We are well into Spring and pushing toward the summer months. Yes, we are getting closer to warm weather and less clothing! It’s that time of year when many women ask themselves if their body is ready for display.
Body contouring procedures are popular in the Spring – and why not? Summer clothing and swimwear will expose more of you – so, now is the time to prepare if you haven’t already.
Here are some procedures which trend in the Springtime. Some treat target areas while other can resolve to sculpt multiple areas of the body which need help.
This procedure is a great way to diminish unwanted fat bulges in places your diet and exercise plan has little success. The procedure is non-invasive and literally freezes the fat away. Cool – huh? No incisions, no wound healing, and no anesthesia. Recovery time is zero, so you can have the procedure at lunch and return to work right after.
There may be some temporary redness, but that diminishes within a few hours. The procedure is so comfortable you can read a book, watch TV, or take a nap during treatment.
Results gradually start to show within a few weeks and continue to improve for the months which follow. Now, don’t get too excited if you think this is a great way to lose weight – it’s not! It’s a body contouring procedure designed to take away stubborn fat pads in targeted areas, and NOT a weight loss procedure.
CoolSculpting® is a great procedure to eliminate excess fat around the abdomen, thighs, lower back, buttocks, upper arm, and can even treat a double chin.
Although CoolSculpting is a great way to remove unwanted fat from target areas, some patients need more help with their body contouring goals. Liposuction is an aesthetic surgical procedure which vacuums excess fat with a small instrument (cannula) through tiny incisions. The procedure is less invasive than most plastic surgeries and requires less downtime as well.
Although a great standalone procedure, surgeons combine liposuction with other cosmetic procedures to optimize results.
But why would someone choose Liposuction over CoolSculpting if they both do the same thing and CoolSculpting is less invasive? Because liposuction is more aggressive in removing fat, provides results quicker, and often requires only one session. The results of liposuction are more dramatic, but the procedure requires incisions and a recovery period.
So, which one is best for you? You can find the answer to that question during a consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon who offers both procedures.
When abdominal muscles lose flexibility and firmness due to pregnancy or weight fluctuation, and excess skin sags around the belly, this may keep those desired summer clothes on the rack or in the closet. A tummy tuck restores youthful contours to the abdominal area while smoothing the skin surface as well. This procedure is popular with mothers who deal with excess skin and its underlying tissue which has lost support.
When considering a tummy tuck, you must set aside the time for the surgery and recovery. This procedure is one of the more extensive plastic surgeries and will require as much as six to eight weeks recovery. So, to prepare for the summer, it is advisable to start the process as soon as possible.
The procedure removes excess fat and skin while pulling together and tightening the abdominal muscles. The results are a tighter, leaner tummy with a smoother skin surface. Although results are not completely evident for a few months, you will be well into recovery by the time summer arrives.
Nothing is more concerning to a woman’s body-esteem than the contour and appearance of her breasts. When their appearance is not optimal, cosmetic surgery can be beneficial. There are multiple breast surgery procedures to help women who wish to improve their breast contour. Here are the most popular:
This breast surgery is designed to accentuate the bustline and provide breast firmness. The procedure can also correct asymmetry, restore volume, and provide larger breasts. Breast augmentation utilizes implants, either silicone or saline, to enhance shape and size.
Today, women are focusing on achieving a breast contour which fits their body type. You can formulate this solution during a consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon.
A breast lift improves breast elevation and restores the youthful perkiness of a young bustline. Breast lift surgery raises and reshapes sagging breasts and can reduce the size of the dark pigment area around the nipple (areola).
Most women over 40 need a breast lift because of age and gravity. This procedure can be done concurrently with a breast augmentation.
Breast Augmentation with a Breast Lift
Many women decide to kill two birds with one procedure and enhance their breasts while giving them a lift. This decision can have a huge impact on breast appearance without drastically extending the recovery time.
A qualified plastic surgeon will recommend combining the procedure when practical, to ensure the best results for their patient.
Overly large breasts can upset a woman’s feminine figure and may also be uncomfortable for her body to support. They can also affect breathing and cause skeletal deformities.
Breast reduction will make the breasts firmer, lighter, smaller. Doing so will balance the woman’s body contour and eliminate much of her discomfort. It can also reduce the size of the areola.
Summer is the time for swimsuits, sleeveless blouses, summer dresses, and tank tops. Nothing accentuates these outfits more than sleek and slender arms. However, excess skin in the upper arm area may keep a woman from the benefits of these cooler, more comfortable warm weather outfits.
An Arm Lift will remove excess skin to the upper arm, providing a thin and balanced arm contour.
A body lift utilizes multiple body contouring surgeries to achieve an improved balance and shape to the abdomen, hips, buttocks and thigh areas. This procedure is designed as a post-bariatric surgery to resolve excess skin and fat issues after massive weight loss.
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Summer vacations, beach visits, and spring events like graduations and weddings, always bring out the cameras. And whether you’re ready or not, pictures will emerge while you pose or when you’re unaware. That’s why a beautiful smiling face is always important when presenting yourself at these spring and summer events.
Here are some aesthetic procedures which you can quickly access to enhance your facial beauty:
A HydraFacial provides young-looking, hydrated, clear skin with immediate, visible results and no downtime. The treatment customizes your skin easily and is safe for all skin types. HydraFacial treats fine lines and wrinkles, congested pores, and hyperpigmentation.
HydraFacial uses a patented Vortex system which effectively allows its beneficial ingredients to penetrate deep into the lower layers of underlying skin tissue.
This skin rejuvenation procedure removes the thin surface layer of skin to provide improved skin tone and texture. The procedure is optimal skin care because it can be individualized to fit your unique skin issues.
It uses laser technology to get your skin ready for summer fun and beyond.
Laser Skin Resurfacing
Laser skin resurfacing minimizes fine lines and wrinkles, mostly around the eyes and mouth. However, it is also effective in diminishing uneven pigmentation and facial scars.
This advanced skin care treatment promotes the skin’s natural healing process by increasing the regeneration of collagen and elastin. The healing process starts when the treatment begins.
Microneedling is state-of-the-art technology which tightens skin and treats fine lines and wrinkles, surgical scarring, and stretch marks with minimal downtime.
When horizontal forehead lines or crow’s feet have unexpectedly presented themselves during the fall and winter, this minimally invasive injectable treatment can diminish fine lines and wrinkles caused by dynamic expressions (smiling or laughing).
Botox® treatments are quick and the results soon noticeable. Because of this, it is no wonder why Botox® is the most popular cosmetic procedure in the world.
These products include Juvederm®, Restylane®, and Kybella®. Patients ask for these treatments to restore volume to cheeks and lips and to diminish a double chin. Each treatment is minimally invasive, comfortable, requires no downtime, and provides quick results.
Skin Care Products
Good skin care includes using products which help maintain a youthful, healthy skin glow. Summer months include events which are outdoors and wearing clothes which expose more skin. It is critical to have a plan in place to alter the effects of sun and wind exposure to ensure skin health and beauty.
The skin care products at The Plastic Surgery Center of Nashville are guaranteed by their manufacturers to be highly effective. These products are not only essential to protect your skin, but also are great for post-surgery skin care and ensuring proper incision recovery.
The lines we carry are designed to meet any lifestyle and need. They include:
- Revision® Skincare
- Elta MD®
- Skin Better Science®