Body Contouring

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Posted By : Dr. Aneja K.d - Plastic surgery

Posted On : Sep 21, 2008 (Views : 3026)

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A fit and well proportioned body is considered a symbol of health and vitality. Body contouring is cosmetic surgery that reshapes or changes the physical appearance of the body. It is designed to bring better proportion to the body. Body contouring encompasses:

1.      Liposuction to remove excess fat

2.      Tummy tuck/Abdominoplasty to improve the abdominal shape

3.      Treatment of excess male breast tissue(gynecomastia)

4.      Body lifts to reduce excess skin, tissues, and fat of the body

5.      Augmentation which uses implants or fat to increase the curves and contours.



Disproportionate contour is due to localized stubborn fat deposits which don’t go of even with work outs. Liposuction slims and reshapes specific areas of the body by removing localized or regional excess fat deposits, improving your body contours and proportions and ultimately enhancing your self-image. Liposuction is used to reduce localized fat deposits of chin, neck, upper arms, breast, chest, abdomen, waist, hips, buttocks, thighs and calves. Liposuction is not a treatment for obesity or a substitute for proper diet and exercise. Liposuction is a safe and immensely satisfying procedure.


Some individuals especially females have an abdomen that protrudes in the lower part or is loose and sagging. The most common causes of this include heredity, multiple pregnancies, prior surgery and significant fluctuations in weight.

A tummy tuck removes excess fat and skin and in some cases restores weakened or separated abdominal muscles. This creates an abdominal profile that is smoother and firmer.


Gynecomastia refers to “woman like breasts” in a male. Correction involves mainly liposuction, but in some cases reduction of the gland is required surgically. It reduces the curve and volume of the male breast and brings masculine form to the male breast contours. The excellent results have prompted plastic surgeons to offer liposuction for big breasted females to reduce the size with minimal scars on the breasts.


With advancing age or after massive weight loss, there is a tendency for the skin to become very loose and hang down esp. over the breast, medial thighs, upper arms and face. These can be taken care of by excising excess skin and elevating the remaining skin.


Areas which are deficient in projection can be augmented by putting in implants or by injecting fat. Most common areas treated with implants are: breast, buttocks, calf, male chest and chin.

The latest craze: SIX PACK ABS. It's for guys who want to look great at the gym or the beach. Also called "the abdominal etching technique", it tries to simulate the washboard or six-pack abdomen. It is a kind of precision liposuction.

CONCLUSION: Don't be "santusht" with your disproportionate body. "Zidd karo" and get your body contoured.

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