April 11, 2017

5 Ways to Get Your Body Ready for Summer

As the weather in Southern California starts to warm up, and many San Diegans begin to plan their summer, the idea of what your body looks like in a swimsuit may cross your mind. If the visual causes you stress or anxiety, this post is for you.

Here, Dr. Abhay Gupta, trusted plastic surgeon in San Diego, shares five ways to get your beach body ready for summer. Keep in mind that with summer quickly approaching, it’s best to act fast in order to allow enough time to undergo treatment and fully recover!

1. Fill Out a Bikini Top with Breast Augmentation

Many women feel bothered by breasts that are naturally small or have lost volume and shape after pregnancy and breastfeeding. If you wish you had bigger, rounder breasts to fill out your bikini top, consider breast augmentation with the placement of saline or silicone implants.

2. Achieve a More Masculine Looking Chest

Nearly 40 percent of men have the opposite problem: enlarged breasts that look too feminine. Men with over-developed breasts can pursue breast reduction surgery to remove excess fat and glandular tissue and create a more masculine-looking chest.

3. Eliminate Excess Body Fat

One of the most common complaints among Dr. Gupta’s patients is bulges of excess body fat that won’t respond to diet or exercise. Liposuction surgery can be performed to remove fat from areas like the abdomen, back, buttocks, legs or upper arms.

4. Non-Surgically Sculpt the Body

Another fat reduction option is SmartLipo TriPlex, a laser-assisted body sculpting procedure that does not require a lengthy recovery time. SmartLipo can be used to sculpt the love handles, knees, neck, arms and male chest. In addition to eliminating unwanted body fat, SmartLipo also tightens sagging skin in the treatment area.

5. Get Rid of Cellulite

Perhaps you are pleased with your body shape, yet you have areas of lumpy, dimpled skin (a.k.a., cellulite). Cellulaze is an FDA-approved cellulite treatment that creates smoother, firmer looking skin on the buttocks, thighs, hips and abdomen.

Take the First Step toward a Better Beach Body Today!

If you’re tired of feeling self-conscious about your appearance, Dr. Gupta wants to help. He is happy to speak with you about your specific concerns and go over the available treatment options. Please call (858) 621-6000 or email our office today to schedule a consultation with the doctor.

Fun Fact of the Month: One of San Diego’s best beaches — Coronado — was featured in Marilyn Monroe’s 1958 movie, “Some Like It Hot.” If you’re in the area, take a trip to the Coronado shoreline to surf, boogie board or stroll along the water. Pooches are welcome at Coronado Dog Beach.