Three Ways to Get Your Body Ready for Summer

Summer is almost here. If the mere thought of wearing a bathing suit has you facing a panic attack, it’s time to do something about it. You might have already resumed that diet and exercise routine when the ground finally thawed, but those healthy lifestyle changes can’t manage everything. Some stubborn fat deposits are going to stick around. A few areas of your body might have some excess, loose skin that you don’t like. You might even be embarrassed to parade around in a bikini top, thanks to your sagging and deflated breasts. To correct the body concerns that exercise can’t, body contouring procedures are here to help.

Abdominoplasty: Tighten Your Abs

If you were hoping to wear a bikini this summer, an abdominoplasty or tummy tuck is the perfect way to achieve better contour of the abdomen. While many men and women strive to achieve a flat, well-toned midsection, it’s simply not possible for many of us, even with regular exercise, healthy diet, and weight control. For those who are in good overall health but struggling with a squishy abdomen, a tummy tuck can help. This surgical procedure is performed to correct protruding or loose, sagging abdomens. Your surgery can be focused around the center of the abdomen or stretch to include the entire area from the rib cage to the pubic bone. Some tummy tuck procedures are designed to include problem spots on the sides and back as well.

The tummy tuck procedure is most often performed along with a liposuction in order to remove the excess fat deposits responsible for much of the unwanted contour. The loose, sagging skin around the treatment area is removed once all of the unwanted fat has been excised. Most importantly, the tummy tuck surgery includes the tightening of abdominal muscles that have been stretched, weakened, separated, or otherwise damaged. The overall effect is a smoother, flatter midsection that you’ll be happy to bare in a bikini, especially because your scars won’t be visible.

The Body Lift: A Body Tone-Enhancing Procedure

Just like with tummies, exercise can’t always help us to achieve the look we’ve been wanting for our bodies. The body lift is another procedure that can help whip the body into shape for bare-all summer styles and beach attire. When poor skin elasticity has run rampant through your body, it’s time to do something about it and schedule a body lift procedure. This surgery is performed to correct excess loose, sagging skin and irregular contours from various places on the body. Common treatment areas include: the abdomen and sides or lower back, the buttocks which can be low or flat, a groin that sinks into the inner thigh, various areas of the thigh, and the upper arms and armpit area.

Changes to the elasticity of skin on the body can occur for myriad reasons, including changes in weight, stress to the skin, pregnancy, the natural aging process, sun damage, environmental damage, heredity or genetics, childhood and teenage obesity. In order to reverse the damage of these circumstances, plastic surgeons take several steps to regain the natural contour of the body. The body lift procedure seeks to improve the shape and tone of the underlying tissue, which is the essential support system for fat and skin. By removing excess fat and sagging skin, the body lift can improve the look of a patient’s dimpled and irregular skin surface, called cellulite. In cases where a large amount of fat cells are present, your surgeon may recommend adding liposuction to your procedure.

CoolSculpting: Perfect for Those Trouble Spots

Liposuction is a wonderful procedure that has been around for decades, providing men and women with incredible results. Today’s hottest new approach to fat removal, however, isn’t a surgery at all. CoolSculpting by Zeltiq offers patients with a quick and easy way to instantly target stubborn fat cells that cause muffin top, love handles, and more. This clinically proven procedure works to freeze the fat cells in the target area without damaging the skin. Once frozen, the fat cells are processed and broken down by the body and flushed from the system. There are no knives, suction hoses, needles, or lasers at all. One CoolSculpting treatment can reduce the fat in the treated area up to 20%. Treatments can be repeated to enhance results on patients who have additional fat to remove. Your results will begin to show soon after your procedure, but may take a few weeks to be fully visible. Best of all, there is no recovery time at all.

Get Your Summer Beach Body Ready in Time

At Weniger Plastic Surgery, Frederick G. Weniger, M.D., F.A.C.S. provides his patients with years of experience and knowledge during one-on-one consultations regarding the surgeries and nonsurgical treatments available at their practice. Dr. Weniger is board certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery and a member of The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. He believes good information lies at the heart of success in all of his surgeries and interactions with his patients.

To schedule a consultation for any aesthetic surface or other procedure contact the office of Weniger Plastic Surgery today at (843) 757-0123. They are located at 350 Fording Island, Suite 200 in Blufton, South Carolina.