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Svelte for Spring: 5 Tips to Get Toned & Contoured

As the ice and snow melt away, the signs of spring’s forthcoming are all around. Along with the return of leaves on trees and an abundance of Vitamin D, the season of spring brings back the presence of short skirts and sleeveless tops. For those who want to get on the path to slimming down, double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. John L. LeRoy offers tips to a better body before the flowers start to bloom.

atlanta tummy tuckTry liposuction for tough-to-tone areas.  Dr. LeRoy offers both Band Aid Liposuction and traditional liposuction for patients seeking body contouring assistance. Although not meant to act as a replacement for diet and exercise, the procedure can be useful for getting rid of fat that you are having trouble eliminating. An added benefit of liposuction is that it can performed on many areas of the body, including the arms, legs, abdomen, flanks, hips, thighs, and buttocks.

Avoid crash dieting. While it may be stressful to try to slim down quickly before warm weather hits, risking ruining your diet and exercise metabolism by crash dieting typically decreases future weight loss success.  Implement a plan that you can maintain long-term and make small goals, such as exercising moderately 3-4 times per week.

Stress less. Studies show that stress is linked to weight gain and can inhibit your ability to lose weight. Dr. LeRoy believes in accepting and loving who you are in order to make you feel like your most beautiful and confident self. A little “me time” can help:  de-stress by reading a book, playing your favorite video game, calling a loved one, taking a walk, or soaking in the bath.

Opt for a tummy tuck for a more athletic and toned appearance. Weight loss, pregnancy, and other factors can cause excess, overhanging skin to develop in the abdominal region. Weakened abdominal muscles can make the area appear even more prominent. Depending on your needs, Dr. LeRoy performs a variety of tummy tuck procedures on eligible candidates to tighten and tone your midsection, including circumferential, extended, endoscopic, and mini-tummy tucks (also known as Band Aid Tummy Tucks).

Change with the season. After months of winter and the same routine, our lives can feel stagnant and lacking progress. Spring is a great time to try something new—like a new hobby! Testing out new activities is an excellent way to set your life into motion and move forward.

To learn more about cosmetic procedures from Dr. LeRoy or to schedule your consultation to determine which procedure will best meet your cosmetic needs, call our office today.  Connect with us on FacebookTwitter, and Google + for the latest plastic surgery updates.

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