Is Body Sculpting An Alternative To Plastic Surgery?
Many people notice changes in their body as they age and become dissatisfied. Body sculpting helps to reduce fat and smooth the skin. It is also called body contouring. Although diet and exercise are important, sometimes it’s just not enough and won’t get every single place you want to change. Body sculpting will help enhance areas you want to be enhanced, and slim areas you want smaller.
Body sculpting uses specific techniques to reshape almost any area of the body you are unhappy with or self-conscious with. It will help to eliminate stubborn fat.
Now that you know a little bit more about body sculpting, you may be wondering if it is for you. Keep reading to find out!
Did you know that a study came out stating that 100% of women and 50% of men were unhappy with at least one part of their body? These numbers are only supposed to continue getting worse. Meaning, This is why body sculpting has become more popular. It helps with a specific part of the body by toning and tightening it. Body sculpting is also for people that are near their ideal body weight.
Since patients experience little downtime, body sculpting is different than many other plastic surgery procedures out there. Depending exactly what you are wanting to work on will depend on the exact procedures. Most patients are back at work in as little as 2 days.
The goal of body sculpting is not just the remove rolls in the problem areas like the tummy, thighs, arms, and back, but to eliminate excess skin, tone the body, and boost your self-esteem. That is why most anyone will benefit from body sculpting.
The first step is to meet with a plastic surgeon to share your goals with them. They will be able to tell you if these are able to be met through body sculpting. During the consultation, the surgeon will answer any question you have and share with you exactly how it will be performed and what method they will use.
If you have been trying to lose weight and it just seems to budge, body sculpting may be the answer you have been looking for. Body sculpting helps to increase the confidence of patients while helping you to get the toned appearance you have been looking for. If you have lost weight recently, the excess skin can still stick around. Body sculpting can help these patients too.
There are many different types of body sculpting procedures available. Which one you get will depend exactly on your body type and what your goals are. Some of the procedures are on the arms, legs, stomach, thighs, and many others. Typically, wherever you have excess weight and skin, it can be contoured.
It is important to continue having a healthy diet and exercise program after the procedure so you keep the desired look. The last thing you want is to gain the fat back that was recently removed.
There are different ways of body sculpting depending on your goals as well as where you want to sculpt. Typically, the procedure takes three hours and you can go home that evening.
You will go under local anesthesia and the procedure itself takes about 3 hours. Fat is removed from the area desired and is able to be re-injected into other places if that is what you agreed on prior to the surgery. Other areas that are popular to inject the fat are in the face and buttocks.
The incisions the plastic surgeon makes are natural looking and small. At the end of the procedure, the incisions are closed. Although you can get back to work in a couple of days, the entire recovery process is about 3 weeks.
It’s important to remember that everybody is different. This means the healing time will be different, the treatment time will be different, and the results will be different. Although you can ask the plastic surgeon questions as they have seen thousands of different bodies, however, it’s always a good idea to keep that in mind.
There are many different types of body sculpting procedures. Here is a list:
CoolSculpting: This freezes away fat issues in a non-surgical solution.
Tummy Tuck: The stomach area becomes flatter as well as a more defined waistline. This will tighten the muscles.
Fat Transfer Injections: This takes fat from some areas such as love handles and moves it to other areas such as lips or breasts.
Liposuction: This extracts excess fat from specific areas and vacuums it out.
Thigh Lift: Removes excess fat around the thighs and helps to tone it.
Mommy Makeover: This is customized after having a child. It combines many different procedures.
Body lift: The helps to lift the entire body, especially in the middle of your body.
SmartLipo: This is a laser-assisted that will help eliminate fat in specific areas that are bothering you about your body.
Arm lift: This helps to remove excess fat and sagging skin under the arms.
Many people believe that body sculpting hurts or may hurt. There can be a stinging or a burning sensation, however, it won’t last longer than one hour depending on the part of the body you are getting sculpted.
Although body sculpting isn’t for everyone, it can greatly help you reach your goals. Sometimes diet and exercise are not enough and you are looking to achieve your dream look. As people are they also have a harder time losing weight. Finally, if you have recently had a baby, this will help you achieve your pre-baby body quicker.
For more information on body sculpting or to have a consultation with our plastic surgeon, contact us today!