Throughout much of 2020, we had very little on our minds outside of how to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The time spent indoors and away from our normal routines was challenging in many ways. One was how to stay fit, or even feel motivated to stay fit, in the midst of a global pandemic. After such a time, this past year seems to have literally raced by. As we look ahead into 2022, we’re hopeful for an increasing amount of normalcy, including how we take care of our health and well-being. If you’re like a lot of people (ok, the vast majority of us!), you may have put on a few pounds as we’ve navigated a new way of living. While the idea of quick weight loss sounds nice, it’s a far better idea to find something that is sustainable. Ultimately, healthy habits can help shed unwanted pounds while, at the same time, providing us with more energy and vitality. Still, we know how important it is to see some reward for our effort. That’s where body contouring treatments come in.
Body contouring targets fat where you don’t want it and leaves fat where you do. As a result, a good body contouring treatment can enhance all the right curves in all the right places. No wonder this area of plastic surgery is one of the most popular! According to research, undergoing a body contouring procedure can stimulate a person to take better care of themselves going forward. Eating right and exercising feel more satisfying and less like a chore when the goal is to maintain rather than correct. Here, we discuss some of our body contouring options that can help you jump right into your most beautiful year.
Liposuction is sometimes referred to as liposculpture. Why? Because the board-certified surgeon with a discerning eye is sculpting through fat removal. This minimally-invasive procedure allows patients to emphasize the features they like the most and make trouble-spots disappear. Liposuction can reduce that FUPA and squishy belly. It can sculpt the lower buttocks area and slim the thighs, love handles, back, and more. With downtime lasting only a week or two, liposuction can be a rewarding form of body contouring.
For many people, fat reduction isn’t quite enough. As a result of weight alone, pregnancy, aging, or all of the above, the midsection can become extremely loose and saggy. Laxity and excess tissue and fat in the lower abdomen are common problems that affect how clothing fits and feels. Abdominoplasty can be performed alongside liposuction as needed, or as an independent procedure, to tighten the muscle and skin for a flat, youthful belly.
Dr. Jennifer Walden and Daniela Atencio provide outstanding patient care to surgical patients, while our staff of board-certified cosmetic specialists performs a wide variety of nonsurgical body contouring treatments. Contact us at 512.328.4100 to schedule your visit to our Austin office.