Looking in the mirror and picking apart our flaws is one of the worst ways we spend our time. From sagging skin to fatty deposits that just won’t go away with exercise, we are our own biggest critics. But rather than focus on what makes you self-conscious, take action with the team at U Plastic Surgery + Aesthetics! We offer the best body contouring treatments on the market to give you the sculpted body you deserve. Keep reading to learn more about how Dr. Tag can make your dreams come true.
What is body contouring?
As you age, your body grows and adapts to your lifestyle. You may gain weight, lose weight, become pregnant, or simply grow older, and these natural fluctuations are what allow you to live healthily. For better or for worse, however, all of these bodily changes affect how you look and feel about yourself. When your body shape begins to affect your self-image, it may be time to seek the help of a plastic surgeon like Dr. Tag for a body contouring procedure.
The term “body contouring” describes a range of procedures that sculpt the female or male body into its most flattering shape. This could include eliminating excess pockets of localized fat or removing sagging, deflated skin. These techniques define and sharpen the contours of your body while tightening underlying tissue and revealing your most flattering shape.
These procedures are a lifesaver when dieting or exercise don’t help you lose that extra layer of stubborn fat or if you’re self-conscious about your body after a pregnancy.
Who benefits from body contouring?
Okay, so you’re convinced that it’s time to get the body shape you’ve always wanted. What’s next? The best way to find out if you’re a good fit for a body contouring procedure is to visit Dr. Tag for a consultation at U Plastic Surgery + Aesthetics. However, you can check off a few key indicators in the meantime.
If you check off these items below, you’re a good candidate for body contouring.
You’re a Male or Female
This one is pretty easy to check off. It’s a common misconception that plastic surgery is only for women, but we’re here to tell you that it’s a two-way street. Getting the body of your dreams isn’t subjugated to one sex or another, so whether you’re a woman looking for a mommy makeover or a man looking to tone things up, U Plastic Surgery + Aesthetics has the treatment for you.
You Struggle to Lose Stubborn Body Fat
Do you find yourself dieting or jogging regularly without getting the results you’re looking for? It’s common for even the fittest men and women to struggle to lose stubborn body fat from all the locations they’re aiming for.
The problem is when you’re dieting, you can’t tell your body where to burn the fat. The same goes for exercise: you can work out all day long, but your body burns fat evenly (yes, even if you’re hitting those side crunches). You may have the muscle to show for it underneath that stubborn fat, but you may need body contouring treatment to bring it out.
You’re at a Steady, Ideal Weight
Although we use these methods to reduce fat in certain areas of the body, it’s important to understand that body contouring procedures are not intended as a fast track to weight loss. These surgeries are designed to target stubborn body fat that won’t go away with diet or exercise. Before you schedule your tummy tuck, liposuction, or mommy makeover, be sure you’re happy with your weight. We’ll help you sculpt from there.
What are the best body contouring treatments?
Everybody is different, and every body is too, which means you require a unique treatment plan that addresses your unique goals. U Plastic Surgery + Aesthetics offers a range of body contouring treatments to fit every need.
Over time, the muscles and skin surrounding your lower abdomen can become loose and saggy. A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, removes excess skin and tightens these muscles, giving you the toned body you’re looking for.
Don’t consider getting a tummy tuck unless you’re planning to maintain your same weight for an extended period. Further weight fluctuation can have a negative effect on the otherwise permanent effects of the procedure. You may want to delay getting a tummy tuck if you plan on getting pregnant in the future, if you have a BMI over 32, or if you smoke.
When diet and exercise aren’t working to get rid of those last few pounds, Dr. Tag may recommend a liposuction. This procedure uses a suction method that targets fatty areas like the abdomen, buttocks, hips, thighs, upper arms, and more. To give you a slimmed down, toned look, this procedure shapes your body the way you want it to.
Let Dr. Tag know if you suffer from diabetes, immune diseases, coronary artery disease, or a restricted blood flow. These conditions aren’t conducive to the surgery, and we may have to find an alternative.
If you’ve just had a baby, your body has just undergone a tremendous amount of stress. Growing a human can do that to you, but that doesn’t mean you have to live with the excess fat and skin forever! While you’re snuggling your new baby, consider treating yourself to a mommy makeover, too.
After a pregnancy, it’s common to develop fatty deposits that stick around for the long haul, especially around your abdomen, breasts, upper arms, and thighs. A mommy makeover is a fully customizable treatment plan with a series of potential procedures, including a tummy tuck, liposuction, breast lift, breast augmentation, or breast reduction. Talk to Dr. Tag to design the perfect plan for your needs!
Here for U
As a private, boutique practice in the Baltimore area, our passion is giving you your confidence back by making you feel good in your own body again. With our award-winning surgeon, Dr. Tag, you’ll be on the path to self-confidence in no time. Contact us today to schedule your body contouring consultation in Owings Mills!