Have continuous efforts toward dieting and exercise left you with problem areas that are flabby and untoned? Many people become discouraged when working out does not provide them with ideal results and undergo body contouring procedures to help them obtain the shape they desire. A variety of body contouring procedures are performed by Dr. Steven Carp, M.D., F.A.C.S., at his Green and Beachwood, OH clinics to help Akron, Cleveland and Canton-area patients become firmer and more toned.
What Is Body Contouring?
People often grow dissatisfied with the appearance of their body as they grow older. Body contouring is a set of procedures that can tighten and smooth skin, reduce fat, and develop contours in parts of the body where exercise and diet have not helped. Body contouring involves the modification of one or more body parts to enhance them with a more toned, slimmer appearance.
Some common body contouring procedures include the following:
- Arm Lift
- Body Lift
- Lower Body Lift
- Post-Bariatric Surgery
- Mommy Makeover
- Thigh Lift
- Tummy Tuck
- Mini Tummy Tuck
How Is Body Contouring Performed?
There is no single answer to this question, as each case is unique. It can be performed differently, depending upon the precise area you would like firmed and toned, as well as the particulars of your individual anatomy. Fat transfer and liposuction are two of the most common techniques of body contouring. Dr. Carp may also need to trim additional skin to assist in the tightening of certain areas. Some problem areas may benefit from a mixture of techniques to produce desirable results. At your initial consultation, the precise method of body contouring will be discussed.
What Are the Benefits of Body Contouring?
Some body areas may be harder to tone and firm than others, regardless of your diet and exercise routine. Body contouring allows you to have a fitter appearance when conventional methods such as diet and exercise prove unsuccessful. It is not meant to replace exercise and weight loss, but rather to complement your efforts.
Body contouring can be particularly helpful to anyone who has lost a great amount of weight recently. Being overweight can stretch the skin, and when that weight is lost, the skin remains stretched. Because this skin cannot be reduced naturally, it must be removed surgically.
Is Body Contouring Right for Me?
Body contouring may be right for you if your body displays visible signs of aging, such as sagging skin, or you have areas of the body that are unresponsive to diet and exercise. Dr. Carp will inform you of the pros and cons of each procedure. We advise our patients of two things when considering body contouring. First, significant scars can be expected with many of the procedures. Second, if you fail to follow a healthy diet and exercise routine, you may gain back the fat you lost.
How Much Do Body Contouring Procedures Cost?
Body contouring procedures are considered to be elective, so most insurance providers won’t cover the costs. To help make body contouring procedures affordable and accessible for everyone, Carp Cosmetic Surgery Center offers financing options. We also accept cash, personal checks, and major credit cards.
Problem areas don’t have to be a problem, when body contouring procedures are available to help you slim and tone. If you’re in the Akron, Cleveland, Canton, Green or Beachwood, OH, area, contact Carp Cosmetic Surgery Center to schedule a consultation with board-certified surgeon Dr. Steven Carp.