02 Jan Your Body Contouring Procedure Options
Diet and exercise are both very important parts of living a happy and healthy life, but they have their limits—and those limits can be lifted at John Park MD Plastic Surgery. In terms of weight loss, both diet and exercise work the same way. They reduce fat cells but they don’t remove them completely. That means these fat cells can also grow bigger. Simultaneously, we are all born with one-of-a-kind fat cell distribution. Some people naturally lose or gain weight in different parts of the body, which is why we differentiate between apple shapes and pear shapes. Body contouring procedures give you control over where fat is removed and in what amount.
There are, of course, many benefits to diet and exercise beyond fat control. Exercise is critical to strong muscles, flexibility, balance, and can even improve anxiety and depression. A healthy diet gives your body the fuel it needs. However, if your goal is weight loss—and particularly targeted fat loss—body contouring procedures will help you achieve your goals safely and effectively.
Tummy tucks actually combine a few different procedures in one. It involves removing excess skin from the belly area while simultaneously tightening the abdominal muscles. Both women and men can be excellent candidates for a tummy tuck/abdominoplasty, and postpartum women are often especially interested in this procedure. Quick weight gain and losses can lead to lax skin in this area, but a tummy tuck can provide an immediately flat, taut tummy whether you’ve had a baby or lost a lot of weight from a lifestyle change.
Tummy tucks can often also include liposuction during the procedure. The belly tends to be an area where we carry a little extra, stubborn weight. Even if you’re at your goal weight, this can be a concern but don’t worry. Liposuction during your tummy tuck can get rid of pockets of fat for good. Many patients also require the creation of a new belly button during a tummy tuck, and this is included in a tummy tuck surgery. When excess skin is removed, that can include the bellybutton. However, your new bellybutton will look 100% natural and will perfectly complement your new look.
Liposuction can also be a standalone procedure and, in fact, is one of the most popular procedures. Unlike diet and exercise, liposuction gets rid of fat for good. Once fat is surgically removed from the body, it can never come back. Liposuction can be performed on virtually any part of the body, from larger areas like the tummy or thighs to small areas such as beneath the chin. Since we’re all born with unique fat cell amounts and distributions, weight loss through diet and exercise alone doesn’t allow for targeted fat loss—but liposuction does.
Liposuction is a fast procedure with incision or entry marks so tiny that nobody will ever notice them. For each liposuctioned area, the incision is less than half an inch. Results are immediate, although minor swelling post-liposuction is normal. Patients might be a little sore after the procedure, but for the most part you can quickly return to your daily life and enjoy the new, slimmer, more confident you.
Body Contouring Procedures
In addition to tummy tucks and liposuction, body contouring can also include a facelift, breast lift, upper arm lift, thigh lift, Brazilian butt lift, and lower body lift (which is similar to a tummy tuck but goes all the way around the body). Body contouring, Newport Beach style, puts you and your certified, trusted surgeon in the driver’s seat. You already take care of your body and are healthy, but body contouring procedures can help take your goals to the next level. Start learning what the right surgery can do for you and your life today by scheduling a complimentary consultation.
Choosing a body contouring procedure is a positive life-changing move, and you deserve only the best to take care of you. Learn more about your options, explore before-and-after photos, and take your first step towards achieving your goals today by calling John Park MD Plastic Surgery today at (949) 777-6883.