COVID quarantine orders have contributed to changes in dietary and exercise habits and are causing people to gain weight. If you are looking forward to getting your body shape back to looking your best, body contouring can help!
Pent-up demand for cosmetic surgery is creating an influx of patients to plastic surgeons’ offices. The results of a national survey by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons released in April “show that tummy tucks (22%) and liposuction (17%) are among the top procedures that women are extremely or very likely to consider within six months. The reason (for the higher demand) is attributed to weight fluctuation during quarantine, and more time to consider procedures long delayed due to time or cost.”
To schedule a cosmetic consultation with a highly qualified plastic surgeon close to home, search the directory of members of the Dallas Society of Plastic Surgeons.
Get back to healthy habits
Before considering body contouring procedures, you will want to break your quarantine habits by getting back to regular exercise and healthy eating. Now that the Texas weather is warming up, you can take a daily walk to help yourself get into a healthy routine. Losing those recently added pounds will help your body contouring results last longer. If you are working from home, this is the perfect time for discreet recovery after your procedures.
Top body contouring options
Tummy tuck, liposuction, or a combination of procedures, known as a mommy makeover, can offer the body sculpting you desire after weight loss. Changes can include sagging abdominal skin, stubborn fat that resists diet and exercise and altered breast shape. If you also desire improvement to your upper torso, your plastic surgeon may recommend a mommy makeover that could include breast augmentation, breast lift, and/or breast reduction.
A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, is a surgical procedure that addresses sagging skin, weak muscles, and pockets of fat in the abdominal area. To know how much time you will need for recovery and for swelling and tightness to subside, consult with your surgeon. After a few weeks, your waistline will become flatter and firmer! With healthy eating and regular exercise, you can enjoy a slimmer waistline for years to come.
Liposuction is a body contouring procedure that targets pockets of stubborn fat. Liposuction is not limited to targeting fat in the abdominal area. Your surgeon can also remove unwanted fat in your thighs, hips, buttocks, upper arms, back, inner knees, chest, calves, and ankles. While you may notice some immediate results, it may take several months for all the swelling to subside and your results to show. For better abdominal sculpting results, liposuction is often performed in combination with a tummy tuck to simultaneously remove fat, firm, and flatten your tummy.
After childbirth, you may have experienced body changes you did not expect. During your cosmetic consultation with a plastic surgeon, discuss your desired body goals. A personalized surgery plan can address sagging, loose skin, stubborn fat, and droopy breasts. He or she can then help you determine which combination of body contouring procedures to include in your mommy makeover, such as a tummy tuck, liposuction, breast augmentation, breast lift, and/or breast reduction.
Since body contouring will help you look and feel better in your summer clothes and swimsuit, call a plastic surgeon today to schedule a cosmetic consultation! To find a board-certified plastic surgeon near you, search the member directory of the Dallas Society of Plastic Surgeons.