Psychologically people who look good feels good so it has become more common in well-to-do classes to go for body contouring.
Food substances rich in calories and people who work mostly while sitting are developing fat, which has both physiological and psychological effects.
The fat cells increase in number from birth till the person attains maturity, then it becomes fixed afterwards. Enlargement of these cells is responsible for appearance of bulges.
People usually perform dieting or works out at gym to reduce these enlarged cells but friends don’t forget there are 24 hours in a day and 1 hour of working and 23 hours of rest cannot reduce these cells. It makes a more radical lifestyle change.
Bulges can develop anywhere and in any shape and can enlarge the cheek, chin, neck, arms, upper back, abdomen, hips and buttock, thighs and legs and may bound tightly or loosely.
Body contouring comprises liposuction, which is essentially removal of skin-fat wedges. After the reduction of bulges, a lift may need to be done for sagging tissues.
Liposuction involves removal of fat cells from a given area which reduces the bulge. It is done mostly by using 3-5mm metal cannulae attached to a source of suction. Small cuts are made and these are passed into subcutaneous tissue. With a series of to and fro movements the fat is removed from the connective tissue.
This leaves a sort of honeycomb of connective tissue spaces. Prior infusion of Klein’s solution which is a local anesthetic reduces blood loss and facilitates removal of fat. Most of the people go for liposuction of cheeks, neck, arms, abdomen, hips, buttocks and thighs with satisfying results.
The secret behind most of the famous six packs is fine-tuning and SCULPTING, a technique where the skin is made to shrink along a fold by liposuction.
In few cases people also do body contouring surgery like abdominoplasty which removes ellipse of skin and fat from lower abdomen. Similar kind of surgeries can also be done for arms, inner thighs and buttocks.
In few instances after a crash weight loss programs, the skin becomes loose and sags down in many areas of the body. The commonly affected areas are back, buttocks, abdomen, thighs and breasts. In such situation surgery removes the skin and gives a ‘lift’ to the affected part.
Note that body contouring is not done for weight reduction but it is done to get a proper shape. Ideally, one should not go for whole-body liposuction and should focus on one or two problem areas.