5 Cosmetic Procedures for Getting that Perfect Beach Body

With swimsuit season right around the corner, it is not uncommon for people to start hitting the gym harder and a little more frequently.  Around this time each year, many people are sent into a panic worrying that they didn’t do enough to prepare their summer bodies and are often left with little to no time to tone up.

Instead of panicking, take a deep breath and check out these 5 cosmetic procedures that will have you beach body ready in no time!

Tummy Tuck

Perhaps the most popular cosmetic procedure for swimsuit season, tummy tucks remove extra skin and fat from the stomach area.  A tummy tuck is ideal for anyone who is at a stable weight but wants to remove unwanted skin or fat that hasn’t responded to exercise or diet changes.  

The stomach is often one of the hardest areas for many people to lose weight, making tummy tucks a great solution for anyone finding it difficult to tone up this part of the body.  A tummy tuck is performed under general anesthesia and typically takes 2 to 4 hours to complete depending on the size of the area. It can take anywhere from 1 to 2 weeks to recover, and about 4 to 6 weeks to resume regular activity.

Brazilian Butt Lift

In the age of the Kardashians, it seems like everyone wants a big butt!  While exercises like squats and leg lifts can definitely help perk up your booty, a Brazilian butt lift can give you the more dramatic results you may desire.  A Brazilian butt lift is performed by fat being transferred from the belly to the buttocks through liposuction.  

This procedure is typically performed under general anesthesia, though local anesthesia, known as “twilight” anesthesia, may be used as well.  Recovery from a Brazilian butt lift takes approximately one month, making it a relatively quick procedure that will give you the booty of your dreams in no time!

Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentations are among some of the most popular cosmetic procedures, as getting one can completely transform how you look and the way your clothes fit you.  Breast implants come in a variety of types, with some of the most popular being saline, silicone, and “gummy bear” breasts. Gummy bear implants give the breasts a more natural, teardrop shape, and contain silicone gel filling with a silicone shell.  

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A breast augmentation is performed by the surgeon making an incision and inserting the implant into the breast, however, the site of the incision can vary depending on the type of implant being used.  Recovery from a breast augmentation takes 1 to 2 weeks, and 6 weeks to resume normal activities.

Cellulite Removal

Cellulite is something most women will experience at some point in their lives, but it doesn’t make it any less annoying!  Cellulite is caused by the dimpling of the skin, causing it to look textured and lumpy. Cellulite is typically most common on the thighs, abdomen, and arms, making cellulite removal procedures especially common during the summer, when most people want to show off these parts of their bodies.  

One popular method of removing cellulite is Coolsculpting, a procedure that freezes fat cells from targeted areas of your body. Coolsculpting is noninvasive and gives you a tighter, more sculpted appearance on the parts of your body you wish to treat. Laser treatments, vacuum-assisted precise tissue release, and carboxytherapy are other effective ways to remove the appearance of cellulite.

Spider Vein Treatment

Like cellulite, spider veins are also extremely common among women, particularly on the legs.  Spider veins can be caused by a number of things, including obesity, pregnancy, or hereditary reasons.  The process of removing spider veins is relatively simple and noninvasive, with laser treatments being the most common.  

During this procedure, your dermatologist will direct laser light at the site of the spider veins. Depending on how small or large your spider veins are, it can take anywhere from 3 months to immediately following your procedure to see results.  

If lasers aren’t your thing, another common method to removing spider veins is Sclerotherapy, which involves saline being injected into the veins, causing them to scar and reabsorb into the body. Results from Sclerotherapy can typically be seen within a few weeks.  

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As a Fitness Editor, I'm obsessed with all things physical - that goes for wind and fresh air, as much as for my body. Whatever your goal - slimming down around your tummy or keeping that regular HIIT exercise routine in check, I'm here to support you.

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