What is body contouring?
A medical or surgical procedure that is aimed at reshaping a specific area of the body is known as body sculpting or contouring. This procedure might involve steps to:
Get rid of excess skin
Remove excess fat
The primary goal of body contouring isn’t general weight loss but to shape specific areas where weight loss isn’t effective. It is also performed to tighten extra skin that had accrued as a result of significant weight loss.
What are the types of body contouring procedures available?
Your plastic surgeon may suggest either a nonsurgical or surgical procedure depending on the targeted area and requirements.
If you are undergoing a nonsurgical procedure (commonly known as lipolysis), the available options are:
- Cryolipolysis: This method uses very cold temperatures to destroy fat cells.
- Injection lipolysis: This involves injecting deoxycholic acid into the body to target fat cells.
- Laser lipolysis: Lasers are used to destroy fat cells.
- Radiofrequency lipolysis: Ultrasound waves and heat are used to target fat cells.
And if you are undergoing a surgical procedure, the options available are:
Tucks and lifts: These surgical procedures get rid of extra skin and fat. A few examples of tucks and lifts include:
- Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck)
- Rhytidectomy (facelift)
- Mastopexy (breast lift)
- Double chin surgery
- Butt lift
- Inner thigh lift
Liposuction (lipo): Removes fat by sucking it out.
What are the benefits of body contouring?
The most significant benefit when it comes to body contouring is an improved state of comfort. Activities such as walking and jumping become painless and easier. After some body contouring procedures, there is no chafing or pulling, no excess weight or interference, and no unsightly jiggling.
Body contouring not only helps get rid of fat but also wrinkles, cellulite and stretch marks.
Body contouring is increasing in popularity because it produces better, faster results and has more benefits than other traditional fat-loss methods, such as diet and exercise.
What are the possible risks of body contouring?
The decision to have plastic surgery is personal and you must not be pressured into making a decision. Like all surgical procedures, there are risks and potential complications associated with body contouring such as fluid accumulation, infection, poor wound healing, and deep vein thrombosis (DVT).
Speak to your surgeon and address any queries you may have regarding the procedure.
Here at Bukit Tinggi Medical Centre, we take your concerns seriously and would ensure the entire process is easy and comfortable. With multiple years of experience and dealing with many unique situations, our doctors at SKINCENTRIC BTMC would be able to curate the right procedure for you.