As summer is approaching quickly, it is the last the last call to get your beach body ready. Diet and exercise don’t always give the desired effect, no matter how hard you try. Stubborn belly fat, excessive skin after major weight loss or childbirth, small or sagging breasts, men’s gynecomastia – there are just some of the problems that restrain us to feel comfortable and confident during bathing suit season. In this article we covered five most effective plastic surgeries for bikini ready body, with recovery time short enough to be able to show it off as soon as this summer.
This procedure is recommended for those who have excessive and stubborn fat in certain areas – usually it is lower abdomen, flanks (love handles), arms, thighs. Unfortunately, we couldn’t have impact on our body’s fat burning preference, meaning we cannot lose fat locally. Probably, some of you experienced, that during dieting fat was burned well, for example, on your breasts – going from cup C to A+ but you couldn’t say the same about your belly. In such cases, liposuction would be recommended. Liposuction is the only effective way to get rid of excessive fatty tissue sectionally and sculpt your body just as you desire.
During the liposuction procedure fat is literally sucked from your body. It is for you to decide which areas you want fat to be removed and after thorough examination the surgeon decides what amount of fat can be safely removed during one operation. After liposuction surgery you are not required to stay at the hospital and you can come back to your regular life as soon as 1 day after. For 3-6 weeks liposuction patients are advised to wear a special compression undergarment that helps stretched skin to shrink back to normal size. Swelling will reduce after about a week following the operation. It takes from 2-6 months to full recovery after liposuction procedure, depending of its complexity, inborn recovery abilities of the patient and post-operative treatment.
Liposuction Before & After photos
2. Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)
Tummy tuck or abdominoplasty is a procedure especially recommended to those who have excessive skin on the abdominal area. Usually, an aftereffect of major weight loss, childbirth or wrongly performed liposuction. During abdominoplasty surgeon gets rid of needless skin and gathers remaining tissue to make perfect abdomen shape without unwanted pooches. This procedure can be combined with liposuction. In JW Plastic Surgery Korea we perform three major types of tummy tuck.
a. Total Abdominoplasty
Recommended for: Those who observe excessive skin and sagging in whole abdomen.
In total abdominoplasty excess skin is removed starting from above the belly button. Separated abdominal muscles are gathered and fixed together to make a curvy waist line. Skin is pulled down and the scar is well hidden under undergarments.
b. Endoscopic Mini Abdominoplasty
Recommended for: Those who observe excessive and sagging skin in lower abdomen only
During mini abdominoplasty excess skin is removed from the lower abdomen. If necessary, separated abdominal muscles are gathered and fixed together to make a curvy waist line. Skin is pulled down and the scar is well hidden under undergarments.
c. Pick-up Abdominoplasty
Recommended for: Those who observe sagging and excessive skin under the breasts
During pick-up abdominoplasty the incision is made under the breasts to make the scar least visible. Skin is pulled up and fixed under the breasts.
Hospitalization is not needed. Depending of the type and complexity of Tummy Tuck surgery, a patient can come back to normal life as soon as 1-3 days after. The recovery process takes approximately 3-4 months.
Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty) Before & After photos.
3. Buttocks Fat Graft
Round, peach-like booty is considered to be the most attractive. Booty shape depends mostly on the fat distribution as the buttocks, together with breasts are often the fattiest parts of woman’s body. Regrettably, fat distribution is not always in our favor so many of us end up with apple, pear or carrot shaped butt instead of round and juicy peach. The most popular procedure to enhance the booty shape is Buttocks Fat Graft. Fat is literally harvested from other areas and injected to patient’s buttocks to areas designed by the surgeon, ensuring the best effect. The fat is usually harvested from the belly or thighs, so it’s a double deal!
Hospitalization is not required. Patient can come back to usual life as soon as 1 day after the surgery. It lasts from 2-4 months until full recovery.
Buttocks Fat Graft Before & After photos
4. Breast augmentation
For those who want to be bikini ready, breasts play key role in body shape enhancement. Breast augmentation surgery is one of the most popular surgeries before the summertime. Breasts can be augmented using implant – usually, silicone or saline based, autologous fat (fat graft breast augmentation) or combined method (combination breast augmentation). During the breast augmentation using implant, an incision is made under the breasts or under the armpit – to insure least scar visibility. In JW Plastic Surgery Korea we use the endoscopic method, which minimizes needed incision size, and thus minimizes the scar. An implant is placed using a special tube and well secured inside.
Placement of the implant can be under the skin or under the pectoral muscle. Latter method reduces implant visibility and gives more natural effect, the first is recommended for women who work out professionally, to minimize impact on the pectoral muscle. For both methods additional adjustment can be implemented – injecting autologous fat to make edges smoother and more natural looking. It’s called combination breast augmentation.
Patient can come back to normal life in 1-2 days after the surgery. Hospitalization is not required. It takes 3-5 months until the recovery that allows to wear and show off new breasts in bikini.
For those who need just small enhancement in shape and size and want to refrain from accepting an implant in their bodies, fat graft augmentation is recommended. During this surgery fat is harvested from buttocks, thighs or belly and injected in needed areas in breasts. It doesn’t give a dramatic effect but it is a perfect solution for those who look only for enhancement, such as shape or symmetry improvement, not a dramatic change.
In this case hospitalization is also not required. Patient comes back to normal life 1 day after the surgery and 1 month post-op full recovery is usually observed.
Breast Augmentation Before & After photos
5. Gynecomastia correction surgery
Gynecomastia is a condition which is manifested by enlarged breasts and overdeveloped mammary glands in male breasts. It can be caused by congenital or acquired hormonal imbalance or obesity. It is a big hurdle for men’s confidence.
For gynecomastia treatment, in majority of cases surgical treatment is recommended. Surgery is performed with minimum incision 4mm on the edge of aureoles or armpit creases. Excessive fat and mammary glands are removed. The incision is fixed and stitches are removed 1 week after the operation. Incision position ensures least visibility of the scar.
Patient doesn’t need to stay at the hospital and comes back to normal life just 1 day after the operation. Complete recovery takes 1-2 month.
Can I get my Beach Body ready this year?
It is the last call to get your beach body and enjoy it this summer. Recovery process until condition that allows to show your new body off and safely enjoy summer activities for most surgeries would be around 3 months. For more thorough valuation and brief surgery plan, we recommend you to get a free online consultation LINK.
You can see our clinic environment, how consultation is performed and how post operation recovery process is monitored by the doctor by viewing this video of our patient Brigitte who got combination breast augmentation.