Are you struggling to lose a couple extra inches around your waist and thighs? Are excess body fat and loose skin negatively affecting the appearance of areas of your body like your arms and stomach? Even if you follow a steady exercise regimen and eat a healthy diet, it can still be difficult to shed those few extra pounds that are keeping you from attaining your ideal body. Dieting and exercise are important for maintaining a healthy lifestyle, but if you still find yourself unable to achieve your ideal body shape, you are not alone.

Many people struggle with certain problem areas on their body, which can leave them feeling frustrated and discouraged. The effects of aging can make these areas even more difficult to address. Issues like skin laxity and weakening of the muscles further diminish the appearance of your body, and those issues cannot be corrected through dieting and exercise.

At Marietta Plastic Surgery we work with patients from all backgrounds and of all ages who express frustration with their inability to achieve a desired look, or at the gradual loss of a youthful appearance because of the effects that time and gravity have had on their skin and muscles. Regardless of your reason for wanting to undergo plastic surgery procedures to achieve your ideal shape, body contouring may be able to provide you with the help you need to get your body to look the way you want.

Appearance of Poor Body Tone

You may work hard to build up good muscle tone, but if excess skin or fatty tissue is hiding your musculature, no one will be able to see all of the hard work you have put into sculpting your body. Even just a little bit of excess fat and loose skin can make you appear overweight or can make your body features appear out of tone. Even if you exercise daily, you may still suffer from your grandmother’s hips and your mother’s thigh shape, because exercise cannot tighten your skin.

If the appearance of your body is suffering because of excess loose skin, you may choose to seek assistance from Marietta plastic surgeons. Our surgeons can address a number of problems, including if your body shape is negatively affected by:

  • Aging and skin laxity
  • Excessive skin after massive weight loss
  • Stubborn fat deposits

Regardless of the cause of your body shape, body contouring may help you gain the trim waist and tummy you can never seem to get at the gym, even after all of those hours of hard work you have put in.

Body Contouring Procedures

The definition of the contours of your body is an important aspect of your appearance. Smooth contours enhance the appeal of areas like your waist, thighs, and stomach and can significantly enhance the appeal of your figure.

A variety of procedures can help you target your trouble areas to enhance the contours of your body and make you appear younger and healthier. At Marietta Plastic Surgery, we offer surgical, minimally invasive, and non-surgical options, including:

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Any of these body contouring procedures may be used in conjunction with the others to help you define your body shape and reduce excessive skin or stubborn fat deposits. Liposuction is often incorporated as part of the other procedures and produces results with which our patients are invariably pleased. Liposuction is an important part of procedures like an arm lift, tummy tuck, and thigh lift because it allows for the removal of excess fat, thus helping to provide tighter and smoother results.

Body contouring may be performed to help you achieve your ideal shape after working hard to meet your goal weight. However, patients also often choose to undergo body contouring procedures to help them kick-start a healthier lifestyle or exercise regime. You should always discuss your fitness goals and intentions with your plastic surgeon before undergoing your procedure in order to avoid injury or infection that may be caused by doing too much too soon after surgery.

It is also important that you commit to and maintain a healthy and active lifestyle after your body-contouring procedure. Gaining weight after your procedure has the potential to permanently negate the results of your procedure.

We also recommend that women who plan on becoming pregnant wait until they no longer plan on having children before undergoing any body-contouring procedures. The rapid weight gain that occurs during pregnancy can negatively impact your results.

To learn more about our plastic surgery procedures or to schedule your body-contouring consultation with one of our board-certified* plastic surgeons, please contact Marietta Plastic Surgery today. One of our surgeons will perform a thorough examination of the areas of your body you are looking to improve so that we can provide you with the personalized care and results you are looking for. Our office welcomes patients from all backgrounds in the Marietta, Atlanta, Woodstock, and surrounding areas of Georgia.