Sorting through the different cosmetic surgery options requires a cheat sheet as long as Santa’s naughty-or-nice list. Here are four main procedures that you may want to know, and this blog post will help you understand a little more about them.
The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery published an article about cosmetic treatments like tummy tucks, liposuction and body contouring. While items like body contouring are not a specific form of treatment (referring to several different surgeries), there are numerous ways to get the look you desire.
With body contouring, the desired result is augmenting your body’s shape by reducing the amount of fat and sagging skin. Ideal patients are in good health and want the treatment to rid themselves of fat deposits and signs of recent pregnancy and aging. Patients seek this out to boost their self-esteem and view of their appearance.
Liposuction is among the most popular forms of cosmetic surgery. It is useful for those that can’t lose weight through traditional exercise and diet. Stubborn parts of the body (thighs, stomach, buttocks) have fat removed under the skin via a small thin metal tube (a cannula). Recovery is time-consuming and requires refraining from physical activity for several weeks.
A tummy tuck, also known as an abdominoplasty, is often paired with liposuction because it reduces loose and sagging skin. The surplus of loose skin comes from recent weight loss. The procedure can also take care of a protruding stomach that may not match with the rest of one’s body. It can also improve separated or weakened abdominal muscles.