Preferred a short recovery surgery
Expect the interest in body shaping surgery will increase continuously
There are numerous hashtags about body shape, exercise, and body lines on SNS channels such as Instagram and Facebook. The population of exercising and outdoor sports is increasing, and the interest in body shape is also increasing. The thin and slim body was ideal for beauty even a few years ago. However, these days, a healthy and volumizing body is an ideal body shape for the standard of beauty. The body-shaping surgery is related to the body, such as breast implants, buttocks enhancement, abdominoplasty, brachioplasty, and liposuction. These surgeries mean creating an ideal body in line with the balance of the overall body, not simply slimming the body.
The representative body-shaping surgeries are breast surgeries and liposuction. Breast surgeries vary, such as breast implants, breast reduction, sagging breast correction, nipple plastic surgery, breast revision surgery, etc. Liposuction corrects the body shape by removing fat from layers under the skin. It reduces the size by reducing the number of fat cells accumulated in specific areas such as the abdomen, waist, hips, arms, thighs, and claves in a short time.
Recently, as interest in back shape has increased, hip-up exercises such as squats have become popular to complete an attractive back shape. Still, managing and maintaining eating habits in busy daily life is difficult, so many cases of asking for help from clinics are increasing.
The back shape is largely complete by correcting the waist, hips, and calves. First, liposuction of the abdomen and flanks is often used to correct the waistline, and the suctioned fat is also used for autologous fat grafting for the hip-up.
The buttocks are the core of the back shape. Implants and autologous fat grafting are surgical methods of hip-up plastic surgery for the so-called 'Apple Hip.' Inserting the implant is a surgical method that puts the implant between the buttock muscles by making a 3-4cm incision between the hip bones, which has the advantage of providing a clear buttock-up effect, but depending on where the implant is inserted, a foreign body sensation may be felt, and at the beginning of the surgery, the surgical site it is recommended to refrain from vigorous exercise as there is a risk that the implant may be exposed.
Autologous fat grafting for hip-up is one of the most commonly used methods, and fat is harvested from the abdomen or thighs and transplanted to the buttocks. It is less burdensome and more natural than surgery using implants. To increase the engraftment rate, stem cell fat transplantation, thread lifting, or procedures using lifting devices are sometimes used in parallel.
Dr. Ki Tae Kim, a founder of Tae Plastic Surgery Clinic, said, "To maximize the effect of hip-up, autologous fat grafting, and thread lifting are performed in parallel. It is pulled with special threads such as Elastigum, Epiticon, or a lifting device such as Profound is used, which has a relatively short recovery time and is highly preferred by patients."
Calf reduction surgery was popular in the past to slim down the calf line, but now, relatively simple and safe botulinum toxin treatment is preferred.
Considering body shaping, you should know it differs from obesity treatment. Above all, making a basic body shape through diet or exercise is important. Dr. Kim emphasized, "For example, if a middle-to-moderate obese patient undergoes large capacity liposuction, it is inappropriate because the elasticity is severely reduced and sagging. It is good to consider body shaping to complete the line arrangement after diet or exercise." and said, "In the past, there was a lot of demand for facial plastic surgery. Still, the demand for body plastic surgery, especially back shape surgery, will continue to increase."