How To Get Fit and Toned In Time For Summer
With the warmer weather on its way, many of us are getting anxious about how we will look in our swimsuits or out on the town at night. The summer is a time to see and be seen, filled with playing sports, BBQ’s and trips to the beach. While you may already have an exercise regimen and healthy diet in place, these practices may not be enough to trim the bulges and fat deposits that are plaguing your physique. Below are some safe, effective body sculpting procedures that can help tone, tighten and rejuvenate your figure for increased self-confidence and security in how you look.
What is liposuction?
Liposuction is considered the gold standard when it comes to body contouring. With minimal scarring and downtime, it is one of the most popular treatments on the market throughout the entire world. During the procedure, small incisions are made at the target points through which your surgeon will insert a slender tube known as a cannula. Excess fat is then vacuumed out, providing a high definition in the torso. The fat can be discarded as waste, or it can be preserved for a future fat transfer procedure to augment the breasts or the buttocks naturally.
Liposuction can be used to sculpt the stomach, the hips, the thighs, the waist, the upper arms, the lower back, the chest and bra rolls, and the area beneath the chin. After your treatment, you will need to wear a compression garment for several weeks to help reduce swelling and keep your new, improved body shape intact, but other than that, recovery should be swift and manageable.
What is CoolSculpting?
If you are looking for body contouring but you’re not sure about undergoing liposuction, you can opt for a CoolSculpting session. CoolSculpting is a safe, non-invasive method of freezing unwanted fat that can be performed on the thighs, belly, lower back, sides, upper arms, and buttocks. It comes with little downtime, and patients typically read, rest, watch movies, or text during their appointments. CoolSculpting utilizes the power of cryolipolysis to melt unsightly bulges while preserving the healthy surrounding skin cells and can help remove as much as 25% of unwanted fat. The fat cells are discarded as waste, and after three months, the figure appears fully sculpted and reshaped. Results can last up to six months.
What is a tummy tuck?
While a tummy tuck has a longer recovery time than liposuction or CoolSculpting, this procedure can significantly improve the lower body. Abdominoplasty can remove stubborn fat and tighten the six-pack muscles and trim excess sagging skin. The result is a smoother, flatter, more youthful belly that will maximize your wardrobe choices and help you feel more confident at the beach, by the pool, or in the bedroom. During surgery, an incision is typically made horizontally from hip to hip below the bikini line, where scarring is well hidden. Recovery usually takes about six weeks.
What is the takeaway?
With more and more people being vaccinated each day, this summer is sure to be filled with fun in the sun. Body contouring procedures such as liposuction, CoolSculpting, and abdominoplasty can help you face the coming warmer months’ feeling and look at the top of your game. Call Dr. Heil in Pittsburgh today to discover which body sculpting technique is suitable for your figure!