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Ready for Summer? Start Planning Your Ideal Body With These Procedures

As summer approaches, achieving a beach-ready body becomes a common goal for many. Body contouring stands as a popular solution to achieve that desired physique through a variety of treatments and procedures. At Southwest Michigan Plastic & Hand Surgery, serving Portage and Kalamazoo, MI, we offer a range of body contouring options to help you get ready to embrace the warmer weather with confidence. Whether you’re looking for more dramatic results achieved through surgical procedures or need help targeting stubborn fat with a minimally invasive technique, we have an option to meet your needs. 

What Is Body Contouring?

Body contouring refers to a suite of treatments and procedures aimed at reshaping and refining the body’s appearance. Various types of body contouring target specific areas for fat removal, skin tightening, and muscle definition enhancement, adapting to each individual’s physique and aesthetic goals. Unlike conventional weight loss methods that focus on reducing the number on the scale, body contouring targets specific areas to reshape and refine the body’s contours. This distinction underpins the growing allure of body contouring as a solution for individuals seeking to eliminate stubborn fat deposits or excess skin that diet and exercise alone cannot address.

Surgical vs. Non-surgical Body Contouring

Body contouring and body sculpting span both surgical and non-surgical options, catering to a range of needs and preferences. Surgical methods offer transformative results through procedures that remove excess skin and fat, while non-surgical approaches provide less invasive alternatives utilizing advanced technologies to achieve subtle refinements and improvements in body shape. Understanding the differences and benefits of each can guide you toward the most suitable body contouring strategy for achieving your summer body goals.  

Exploring Your Surgical Options

  • Breast Augmentation: Breast augmentation enhances breast size and shape, serving as an option for individuals seeking a more pronounced chest area. Ideal candidates are those looking for increased volume or a balanced appearance, with outcomes that include enhanced contour and symmetry. 
  • Breast Lift: A breast lift addresses sagging by elevating and reshaping the breasts, making it suitable for those whose breasts have lost volume or firmness due to aging, pregnancy, or weight changes. The procedure results in uplifted, firmer breasts, with recovery timelines that facilitate summer readiness.
  • Tummy Tuck: Tummy tucks are tailored for individuals aiming to remove excess skin and fat from the abdominal area, especially after significant weight loss or childbirth. Candidates for this surgery are those close to their ideal weight, with results yielding a flatter, more defined abdomen.
  • Liposuction: Liposuction targets stubborn fat deposits in specific body areas, including the abdomen, thighs, and arms, making it a versatile option for contouring. It’s ideal for those with localized fat that resists diet and exercise, with a recovery phase that varies but generally allows for a timely return to summer activities.

The Rise of Non-Surgical Body Contouring

While surgical body contouring procedures can offer dramatic transformations, they might not be the right fit for everyone. For individuals seeking noticeable results without the downtime and recovery associated with surgery, we offer less invasive treatments and procedures, including EvolveX and BodyTite. Offering effective enhancements with minimal to no interruption to daily life, these options are especially appealing for those needing to achieve their summer body goals on a tighter timeline. 


EvolveX marks a breakthrough in non-invasive body contouring, leveraging a trio of technologies to remodel skin, target adipose tissue, and tone muscles. This versatile system offers customized treatments that address specific concerns, from skin laxity and excess fat to muscle definition, without incisions or recovery time. Ideal for individuals looking for subtle enhancements, EvolveX enables a return to daily activities immediately after treatment, making it a convenient option for busy lifestyles.


BodyTite provides a minimally invasive alternative to more extensive surgeries, using radiofrequency-assisted lipolysis (RFAL) to melt fat and tighten skin simultaneously. This non-surgical body contouring technology delivers controlled heating to coagulate fat, encouraging collagen production and resulting in firmer skin with reduced fatty tissue. Suitable for those with moderate skin laxity and fat accumulation, BodyTite offers a safer, quicker recovery process, with results that improve over time as the body naturally responds to the treatment.

Benefits of Body Contouring

  • Lasting Results: The enduring nature of body contouring’s outcomes supports a long-term investment in one’s physical well-being, with results that can last with appropriate care and a healthy lifestyle.
  • Customized Treatment Plans: The availability of both surgical and non-surgical options allows for treatments to be precisely tailored to individual needs and recovery preferences, ensuring optimal outcomes.
  • Enhanced Self-Confidence: The physical changes achieved through body contouring often translate into increased confidence, empowering individuals to feel more comfortable and assertive in their skin.
  • Motivation for a Healthy Lifestyle: Many find that the improvements gained from body contouring serve as a motivation to maintain a healthy lifestyle, including regular exercise and a balanced diet.

Your Path to a Summer-Ready Body Begins Here

The journey to achieving a summer-ready body is made attainable with the advanced body contouring treatments and procedures offered by Southwest Michigan Plastic & Hand Surgery. Serving the communities of Portage and Kalamazoo, MI, our clinic provides personalized solutions that cater to your unique aspirations. With a comprehensive suite of both surgical and non-surgical body contouring options, we are committed to helping you achieve the physique that not only meets your aesthetic goals but also boosts your confidence and well-being.

Take the first step toward realizing your vision of a perfect summer physique by scheduling a consultation with us. Call us today at (269) 329-0655, or contact us online to explore your body contouring options.


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