As the holiday season comes around, most people have two primary concerns-food and post-food weight gains. There's no way to avoid overeating on Holidays, and what's more, you don't want to be cautious with your food. It's the one time of the year when the pure joy of gorging on delicious treats surpasses all other concerns.
It's no wonder people often complain about their holiday bumps, i.e., the discernible weight gain immediately after the holiday season. You might just roll back weeks or months of hard work, diets, and strenuous workouts with your holiday treat. Besides being a bummer, your holiday bump might also make it hard to fit into your holiday clothes.
That’s precisely why you should consider body contouring in time for the holidays. Richmond Plastic Surgeons provides personalized and highly-curated body contouring procedures that help you maintain your ideal figure, counteract the holiday effects, and even improve your figure to achieve a sculpted and chiseled look.
This article describes the body contouring procedure and helps you determine what’s the ideal time for a body contouring.
What is body contouring?
Body contouring is the ideal procedure to remove stubborn pockets of fat from targeted regions in your body. Sometimes, regardless of your best efforts, you can’t lose the pockets of fat around your abdomen, thighs, upper arms, or other body parts. You might have slimmed down most of your figure, except for a few dreaded pockets of stubborn fat tissue that don’t go away.
Traditional workouts and diets can’t target specific regions. But body contouring procedures can.
Body contouring procedures remove the fat cells from targeted regions on your body, such as the abdomen, lower back, thighs, etc. They also tighten the skin tissue or remove excess skin tissue to give you a defined and sculpted look. Furthermore, body contouring procedures remove the fat cells from the targeted regions, so you can’t regain those fat cells again, making it perfect for the holidays.
Can body contouring prevent me from gaining weight?
You should note that body contouring isn’t a weight loss procedure—nor can it prevent you from gaining weight. To understand how body contouring works, you need to understand how you gain or lose weight.
The human body has a uniform number of fat cells. When you gain or lose weight, the fat cells increase or decrease in size—the number stays the same. Some parts of your body have more fat cells than others, so they retain stubborn fat pockets even after regular diets and exercise.
Body contouring procedures remove some of the fat cells from targeted regions. Once those fat cells are removed, you can’t regain those same fat cells, providing a permanently sculpted appearance. However, the remaining fat cells can continue increasing or decreasing in size.
As such, you can gain weight even after a body contouring procedure. But your body will still look more defined and sculpted because of the ideal and proportionate distribution of fat cells.
Should I get a body contouring procedure before or after the holiday season?
You can get the body contouring procedure before or after the holiday season, depending on your goals.
If you get the body contouring procedure shortly before the holiday season, you’ll look toned, slim, and chiseled in time for the family photographs. The early treatment will also counter some of the effects of the holiday food, preventing your post-holiday bump from being too discernible.
However, you can also get the body contouring procedure after the holiday. As the new year rolls around, you can get back to your regular workout routine, diets and get a body contouring procedure to slim down faster. The procedure will help you get rid of the holiday bump faster than traditional efforts.
What can I achieve with body contouring procedures?
Different body contouring procedures provide different results. However, depending on your goals, you can achieve the following results with body contouring:
- Remove stubborn fat pockets from targeted regions
- Tighten and tone your muscles
- Remove sagging skin tissue from targeted regions
- Establish optimal body contours
- Give your buttocks a lift
- Tighten the arms
- Reduce your waist size
If you’re anxious about gaining weight or rolling back months of hard work during the holiday season, consult our exceptional board-certified surgeons in Richmond to discuss your body contouring options.