Achieve An Hourglass Figure With BODY SCULPTING

What is Body Sculpting?

Body sculpting, which is also called body contouring, is a surgical procedure done to reshape a specific body area. The procedure typically involves the following:

  • Removing excess skin
  • Eliminating extra fat
  • Reshaping or contouring the specific area

In short, body contouring can eliminate fat, reshape targeted areas, and tighten skin. 

Body contouring comprises non-surgical and surgical ways of contouring. Lipolysis is a nonsurgical option that uses heat, cold, lasers, and other methods to melt and eliminate fat. In contrast, surgical options include tummy tucks, lifts, and liposuction. Surgery has slightly more risks and longer recovery but usually provides more noticeable results.

Note: It’s important to know that body contouring is not intended for weight loss. Instead, it’s used to shape the body and address specific areas where weight loss hasn’t been effective or after significant weight loss that has resulted in excess skin.

Non-surgical and surgical ways of body contouring

Non-surgical approaches:

Nonsurgical body contouring, also called lipolysis, includes several methods:

  • Cryolipolysis uses extremely cold temperatures to destroy fat cells.
  • Injection lipolysis involves injecting deoxycholic acid, a special medication, into the body to eliminate the target fat cells.
  • Laser lipolysis uses laser energy to destroy fat cells.
  • Radiofrequency lipolysis uses ultrasound waves and heat energy to target fat cells
Surgical options for body sculpting

Surgical options for body contouring include lifts, tucks and liposuction. These surgical procedures remove excess fat and extra skin. Some examples of surgical procedures include a tummy tuck, facelift, breast lift, and double chin surgery.

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Surgical options can also remove excess skin and make the skin look smoother and younger. These procedures can help people remove excess skin after significant weight loss. It can also improve the appearance of saggy or wrinkled skin that occurs with natural aging.

Body contouring can target most body areas, including the arms, back, belly, flanks (love handles), buttocks, neck and chin, and thighs.

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People may choose body sculpting to look and feel thinner or to attain a specific shape. Body contouring is often used on specific body areas when diet and exercise aren’t making a difference.

Before the procedure: What is discussed in the consultation?

Before undergoing body contouring, you must consult a board-certified plastic surgeon. They will discuss your goals, medical history, medications, and lifestyle habits. The surgeon will then examine and measure the target area you want to change, mark them, take pictures, and recommend treatment options. They will also review the risks and anesthesia options for surgery.

After deciding to proceed, you will sign a consent form. The doctor may request a physical examination, blood test, and certain medications. You may be asked to stop smoking.

Non-surgical procedure

Non-surgical lipolysis procedures typically occur in an office or clinic and typically last between 30 to 60 minutes per session. The medical team performing the procedure may provide the patient with a robe or hospital gown and position them on a chair or table.

They may also mark the skin area requiring a pen or marker treatment. Depending on the specific type of lipolysis, the team may inject a drug into the targeted area or use a wand to deliver ultrasound waves, laser beams, and cold or heat to reduce fat. It is common for individuals to require several treatment sessions before achieving the desired results.  

Surgical procedure:

During liposuction and other surgical body contouring procedures, a surgeon and their team perform the following steps. Firstly, the surgeons mark the areas of the body that require treatment before the operation. 

Then, the surgeon positions the patient on a surgical table and conducts safety checks with the nursing and anesthesia staff. Based on the specific procedure, the team administers anesthesia.

Next, the surgeon cleans and prepares the surgical area by making incisions in the skin. After making these incisions, the team reshapes or removes excess tissue and fat to achieve the desired body shape. If the procedure involves abdominoplasty, the surgeon may also tighten muscles. Once the desired changes have been made, the team trims excess skin and suctions out any remaining fat using liposuction or other techniques. 

Finally, the surgeon closes the incisions and applies bandages to the treated area. The length of the procedure may vary from 45 minutes to several hours, depending on the specific surgery.

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What to expect: Recovery and aftercare

Recovery from a body contouring procedure can vary depending on the specific surgery and individual patient factors. It is important to closely follow the post-operative instructions provided by your surgeon to optimize healing and ensure the best possible outcome.

After surgery, it is common to experience swelling, bruising, and discomfort in the treated area. Your surgeon may provide pain medication or suggest over-the-counter pain relievers to manage any discomfort. In some cases, they may also prescribe antibiotics to prevent infection.

It is important to take ample rest and avoid strenuous activities for several days to several weeks. Patients may also need to wear compression garments to support the healing process and optimize the final results.

It is recommended to attend all scheduled follow-up appointments to help your surgeon to monitor your progress and ensure proper healing. It may take several weeks or months for the full results of the body contouring procedure to become apparent. However, with proper care and follow-up, the patients may achieve the desired outcome and enjoy long-lasting results.

Change your figure from fat to fab with body sculpting

Body contouring is a helpful solution for eliminating fat and shaping areas of the body that aren’t responding to diet and exercise. To achieve the best results with the lowest risks of complications, it’s important to be at your ideal weight. There are two main methods for removing fat: nonsurgical lipolysis and surgical liposuction. Other procedures, such as skin excision, can smooth and tighten loose or wrinkled skin. 

Dr. Juan Carlos is one of the most revered plastic surgeons with 30 years of experience. Discuss about your options and the associated risks of body sculpting and get ready to see the transformation you wish to see.