Body enhancement or body contouring is a blanket term for procedures that change the shape of the body, from removing excess fat to tightening loose and sagging skin. It includes surgical procedures such as liposuction or body lifts as well as non-surgical fat reduction and minimally invasive cosmetic procedures.
Cosmetic surgery can be defined as the surgical maintenance, enhancement, or restoration of one’s physical appearance. There are many reasons why someone would consider getting plastic surgery, including positive effects such as increased feelings of self-confidence and self-satisfaction.
At any age, feeling confident in your body, in and out of clothes, is fundamental to a positive self-image. Dr. Michelle Hardaway and her professional team at Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and Laser Center in Farmington Hills, MI a suburb of Detroit understands that how you feel about your image and appearance has a great impact on your personal and professional life. We are dedicated to helping you achieve your cosmetic Body Contouring enhancement goals.
Specializing in aesthetic and cosmetic / plastic surgery of the face, breast and body, Dr. Hardaway, is a member of ASPS and ASAPS and is Board Certified Plastic Surgeon and Medical Director of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and Laser Center. She offers a range of services for improving your image and appearance. Dr. Hardaway is committed to taking a personalized approach using honest communication to achieve successful results. Dr. Hardaway encourages direct questions and provides straight forward answers. She excels in using her expertise to help you choose the best available options so that you can achieve the image you desire with realistic expectations. Realistic goals result in higher patient satisfaction after surgery.
Body sculpting procedures can be either surgical or non-surgical. Surgical procedures such as liposuction, which will remove excess fat and sculpt the body
Examples of surgical body sculpting include liposuction, tummy tuck, Brazilian Butt lift, and body lift surgery. A Mommy Makeover surgery is a surgery that combines several types of body contouring surgery and is commonly performed after pregnancy and breast feeding. Reconstructive surgery such as scar revision are considered types of body sculpting as well.
Liposuction is a way to contour and sculpt the body, producing dramatic changes in a small amount of time by removing stubborn fatty deposits under the skin. Although liposuction is most often associated with the thighs and abdomen, liposuction can be performed on many places of the body, such as the thighs, abdomen, arms, back, and chin.
Body lift surgery is a tool to lift and tighten the skin and shape of various parts of the body. It removes excess skin and some fat and can be performed on both men and women. This is most commonly performed on the stomach, back, buttocks, or thighs. Body lifts can be customized to include the full body, mid body, or lower body.
A tummy tuck, also known as an abdominoplasty, is a surgical procedure that lifts and tightens the shape and contours of the abdomen. This procedure removes excess fat and skin and tightens the muscles on the abdomen.
A “mommy makeover” is a common term for a combination of procedures that address common side effects of pregnancy all over the body, including loose skin, stretched muscles, and sagging breasts. The procedures are all performed at the same time, so there is only one recovery period.
A Brazilian butt lift, also known as a BBL, is a surgical procedure that transfers fat from other parts of the body to the buttocks and shapes the butt. Fat is taken usually from the stomach, back, or thighs, and transferred to the butt. This gives the butt a rounder and fuller appearance, resulting in an overall curvier appearance.
Plastic surgery encompasses reconstructive surgery as well, such as tumor removal, laceration repair, maxillofacial surgery, and scar revision. Reconstructive surgery such as breast reconstruction and reconstruction after mastectomy are also body contouring surgery available.
Non-Surgical Body Sculpting
Minimally invasive cosmetic procedures are cosmetic procedures that alter the appearance and give results without major surgery. These can include smaller incisions, or procedures such as micro-needling or fillers that break the skin, but do not make incisions.
Procedures like Coolsculpting are non-invasive methods of fat removal. Coolsculpting is a procedure that uses cold temperatures to freeze unwanted fat cells. This can result in a twenty to twenty-five percent reduction of fat cells within one to three months of the procedure. Though it is not as effective as surgical procedures such as liposuction, it can be a good option for those who do not want surgery or want a less invasive procedure.
Sculpsure is a noninvasive laser technique used to contour the body. Warmth is used to destroy the fat cells instead of cold temperatures. It does not replace liposuction but can provide results for those who want less invasive techniques.
Spider vein treatment is another type of non-surgical body sculpting. Spider veins are small clusters or purple, blue, or red veins that can be seen on the legs. These can be hereditary, results of large changes to the body such as pregnancy or fluctuation in weight, a result of spending large amounts of time sitting or standing without moving.
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