If you’re yearning for an hourglass figure but haven’t been able to achieve your ideal look with diet and exercise, talk to Dr. Benien about the Brazilian butt lift procedure. The Brazilian butt lift in Oklahoma is a body contouring procedure that can reshape your entire lower body to create a beautiful silhouette. If you have always been self-conscious about the shape and size of your lower body and want to enhance your figure, consider this procedure that enhances the area using your own existing body fat.
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Learn about the latest body sculpting and liposuction procedures we perform. Dr. Benien offers a wide range of body contouring procedures, including liposuction, tummy tuck, brazilian butt lift, and brachioplasty. Call or email our office in Oklahoma City to learn more.
Treating C-Section Scars, Stretch Marks and Sagging Skin All at Once
Many women are often left feeling uncomfortable or self-conscious about their bodies after pregnancy. Stretch marks, stubborn deposits of fat, and excess skin are left behind and seemingly impossible to get lose. Those who give birth through a C-Section are also left with a large, unsightly scar that is often in plain sight.
When combined, liposuction and a tummy tuck can work together to minimize trauma during your body contouring procedure. According to a study published in the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgery, past patients have seen excellent results and very low risks of complication.
Although it is the top rated procedure when it comes to patient satisfaction, there are still many people who stay away from the tummy tuck because of certain things that they have heard. The truth is, a lot of what we think we know about the tummy tuck is false. Here are the top three myths about the procedure.
Anyone who's ever tried to lose weight will notice that one of the hardest spots on the body to burn excess flab off of, and one of the easiest to put extra flab onto, is the abdominal area. Unfortunately, the abdomen is one of the last places anyone wants to find a spare tire. Well, as they said in that cartoon from the 80s, "knowing is half the battle," so here's a few reasons behind why fat seems to gravitate towards the gut.
Why extra flab seems to fly straight to your tummy
Besides the obvious things like exercising, and avoiding excess carbs and fat in your diet, something you may not have considered is the amount of alcohol you consume. We're not just talking problem drinkers, here - even a semi-regular glass of wine a few times a week can pack some extra pounds onto your paunch. Dubbed a "Wine Waist" by fitness guru and trainer James Duigan, alcohol is pure sugar that keeps you from burning off excess fat until the booze has been processed. The occasional drink won't do any lasting damage, but if you want to keep your belly flat, it'd be best to keep it strictly occasional.
Stress is another thing you may want to cut back on in your life. Easier said than done, for sure, but stress can have adverse effects on your midsection. Stress equals cortisol, and when your body produces it, it encourages the body to hold onto extra fat, especially around the stomach. Try to get a good night's sleep, look into relaxation methods like deep-breathing and meditation, and cut back on caffeine if you feel stress might be the culprit.
But no matter what you do, or what you eat, age itself will be a factor in stomach weight. The older we get, the more muscles we lose (especially if we don't exercise regularly), and thus, the body burns fewer calories. Basically, if you're taking in the same calorie intake at 60 that you did at 30, you're going to gain extra weight faster than you would have when you were younger.
If all else fails, consider liposuction by a skilled practitioner of cosmetic surgery, as liposuction is designed specifically to combat localized trouble zones of fat, such as the tummy. Contact your cosmetic surgeon to learn more about the procedure.
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