What is Body Contouring?
Body contouring is a combination of procedures that are performed to reduce and eliminate excess skin and fat. Skin that has lost elasticity that is sagging or loose, can also be taken care of during a body contouring treatment. Many areas of the body can be addressed, such as the chest, torso, breasts, thighs, upper arms, and buttocks.
Liposuction, body lifts, and tummy tucks, are procedures that are often combined during body contouring. All of these surgeries are meant to improve the appearance of the contours of your body. During liposuction fat pockets are removed. Liposuction can be performed on multiple areas of the body, such as hips, flanks, neck, and upper arm. Body lifts are meant to eliminate excess sagging and loose skin. A tummy tuck strengthens weakened abdominal muscles and removes excess skin and fat from the stomach area.
Body contouring is able to include multiple sculpting techniques to reshape many different areas of the body. It is usually recommended for patients looking to achieve a lean and toned figure after significant weight loss. After losing a large amount of weight, skin can lack skin elasticity. This causes the skin to become loose and saggy because it is unable to conform to the body’s new smaller shape. The loose skin can cause a patient to not feel confident in their appearance. By using different procedures, surgeons are able to provide their patients solutions to achieve the body of their dreams.
Why Consider Body Contouring?
Once you start to look at possibly having this combination of procedures, it is important to consider the benefits. Here are five reasons to undergo the body contouring procedures.
Multiple Procedures at One Time
One of the main benefits of body contouring is that multiple procedures can be performed at one time. This proves to be time and cost effective. For example you do not need to pay for many different procedure times at a surgical center. Also, multiple procedures at one time means there does not have to be numerous recovery times. This will give you more time to show off your brand new body.
Surgeries that are performed during body contouring include a breast lift, breast augmentation, tummy tuck, upper arm lift, and thigh lift. A thigh lift and upper arm lift helps these areas to appear firmer and more youthful by removing excess skin and fat deposits. These lifts reshape the thighs and arms to make them appear more toned.
A breast lift is performed when breasts become loose and saggy, this is a common problem that occurs after significant weight loss. Breast augmentations are meant to enhance the volume of breasts that are an undesirable size or have begun to look deflated due to weight loss. A breast augmentation is often combined with a lift. A tummy tuck can be combined with a breast augmentation, as the implant may be inserted through the tummy tuck incision.
Customized for You
Body contouring is able to be customized to your unique body and goals. It is not a one size fits all procedure, as you can discuss with your doctor which surgeries are best for your desired results. Every patient has a different body and goals, so a treatment plan will be personalized to you. The final results will look natural as the doctor will be able to make everything look proportional to your body type and desired look. The customized approach will make it unnoticeable that you had any work done at all.
Takes Care of What Exercise and Diet Can’t
For those who are considering body contouring after significant weight loss, you have already done the hard work of making a lifestyle change. Diet and exercise have gotten you this far, but there are some areas of fat that just will not budge. Fat may be hard to lose in certain areas of your body due to age or genetics, no matter how hard you work out. There is also no miracle exercise or food that can fix the elasticity of your skin and remove sagging skin. Body contouring can easily take care of these problems for you and give you the results that you could not achieve through diet and exercise alone.
Loose and sagging skin can be uncomfortable and cause rashes and irritation. The extra skin can rub while walking and moving around, causing pain or chaffing. Irritation and chaffing may eventually lead to skin infections. Removing this skin helps to get rid of the discomfort and chance of infection. During your body contouring procedure, the extra skin that is causing you problems will be removed. This will make simple activities much more comfortable with no excess chaffing, pulling, or jiggling.
Final Step of Your Weight Loss Journey
For many patients, body contouring is the last step on their weight loss journey. After they have done all of the work to lose the weight with diet and exercise, there are still some parts of their body that they are not satisfied with. Body contouring can give you the body that you have been working so hard to achieve. Most patients find this the last and most exciting part of their weight loss transformation, as it can help them to show off all of their hard work and dedication to a healthy lifestyle confidently.
These are only a few benefits of body contouring. There are many more reasons to have this innovative combination of procedures. To discuss if this procedure is right for you, give our office a call. We can schedule a consultation, talk about your desired results, and create a customized treatment plan for you. Call our office today.