Body Contouring

Shape enhancing procedures to restore body contour

By Kai Wade, Director of Communications & Social MediaLast modified: September 17, 2012

Body Contouring

What is Body Contouring?

Somewhere along the way, you have lost your youthful appeal. If you are unhappy with the contour of your body there are many options available for you to change it. The principal goal of shape enhancing procedures is to restore those eye-catching contour lines of the body for both men and women. The discipline of body contouring is moving at a rapid pace as new developments are staged every day. Enhancements to your body’s contour and total image are attained by decreasing excess fat and eliminating sagging skin and tissue.

A Good Candidate for Body Contouring

The best candidates for body contouring are people with strong, elastic skin who have deep pockets of surplus fat and are looking to improve their body appearance. As aging affects the elasticity in our skin, younger individuals tend to have the best results however it can make a immense difference for people of any age.

Body Contouring Surgery Options

Body contouring surgery embraces of a number of different procedures:

Tummy Tuck- Pregnancy, significant weight loss, general aging, and unforeseen factors can contribute to slack abdominal muscles, soft tissue, and skin scathing ones overall appearance and well-being. As the body can be predominantly be unaffected by diet and exercise practices, many patients find that some form of abdominal contouring is the key.

Abdominoplasty- Creates a complimented, firm appearance by tightening all soft tissue layers of the abdomen.

Torsoplasty- An innovative more in depth approach to the abdominoplasty; used to shape and redefine the total midsection including the hips, buttocks, thighs, lower back, and pelvis.

Liposuction- Liposuction is a technique aided to refining the appearance of stubborn problematic areas of the body and creating a leaner and more proportionate shape. Liposuction can be a solo procedure or combined with other body contouring options.

Other options include: arm lift, thigh lift, buttock lift, total body lift, mommy makeover, male breast reduction, feminine rejuvenation


Side Effects and Risks of Body Contouring

Individuals may possibly suffer through slight conditioned effects of body contouring because of the massive amount of skin and tissue removed during surgery. Conditions may include hematoma or internal bleeding, which is alleviated by drainage. In rare cases, supplementary surgeries or hospital stays may be required due to the risks of infection.


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