Posted on: 27 April 2023Share
Do you want to achieve a more toned and sculpted body, but no matter how much you exercise and diet, some stubborn areas still won't budge? Body contouring can help you achieve the beach body you've been dreaming of. Here's what you need to know.
What Is Body Contouring?
Body contouring is an umbrella term for cosmetic procedures designed to reshape your body's contours. The process can include a combination of surgical procedures, including:
- Tummy tuck
- Arm lift
- Breast lift, augmentation, or reduction
It can also include non-surgical procedures, including:
- Ultrasound fat reduction
- Radiofrequency treatment
- Laser lipolysis
The goal of any body contouring procedure is to create a more aesthetically pleasing and proportionate body shape, giving the patient increased confidence and enhanced self-image.
Is Body Contouring Safe?
Body contouring procedures are generally safe when performed by an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon. As with any surgery, there are potential risks and complications, such as bleeding, infection, scarring, and poor wound healing. Patients with underlying health conditions, such as diabetes or heart disease, should disclose their conditions to their doctor before undergoing the procedure. Additionally, it is important to follow the surgeon's post-operative instructions to reduce the risks of complications.
What Are the Benefits of Body Contouring?
Body contouring can offer a range of benefits, both physical and emotional, including:
- Improve shape. Removing stubborn fat and excess skin that can't be eliminated through diet and exercise helps improve your overall body shape, increasing self-esteem and confidence.
- Remove excess. Excess skin from dramatic weight loss is physically uncomfortable and causes irritation, such as rashes and chafing.
- Better overall health. Body contouring can also help improve your overall health by eliminating dangerous fat deposits that may increase your risk for certain diseases.
Who Is a Good Candidate?
The ideal candidate for body contouring is someone who is at a stable and healthy weight, has realistic expectations of the procedure, and understands the risks and benefits. In other words, body contouring can tweak your overall image and help you get the beach body you want, but you still need to maintain a healthy lifestyle of diet and exercise to keep the results.
Body contouring is a safe and effective way to achieve the body shape you have always wanted. However, it is important to discuss your goals with a board-certified plastic surgeon, who can help determine if body contouring is right for you. If you are ready to take the next step in achieving your beach body, contact a board-certified plastic surgeon today.
For more information on body contouring, contact a professional near you.