Many people are nowadays choosing to have procedures that apportion the body in a way that is appealing to them. The process is referred to as body contouring and is carried out by highly skilled cosmetic surgeons. The procedure is intended to shape and smoothen various parts of the body so that the body appears attractive. It can be carried out on the hips and thighs, the area around the neck and the chin as well as the waist and abdomen. The procedure involves the removal of excessive fat deposits around these areas through a surgical procedure known as liposuction. Another procedure known as lipo injection or fat reduction involves the injection of the fat previously removed into body parts that need to be enhanced such as the face or buttocks.
Body contouring should not be taken as a means of managing and eliminating body weight. It should therefore not be used by those experiencing obesity as a short cut to remove the excess fat from the body. It is only applicable for getting rid of the extra fatty deposits that are normally too stubborn to be removed by other weight management procedures.Body contouring normally works well for people whose body weight is about 30% more than their normal average weight but with a fat issue that refuses to go away despite a rigorous exercise program and healthy diet.
When one undergoes a body contouring procedure, they take some time before they get healed and can resume normal life. Liposuction and lipoinjection are surgical procedures that involve the cutting up of skin to access the fatty deposits. As such, after the procedure, the patient will need to take care so that they do not cause the wound to open up again. A bed rest is normally recommended with the appropriate medication to manage pain. This will accelerate recovery.
The effects of the body contouring process can be long lasting if only the patient takes time to ensure healthy living. A proper diet, coupled with a regular exercise program is guaranteed to maintain the body in the desired shape and fitness. If this is not adhered to, there are higher chances of the fat redepositing itself and causing the body to lose its shape again.
It's, however, important to note that body contouring and other cosmetic surgical procedures are usually not covered by health insurance. Most health insurance providers shy away from covering the procedures because they are on-demand. It would therefore be important look for alternative sources of funds before signing up for the procedure to ensure that you are capable of paying for it yourself.