You diet, you walk, you run – you may even do nightly crunches, but stubborn belly fat often seems impossible to reduce. “People find they lose subcutaneous fat more easily in the upper body, while belly fat remains,” says Dr. Davila, “a problem that only worsens through your 30’s, 40’s and beyond despite maintaining the same level of physical activity and dietary habits.”
“It hurt when I ran,” says Heather, age 37, a recent patient of ESANA’s Dr. Pan. “After having my twins, I found my stomach had stretched, and the muscles weren’t the same. My husband was sick of my complaining about it.” Heather found she needed layers of tight clothing around her abdomen so that the skin would not bounce up and down. By the time her twins were two, she started thinking about tummy tuck surgery.
You’ve had bariatric surgery and are thrilled with the weight you’ve lost. However, significant loss of weight often results in excess skin that may mar the effect of a slimmer body. As a result, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) report the fastest rate of growth in procedures specifically associated with massive weight loss in four years. This growth follows a similar increase in weight loss surgeries.
Will this be the year you actually remove your bathing suit cover up at the beach or pool? If you want to get into the best possible shape for summer fun, now is the best time to reinvigorate your exercise routine, refocus your energies on a healthy diet, and book some plastic surgery procedures that can support your “get slim” goals for the summer.
ESANA won Best MedSpa for the 2nd year in a row in the 2014 Best of New Haven Living Readers’ Poll. From mommy makeovers to tummy tucks, from laser hair removal to injectables — it’s all about the “Esana difference.”
Liposuction has become one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures because it can handle those tough spots that even your exercise routine and diet can’t manage. You know, the hips and buttocks that strain our favorite pairs of pants, thighs that chafe, and the “muffin top” bulges that are difficult to hide. Other common areas for liposuction include excess fat under the chin, the back and even around the knees sometimes.
One of the hottest trending search terms in plastic surgery these days is the “mommy makeover.” Although probably a misleading term (we prefer pre-pregnancy restoration), this refers to one or more plastic surgery procedures that restore women’s post-pregnancy bodies, usually of the breast and/or abdomen. These procedures include breast augmentation, breast lift, breast reduction, as well as liposuction, mini-tummy tuck, or a full tummy tuck (otherwise known as abdominoplasty).