Dr. Drake Vincent from Vincent Surgical Arts tells us how body sculpting or contouring may be the solution to helping us reach our goals.
Weight gain, hormone imbalances, pregnancy and aging can cause unwanted fat deposits and bulges. Body sculpting is often the only option for some people to reach their ideal body shape. It works best for people who are close to their ideal weight, but just can’t get the bulges to go away. It generally involves three procedures: Liposuction, Abdominoplasty or “tummy tuck” and breast augmentation.
Liposuction is a cosmetic surgery technique that can enhance the appearance of men and women of all ages while boosting self esteem. This procedure is not for obese people. It is not meant to replace good eating and exercise habits, or to counter obesity; however, liposuction can offer help to remove unwanted fatty deposits in many areas of the body – most commonly in the thighs, hips, abdomen, buttocks, knees, ankles, calves and arms. They are also found in the facial areas such as the chin, cheeks, jowls and neck. The best candidates for liposuction are healthy men and women with good skin elasticity and realistic expectations for liposuction, meaning that improvement, not always perfection, is the goal. The fatty bulges should be localized to a few areas and the individual should be near their ideal body weight. Cellulite, or waffled skin, will not be cured by liposuction.
A tummy tuck is a surgical procedure that removes the excess wrinkled skin and fatty tissue from the abdomen and tightens abdominal muscles. The best candidate for this surgery has relatively normal weight, weak muscles and excess skin. The surgery is particularly helpful to women who, through multiple pregnancies, have stretched their abdominal muscles and skin beyond the point where they can return to normal.
Breast augmentation (or enlargement) is generally performed on women with underdeveloped breasts or on women who have experienced a decrease in breast size or shape due to pregnancy or weight loss. The surgery consists of lifting the breast tissue and placing an envelope containing a soft, natural-feeling implant material underneath.
To find out more about the procedures offered at Vincent Surgical Arts, visit www.vincentsurgicalarts.com. When you decide you may want to do something, give them a call at 801-942-1111 and schedule a consultation. Studio 5 viewers who book a procedure before July 1st will get 10% off.
Address: 6710 So. Blackstone Rd., Suite 201 in Cottonwood Heights