Body contouring surgery encompasses a number of different body sculpting techniques used by cosmetic surgeons to reshape almost any area of the body. Through body sculpting surgery, patients can effectively eliminate excess fat and skin that are unresponsive to diet and exercise. Read on to learn more about the different types of body contouring plastic surgery procedures currently available, or watch our videos about plastic surgery and liposuction when you come for a personal visit.
Body Sculpting Techniques
Cosmetic surgeons employ a variety of body sculpting techniques to help their patients achieve lean, toned figures:
Liposuction is the most popular method of body contouring surgery because it allows the surgeon to re-sculpt specific areas of the body. Using only a few tiny incisions, we can target stubborn fat deposits and permanently remove fat cells from the area. There are many different methods of liposuction available, and we can discuss which method best suits your needs.
Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)
The “tummy tuck,” or abdominoplasty, is a unique body sculpting surgery that combines removal of excess skin and fat from the midsection with the surgical tightening of the abdominal muscles. Abdominoplasty is typically offered as an individual procedure, but may also be performed during full body lift surgery.
Body Lift Procedures
Body lifts allow removal of excess skin and fat from one or many areas of the body. You can re-sculpt your entire body with a total body lift or lower body lift, or choose one or more less extensive body contouring techniques such as an arm lift, thigh lift, and butt lift.
Body Implant Procedures
Body implants are used in body sculpting techniques to add shape and volume to areas that are disproportionate to the rest of the body. Although exercise is always the best way to attain a lean, toned figure, some body contouring candidates find that they cannot improve the shape of certain body parts through strength training alone. If you have a stubborn area that will not respond to exercise, biceps, calf, pectoral, or butt implants can contribute to a more defined physique.
Common Problems that Affect Body Image
If you are uncomfortable with the appearance of your body, it can be difficult to participate in work, social, and leisure activities with confidence. Many candidates for body contouring surgery find that their cellulite, fat, and excess skin inhibit them from doing many of the things they want to do, such as wearing a bathing suit, playing sports, or simply going out for a night on the town. Studies have shown that cellulite treatment, excess skin removal, and fat removal are all body sculpting techniques that can ease common insecurities.