Get Bikini Body Ready With Body Contouring

Posted by Dr. Patrick Proffer on May 13, 2019

Diet, exercise, targeted fitness — you’ve done it all. And, while these lifestyle changes are major players in helping you stay healthy and active, sometimes, no matter how hard you work, stubborn fat and problem areas refuse to submit to your efforts.

So, when it comes to getting beach-body ready for the summer, what are you supposed to do?  Time is short, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have the body you’ve always wanted. Don’t get frustrated by love handles or discouraged by abdominal pooches. Instead, get proactive with body contouring!

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 So what are the best fat reduction treatments? And which are you an ideal candidate for?

Below, we’ll outline and compare the top two options available so you can decide which option might be right for you.

What is Body contouring?

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) defines body contouring as surgical contouring procedures that remove excess skin and fat while improving the shape of the underlying support tissue. The goal of body contouring is to provide you with a better-proportioned appearance and smoother contours.

Just what you need if you’re looking to hit the beach this summer in the season’s hottest bikini styles!

Body contouring consists of many different types of procedures. The most popular include:

  • Tummy Tucks
  • Liposuction
  • Breast lifts
  • Arm lifts

Doesn't plastic surgery require a lot of recovery time?

Some procedures can take time before the full results are seen. You should also consider the added time for recovery from the surgery. However, thanks to new minimally invasive procedural advancements, there has been a dramatic increase in procedure safety and a matching decrease in recovery time.

You can also ensure a speedier recovery by keeping in contact with your provider throughout your recovery.  Pre- and post-surgical instructions and questions should be asked, provided, and followed for the best results.

Which Procedures Are Best For Getting Bikini Body Ready?

mom on the beach with two kidsThis all depends on your vision of what your “bikini body” should look like. If you’re looking to have breast augmentation surgery, that’s a more robust procedure and will require more time for recovery.

However, if your goal is to tighten and flatten stubborn areas, the most popular contouring procedures that provide a quick return with minimal time investment are tummy tucks and liposuction.

Tummy Tucks – Also known as abdominoplasty, this procedure provides patients with a tighter, smoother abdomen by removing excess skin and fat while tightening abdominal muscles.

If no amount of planking, crunches, or sit-ups has tightened your sagging abdominal area to your satisfaction, you’re not alone. In fact, for a significant number of people who have lost a lot of weight (including post-pregnancy), surgery is the only way to flatten and tighten the abdominal area.

Liposuction – This procedure slims and reshapes areas of the body by removing excess fat deposits below the skin’s surface. Newer procedures, such as SAFELipo®, delivers smoother and more natural contours than traditional liposuction.

With fewer reported complications and a much gentler procedure, this is the perfect option for an active patient who can’t afford a lot of downtime for recovery. Liposuction can also be used in tandem with a tummy tuck, complimenting and enhancing your overall results!


Get Bikini Body Ready In A Fraction Of The Time

It’s no secret that the best way to get (and stay) in shape is by maintaining a healthy diet and participating in regular exercise.  It’s also no secret that, sometimes, this lifestyle change doesn’t always work for everyone.

If you’re not seeing the results you want from your diet and exercise routines, body contouring might be exactly what you need. You’ve worked too hard for saddlebags, love handles, and stomach pooches. You deserve to have the body you’ve been striving for, and Proffer Surgical Associates would like to be the team that helps you get there!

If you think body contouring might be the missing ingredient you need to flaunt that bikini body this summer, give our professionals a call today and schedule a consultation in our relaxed, private offices.


Topics: Body Contouring, Breast lift, Liposuction, tummy tuck