Are You a Candidate for Body Contouring?

Are you self-conscious about a muffin top or love handles? Maybe you’ve wanted liposuction to sculpt your thighs or maybe you’re looking for a way to banish saggy skin after pregnancy. In either case, you’re probably asking, “Is body contouring right for me?”

What is body contouring?

Body contouring refers to any procedure that enhances your silhouette. Sometimes body contouring is called body sculpting because these procedures allow you to “sculpt” your body shape by removing excess fat and excess skin.

There are many forms of body contouring procedures, including both surgical and non-surgical procedures. However, these surgical procedures tend to produce more dramatic results. When it comes to surgical body contouring procedures, Dr. Rose offers liposuction for the reduction of fat on the belly, hips, thighs, and arms. Liposuction can also be used to contour the buttocks. Dr. Rose also offers tummy tucks, which have the added benefit of tightening the abdominal muscles and removing excess skin.

Due to the nature of a surgical procedure, not everyone is an ideal candidate. Dr. Rose will take your healthy history and conduct an examination to determine if body contouring is right for you, but in general, these 4 signs may indicate that body contouring is right for you.

1. You have excess skin following significant weight loss

Losing weight requires hard work and dedication, and if you’ve put forth the effort to lose weight, it can be frustrating to see saggy skin that just does not respond well to diet or exercise. Thankfully, body contouring procedures such as abdominoplasty can eliminate unwanted skin.

Body contouring is also a useful way to address stubborn pockets of fat and saggy skin after pregnancy.

2. You're already within your goal weight (or near it)

The ideal candidate follows a healthy, well-balanced diet and exercises regularly. Even after your treatment, it is recommended to continue these healthy habits so that you can maintain your results.

Liposuction and tummy tucks can help you slim your thighs or create a sleek new profile, but there’s a catch. The ideal candidate is already within 15-20% of your goal / ideal weight. This allows the procedure to make the biggest impact and transform your body into the sculpted body you’ve always wanted.

3. You have positive, realistic goals

Body sculpting is a personal decision, and it should only be done if you want it. Body sculpting is not a way for you to meet the aesthetic goals that someone else has for you; it is a way for you to meet goals that you have for yourself.

4. You are a non-smoker

Believe it or not, smoking plays a big role in recovery from any surgery. Smoking can delay healing; it also negatively affects your circulation. As such, the ideal body contouring candidate is a non-smoker.

Have you been dreaming of a sleek profile? Has pregnancy or weight loss left you with loose, saggy skin? Body contouring can help you achieve the silhouette of your dreams. Take note of these signs that you're an ideal candidate for body contouring.

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