With the image of perfection being constantly projected everywhere we look, the standards of beauty have understandably risen in today’s world. A tight body, a flawless contour, a full butt, and perky breasts are just a few of the features that are considered enviable in modern society. However, these things are not always achievable, particularly when age, genetics, and other factors come into play. Fortunately, cosmetic surgery now offers men and women the ability to address almost any physical concern and get closer than ever to having the body of their dreams.
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jeffrey LaGrasso is proud to offer a long list of highly beneficial and effective cosmetic body contouring procedures for his Miami, FL patients who are looking to perfect their bikini bodies just in time for summer, or all year round.
What is cosmetic body contouring?
Surgical body sculpting, also known as body contouring, is an umbrella term which applies to several different procedures that are designed to remove excess fat or skin from various areas of the body in order to produce a smoother, more appealing contour.
What procedures are included in cosmetic body contouring?
During your initial consultation, Dr. LaGrasso will thoroughly evaluate your case and discuss your concerns at length in order to come up with a custom surgical plan that is tailored to meet your individual goals. Your cosmetic body contouring procedure may include different surgeries and techniques than other patients' procedures depending on your specific areas of concern. Some of the most common and beneficial procedures used during cosmetic body contouring include:
Tummy tuck: A surgical procedure designed to remove excess skin from the abdomen and tighten the underlying abdominal muscles
Thigh lift: A common after weight loss surgery that removes loose skin from the thigh and tightens the remaining skin
Liposuction: The surgical removal of stubborn fat deposits using a handheld cannula
VASER Hi-Def Liposuction: A specialized technique offered by Dr. LaGrasso to remove both deep and superficial fat in order to reveal the underlying lean muscle
Fat transfer: A method in which a patient’s own fat is removed from one area of the body and injected into another – usually the butt or breasts – to increase volume and enhance the area’s contour
In addition to these surgical body sculpting techniques, there are several other procedures that can be used to tweak various areas of the body and achieve a stunning overall contour. Dr. LaGrasso is highly knowledgeable when it comes to cosmetic body contouring and can recommend the most appropriate treatment(s) for you.
Who is a candidate for cosmetic body contouring?
The procedures included in body contouring can benefit almost anyone, but they are certainly popular among a few key groups, including:
Patients who have undergone a significant weight loss transformation
Women who have gone through pregnancy and childbirth
Older men and women who have excess skin due to aging
However, there is no perfect age or weight to undergo cosmetic body contouring. In general, candidates for the procedure should be non-smokers who are at a healthy and sustainable weight, but have stubborn pockets of fat or excess skin they would like to address. The best way to determine if cosmetic body contouring is right for you is to be evaluated by a qualified, certified, and experienced Miami, FL plastic surgeon like Dr. LaGrasso.
Is there an alternative to surgical body contouring?
Choosing to undergo cosmetic surgery is understandably a big decision, and it is only natural for patients to explore all of their options and wonder about nonsurgical alternatives. While there are some noninvasive body contouring treatments available on the market today, none are able to produce the dramatic, reliable, and long-lasting results that can be achieved with surgical procedures such as a tummy tuck, liposuction, or fat grafting. When you are beginning to research the procedures and surgeons you are interested in, make sure to look at reviews and browse before-and-after photo galleries to help you get a better idea of what results may be possible.
If you are interested in learning more about how you can rid yourself of excess skin, pounds, and inches to finally get the bikini body of your dreams, call our convenient Miami, FL office and schedule your consultation with world-renowned plastic surgeon Dr. Jeffrey LaGrasso today!