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During the lockdown, our lifestyle was interrupted, and we had to spend more time indoors with fewer dietary options and inadequate access to fitness centers. As such, many people gained a few extra pounds that came to be known as the “Quarantine 15.” 

Thin woman wrapping a tape measure around her waist.

Since the lockdown was lifted, you have probably tried to work out to get rid of the extra pounds, but some stubborn pockets of fat remain no matter how much time you have been spending in the gym or how many salads you eat. 

The good news is that the situation is not hopeless; you have the option of going for body contouring to help restore your pre-lockdown body shape. 

But what is body contouring, and what can you expect from it?

What Is Body Contouring?

Body contouring plastic surgery procedures aim at reshaping a targeted area of a patient’s body. There are many body contouring and sculpting options, and many patients benefit from combination techniques.

In essence, body contouring surgeries address excess skin and fat. Occasionally, underlying muscles and tissues are tightened as well to create a firmer, more toned appearance.

While contouring surgeries sculpt the body, they are not designed to eliminate significant weight. These procedures are best after massive weight loss or in situations where weight loss is ineffective.

What Are Some Common Body Contouring Options?

Everyone’s physique is different. Therefore, each body contouring procedure must be tailored to the specific patient. Usually, body contouring can be separated into two groups: fat removal and skin removal.

Common fat reduction treatments:

Common skin removal treatments:

Each of these body contouring procedures has some unique merits that you need to familiarize yourself with before deciding which one to go for.

What Are the Benefits of Body Contouring?

The frustration of being unable to attain your desired physique (even with the hard work) is very real, understandable, and widespread. 

There are many benefits you can expect by getting a body contouring procedure. 

For instance, the procedure can help you achieve a more youthful appearance. If you do not feel great about yourself due to stubborn pockets of fat on your midsection or elsewhere, body contouring can help you change this in a matter of weeks. 

In addition to improving your appearance, body contouring can go a long way in giving you a self-confidence boost. 

In a nutshell, getting a successful body contouring procedure should enhance your social and emotional well-being.

What Does Body Contouring Look Like?

Before and after image showing the results of a Mommy Makeover performed in Pasadena, CA.If you are interested in body contouring procedures, you are likely anxious to learn more about the types of results possible with these types of procedures. Visit our before and after galleries to see how Dr. O’Toole and his team at Pasadena Cosmetic Surgery have helped their previous patients. 

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Want to Get Your Pre-COVID Body Back? Don’t Wait!

If you gained (or lost) some extra pounds during the lockdown, you may be left with localized fat pockets or sagging skin. Just because those are part of your present doesn’t mean they have to be a part of your future. The new year is coming fast, and with it comes new opportunities to let your physique shine. 

If you are looking for a reliable plastic surgeon providing body contouring services, Pasadena Cosmetic Surgery is an excellent choice. Contact Dr. Martin O’Toole and Dr. Adam O’Toole at 626-449-8910 for more information about body contouring options.