Body sculpting is described as any method used to change the contours and structure of the human body, in a bid to make it more visibly appealing.
Body sculpting surgery is a better known expression for cosmetic or plastic surgery, is an invasive technique used to alter the shape and form of a person’s body in order to achieve results which in the person’s opinion is favorable.
Body contouring surgery involves one or many of the following: Arm lift, also known as Brachioplasty, removes extra flabby skin on the upper arm. Bicep implants, mostly meant for men, create definition and increase bulk in the arm area. Calf implants on the other hand are desired by men and women alike, but for different reasons. Men generally wish to add more bulk to their calves, while women aim for proportionality. Buttock implants conventionally add definition to the buttock region, whereas the butt lift also known as Brazilian ‘butt lift’ surgery is becoming increasingly common among patients who wish to have a firmer and improved buttock region without implants.
Many men, who are exercise oriented, but wish to have more enhanced pectorals, also opt for pectoral implants, to define their chest muscles further. The breast lift, on the other hand, is meant for women who wish to restore the firmness to their breasts, which may have sagged because of age, weight gain, illness or pregnancy. Women also often opt for a ‘tummy tuck’, in which excess fat and skin is removed from the midriff of the person and her abdominal muscles tightened at the same time.
Liposuction is the most frequently conducted body sculpting surgery, whereby the surgeon targets specific rigid fat deposits in the body and destroys these fat cells permanently through tiny incisions and laser suction. This is also known as laser body sculpting.
Of course, the most recent breakthrough in laser body sculpting is the FDA approved Zerona laser. Unlike actual laser surgery, the Zerona laser is a non-invasive technique and it works by simply liquefying the fat stored within the fat cells. The entire process usually requires forty minutes per session, with around six sessions conducted within a span of 72 hours. The process is painless and no anesthetics or numbing creams are required.
Moving on to a body sculpting workout, this is usually done by combining some amount of aerobic exercises, a large portion of weight and strength training exercises and lastly, a good core nutritional program. A body sculpting workout is essential tailor-made to enable the toning of certain particular muscle groups of the body in a bid to give the body a better shape and form.
A typical body sculpting workout routine begins with stretching exercises which warm up all the muscle groups targeted. Then there is a bout of cardio vascular activity followed by resistance training. For the latter, free weights, dumbbells, resistance bands and stability balls are usually used. This aspect of resistance training is also known as strength training and over time, can help to realize strong arms and legs, a well-developed chest and firm abdominal muscles. However, these should be custom designed for every person based on his/her fitness levels. A novice should begin with aerobics; accustom the body and then move on to lighter weights.
When it comes to body sculpting for women, there is no reason to shy away from it or worrying about too much muscle gain. As a woman starting out on a body sculpting routing, begin by lifting light weights two to three times a week, doing cardio exercises thrice a week strictly sticking to a low-fat, high fiber diet.