With summer in full swing, many patients may feel that they are still not ready to break out their swimsuits. Whether you are struggling with excess fat or sagging skin, it comes as no surprise that many men and women look into plastic surgery so they can look and feel confident. If you are interested in attaining your best summer body, Dr. Alexander offers many body contouring procedures, including liposuction, Smartlipo™, and tummy tuck surgery, to help his patients achieve their aesthetic goals and enjoy some fun in the sun.
When Should You Consider Surgery?
If you are interested in a body contouring procedure, the best time to undergo plastic surgery is in the winter or spring. Because each patient may heal differently, undergoing surgery before the summer will give you enough time to heal and recover. Extensive procedures such as liposuction, Smartlipo™, or tummy tuck surgery may require lengthy recovery periods that can take anywhere from three weeks to six months. Bruising and swelling can also occur after your surgery, and it can even prolong your recovery time. While you may be able to resume normal activities weeks after your surgery, it may take a few months for your final results to become visible.
Sometimes diet and exercise may not be able to eliminate localized pockets of fat that remain on the body, no matter how hard you try. Liposuction can provide patients with a toned and fit figure that will allow them to feel comfortable in their swimwear. This procedure can eliminate unwanted fat deposits on the arms, thighs, back, abdomen, and buttocks to help achieve a more slender appearance.
Smartlipo™ is a safe, laser-assisted procedure that can eliminate fat by heating and liquefying fat cells. Patients with an excess amount of lingering fat can benefit from this treatment. Smartlipo™ can also increase collagen production for a tighter and more toned appearance.
Tummy Tuck Surgery
Tummy tuck surgery, also known as abdominoplasty, can correct muscle laxity and remove sagging skin that has developed from weight loss, pregnancy, or aging. It can also be combined with liposuction to remove fat deposits for a slimmer and toned figure that will make you feel beautiful and confident about your appearance during the summer.
To determine if you are a good candidate for our body contouring procedures, please contact our office at (954) 589-0722 or schedule a consultation online.