Summary: Have you been looking forward to the long days and warm nights of summertime? Even if you’re happy about the weather, you might not be so excited about donning a bikini this year. If body confidence issues are holding you back from really enjoying yourself, consider booking a consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon. You might be surprised how many ways there are to help you enhance and improve your body. Consider these 7 bikini-ready procedures, from long-running favorites like breast augmentation to a brand new non-invasive way to treat excess fat.
1. Breast Augmentation
As summer gets closer, more women seek breast augmentation to help them achieve their ideal bikini body. Breast implants can enhance your figure, giving you more feminine curves and balanced proportions. The evolution of breast enhancement surgery has resulted in a lot of choices for women. Besides choosing whether you want saline or silicone, you’ll need to select the size, shape and texture of your implants – among other things. Each of these things will affect how your final results look, and your plastic surgeon can help guide you in deciding what’s best for you.
If you are happy with the size of your breasts but wish they would sit higher on your chest, a breast lift can create a perkier and more youthful shape. Lifts can also be combined with implants. If you already have breast implants, but don’t love the way they look, it might be time to think about revision surgery. Be sure you consult with a plastic surgeon who understands the complexities of doing breast implant revision to ensure your best possible results.
A good breast augmentation should be customized to your body and your preferences to give you the most beautiful results possible.
2. Tummy Tuck
One of the main things that holds many women back from donning a bikini is the way their stomach looks. This area of the body is often of particular concern to women who have been pregnant or lost weight. No matter how much you work out and eat healthy, excess skin can remain. Carrying excess skin around your abdomen can be physically uncomfortable and make you feel self-conscious in skimpy summer clothes.
Tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, is a procedure that eliminates excess skin around your midsection. Women who suffer from diastasis recti, or separated abdominal muscles, may be able to have the condition repaired during abdominoplasty. The result of this popular bikini ready procedure is a tighter, trimmer tummy that looks great in whatever you’re wearing.
What’s more frustrating than sand in your shoes? Stubborn fat that sticks around no matter what you do to get rid of it. So-called “problem areas” are called that for a reason. When you try everything to lose those annoying deposits of fat and they won’t budge, it can certainly be a problem. Liposuction allows a plastic surgeon to shape and contour your body while removing unwanted fat from specific places. Liposuction is often done together with a tummy tuck.
If you can’t or don’t want to have plastic surgery to sculpt excess fat from your body, you might be a good candidate for CoolSculpting®. This revolutionary body contouring procedure uses cold temperatures to kill and eliminate fat cells. CoolSculpting® can be done during your lunch hour — it’s totally noninvasive and there’s no downtime afterward. You might want to get started soon, though, since it can take several weeks for the treated cells to break down and exit your body. Talk to a board certified plastic surgeon about CoolSculpting® to see if it might work for you and to get connected with a qualified technician.
5. Buttock Lift
One particular problem area for many people is the buttocks. Excess fat and skin tend to accumulate there as time goes by, and it doesn’t help that these things often don’t respond to exercise and diet. Surgical buttock enhancement can tighten and reshape your behind by removing unwanted tissue from the area. During buttock enhancement surgery, a skilled plastic surgeon can re-sculpt your rear to get your body beach-ready by summer time.
6. Laser Skin Treatments
When you think of bikini-ready procedures, skin treatments might not be the first things that come to mind. However, your face deserves to be given just as much consideration as your body. Rocking a gorgeous bathing suit body is great, but if your face is showing signs of sun damage you still might not feel your best. Laser skin treatments, such as Fraxel® laser therapy, can work on all skin types and are very effective at improving skin texture. The Fraxel® can be used to treat sun damage as well as fine lines, wrinkles, age spots and acne scars. Make sure to always consult with a plastic surgeon for your med spa procedures.
If those “11” lines on your forehead are getting more noticeable as you step out into the sun this year, consider starting treatment with BOTOX®. BOTOX® can diminish and even eliminate the appearance of certain facial lines. Equally compelling is that when used as part of an ongoing plan, it can work as a preventative measure against the formation of new lines. Its ability to banish some of the most noticeable signs of aging makes BOTOX® a worthy addition to your list of bikini ready procedures.
A few words of caution. BOTOX® is incredibly popular because it is so effective. This means that many people are hoping to cash in on the demand by selling and administering BOTOX®, even if they are untrained and unqualified to do so. Always consult a board certified plastic surgeon regarding BOTOX®. Don’t risk your health and your face by getting BOTOX® from anyone who is not adequately qualified.