Body plastic surgery
Body contouring is a term that encompasses so many different modalities and operations that quite often patients get confused. In my mind its every effort to change the shape of the body, to address areas that are difficult to alter with diet or exercise.
It is definitely not a weight loss alternative. In fact it can be dangerous for the patients both physically and mentally to convince them that they can lose weight by doing surgery.
Physically because it has been proved by multiple studies that when we operate on overweight patients the possibility of complications raises significantly. Also we “educate” patients wrong by not guiding them to healthy eating and exercise as we should and we let them believe that they can eat anything and surgically remove it.
Two are the main reasons that make patients seek body contouring. Weight loss and pregnacy or pregnacies. What usually happens is that there is excess of skin and fat, resistant to diet and exercise that needs to be treated. Liposuction alone or in combination with excisional techniques is the way to go.
Another reason to choose body contouring or a body plastic surgery procedure is the fine tuning of body shape we can achieve these days as we can treat more aggressively and with great precision in Vaser 4D so patients can also benefit from true sculpting.