The shape of your body is always changing. Sometimes on the journey to find your perfect look, the results can be dramatic in ways you hadn’t realized. In the case of losing a large amount of weight for health and aesthetic reasons, you may also be left with excess skin. This skin was stretched to accommodate your previously larger shape and may not be able to shrink back naturally fully. This problem is where Body Contouring comes in, and it can be solved in a variety of ways.  

Other types of body contouring procedures can work to change the shape of your body by reducing fat in desired areas and even adding it to others. Deciding to remove fat and skin or to tighten skin is up to the individual and their specific goals.

Why Choose Body Contouring?

Sometimes even with exercise and a healthy diet, the desired body shape is not achieved, and stubborn fat remains. In this case, minimal body contouring can be the final step in your beauty journey. In other cases, an individual lost significant amounts of fat quickly, and excess skin is left behind. Body Contouring can give you more confidence as you begin to feel happier in your skin and like your shape. 

What Kind of Body Contouring Procedures are Available?

Procedures to deal with sagging skin, loose skin after weight loss, excess fat cells, and other body shape grievances range from non-invasive to invasive.

Non-Invasive and Minimally Invasive

BodyTite: Eliminates fat using radiofrequency to melt fat cells. These cells are then sucked out in much the same way as traditional liposuction.

CoolSculpting: This treatment address problem areas by freezing fat cells. These cells die and then are naturally eliminated by the body. 

Vaser Liposelection: Vibration Amplification of Sound Energy at Resonance is a technique that emulsifies fatty tissue so it can be sucked away. These same fat cells can be reinjected in other parts of the body to build the desired contour. 

Laser Skin Resurfacing: This procedure destroys older layers of skin so that new layers will generate. Skin that has elasticity tightens, but this will not reduce large amounts of loose skin. 

Invasive

Body Lift: Also known as a belt lipectomy, this procedure corrects sagging body contours. Excess skin may be from weight loss, aging, or pregnancy. Surgery is required to remove excess skin and underlying fat. The skin is pulled tight into the desired placement. Liposuction can be performed at the same time. After surgery, bandages and fluid drain tubes provide recovery support. Scarring is expected, but your surgeon will place incisions in minimally visible areas. 

Liposuction: Large amounts of body fat can be removed through tiny incisions in the skin. With advances in technology, patients have choices in the type of liposuction procedure.  Recovery from this procedure will depend on the amount of fat needing removal. Bandages and support undergarments are used to aid healing. 

The board certified doctors in Mt. Juliet and Lebanon, Tennessee can help you decide what type of body contouring technique is right for you. Contact our office and get started on the road to a more confident you! With procedures ranging in intensity, there are many choices to help you create your dream body contour.