To be honest, there are a number of ways to lose weight; and the internet is filled to the brim with various diets to help you shed those few extra pounds. The problem is that not all so-called magical weight loss tips are a be-all, end-all solution for everyone; and people may end up gaining more weight in the process.
What if I told you that getting in shape is not as hard as you may think it is, and that maybe you just haven’t found that one method that would work best for your body? Here, I will introduce you to a method that has become all the more popular in the last couple of years.
You may have heard people call this method by its second name, body sculpting. It should be noted that this method is not about losing weight, rather it is about shaping your body according to how you want it to look. The objective of this method is not to help you gain or lose two or three, or more pounds, it is about carving your body and getting rid of those problem areas you just cannot get rid of no matter how much you exercise or count calories. That stubborn belly fat is a great example.
While it might seem very difficult to get rid of belly fat, it is not that impossible. I can tell you that most people are using body contouring just to get rid of this stubborn part of their body.
The following parts where fat accumulates can be reshaped with Body Contouring:
If you’ve made it this far, thank you! Most people mistake body contouring with liposuction, and try to steer clear of it. Well, they’re not entirely wrong, as Liposuction does fall under the same category. What many might not know is that body contouring is made up of different surgical and nonsurgical methods, and liposuction is just one of those methods. These methods have their advantages and disadvantages, and each caters to a different group of patients with different needs and different areas of concern. Below, I will give you a brief introduction to both surgical and nonsurgical body contouring:
Don’t be afraid of the word “surgery.” Surgical body contouring is one of the most effective ways to reshape your body, but we only recommend it to the patients who are comfortable with undergoing this procedure, and have done their research into its pros and cons, as it may have some side effects due to the use of sedative drugs. Do consult your physician or surgeon to make sure if surgical body contouring is right for you.
On the day of the surgery, your surgeon, while marking the targeted areas of your body, will once again explain the procedure to you and ask if you have any concerns or questions. After that, you will either be put under general anesthesia or injected a local anesthetic, depending on the procedure. The surgeon will begin by making small cuts into your skin and suctioning the excess fat. Then the surgeon will reshape your skin based on what you have agreed upon during previous visits. The process will usually take about an hour.
Not all people are comfortable with this method of surgery. If you are among those people, I highly recommend you to take a look at the following non-surgical methods:
Non-surgical body contouring includes four types of fat reduction techniques that are briefly explained here:
It is important to note that surgical body contouring has always been the most effective way to get rid of excess body fat. However, you should try to adopt a healthier post-surgery lifestyle, as the fat cells might grow back if you don’t change your old eating habits. We recommend consulting your surgeon or a certified dietitian after any body contouring procedure.
People may have different reactions towards surgery and even get confused when deciding to choose between the surgical and non-surgical methods. Their mindset, as well as their pain tolerance, are the two very important factors at play when it comes to choosing either of the two methods. Surgical body contouring, as the name itself suggests, is a minimally-invasive procedure that requires ample recovery time and is not entirely painless. The relative pain should be taken into account when deciding to choose this method of body contouring. Ask yourself if you can tolerate and deal with the pain after the procedure. If you cringe at the mere thought of having to endure the pain, then the surgical method is not for you. If you choose the non-surgical method, however, you are very likely to only experience some redness and itching in the affected area.
In the present article, I gave you a brief introduction to the surgical and non-surgical ways of fat reduction, known as body contouring. Note that these two methods are only used for fat reduction and reshaping your body, meaning that you will only lose a few pounds. If you want to stay fit and healthy, you should consider regular exercise and a healthy diet.