Healthy diet and regular exercise, or in extreme cases weight-loss surgery may help reduce body fat, but patients who look for a really firm and toned body often complement the traditional weight loss methods with body contouring techniques. Several non-invasive and surgical body contouring procedures exist that can help you achieve your ultimate goals that take you beyond mere weigh loss and life-style reformation. If you prefer safer, non-surgical treatments, results will come progressively after repeated body contouring sessions, whereas with body contouring surgery you can expect instant and dramatic changes in your figure.
The general aim of every body contouring technique is to reduce body fat, improve the firmness of tissues and eliminate sagging skin. Body contouring can be a solution for patients who have bulges that will not respond to traditional weigh-loss methods and whose skin and tissues lost their elasticity due to:
- Weight fluctuation
- Hereditary traits
Body contouring techniques can target any part of the body, most commonly the neck, arms, abdomen, breasts, hips, buttocks, thighs and knees.
Body Contouring Wrap
Body contouring wrap is a popular treatment in spas and beauty salons that, besides being luxuriously relaxing, by enhancing metabolism and circulation it promises to:
- Reduce body fat
- Smooth cellulitis
- Slim down and tone your body contour
As body contouring wraps imply intense sweating under the wraps, you can expect a few mm slimming each time the treatment is applied. As the weight loss is usually water loss, for real fat burning you must follow a healthy diet and do exercise between two wraps. After the body contouring, you will feel slimmer and tighter, but for long lasting results you need to repeat them quite often.
Body Contouring Surgery
Body contouring surgery is an excellent solution for patients who have lost a lot of weight or who have undergone weight reduction surgery and are from yet another step to reach their dream body. Body contouring surgery dramatically improves body shape, tones tissues and boosts self-confidence provided:
- Your weight will not fluctuate much
- You are dedicated to a healthy, active lifestyle
Body contouring surgery may be performed on an outpatient basis in an accredited plastic surgery centre or hospital. The operation is usually done under general anesthesia or sedation. In extreme cases, one surgery is not sufficient and several stages need to be programmed.
Depending on the place and size of the area to be contoured, incisions vary in length and position, As sometimes huge parts of the skin and underlying fat is removed, incisions can also be quite extended, but always well-positioned to be as inconspiciuous as possible.
During the surgery the doctor will remove excess fat and skin, tighten the skin, reshape form and fixes skin posture.
Post-surgery you will be administered medication to ease pain and reduce the complication of infections.
After a few days swelling and bruises start to succumb and results become visible progressively. Scarring is inevitable, however with time they will nicely fade away.
You can count on around 4-6 weeks of recovery time and inability to resume your normal daily activities.
Body Contouring Cost
Aesthetic treatment prices are never friendly, and neither they are in body contouring. The average full body contouring cost is around 30,000 USD including:
- Surgeon’s and anaesthesiologist’s fees
- Operating room
- Special garments