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BODY CONTOURING




The features of the human body are arranged in various proportions. Studies have shown that certain proportions are considered ideal. Body Contouring is the term used to label the procedures through which we improve the proportions of the body, altering its shape. Our aim is to make the body’s appear more attractive and symmetrical.

When a person does not have symmetrical bodily proportions and provided they are troubled by their image, they may seek the aid of plastic surgery, in order to better conform their body to the correct proportions, or at least a close approximation.

A plastic surgeon may employ a variety of techniques in order to achieve the desired results, such as liposuction, fat implants, the use of inserts, the use of injectable materials, etc.


LIPOSUCTION AND BODY CONTOURING

The most basic method employed by plastic surgeons to perform body contouring is the well-known liposuction.
Liposuction aims to remove localized fat and thus smooth down the surfaces of the body. Over the past few years, new methods of liposuction, such as laser liposuction and power assisted liposuction (PAL), have been added to the arsenal of plastic surgery, and as such liposuction is becoming increasingly effective, and requires less time spent in recovery.

FAT IMPLANTS AND BODY CONTOURING

Far, which is obtained via liposuction, can be processed and deposited in areas where there is a deficiency, via a fat implant.

In recent years, the method of fat implants has evolved, having become increasingly undamaging to fat cells. When fat cells are implanted, a fraction of them is absorbed while the rest remains permanently in place. Newer methods of obtaining and processing fat allow for larger portions of the implanted fat to remain permanently.
This has helped solve several problems, as fat is provided by the organism in normally quite sizeable amounts, therefore providing us with large quantities of material to use in filling in even the larger surfaces.




INSERTS AND BODY CONTOURING

Another effective method of body contouring is depositing inserts. These inserts tend to be silicone inserts. Over the years, the manufacturing of inserts has improved, and as such appropriate inserts are being developed for more and more areas of the body. As the review process is very strict, we can assume that inserts manufactured by trustworthy companies are safe to use.

Inserts can be deposited via a small incision that will not leave a particularly large mark. Inserts may be deposited in the breasts, the buttocks, and the calves, but also more rarely in areas such as the stomach, the male breast, the upper arms and various other parts of the body.


THE USE OF INJECTABLE MATERIALS IN BODY CONTOURING

Hyaluronic acid
is a material that has been developed over the last few years and has by now also found a use in body contouring. It is possible to obtain hyaluronic acid that had been manufactured especially for the body and can provide an easy solution where there is a need for bulk.

ALTERNATIVE METHODS OF BODY CONTOURING

Apart from the aforementioned methods, a plastic surgeon may employ alternative methods in order to achieve symmetrical bodily proportions. Buttock lifts, breast lifts, thigh lifts, and even abdominoplasty or “tummy tucks” may be considered methods that can aid body contouring.

An increasingly large number of methods are developing, as far as body contouring and altering bodily proportions is concerned, making this an easier and more effective procedure.