It is often a challenge to maintain a slim and attractive figure. This is frequently a problem for women and for men especially as they get older and have to deal with the stresses of everyday life. It is not uncommon to adopt bad habits like smoking and drinking, and to eat junk food rather than healthy and nutritious meals. This may not be a big problem when you are young but in time, the effects of bad habits and stress catch up with you and soon you start to lose your looks.
Weight gain is common with age since our metabolism naturally slows down and hormone levels also often change. Women who get pregnant and have children have to cope with wide hormonal fluctuations which make it difficult to get back the body they once had.
Exercise and diet
Changing what and how much you eat can go a long way in helping you to slim down, but this is often not enough to lose weight. Fad diets also do not work and often result in weight returning, besides which they can be dangerous since they can lead to nutritional deficiencies and even dangerous electrolyte imbalances.
It is a good idea to consult with a dietician or doctor if you are not sure how you should change your diet. It is always important to check with your doctor anyway before you start any type of diet or exercise program.
There are many types of cosmetic procedures that are offered around the world at various clinics. You can have work done on your face, chest, arms and abdomen, to improve your overall appearance. The methods vary in how invasive and complicated they are, and generally, a doctor can advise you on which methods are appropriate and suitable for your particular condition and what you want.
Cosmetic methods for your face
Your face is usually the first thing that people notice about you and often is the first part of your body to show the effects of aging and a bad lifestyle.
According to Dr Kien Ha, there are options such as cheek implants in the form of dermal fillers which can work well to emphasize and accentuate your cheekbones.
You may need work done to improve your eyelids since these may have started to sag and droop as you have gotten older. Minor changes to your eyelids can make a big difference in making you look more attractive again.
Cosmetic methods for your chest region
The chest is an area of concern for both genders, with men wanting nice lean muscle development and women wanting nice, perky breasts. Men who are very overweight or have hormonal problems may have breast development which is somewhat unattractive and not masculine. Surgery can be done to cure this problem of gynecomastia so that a man can feel more confident about his appearance (click here for more information on this and other cosmetic procedures).
Women may have breasts that are either too small, too large, or that droop. There are various procedures that can be done to improve on the size of the breasts, making them smaller or even lift them up.
Breast augmentation is one of the most frequently done methods and is when breast implants are put in under the breasts that are already present. Breast reduction procedures can be done on women as well as men and can be helpful for women who do not want very large breasts. Large breasts can cause back pain and women may feel self-conscious and thus choose to have this work done.
Breast lifts are also popular, particularly for older women who over time have found that the effects of gravity cause the breasts to droop, losing the natural perky appearance that they once had. A woman may feel too embarrassed to even wear a bathing suit in public or tight clothing because of this problem. A breast lift is a useful way to achieve the look you once had and to help you to feel young again.
Cosmetic methods for your abdominal region
Your abdominal region includes your stomach, hips, and buttocks, all areas of the body that are important in influencing what your figure looks like. Sometimes people have too much fat in these parts of the body, which makes them look older and flabbier than they used to look.
Liposuction is a technique that can be helpful in getting back your figure. Today the VASER liposuction is particularly popular and a good way to carefully and safely remove excess fatty tissue from parts of the abdomen like the hips and stomach.
A tummy tuck is also a good option for some people. This is a method used by surgeons to remove both fatty tissue and excess skin, and therefore it is not simply a type of liposuction.
Recently, having nice buttocks has become a trend in the fashion world such that people are looking into having buttocks lifts done. In the past, doctors would use implants to accentuate and lift the buttocks region but today there are safer options than this that are available and done such as the Brazilian butt lift procedure. This type of butt lift is done by the doctor injecting your own fat into your gluteal (buttocks) region. It is a relatively safe method because your body will not reject tissue that is your own.
It is possible that you can combine more than one procedure so you may choose to have fat removed from one part of your body and then that same fat used elsewhere. You can consult with a specialist to find out if this is a viable and safe option for you and at the same time you can ask about the details of procedures you are interested in getting done. Specialists will be able to also inform you of the risks of any cosmetic procedures, what the procedure involves, and how long recovery will take.