After months of diet and spot exercising, you still may be left with stubborn areas of fat or loose skin. No matter how hard you try, the fat will not disappear. While exercise will help tone your muscles, it may not help with removing certain areas of fat. Fortunately, spot reduction can be achieved with the help of an experienced plastic surgeon. Dr. Stutman could help you achieve your cosmetic goals with body contouring procedures.
While body contouring can remove excess stubborn areas of fat, it is not a weight loss solution. After you have achieved your goal weight, body contouring in Fountain Hills may help put the finishing touches on the silhouette you have been looking for.
What Is Body Contouring?
Body contouring procedures are designed to help people who have achieved their goal weight remove targeted areas of fat and create the shape they are looking for. These procedures target fat cells from specific areas of the body.
Your body produces the number of fat cells you will have for the rest of your life early on. When you gain weight, your fat cells enlarge, and when you lose weight, those same fat cells shrink. Body contouring procedures help remove and destroy fat cells in targeted areas of your body. These fat cells cannot be regenerated and will not reappear, meaning the results from your body contouring procedure at our Fountain Hills office will be permanent.
Types of Body Contouring Procedures
Body contouring procedures can benefit patients who have lost a lot of weight and are looking to remove excess skin or tighten underlying musculature. Body contouring treatments include buttocks lifts, arm lifts, and tummy tucks. While addressing these cosmetic concerns, Dr. Stutman can remove areas of unwanted fat and excess skin as well as tighten the underlying muscle during a tummy tuck.
Women who are finished having children often request a procedure called a mommy makeover. This combination of procedures addresses the areas of the body that are most impacted by pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Liposuction typically is an outpatient procedure and can often be performed without general anesthesia. During the procedure, the surgeon makes a small incision through which they slide a small cannula that is attached to a machine that uses suction to remove the fat cells.
Liposuction can be used on nearly any part of the body but is most commonly requested for the thighs, buttocks, waist, abdomen, and arms. Liposuction can be done alone or in combination with other procedures to help remove excess fat.
Liposuction is minimally invasive and one of the most requested body contouring procedures. Over the last two decades, advances in technology have resulted in shorter recovery times and fewer side effects, such as swelling and bruising. Dr. Stutman can tell you more about liposuction and your recovery during your body contouring consultation in Fountain Hills.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Body Contouring
People who are good candidates for body contouring procedures have reached a healthy weight and are committed to maintaining it. While body contouring can remove targeted fat cells, gaining weight or losing more than 20 pounds can alter your results. Men and women who want to take a few inches off a specific area of their body, such as their thighs, waist, or stomach, will find body contouring procedures in Fountain Hills helpful.
Dr. Stutman may also ask you to make lifestyle changes, such as stopping smoking and alcohol four weeks before and after the procedure. This helps speed healing and reduces the risk of anesthesia or infection during a surgical procedure or minimally invasive procedure like liposuction.
Schedule Your Body Contouring Appointment in Fountain Hills
When you have worked hard to achieve your goal weight but still do not have the silhouette you were hoping for, Dr. Stutman can help. Learn more about your options and how these procedures can help you achieve your aesthetic goals. Call our office today to schedule your consultation for body contouring in Fountain Hills.