Over the course of your life, your body will undergo a number of changes – both inside and out. Significant weight gain or loss, pregnancy, genetics and age can all alter the appearance of your figure, often in spite of your best preventative efforts. While leading an active and healthy lifestyle is one of the best ways to achieve and maintain your ideal physique, it isn’t always an effective solution for tightening loose skin or targeting specific fat pockets on the body. That’s where body-contouring procedures can help.
Body-contouring treatments can help remove excess fat or skin, tighten targeted areas and redefine your natural contours for a more aesthetically-pleasing, toned physique. While body-contouring treatments can effectively augment your figure, no procedure, surgical or nonsurgical, should be used as an alternative to natural weight loss, so being generally healthy and near your goal weight is crucial. If your body has undergone changes you aren’t happy with, opting for a body contouring procedure or multiple complementary procedures at Newport Plastic Reconstructive Surgery and Associates is a safe and effective way to achieve a younger, firmer, and slimmer figure.
If you have a protruding belly, or excess skin folds both above and below the belly button, you’re not alone. Tummy tuck surgeries were ranked among the top five surgical procedures in 2017, for both men and women alike. The tummy tuck, also known as an abdominoplasty, is a surgical procedure that works to reshape and tighten the stomach by removing saggy, loose skin and stubborn excess fat from the abdomen.
In a tummy tuck, the underlying abdominal wall muscles that have become stretched over time are tightened, and extra skin is eliminated from the region. The result is a more aesthetically-pleasing, toned midsection that lasts for a long time to come.
Mini Tummy Tuck
The mini tummy tuck, or partial abdominoplasty, is a slightly less invasive version of the tummy tuck procedure, using smaller incisions and requiring less downtime for recovery than a full tummy tuck. This procedure is ideal for candidates who wish to address excess fat on the abdomen but have a limited amount of sagging skin and fat below the belly button.
Most people have at least one spot on their body that they wish looked more slim or toned, but unflattering fat deposits have a way of clinging to the body, even with the most rigorous diet and workout routine. Fortunately, liposuction surgery offers an effective and minimally invasive approach to removing unwanted fat from your most stubborn areas. While it is not a weight loss procedure, it is one of the safest and most popular options for men and women alike who are interested in ridding their bodies of seemingly unshakeable fat.
Liposuction surgery involves a small, thin tube called a cannula that is manually moved in a back and forth motion to break up and dislodge fat in the body. Once dislodged, the fat cells are extracted from the treatment areas using a powerful suction technique. By maintaining a healthy diet and exercise, results of liposuction can be lasting, as fat cells will not return to the treated areas. Ideal candidates are already at or within a reasonable range of their goal weight, as the procedure is not designed to treat obesity.
For those looking to get rid of stubborn fat pockets without going under the knife, Smartlipo is a great alternative to more invasive liposuction procedures. Also known as laser lipolysis, Smartlipo is a noninvasive procedure that removes fat cells from persistent problem areas on the body, such as the stomach, saddlebags, hips, thighs and chin. A microcannula is used to penetrate the targeted areas, where a laser then uses its heating technology to melt fat, both for easier removal and to define your contours with unparalleled precision. The procedure is performed on an outpatient basis using local anesthesia, and requires significantly shorter downtime than traditional liposuction or other surgical contouring procedures.
Losing a significant amount of weight is a huge accomplishment and no easy feat. However, you may find that even after all of your dedication and hard work, your new body doesn’t look as healthy and fit on the outside as you feel on the inside. Post-bariatric surgery, also known as weight-loss surgery, refers to a group of cosmetic procedures that seek to address the excessive loose and sagging skin on different areas of the body, which is a common side effect of significant fluctuations in body weight. Treatments may even be covered by your insurance provider, as redundant skin can cause a myriad of health concerns.
Treatments included in post-bariatric surgery can vary, depending on your specific problem areas and your cosmetic goals. A lower body lift, or belt lipectomy, is one of the most comprehensive procedures for post-weight loss skin sagging, as it lifts and tightens the entire lower torso, including the stomach, hips, back, buttocks, and upper thighs. Patients may also choose to treat isolated areas after their weight loss, such as addressing sagging arm skin, or “bat wings” with an arm lift, or exclusively tightening the lower torso with a full or mini tummy tuck.
Pregnancy takes a large toll on the body, and many women struggle with getting their body to “bounce back” post-pregnancy. A mommy makeover refers to a combination of specialized cosmetic procedures that work to together to treat multiple areas of a woman’s physique that have been altered by pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding. Women can easily create their own custom treatment plan by working with Dr. Seify to choose procedures whose results complement each other and address all of their post-pregnancy concerns in one or multiple treatments.
Dr. Seify commonly recommends the following body contouring procedures for mommy makeovers:
- Breast Augmentation
- Breast Lift
- Tummy Tuck
- Mini Tummy Tuck
- Post-Bariatric Surgery
- Smart Lipo
- Upper or lower body lift
If stubborn problem areas and loose skin are standing in the way of achieving a more attractive, slimmer and defined physique, the body contouring procedures offered at Newport Plastic Reconstructive Surgery Associates may be able to help. Call our office today at 949-333-0305 today to consult with our expert staff and discover how body contouring procedures can redefine your figure.