Why Body Contouring Procedures are Trending

Whether it be for holiday family pictures, a winter vacation, an upcoming wedding, or preparation for the perfect summer swimsuit body, people are now more than ever looking for solutions to achieve the beautiful figure they’ve always desired.

At Zochowski Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Zochowski proudly offers all of the latest body contouring procedures so that you can look and feel your best at any time of the year.

What is a Body Contouring Procedure?

The field of surgical body sculpting has advanced a great deal in recent years. Today, patients have a number of different options to choose from when seeking skin removal or tightening, fat reduction, abdominal tightening, and more.

From the widespread availability of non-surgical body sculpting procedures like CoolSculpting, and the conventionality of liposuction, tummy tucks, breast augmentation, and breast lifts, there are plenty of options to choose from to achieve your dream body aesthetic.

Why Do Patients Choose Body Contouring?

The simple answer to why body contouring procedures continue to trend is that they offer some incredible benefits and continually improve. One of the primary advantages enjoyed by body contouring patients is the removal of stubborn fat.

Some people are genetically predisposed to carry fat in certain areas, such as around the midsection, inner thighs, and underneath the chin. These fat deposits can create unwanted bulges, even if the person is slim. Fortunately, body contouring procedures can eradicate fat deposits that will not respond to diet and exercise.

Dr. Zochowski offers two great methods for removing stubborn fat:


During liposuction, a device called a cannula is inserted just below the skin through a small incision. A solution containing a local anesthetic and one or more agents to reduce bleeding and swelling is then injected into the targeted fat deposits. This solution irrigates fat cells, loosening them so that they can be removed from the body with a minimum amount of force. The patient’s unwanted fat is then sucked out, creating an immediate improvement in their physical shape.


Dr. Zochowski also offers non-invasive procedures to help eliminate unwanted fat. CoolSculpting offers up to a 24% reduction in the size of fat deposits without requiring any anesthesia, incisions, or downtime. CoolSculpting utilizes a specialized non-surgical fat reduction process known as “cryolipolysis.” Intense cold causes the lipids inside fat cells to break down, while other tissues in the surrounding area remain unharmed. After the fat cells are damaged, the body will gradually excrete them through the liver and lymphatic system— a completely natural process that doesn’t cause any discomfort. Over a period of about two or four months, treated areas gradually become slimmer as fat cells leave the body. CoolSculpting also offers the added benefit of increased collagen production, a compound that helps keep skin tight, strong, and smooth.

Liposuction and Coolsculpting procedures produce permanent results. Once fat cells are destroyed or removed, they will not typically grow back, even if the patient gains weight. The areas that have been contoured will remain proportionally slimmer than the rest of the body.

Ready to Learn More?

Dr. Zochowski is a board-certified plastic surgeon based in Columbus, Ohio. For more information on body contouring procedures, contact Zochowski Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery to book a consultation.