At my plastic surgery practice in Modesto, patients often explain how they haven”t achieved desirable results for their trouble spots with exercise.
Unfortunately, the concept of “spot reducing” is a myth. Factors such as age, genetics, and gender determine the areas of our bodies where we store fat. Exercise can help you achieve a healthier, stronger body overall, but it can”t shape the body as effectively as plastic surgery. Here are brief explanations of two effective body contouring procedures:
Tummy Tuck: This procedure corrects skin laxity, removes excess fat, and repairs separated muscles in the abdominal area. Results include a flatter, smoother abdomen and a smaller waistline, both of which can be extremely difficult, if not impossible, to achieve with exercise alone.
Liposuction: Surgically removing isolated areas of fat in strategic areas can create a toned appearance when exercise falls short. Liposuction can sculpt areas ranging from the thighs and midsection to the arms, lower legs, chest, neck, and face.
A regular exercise regimen is an essential component of a healthy lifestyle that can also enhance the results of your surgery. The key is finding the right balance.