Losing weight, either through diet, exercise or surgery, is a major accomplishment and one that should make you feel proud. Unfortunately, many patients find that after massive weight loss, their clothes still don’t fit the way that they’d like because of excess skin. Even though the fat is gone, the skin still remains from a remnant of a larger you. Body contouring refers to a combination of procedures specifically designed to restore a slimmer, more youthful contour to your body by removing excess skin and fat.
We all have them. Those small pockets of fat that we just can’t seem to get rid of no matter how hard we diet and exercise. Luckily, there is liposuction, a minimally invasive treatment that removes unwanted fat from almost any area on the body including the abdomen, buttocks, cheeks, chin, hips, knees, neck, thighs, and upper arms. Liposuction is not a weight loss technique, it is a body contouring technique that specifically targets fatty bulges to sculpt and re-contour the affected areas so that they are more proportional to the rest of your body. The result is a firmer, leaner, younger looking you.
Having children is a beautiful thing. However, pregnancy can leave the badge of motherhood on your body. Mommy makeover is really just a catch all term for a combination of procedures that will help restore a woman to her pre-baby body. It typically consists of a tummy tuck with a breast augmentation, breast lift, or breast augmentation with a lift. It may or may not also include liposuction. Bottom line, the skin and muscles of your stomach, which have been stretched for nine months to accommodate a new life, often don’t return to their pre-pregnancy state despite a healthy diet and exercise. The result is excess skin and stretch marks. Furthermore, breast feeding can leave your breasts deflated and sagging.
The tummy is a problem area for so many women. Pregnancy, genetics, and the weight gain/weight loss yo-yo can all leave you with excess skin, stretch marks and widened or loose abdominal muscles that are resistant to diet and exercise. A tummy tuck will restore your youthful figure, lifting and trimming the excess skin and muscle in your abdomen to transform your body into something you’ve always desired. If you also have stubborn areas of fat in your abdomen, back, or flanks, then these can be addressed with liposuction at the same time as your tummy tuck.