While you may be social distancing for the time being, that doesn’t mean you can’t get your body ready for the warmer temperatures. A little body contouring can have you looking great as you head into the summer season, giving you the confidence boost you need when it comes time to enjoy the beach or pool. Take a look at this quick to help you make that happen.
Think about What You Want
This sounds simple, but it can get complicated in a hurry. Start by asking yourself a simple question: What changes do you want to make? This can vary significantly from person to person. For some, being summer-ready means trimming up the midsection. For others, it’s about boosting the breasts. For others still, their beach-ready look means reducing unevenness or excess skin.
When determining the changes you want to make, imagine your ideal beach body and think about what you need to get there.
Once you pinpoint the changes you want to make, it’s time to look at the procedures that can make it happen. This is where things can get a little complicated. Some of the changes you want to make might have multiple procedures that can get the job done. For example, you can trim your midsection with lipo, a C.L.A.S.S. tummy tuck or even non-surgical options such as UltraShape® Power. You will need to do your research to figure out which interests you.
Choose Top Plastic Surgeon Picks and Set up Consultations
The next step in your body contouring journey is to find plastic surgeons whom you trust and who offer the procedures you’re interested in. Check their credentials online, looking for board certification by the American Board of Plastic Surgery to help you narrow your search.
Once you have a few potential plastic surgeons picked out, set up a few consultations. Go into these with an open mind and lots of questions. Select the plastic surgeon who makes you feel confident in their work and with whom you feel the most comfortable.
Set Your Schedule
After body contouring surgery, you will need to take some time off work and get some help with things around the house. Something like a mommy makeover, which combines multiple procedures, could keep you off work for a week or more and unable to perform all your regular tasks for six weeks.
On the other end of the spectrum, non-surgical treatments like VelaShape™ III can be completed on your lunch break without a need for downtime.
Keep in mind that when you set your schedule, you also need to consider how long it takes for results to become visible. Even when surgery is not involved, this can take multiple weeks. If you are gearing up for a special trip or event, schedule your body contouring procedures well in advance of that date.
Remember: This Is for You
Many people struggle with self-image but are afraid to make the leap and schedule the procedures they want. Whether this is due to societal pressures or worries about who will take over for you during your recovery, just making the resolution to get the treatment you want is often the biggest hurdle. Keep in mind that it can be a form of self-care, and sometimes you need to put yourself first. It is never too late to look your best.
Dr. Francesco Campanile is a board-certified plastic surgeon who is also fellowship trained in hand and microsurgery. Dr. Campanile knows that making a lasting change to your appearance is a big decision. His calm, professional approach and deep caring for his patients set a tone that will help you feel confident and relaxed while reviewing your options and learning all about the procedures that can benefit you. Request a consultation today to meet with Dr. Campanile in person.