Different Types of Body Contouring Procedures

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Body contouring procedures have become increasingly popular in the last few decades, largely due to technological advancements. These modern techniques enable people to gain confidence in themselves and feel comfortable in their own skin. There are so many different options out there which can be discussed with your surgeon, yet here are three of the most popular body contouring procedures that are giving people a new lease of life! 


Breast Augmentation

A breast augmentation, sometimes referred to as a breast enlargement or ‘boob job’, is a body contouring procedure that involves the insertion of implants below the breast tissue to increase the size of the breast and also to improve the overall shape. This is one of the most popular body contouring procedures out there. Not only does it make the breasts larger but it also helps to make the body look more proportioned in many cases. 

The shell of an implant is made of silicone, and then it is filled with either saline or silicone. The fill, shape and size of the implant will depend on personal preference, with advice being given by the surgeon. Full recovery can take around 6 weeks, with support bras needing to be worn. This body contouring procedure is likely to continue in popularity for years to come! 


Mummy Makeover

Mummy makeovers have become an extremely popular body contouring procedure in the last few years especially. This term refers to a combination of different procedures to help improve the contour of the breasts and stomach at the same time. Pregnancy can cause loose or sagging skin and breasts, which is what the mummy makeover is designed to change. 

The appeal of this body contouring procedure comes with the fact that in most cases, both the procedures on the stomach and breasts can be completed at the same time. This involves liposuction and/or an abdominoplasty, as well as a mastopexy and/or breast augmentation. The end result should reduce body fat whilst improving the contouring of the body. 


Brazilian Bum Lift

Another body contouring procedure that has gained mass popularity in the last few years is the brazilian bum lift. This is sometimes also referred to as BBL surgery and it involves having a buttock augmentation that looks natural. The aim of this body contouring procedure is to increase the size of the buttocks by transferring fat from one part of the body to the other, creating larger buttocks without needing to insert implants. 

The fat is usually removed from the hips, lower back and thighs which not only helps the bum to look bigger, but it also creates a better shape overall. Patients were travelling abroad for this body contouring procedure in order to access a reduction in price, yet the results are often very poor and there were various cases of patients dying as a result of the treatment. It is much safer to have this body contouring procedure done by a professional in the UK. The mortality rate for this operation is 1 in 3000, meaning surgeons are often very selective about who they allow to have the procedure. This is something you can discuss with the surgeon. 


Final Thoughts

Body contouring procedures can be fantastic for people’s confidence and can help people to feel much more comfortable in themselves. If you are interested in having a body contouring procedure or would like more information, please visit our breast augmentation or mummy makeover pages. You can also contact us to arrange a consultation!

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