Plan Ahead for a Beach Body

Posted on March 14, 2016 by Cynthia M. Poulos, M.D.

Bathing suit weather will arrive soon enough, so it’s prudent to prepare for fun in the sun a little in advance, especially when it comes to achieving your ideal beach body. It’s even more important to plan in advance when you’re considering a surgical procedure to reach your personal aesthetic goals. Recovery takes time, and patients should allow approximately eight weeks for healing after any of our surgeries—which means that you’ll be ready just in time for swimsuit season. Whether you seek a mommy makeover, liposuction, a tummy tuck, or body recontouring, now is the time to plan!

Some of our female patients find themselves dissatisfied with their bodies in the breast and waist-to-thigh areas. These issues can occur with aging, with childbearing, or after significant weight loss. Anyone desiring a flattering and aesthetic balance in these features can consult with us about the benefits of one of our surgical procedures.

In addition, some patients are good candidates for bundled procedures, which increase the positive results of the surgery and streamline recovery into one period instead of several. This option can also help save money because of reduced hospital and anesthesia fees.

Most Popular Beach Body Procedures

 Mommy Makeovers – These are great examples of bundled procedures. With these types of surgery, the patient receives body contouring and breast surgery at one time. This can be an effective solution for mothers who have struggled with appearance issues after having and breastfeeding children: sometimes, the body doesn’t “bounce back,” even after following a healthy diet and increasing physical activity levels.

Body Contouring – A combination of body contouring and breast surgery is also ideal for anyone who has recently lost a significant amount of weight. In this situation, it’s common for people to experience sagging skin due to the weight loss, but a new beach body can be on the horizon with this process.

Liposuction – This can be the solution for someone with pockets of fat in the thighs, hips, abdomen, arms, and more. Fat tends to sit on top of muscle, making it easily accessible. A suction device is the technique of choice to target and remove specific pockets of fat cells. Patients might undergo this operation using local or general anesthesia.

Patients should come in for a comprehensive consultation to determine the best way to proceed. With a face-to-face meeting, I can learn about your desires and goals to formulate an effective treatment plan, ensuring that you feel rejuvenated in anticipation of the coming summer months.