Body Contouring: Shape Your Way 2017

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When you hear body contouring, what do you think of? I guess you could demonstrate it similarly to molding perfect shapes out of clay. When you contour your body, you shape it to how you specifically want – your vision of perfection. Body contouring is any procedure that alters the shape of different areas of the body. Body contouring can be applied in a variety of places including the torso, upper arms, chest, and thighs. So yes, tummy tuck, Brazilian butt lift, breast lift/augmentation, liposuction, and body lift can all be means of body shaping!

Body contouring procedure steps and recovery varies based on what your elected surgery is. Always be sure to consult with a trusted and board certified plastic surgeon and be sure you are prepared for positive, life changing results.

In recent news, Kybela, a new, non-surgical method of removing fat deposits in the neck has promising results in selected patients. Method consists of injection of fat dissolving agent into fat deposits of the neck in order to diminish fat bulk and create youthful neck contour. Well, it doesn’t always work as intended with every patient: multiple injections, irregularities (some areas undergo more resorption than others) and lumpiness are different unfortunate outcomes of this fairly new procedure. In reality, it turns to be more expensive and less predictable than liposuction of the neck, which in the hands of an experienced surgeon, creates the most predictable and controlled results. And folks, it is done in local anesthesia and turns to be cheaper then Kybela! Just stick with what works and what has been proven to be optimal for creating or removing curves in the right places.

Mommy makeover surgery has exploded in recent years. A combination of procedures like tummy tuck, breast lift, breast implants and liposuction is in high demand by moms. The fact that these multiple procedures are done on an outpatient basis (patient is discharged home after surgery), contributes to the safety of this extensive procedures; risk of complications like venous thrombosis and infection is significantly lower than where same procedures are done in hospital where patient stays 1-2 nights after surgery. Other body contouring surgeries include calf and pectoral implants for masculine men, and male breast reduction (Gynecomastia) surgery for, at times, embarrassing feminine breasts in men.

Dr. Zoran Potparic, plastic surgery expert in Fort Lauderdale, FL says, “Safety is the most important factor that a well-informed patient needs to look for. Yes, low prices in cosmetic centers in South Florida are very attractive but one has to be aware what you get for discount surgery; fast track surgery, limited follow up, very brief pre and post-operative evaluation to address sometimes discrete deformities that require very detailed surgery that you may not receive in places specialized for liposuction, breast augmentation, tummy tuck and Brazilian butt lift.”

In South Florida, it’s beach season all year round and sometimes you may miss out on memories because you’re struggling with body insecurities. You could try dieting and exercise as means to slim down but it’s 2017, time to keep up with the times! With the New Year comes new beginnings and a shapelier YOU.

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Fort Lauderdale Plastic Surgeon