Forgive us for using the overdone headline, “A New Year, A New Body”, but we truly believe that a shiny New Year is a fabulous time for hitting the reset button and reinvigorating tired routines. Guess what? Body contouring is typically the first “reset” task on everyone’s resolution list! Whether you’re inspired to whittle away your middle or you’re tired of seeing two chins staring back at you in the mirror, we are here to help you accomplish your goals.
Are you ready for body contouring? Here are a few questions to ask yourself, along with some expert insights from CNY’s Beauty Team.
1. Have you adjusted your wardrobe to hide certain “problem spots?”
Here’s a common scenario: You may love your tush but detest your belly pooch or, you may love your belly but hate your thighs. Any which way you cut it, you have a problem spot that you believe detracts from your overall appearance. To compensate, you strategically only wear certain types of clothing, such as loosely fitting garments or A-line shirts, hoping to draw attention away from your trouble area, but you never quite feel successful.
Does this sound like you? If so, you are a likely candidate for some form of body contouring. Depending on your goals and downtime preferences, you may opt for no-downtime and non-invasive fat reduction with SculpSure® (for more subtle, gradual improvements) or immediate and more dramatic fat reduction and skin tightening with minimally invasive BodyTite RFAL (radiofrequency-assisted liposuction) or other liposuction techniques. Don’t worry about which treatment is right for you. That’s our job. We’ll help you choose the best treatment to meet your specific needs during your consultation process.
2. Do you believe that improving your appearance would improve your quality of life?
Be honest with yourself! There’s nothing wrong with answering yes to this question. As board-certified plastic surgeons, we’ve performed thousands of successful liposuction procedures and helped our patients reach their goals and feel amazing. We are lucky because get to witness first-hand how a cosmetic procedure like body contouring can enhance a person’s life! Please check out our Before & Afters for body contouring! If you’ve spent years not loving your body, imagine the freedom and joy you’ll experience after finally banishing that proverbial monkey on your back. We can’t wait for you to love your body again!
3. Generally speaking, are you satisfied with your life?
We know this is a rather personal question, but the point we’re trying to make here is this: While cosmetic treatments can do wonders to boost confidence and improve a person’s quality of life, our treatments are not a fix for everything. Before seeking a cosmetic treatment, be sure you’re seeking our services for the right reasons. For example, are you doing it for YOU or trying to please a partner? (Hint: the only right answer here is that you are doing it for YOURSELF!). If you are struggling with a particular worry or concern, please share it with us! It’s our job to educate you about every aspect of your treatment and help you make the decision that’s right for you and no one else.
4. Last, but not least: have you considered all your options?
For example, certain contour issues are a matter of skin tightening, not fat reduction. During your consultation, we will carefully examine your areas of concern to determine which body contouring treatments will best help you achieve your goals. If skin tightening is indicated, we love our non-surgical skin tightening technology, Morpheus8 microneedling, which combines the power of microneedling with radiofrequency for significant textural and tightening benefits.