What Does It Take to Contour the Body?
Posted January 09, 2019 in Arm Lift, Body Contouring, Breast Lift, CoolSculpting, Liposuction, Smartlipo, ThermiTight®, Thigh Lift, Tummy Tuck
Although many of us work hard to keep our figures trim and healthy, it often feels like an uphill battle.
Many factors in life work against you and the body shape you desire, no matter how well you eat or how frequently you work out. Genetics, stress, lack of sleep, a poor diet, pregnancy, and weight loss all affect your body. If you are tired of struggling to get the contours you desire, cosmetic surgery may be right for you.
What is Body Contouring?
Body contouring involves a combination of cosmetic procedures that restore slim, youthful, and confidence-enhancing contours. Whether weight loss or pregnancy have resulted in loose, excess skin, or genetics and gravity are working against you, there is little that body contouring cannot improve.
Remove Excess Fat
Excess fat can develop anywhere on the body, even in places you would not expect. Unfortunately, some pockets of fat are resistant to any amount of diet and exercise. Body contouring offers surgical and non-surgical options for fat removal. These procedures allow you to slim and tone your abdomen, hips, waist, back, thighs, buttocks, and arms.
Unwanted pockets of fat can be removed with:
Remove Excess Sagging Skin
Weight fluctuations, age, and genetics all lead to stretched and sagging skin. Traditionally, excess skin is removed surgically. The presence of sagging skin not only prematurely ages you, but in the case of weight loss, it prevents your hard-earned results from being seen. Body contouring allows you to gain your confidence by helping to tighten loose skin. Traditionally, excess skin is removed surgically. Excess sagging skin can be surgically removed through the following procedures:
Tighten Loose Skin
Loose skin can develop anywhere, and once you reach a certain age, there is no way it can contract on its own. Your skin’s elasticity relies on collagen. Unfortunately, as you age, your natural supply of collagen diminishes, leading to loose skin. Minimally invasive treatments like the ThermiTight® offer non-surgical skin tightening, which can reveal firmer and younger-looking skin.
Lift Sagging Features
Many women experience unwanted changes to their breasts after pregnancy or weight loss. Breasts can begin to lose elasticity due to size and weight fluctuations. This leads to breast ptosis (sagging), which can only be addressed through one procedure: a breast lift. A breast lift repositions tissues and removes excess skin so that the breasts regain their compact and perky qualities.
Are You a Candidates for Body Contouring?
Body contouring is perfect for men and women who have tried but have not been able to reach their desired body shape. Ideal candidates are physically healthy and near their goal weight. While body contouring refines your silhouette, it is not designed for significant weight loss and should not be used in that way. If you are fed up with not seeing the results you want, and if your expectations are realistic, body contouring can give you the boost in confidence that you have been desiring.
For more information, or to set up a consultation, contact Dr. Thompson by calling (732) 410-4789 or by filling out our online contact form.