Body contouring, also called body sculpting, includes a number of plastic surgery techniques that are used to enhance the appearance of the body by creating a youthful, toned figure. Body contouring techniques are often used to address signs of aging in the body, such as sagging or loose skin. These techniques can also be used to address stubborn fat, which may be otherwise resistant to diet and exercise. In any case, body contouring offers a variety of techniques and treatments that can help you achieve your ideal body type.
What are Body Contouring Treatments?
While there are many body contouring treatments and variations, some of the most common treatments include:
Liposuction is one of the most well-known body contouring treatments. This procedure involves using a small metal tube to vacuum fat out of the body. Liposuction can be used to eliminate fat and slim nearly any area of the body to help you accentuate particular contours and features. During this simple surgical procedure, the tube, called a cannula, is inserted through an incision in the skin. It is then carefully maneuvered to target and remove body fat in the desired areas.
A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, is a powerful body contouring technique that can be used to create a flatter, firmer stomach. During treatment, incisions are made in the belly button and below the waistline. Then, excess skin will be removed and tightened. The muscles are also tightened during this process to further enhance the abdominal contours. This treatment is often part of the mommy makeover procedure, and is quite popular in general.
An arm lift can effectively address loose skin in the upper arms. This skin begins to sag as a natural effect of aging, and can be a difficult symptom to conceal. During the arm lift, an incision is made between the elbow and the upper arm. Then, excess skin is trimmed and tightened to produce a more sculpted appearance in the arms.
Are You Considering Body Contouring?
There are many body contouring treatments available in addition to the ones listed above. At The Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery Center of Texas, we specialize in these and other cosmetic surgery procedures to help you achieve your cosmetic goals. Contact us today to learn more or get started with treatment.