The American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery, Inc. understands the appeal of a leaner shape. Many people change their diets and lifestyles to achieve the body they want. Even so, they often find themselves dealing with stubborn areas. This is when body contouring comes into play. In this article we will explore the characteristics of a good candidate for body contouring.
Tummy tucks and liposuction can help trim down different parts of your body, resulting in a sleek silhouette. For this procedure you must be within 15-20% of your goal weight. A person who maintains regular exercise and a healthy diet is a good candidate for body contouring as it is easier to maintain an exercise routine after treatment.
Dedication and hard work often result in weight loss. For some, significant weight loss results in saggy skin that will not go away with exercise and diet. Body contouring pulls the excess skin through a procedure called abdominoplasty. This treatment can also target stubborn saggy, post-pregnancy skin and fat pockets.
Getting this treatment is your decision. You must want body contouring for your own fulfillment. Remember that you must still stick to your healthy routine after getting this treatment. You must maintain the discipline to prolong the results of body contouring.
Your body needs to heal after the treatment, which requires good blood oxygenation and circulation. Tobacco and alcoholic beverages impairing blood circulation and oxygenation, impairing your body’s ability to heal. Because of this, a good candidate for body contouring should not have these habits.
For some people, eating healthy foods for months or even years does not seem to improve their body shape or target the problem areas, and working out does not make any difference either. This is when body contouring helps. It can address the areas that do not respond to exercise or diet.
Liposuction can remove fat cells through many surgical techniques. Although effective, it is an invasive procedure that many are not interested in. Those who do not want liposuction can choose noninvasive body contouring techniques. Without surgery, you will not need a long downtime. The cost of liposuction is significantly higher than body contouring and is rarely covered by insurance, typically deterring candidates from selecting this option.
An ideal candidate for body contouring is a person who can commit to healthy living after the procedure. Several treatments may be necessary to achieve the goals you want. You must dedicate yourself to the process and work with your doctor. That way, you can achieve the shape that you want and keep it.
At Total Body Aesthetics, we help our patients reach their aesthetic goals in a healthy way. Please visit our clinic in Los Angeles, California for an in-person consultation, or call (310)-670-1920 to schedule an appointment to learn more about the best treatment for you.