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With summer having officially begun, many men and women still feel insecure about showing off their bodies. Whether it is to eliminate unwanted fat or trim away excess skin, it is very common for people to undergo cosmetic surgery so that they can enjoy some fun in the sun with confidence. Liposuction, VASERlipo®, and tummy tuck surgery are some of the most popular procedures because they help improve the core of the body. Below are some things you need to know about achieving your best summer body with plastic surgery.

Woman in a bikini jumping in the water

When To Consider Surgery

It is ideal to undergo plastic surgery before the summer season, so there is enough time to heal and recover. Most surgeries that involve extensive treatment require lengthy recovery periods lasting anywhere from two weeks to two months. Although you may start to feel like your usual self following your procedure, your results might not be visible. This is due to residual swelling and bruising that can often linger after the initial stages of your recovery period.

While swelling and bruising are normal and will typically resolve within a few weeks, having to recover in the middle of summer may not be the best time to show off your newly contoured physique. Everyone heals differently, so planning all aspects of your surgery is the most practical approach to enjoying your desired results in time for the summer.


Patients looking to have a toned and fit bikini-ready body may want to consider undergoing liposuction. Liposuction can help eliminate stubborn fat deposits that do not seem to want to disappear, no matter how much diet and exercise you attempt. It is designed to sculpt the figure by eliminating localized pockets of fat in the following areas:
  • Arms
  • Thighs
  • Hips
  • Abdomen
  • Buttocks


With the use of ultrasound technology, VASERlipo® differs from traditional liposuction surgery because it uses ultrasonic energy that gently breaks up fat cells in larger areas of the body. The fat cells are then mixed with a sterile solution and suctioned out through a small cannula. This device can remove excess fat from any area that can be treated by liposuction, which includes:

  • Arms
  • Abdomen
  • Back
  • Buttocks
  • Chin
  • Chest
  • Flanks

Tummy Tuck Surgery

Tummy tuck surgery, or abdominoplasty, can transform the core of your body by removing excess skin that has resulted from weight loss, pregnancy, or the natural course of aging and correcting muscle laxity. Tummy tuck surgery can be performed in conjunction with liposuction to remove fat deposits for a slimmer and more toned physique that will make you feel confident about your body during the summertime.

For more information, or to determine if you are a good candidate for any of our body contouring procedures, please contact Imagos Institute of Plastic Surgery at (305) 596-2228.