Let’s face it – this past winter has been a rough one. With record-breaking snowstorms and grueling commutes to contend with, it might not come as a surprise that many people let their New Year’s resolution to lose weight fall to the wayside.
Now that summer is suddenly here, however, you might be quickly discovering that your body might still be in winter mode – even though you’re ready for the beach!
Don’t worry: You can still get a body that’s ready for the hot weather with body contouring, courtesy of Sean Doherty, MD – a board-certified plastic surgeon with practices in Boston, MA and Brookline, MA.
To get your body ready for the summer, Dr. Doherty recommends liposuction as the best body contouring option. While traditional liposuction is still one of the best ways to treat areas of unwanted fat, laser liposuction is one of the best ways to treat local areas for body contouring. By targeting the kind of fat that doesn’t respond to diet or exercise (like the kind on your upper arms, stomach, and hips), liposuction can help your body look more contoured – so you can show off that new dress or your bathing suit with confidence!
One of Dr. Doherty’s specialties is a laser liposuction procedure that reduces recovery time and swelling, which ensures you’re ready for summer faster. Dr. Doherty uses localized liposuction, which plays a big role in reducing recovery; what’s more a compression garment is used to minimize swelling during the recovery period, which helps accelerate healing.
Patients can expect to be up and walking the day of the laser liposuction procedure; however, they’ll need to wear the compression garment for a minimum of one to two weeks for 24 hours each day. At the two-week mark, patients can wear the compression garment for 12 hours a day for a few more weeks. The end result is a highly contoured area that looks slimmer and more toned.
Don’t wait to decide if laser liposuction is right for you – if you do it now, you’ll be more contoured in time for the Fourth of July. Dr. Doherty can target fat on the abdomen, flanks, hips, arms, outer and inner thighs, the bra rolls, and the male chest.
To learn more about body contouring for summer, schedule a consultation with Dr. Doherty at one of his practices in Boston, MA and Brookline, MA.