Attaining a smooth and irresistible figure is no easy feat, and many different factors affect how easy it will be for each person. A combination of genetics, age, illness, and ability can impact how well we will be able to attain our ideal figure naturally through diet and exercise.
Everyone must follow a healthy diet and exercise plan for their overall health. However, it can be challenging for many to get the results they want when it comes to targeting specific areas, such as the tummy and thighs. With the help of some minimally invasive procedures, there are options available for patients to get the look they want.
Liposuction has long been a procedure that can help reduce fat in stubborn areas, but it is not the right treatment option for everyone. It is one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures in America because of its promising results. However, if you are looking to reduce stubborn fat in areas on your body, other options might work for you.
Here are some alternatives to liposuction that can also help you achieve the look you want and give you that desirable figure:
Abdominoplasty is also known more informally as a “tummy tuck,” and helps patients get rid of their “tummy pooch.” Have you ever tried very hard to lose this fat by following a strict diet and exercise plan (complete with pilates) only to find that nothing is working when it comes to your tummy area? You follow the diet strictly and lose weight, but your tummy pooch won’t go away for some reason. Even hot yoga isn’t helping you get that flat stomach!
This is when abdominoplasty might be an option for you. It is often challenging for patients who have recently given birth or dropped a significant amount of weight to lose fat in this area. By undergoing a tummy tuck, you can achieve the look of a slimmer, more contoured stomach area.
This treatment is performed under anesthesia. Dr. Keusch repairs damaged abdominal walls so that they lay flat again. There are times during the procedure where she will also trim excess skin to have the look of a flat stomach. This treatment takes about 2-3 hours to perform and takes about 2-6 weeks for recovery.
#2: Cellulaze Laser Treatment
Dealing with cellulite can be frustrating, especially when you’ve been eating clean and working out multiple times a week. You’ve been following your weight loss plan, but for some reason, there are stubborn areas where the cellulite won’t go away.
If you are looking for a way to get rid of stubborn cellulite without having to undergo long hours of invasive surgery, Cellulaze may be an option for you.
This FDA-approved laser treatment helps reduce cellulite’s appearance in some of the most common problem areas, including the legs, thighs, and buttocks. The most significant part about this new treatment is that it yields long-lasting results that last for years.
This treatment generally takes about 1-2 hours to perform, and it is performed under twilight sedation. Twilight sedation allows for a patient to still be conscious, but allows for a reduction in anxiety and a higher amount of pain is blocked, so the patient feels more comfortable during the procedure. Recovery time is minimal, but a period of rest and recovery should be anticipated following the procedure.
The best candidates for Cellulaze already live a healthy lifestyle by following a good diet and exercise regimen.
#3: Exilis Therapy
For those patients looking to tighten up the skin on their body and have a more toned, smooth contour, Exilis therapy might be for you!
Exilis Therapy is an excellent option for someone who follows a healthy diet and exercise plan but struggles with loose skin that won’t seem to tone, no matter what exercise they do. This treatment option helps with skin tightening and fat reduction and is clinically proven to help improve your skin texture.
This treatment works by exposing the skin to thermal waves that shrink the fat cells in the area. Most patients feel little to no discomfort throughout the process, making this an excellent option for someone looking to target certain stubborn areas without anesthesia or a lengthy recovery period afterward.
#4: Arm Contouring
The upper arm area can be one of the most challenging places to reduce and tone. Many patients report feeling uncomfortable in bathing suits, tank tops, and other short-sleeved clothing pieces because of their sagging upper arms. Many different factors can lead to sagging arms, including significant weight loss, genetics, and age.
Often, patients looking for a treatment option for their sagging upper arms are those who eat clean and work out at the gym, only to find that no matter how hard they try, nothing seems to be working to help tone the area.
Arm contouring has a high patient satisfaction rating and offers promising, long-lasting results. The procedure involves an underarm incision, which allows Dr. Keusch to remove excess fat and trim any excess skin in the area to help tighten and tone the area. This treatment option can help patients feel more confident and happy in their skin–and in dresses, tank tops, and other clothing pieces that show off their arms.
#5: Medial Thigh Lift
Patients who are struggling with the way their thighs look may benefit from a medial thigh lift. Simply put, this is an inner thigh lift procedure that helps reduce the look of skin and fat around the thigh area. Sagging skin in this area can happen for many reasons, including significant weight loss and aging.
Body image challenges can be difficult for many patients’ mental health. They may struggle with depression or anxiety, especially when having to go out in public. The medial thigh lift procedure can help patients deal with negative feelings associated with body image and help them feel more confident and happy. Patients who undergo this procedure may feel better about how they look in dresses and shorts and begin to wear them again!
The procedure involves an inner thigh incision. Your doctor will then adjust your inner thigh muscles, remove excess fat, and trim excess skin in the area. In the end, the incisions are closed, and you are left with slimmer, more youthful-looking thighs.
While liposuction remains a top procedure performed throughout the country with a high patient satisfaction rating, it is comforting to know several other treatments are available. These treatment options might be better suited for what you are trying to achieve. Talking to your doctor can help ensure you are choosing the right plan for you.
Take the Next Step
If you would like to learn more about different treatment options for weight loss, body contouring, and toning, give us a call or schedule a consultation. Dr. Keusch and her team are here to help you look and feel your very best!
Boca Raton Plastic Surgery Center serves the greater Boca Raton, FL area.