7 Body Contouring Myths
If you are tired of exercising and dieting and not reaching the figure you desire, you can find help with your problem through contouring. Contouring helps eliminate fat deposits at certain areas which exercise and diet seem to have no effect. However, there are some myths surrounding body contouring which are better dispelled if you are considering the procedure.
Myth # 1: Body contouring helps you lose weight.
False. Contouring can remove localized excess fat or skin resultant of extreme weight loss, child birth, etc. Significant weight loss is better achieved through alternative methods, such as diet and exercise.
Myth # 2: Body contouring is not common.
False. In the United States, Contouring is one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries performed for both men and women.
Myth # 3: Body contouring helps remove cellulite.
False. Attempts to remove cellulite through contouring procedures have not proven effective and will often worsen the situation.
Myth # 4: Body contouring requires multiple-day hospitalizations.
False. Typically, body contouring is done on an outpatient basis. Depending on the amount of fat to be removed, the procedure can be completed within a few hours’ time.
Myth # 5: Body contouring is a very painful procedure with high risk of bleeding and infection.
False. The term ‘body contouring’ is inclusive of several different procedures, including SmartLipo (laser liposuction), tummy tucks, and breast augmentation or reduction. The proper surgeon will perform these with the most modern techniques available, which ensure least possible pain, bleeding and infections.
Myth # 6: Contouring is an expensive procedure.
Again, the concept of contouring includes several different procedures from which a patient chooses, all dependent upon the procedures chosen and the amount of fat which is to be removed. To gain a true idea of cost, discuss your options with your surgeon in a personal consultation. In some cases wherein there is a true medical need or health risk, (such as breast reduction surgery) your insurance carrier may provide coverage.
Myth # 7: Results of contouring are not long-taking.
The ultimate outcome of contouring depends on the patient and not the surgery. If you follow a healthy lifestyle of a well-balanced diet and regular exercise, you will be able to maintain a healthy body weight and a well-contoured figure.
Finally, remember that such myths regarding contouring are usually given birth based on bad experiences plastic surgery patients have suffered. Fear is often an outgrown of ignorance, so take the time to do your homework. Research exactly what procedures you want, identify and verify the results you expect, and choose a highly skilled and reputable surgeon who meets your highest expectations to prevent your fears from becoming reality.