Winter has had us in its grip for months now, but the good news is that the first day of spring is only a few weeks away. Before you know it, summer will be here, and then it’s time for swimsuit season and days spent lounging at the beach or by the pool. Of course, you can picture your ideal silhouette and have realistic expectations for what your diet and exercise regimen can accomplish. But even the most stringent weight-loss programs can’t do much to eliminate a sagging abdomen, breasts, and loose skin.

Body contouring procedures flatten and tighten target areas like the tummy, buttocks, upper arms, and thighs. And if your bustline needs help with volume or elevation, you can choose between different breast surgeries to enhance your chest.

With that in mind, here are five cosmetic procedures Chicago plastic surgeon Dr. David Dreyfuss offers to make sure you’re ready when the warm weather rolls around.

Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation remains the most popular aesthetic surgery for women performed year after year. It helps you achieve your ideal breast shape and size with implants designed for cosmetic concerns. In addition, this surgery can correct issues like undersized or asymmetrical breasts, giving you a new sense of confidence.

Dr. Dreyfuss employs breast enhancement surgery to balance body outlines and expand your range of clothing choices. A new boost of self-esteem will follow you whether you’re wearing spaghetti straps, a halter, or a skimpy bikini top.

2. Liposuction

Liposuction is another procedure women choose when their regular workouts routines fall short. It helps eliminate submental fat in all the wrong places to tone, shape and slim down. If you struggle with stubborn fat pockets that affect your body outline, liposuction can spot-tone target areas and boost your motivation to achieve your body sculpting goals. It works best for women near or at their goal weight who still struggle with excess fat pads on the neck, thighs, hips, belly, and upper arms.

3. Tummy Tuck

Does your abdominal area have loose and sagging skin tissue, especially after significant weight loss or pregnancy? If so, focused exercises like planks and crunches can only do so much before you need cosmetic help.

A tummy tuck is a body shaping procedure that removes unwanted fat and excess skin. It also reinforces the abdominal muscles to deliver a taut and toned tummy and firm up your core. You’ll enjoy the toned abs you’ve worked so hard to show off in your bikini and be proud on the beach or by the pool. If you are close to your optimal weight and are not planning to have more children, you may be an ideal candidate for a tummy tuck.

4. Breast Lift

Your breasts undergo significant changes throughout your life because of pregnancy, breastfeeding, and possible weight fluctuations. Gravity and diminishing skin elasticity often lead to sagging breasts that point toward the ground.

A breast lift corrects breast location and reinforces the chest wall. It restores saggy, drooping breasts and nipples to perky, uplifted positions.

5. Brazilian Butt Lift

Today, the Brazilian butt lift is a prominent body contouring procedure in aesthetic medicine. The buttocks play a significant role in a woman’s figure, but not everyone is born with a naturally shapely behind.

A Brazilian butt lift uses liposuction to collect fat from one area and graft it into the gluteal region and the outer hips. It addresses flat or sagging buttocks and delivers a naturally lifted backside with a plump, bikini-ready appeal.

Get the Contours of Your Dreams

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. David Dreyfuss helps women get the body they’ve worked on all winter to look stunning this summer and fit nicely in the bathing suit of their choice.

Contact us today to schedule a consultation at our state-of-the-art surgical facility in Orland Park by calling (815) 806-9400 or arranging a virtual consultation now to continue your journey toward achieving your desired appearance.