The winter months are rarely kind to the body. Overindulgence in rich foods and a natural tendency to hibernate often leave us feeling a bit lazy and with a couple of extra inches around the belly and hips.
Add to this the normal aging process, and it’s probably fair to say that we’re not exactly at our best. With summer around the corner, and the holiday season behind us, it might be time to take a slightly critical look in the full length mirror and see if something needs to be done.
Some of the issues may be age-related. Though cellulite can occur at any age and on any body type, many find that it worsens with age. Some of us also have a natural tendency to fill out as we get older, and of course everything starts to sag.
Whether you refer to it as extra padding or a spare tire, there usually comes a point where laughing it off becomes a little harder to do. Exercise and diet will address some of the excess weight, but there are always areas that seem resistant. Fortunately, there are many body contouring techniques available to help get your body beach-ready for summer.
Body Contouring with Mesotherapy
Body contouring relates to procedures used to improve the shape of your body. Surgeries like tummy tuck, liposuction and thigh lift fall into this category. However, a popular minimally-invasive procedure to achieve a more contoured body is known as mesotherapy.
Mesotherapy can be used on both the body and the face. It involves injecting a solution of vitamins, minerals, amino acids and medications into layers of fat under the skin. As preparation for the swimwear season, mesotherapy is great as it can help to reduce the appearance of cellulite on the thighs, and it can be used on the belly, hips and waist as well to sculpt the body for a more flattering figure.
As each patient is different, the solution used during mesotherapy is prepared on demand. Different patients will also require different areas to be injected, and reactions may vary. These are all aspects of the treatment that Dr. Vitenas will explain at the initial consultation.
There is little discomfort during the treatment which takes less than an hour to complete and is performed right in Dr. Vitenas’ office. To get the best results, you can expect to need eight to ten treatments on a weekly basis, so planning in advance is advised if you’re looking to be 100% ready for summer.
For more advice on body contouring, surgical procedures to improve body shape and appearance, complementary procedures, and all aspects of plastic surgery and anti-aging treatments, Vitenas Cosmetic Surgery, based in Houston, Texas, can be reached at (281) 484-0088.