skin. The results of arm contouring can give you a firmer and fitter appearance for your arms, so you can feel more confident wearing short or sleeveless shirts.
If you are considering any of these 10 procedures to help restore your self-esteem by giving you results you can be proud to show off this summer, contact our Louisville clinic to schedule a consultation today. Dr. O’Daniel has decades of experience and training, both as a physician and an artist, to ensure the best possible outcomes for every patient. With dual board certifications in facial plastic surgery and plastic surgery, and a lifetime of pursuing sculpting and drawing as a hobby, Dr. O’Daniel is uniquely qualified to helping you achieve the body you want and deserve.