Will CoolSculpting® make clothes fit better? Our St. Louis-based team frequently gets asked this question by people who are considering the fat-freezing treatment. The answer is a resounding “yes.” CoolSculpting® is a popular, non-invasive body contouring procedure that can help to get rid of stubborn fat in areas such as the abdomen, hips, thighs, and back. Sometimes
“What should I know before liposuction?” Our St. Louis-based West County Plastic Surgeons of Washington University team knows that body contouring patients have plenty of questions like this. That’s why our board-certified plastic surgeons explain everything during the initial consultation to discuss the cosmetic surgery for reducing excess fat from specific areas on the body.
We all store body fat differently, which is why each person’s body shape is unique. For some people, the lower body might be where they usually gain weight first, while for others, it may be the midsection. A tummy tuck, also known by the medical term abdominoplasty, can sculpt a flatter, more toned abdominal area
Our body shape is something we’re born with and unfortunately, even losing weight from all over and lowering the number on the scale typically can’t change the overall proportions of your body. This means that it can sometimes seem almost impossible to get an hourglass shape with a small waist if you tend to store
It’s obviously appealing to many people to have six pack abs and a flat stomach, but this look can be challenging to attain on your own. Many men and women have problem areas where they find it difficult to burn fat despite how often they exercise and how healthy their diet is. The belly is
Liposuction, which involves the surgical removal of fat cells from beneath the skin on targeted areas of the body, has increased in popularity in recent years. The procedure can reduce the volume of stubborn, diet-resistant fat on areas both large and small, from the abdomen and flanks to the neck below the chin. Industry leaders
Significant weight loss, which can be defined as shedding 100 pounds or more of excess weight, is a life-changing experience. There are major benefits for your health and self-image—such as improving sleep quality at night, being in a better mood, experiencing less depression, lowering anger, addressing fatigue, and improving brain function. However, one of the
As most surgical and even many non-invasive procedures don’t reveal their results right away, it can take at least a few weeks before a patient sees the full results of their treatment. In most cases, a procedure performed in the springtime means you’ll feel confident about your look by the time summer is here again.
Ever wondered why everyone stresses the importance of “sitting up straight?” From an early age, parents and teachers tell us that keeping our body in proper alignment is important. Turns out, they’re actually right. Great posture not only makes you look several pounds lighter, creates the illusion of your abs being more sculpted, helps you
Body contouring in plastic surgery, also known as body sculpting, refers to procedures that are designed to smooth, shape, and get rid of unwanted fat from isolated areas to transform a patient’s body. Although minimally invasive options are available, surgically removing unwanted fat cells from specific areas—such as the lower stomach, hips, and thighs—still produces