Hi! I am Dr M Szalay and today I am going to talk about body contouring.
How does having a well-sculpted body make a difference in one’s life? Well, you can buy some dresses that you might not have been able to fit in to. You can put on your favorite bikini (which you might have been avoiding due to unwanted bulges). You might even flaunt your figure! What’s more, a lean, toned body has been linked with better overall health.
From removing love-handles to other excess fat deposits, body contouring can help you gain a toned appearance with smoother contours and a more youthful appearance.
What Are Your Options?
Thanks to advancing medical technology, a number of techniques are available to improve an uneven appearance of the body through reshaping and skin tightening.
Liposuction, abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), arm lift and thigh lift are a few popular body sculpting and tightening procedures that produce fast yet dramatic results.
Liposuction is a very effective and commonly performed procedure for body contouring. It achieves excellent results in many areas of the body including the abdomen, thighs, arms and waist.
The best candidates for liposuction are people who are close to their ideal weight . It is possible that they may have already tried diet and exercise but some parts of the body don’t respond to these measures. Liposuction is excellent for removing stubborn bulges.
Abdominoplasty, Arm-lift, Thigh-lift
Sometimes tissue may be very loose. Whilst some tissue tightening does occur with liposuction, there are situations where it will be necessary to surgically remove and tighten tissue such as occurs with abdominoplasty or a thigh lift.
One can also contour their body and maintain better a better shape through natural ways including weight loss diet, stomach flattening and body toning exercises and aerobics.
Often, great results can be achieved by combining liposuction with body toning exercises. This is especially true of the abdomen. Liposuction is excellent for reducing the fat layer on the abdomen, but abdominal muscle strengthening exercises (eg pilates) can also have an important role to play in reshaping the stomach. Here is a photo of a woman that I performed liposuction of the abdomen on:
Other non-surgical fat reduction treatments include ultrasound therapy, cold laser energy (cryolipolysis), mesotherapy and lipodissolve. However, these methods tend to be slow and result in small improvements only.
To make sure you have the most suitable procedure performed in your problem area, contact an experienced cosmetic doctor who can help you get the most out of your treatment.