Learning the Different Body Contouring Options
Body contouring procedures are an effective solution to enhance your figure when diet and exercise fail to show results. However, with so many body contouring options available, it can be difficult to decide which one is right for you and your concerns. From stubborn fat to excess skin and tissue after pregnancy or weight loss, Dr. Shaddix can assess your physique, hear your aesthetic goals, and help you develop your customized treatment plan. Here are some of the most popular contouring procedures available:
Liposuction is a highly popular cosmetic procedure that can remove stubborn fat from virtually anywhere on the body. Some of the most popular treatment areas are the abdomen, flanks, thighs, and upper arms. Liposuction is also an effective solution for improving smaller, hard-to-tone areas like the bra area, above the knee, and under the chin. Many patients can find satisfying results from liposuction alone, or Dr. Shaddix can combine liposuction with other contouring procedures like a tummy tuck, thigh lift, or breast lift.
The important thing to remember about liposuction is that it is not an alternative to weight loss. Patients who are within their ideal weight range and practice a healthy diet and regular exercise routine will make the most successful candidates, especially when it comes to maintaining results in the future. Although stubborn fat cannot return, you can still gain weight in other areas of the body which could distort your contour.
The tummy tuck is another surgical contouring procedure, but instead of addressing stubborn fat, it eliminates excess skin and sagging tissue from the midsection. Pregnancy, dramatic weight loss, or even the effects of gravity with age can cause these issues. Whatever the reason, loose skin and tissue can be impossible to remove no matter how strictly you diet and exercise. With a tummy tuck, Dr. Shaddix will tighten the underlying tissue, remove excess skin, and sometimes use liposuction techniques if stubborn fat is present as well. After a tummy tuck, patients can finally enjoy a toned abdominal area and feel more comfortable without loose skin and tissue in the way.
Pregnancy can impact your entire body, and it’s not always easy to restore your figure after childbirth. Many women struggle with stretched skin and tissue over their midsection along with stubborn fat on the thighs, flanks, and abdomen. During a mommy makeover, Dr. Shaddix can combine different body contouring techniques to restore your pre-baby body and confidence. The most common combination of body procedures is a tummy tuck with liposuction. Along with body procedures, women might also choose to add a breast procedure like augmentation, reduction, or lift.
Dramatic weight loss is one common reason why patients opt for a body contouring procedure or combination of procedures. It can be frustrating to lose so much weight just to be left with large amounts of loose skin and tissue. With surgery after weight loss, Dr. Shaddix can tighten the underlying tissue on the abdomen, flanks, thighs, and/or upper arms to help you reveal your new figure. The procedure is highly customizable, so Dr. Shaddix will help you choose the procedures you need to address your unique concerns.
Ready to get started on your body contouring procedure? Dr. Shaddix can answer any questions you have to determine which procedure or set of procedures is right for you! To schedule your consultation, contact our office today.