The thought of warm summer weather, sunshine and your lake vacation should fill with you excitement and anticipation—not dread because you’ll have to go swimsuit shopping soon. If feelings of self-consciousness about your body are keeping you from enjoying your pre-summer planning, you might think about talking to a top female plastic surgeon about theplastic surgery optionsthat could help get your bikini body ready.
There are lots of different reasons why women might want to enhance the size or shape of their breasts. For some women, a smaller breast size or breast asymmetry has been a cause for low self-esteem virtually all their lives. For others, changes to their bodies such as loss of breast volume or a “deflated” look due to aging, pregnancy or breastfeeding have left them feeling discouraged.
Whatever your particular situation and cosmetic goals are, a skilled plastic surgeon can work with you to choose abreast enhancementoption that’s been customized to meet your needs. Planning for breast surgery now can mean you’ll look your absolute best in this season’s bikini top by mid-summer.
Fat transfer breast augmentation can be performed on its own or used in combination with breast implants to enhance your results.
Another common trouble spot that tends to keep women out of their favorite bikini is their tummy. Whether you’ve reached a weight loss goal, had a baby or just feel that your body isn’t as tight and toned as it used to be, loose skin and/or muscle tissue in your abdominal area can certainly put a damper on your beach body.
If this is a problem for you, a tummy tuck may be the most effective solution. Although healthy eating and exercise habits can help you trim down your figure, they unfortunately can’t do anything about excess skin or separated abdominal muscles.
Through abdominoplasty, your plastic surgeon can remove and tighten loose skin, repair separated muscle tissue and even get rid of stubborn areas of fat when liposuction is included.
If you’re not ready for or interested in a surgical procedure to help you get your bikini body on track, CoolSculpting® just might be your new best friend. CoolSculpting is a nonsurgical body contouring treatment that uses a process called cryolipolysis tofreeze and destroy unwanted fat cells.
The best candidates for CoolSculpting want to get rid of isolated pockets of stubborn fat that don’t respond to diet and exercise. As with other body contouring procedures for bikini season, CoolSculpting isn’t meant to act as a weight loss tool, but it can help you to banish trouble spots on areas like your waist, hips, belly and thighs.These are some of the most common areas to get CoolSculpting, but this treatment can be used on other spots as well, like your back, upper arms and even for a double chin.
As if this weren’t already great enough, another big benefit of CoolSculpting is that it doesn’t require any downtime or extensive recovery period, so you shouldn’t have to compromise on any of your summer vacation plans to look your best.
Dr. Jennifer Harrington is a board certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon and an adjunct professor at the University of Minnesota. Harrington Plastic Surgery is pleased to offer the most advanced cosmetic and reconstructive techniques performed by a highly specialized all-female team of board-certified plastic surgeons and professional staff.