“Bikini Season”

BikiniBikini season doesn’t always have to be a bad word. Every year it seems to sneak up on us faster and faster. Then you find yourself starting to plan a new diet regimen and how you can slim down to fit into that cute but tiny bikini you noticed at your favorite store. Diet and exercise is definitely a key to slimming down for the summer, but sometimes that stubborn fat is still hard to lose. With that case, your board certified plastic surgeon is your next step to help the slimming down process a little less challenging with your everyday hustle and bustle.

Not all options are invasive surgical body contouring procedures, most are noninvasive procedures. Let’s start with the basics. First change your eating habits, count your calories and eat just over all better. It is never recommended to starve yourself, this can deplete the body of it basic nutritional needs. There should be a balance with cutting calories and starving yourself. We all have that one friend who is always trying out a new diet fad, and it never seems to work for the long run. Eating healthier has to be a lifestyle change not a fad.

Next is exercise, it has been proven that if you exercise 3-5 times per week your overall health improves tremendously. Does that mean you have to hit the gym every single day? No, you don’t have to be a fitness expert to tone up and lose weight. The American College of Sports recommends a minimum of 150-250 minutes per week of moderate-intensity physical activity. That’s only 20-30 minutes a day. You could take a brisk walk through the mall or simply jogging in place. Make it easy and manageable for you.

If you are exercising regularly and eating great but those couple of pounds you just can’t seem to shed a body contouring procedure could benefit you. There are several different options from Liposuction or Liposculpture to a Tummy Tuck. Liposculpture requires less downtime and can potentially eliminate fat cells and contour your shape. Although some women are not all candidates for Liposculpture so a Tummy Tuck is then recommended. To help achieve your beach body seek advice from a board certified plastic surgeon to give you an expert opinion of which surgical procedure might benefit you!

Dr. Shienbaum is a double board-certified plastic surgeon with over 30 years of experience in all forms of Cosmetic/Plastic Surgery, including Tummy Tuck/ Abdominoplasty, Liposculpture, Breast Augmentation, Brazilian Butt Lifts, and Mommy Makeovers. He provides services for the entire Tampa Bay area, including St. Pete, Largo, Clearwater, Pinellas, and Tampa, Florida. To find out more about the procedures near you, or contact us.

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