Summer is approaching quickly, as it always seems to do. We all begin to stress more than ever at this time of year about our body image, because this is the time when we are wanting to show off our figures to the world. While diet and exercise are always excellent options for weight loss and long-term body transformation, body contouring with plastic surgery can produce excellent results for many individuals. There are a variety of different body contouring options that can be helpful depending on preference, recovery type, and what goals you may be looking to achieve. Here are some steps you can take to get your body ready this summer.
Tummy Tuck– If you’re considering a more serious body transformation for the summer, a tummy tuck might be an excellent option for you. This procedure focuses specifically on the midsection and can remove both excess fat and loose skin from the stomach area to give a more tight and toned look. This will make both men and women look much better on the beach this summer in their bikinis and swim trunks! A tummy tuck can either be done as a complete tummy tuck, which improves the abdominal area from the ribs to the pubic bone, or as a mini tummy tuck, which improves the abdominal area from the belly button to the pubic bone. The mini tummy tuck has a quicker recovery time, but a complete tummy tuck’s recovery time is a little longer. The tummy tuck is done under general anesthesia and is best for patients that want to eliminate small fat deposits and have excess skin removal.
Liposuction– Liposuction is a great fat removal option for men and women who are in close range to their goal weight and want to lose excess fat in problem areas that are isolated. These specific problem areas may not respond to diet and exercise, which is why liposuction is a great way to remove this unwanted fat and keep it off. Liposuction can completely reshape the body and reproportion your figure for summer. It can improve your self-image and get rid of any insecurities that you may have had for years and been unable to fix. Traditional liposuction involves inserting a thin tube under the skin while the patient is under general or local anesthesia. Liposuction recovery is typically minimal, with swelling completely disappearing after a few weeks. The incision scars for liposuction are small and rarely noticeable over time, which makes the procedure a desirable option for many candidates.
SlimLipo– There are other less invasive forms of liposuction on the market today, and one of those options is SlimLipo. SlimLipo is a great option in order to get your body ready for summer, because it requires a lot less recovery time. SlimLipo is a laser liposuction alternative and requires only local anesthesia. Many patients return to work the following day when receiving the SlimLipo procedure. SlimLipo can help removed unwanted fat as well as sagging skin. It helps to tighten, smooth, and contour the skin and is ideal for the stomach, love handles, back, male chest, thighs, and arms. SlimLipo is best used on younger patients with higher skin elasticity. This procedure is much less intimidating than traditional liposuction and can provide excellent results. With SlimLipo, your body can be summer ready in no time and without anyone knowing you had work done.
CoolSculpting– Another non-invasive alternative to traditional liposuction that can get your body ready for summer quickly without any downtime is CoolSculpting. CoolSculpting uses fat freezing, or cryolipolysis, to target localized fat on patients who may have problem areas, but are otherwise in rather good shape. CoolSculpting is the least invasive liposuction procedure on the market, as it requires zero downtime, anesthesia, or incisions to be performed. The treatment only lasts one hour and you can go right back to work afterwards. The results of CoolSculpting will be seen gradually, so it is best to get ahead of the game now for summer. Results usually take between 3 weeks and 2 months to show.
All of these options are great ways to get your body in tip top shape for the summer season. Depending on your weight loss goals and body, one procedure may be better for you over the other. At Associated Plastic Surgeons, we provide all of these services. Please contact our office for more information or for a consultation and get summer ready as soon as possible!