Body contouring is a remarkable procedure for women who are interested in tightening and lifting more than one area of their body for a more youthful appearance. It’s important to be aware, though, that this combination cosmetic surgery is not appropriate for all women. Here we’ll take a look at what makes a good candidate and the different procedures involved for body contouring.
To begin with, most women who are in generally good condition and in their normal weight range for their height can be helped by body contouring. The ideal candidates tend to be women who have done the hard work it takes to lose a substantial amount of weight only to battle against the resulting loose, saggy skin tissue that remains.
Body contouring is a version of cosmetic surgery that applies a number of techniques to provide patients with firmer, tighter skin tone in places on the body that need correction the most. Fat transfer is a form of body contouring that is quite popular because it is a relative quick procedure that doesn’t require much recovery time and gets impressive results. Sometimes called fat grafting, it involves taking fat from a donor site on the patient’s body for use as a filler in other areas to add shape and volume.
Other body contouring options that get great results are tucks and liposuction techniques that can be performed on areas of the body like the thighs, abdomen, neck and arms. Tucks basically involve removal of excess skin while keeping scarring to the minimum. For patients who have excess fat in areas that are resistant to exercise and diet, liposuction is among the best solutions. Tucks and liposuction can be performed at the same time for fabulous results.
If you’re interested in these procedure options contact the Women’s Institute of Cosmetic & Laser Surgery today at 630-232-7860.