Though body contouring has gained much popularity in the last few years, many people don’t have a clear idea about what it is or how it works. Well this can be considered to be an umbrella term that covers a wide range of procedures and surgeries intended to redefine, reshape, tone, tighten as well as improve the appearance of different parts of your body.

Body Contouring

Body Contouring

Body contouring is a wide category that includes various procedures such as abdominal etching, implants, liposuction, fat transfer, abdominoplasty, SmartLipo, laser lipolysis, Body Jet liposculpture, full body lift and so on. These contour the shape of your body but are not considered weight loss procedures.

If you are excessively overweight, you should lose weight first before doing body contouring procedures. Many do the HCG True Diet and lose 20 to 40 pounds in 12 weeks and love it. You do a 500 calorie a day diet yet feel fine while you shed the pounds. The program is medically monitored and set up to make sure your health is maintained.

Some people who are massively overweight elect a surgical path for weight loss. More and more people are doing weight loss procedures these days. Lap band placement and gastric bypass have become quite common among people wish to lose weight. People who have lost most of the excess weight are some of the most suitable candidates for body contouring. These people turn to surgeons for body contouring because dramatic weight loss results in disfigured body.

When one loses weight drastically it results in excess skin that has lost tone and elasticity. The extraneous skin spoils the appearance after weight loss and this is where the importance of body contouring comes in. Weight loss patients opt for body contouring in order to reshape as well as tighten the affected areas.

If you wish to undergo body contouring, body lifting procedures can be advised because drastic weight loss affects more than one area. These may include tummy tucks, arm tucks, breast lifts and others. When the appearances of several areas are needed to be improved dramatically, a full body lift may be the best choice. Going for a full body lift will give you a complete look.

Before you go for body contouring, make sure to consult an experienced surgeon who can suggest which procedure will be ideal for you.

If you want more information on body contouring procedure, visit Dr. Robert True’s office (see the address at http://www.truemd.com/ ) or call 817-399-8783.