3. What are the different body contouring techniques?
Surgical body contouring procedures are usually suitable for patients who have lost a lot of weight and want to tighten or remove extra or sagging skin, or for women whose bodies have changed a lot due to pregnancy or breastfeeding and want to get back to their pre-pregnancy form.
Surgical options for body contouring:
Tummy Tuck: A surgical procedure that improves the appearance and contours of the abdomen by removing excess skin and fat while tightening the underlying muscles.
Breast Lift: A surgical procedure that lifts and reshapes sagging or deflated breasts, giving them a more youthful appearance.
Liposuction: A surgical procedure that uses suction to remove excess fat.
Thigh Lift: A surgical procedure that involves removing excess skin and tightening the underlying tissue to contour a patient’s thighs. It can be used in conjunction with liposuction to remove or sculpt fat from specific areas.
Arm Lift: Arm lift surgery is a procedure that improves the appearance of your upper arms. Between the armpit and the elbow, excess skin and fat are removed, and the remaining skin is repositioned over the contoured features.
Butt Lift: A fat transfer procedure that enlarges and contours the size and shape of the buttocks without implants – resulting in an hourglass silhouette.
Body Lift: The underlying tissue that supports skin and fat improves in shape and tone with a body lift. The procedure(s) can help improve a dimpled, uneven skin surface by removing excess sagging skin and fat.
A body lift may include:
– Abdominal area, extending around the sides and into the lower back area
– Inner/outer and circumference of the thigh
Non-surgical options for body contouring:
Non-surgical fat reduction techniques come in a variety of forms. These procedures contour and shape various parts of the body by reducing or removing resistant pockets of fat.
Non-surgical body contouring procedures aren’t intended to be weight loss solutions. Ideal candidates are those who are close to their ideal weight and want to eliminate stubborn pockets of fat that resist diet and exercise.
CoolSculpting/Cryolipolysis: A fat-freezing method that aims to get rid of stubborn fat in specific areas of the body. The temperature at which fat freezes is higher than the temperature at which skin freezes.
Injection lipolysis (e.g., Belkyra): Belkyra is the first non-surgical injectable treatment for moderate to severe fat deposits behind the chin. It’s made up of deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring chemical in the body. This naturally occurring chemical aids in fat breakdown and prevents fat cells from forming beneath the chin for long-term repair.
SculpSure: A laser-based, non-invasive treatment that is used to target and reduce or even eliminate fat. It involves a hands-free heat laser belt that uses specific wavelengths and heat to shrink fat cells so they can be expelled through the body’s lymphatic system.