Which Surgery is Best To Improve Your Body Contour
Body contouring can remove fat or excess skin, tighten your skin and help re-contour your body. The two most common reasons to have body contouring is after major weight loss or to achieve the shape you want by targeting trouble areas. In both cases, it may take more than one procedure to achieve the results you’re looking for.
The most common contouring procedures include the following:
Liposuction or lipoplasty contours the body by removing unwanted fat that does not respond to traditional methods of weight loss, including diet and exercise. The results can slim and reshape specific areas of the body, improving body contours and proportions, and enhance your self-image.
Tummy Tuck or abdominoplasty removes excess fat and skin from the middle and lower abdomen, and in most cases restores weakened or separated muscles creating an abdominal profile that is smoother and firmer.
Thigh Lift surgery reshape the thighs by removing excess skin and fat, giving you the look of smoother skin and better-proportioned contours on the thighs and lower body. The results allow you to fit into your clothes more comfortably and give you confidence, especially during swimsuit season.
Breast lift or mastopexy, raises and firms the breasts by removing excess skin and tightening the surrounding tissue to reshape and support the new breast contour. Over time the areola can become enlarged, a breast lift can reduce this in addition to rejuvenating your figure with a more youthful profile.
Body lift surgery is usually performed after a major weight loss to improve the shape and tone of the underlying tissue that supports the skin and fat. Unwanted sagging skin and fat are removed to improve dimpled, irregular skin.
Liposuction alone will remove excess fat deposits where skin has good elasticity and is able to naturally conform to new body contours. In cases where skin elasticity is poor a lift procedure in combination with liposuction may be recommended.
Good candidates for a combination procedure include:
- Those whose weight is fairly stable
- Patients with excess soft tissue
- Healthy individuals that do not have medical conditions that impair healing
- Healthy, non-smokers that are following a good diet plan
- Active individuals that exercise
- Individuals with a positive outlook and realistic body goals
A customized plan can combine one or more of these procedures to reshape and sculpt your body to your desired look. Dr. Rieger can help you determine which treatment options will give you the best results and help achieve your ultimate goal. Schedule a consultation today to find the body contouring plan that is right for you.