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Michael C. Fasching, M.D.

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Body Procedures to Book for the Fall

Submitted by Dr. Fasching on Wed 10/31/2018 - 23:03

Summer is over, and you can start to feel the cool breezes of Fall. For many, Fall is the time to start the process of a cosmetic procedure they have been thinking about for years. Perhaps it’s because they have been wearing fewer layers for several months and are disappointed in their body contours, or maybe they need a bit of help to shed stubborn fat which diet and exercise seem to ignore. Whatever the reason, now is the best time to start the process of achieving the body you deserve!

Why Now?

Cooler temperatures will have you wearing more layers of clothing and spending less time in the sun. This scenario is perfect for recovery from many aesthetic body contouring procedures. Patients who undergo surgery like a breast augmentation or a tummy tuck need time to recover. Part of this process is allowing for incisions to heal and time for bruising and swelling to resolve. Coats, sweaters, and winter jackets are great to camouflage the effects from surgery.

Sun exposure on soft tissue can negatively impact healing, but many people stay indoors during the cold and rainy season. The shorter days ahead also make it easier to avoid UV rays.

Another reason many patients in Minneapolis are booking body shaping procedures this time of year is that it allows them time to prepare for the holidays. It is a time to connect with friends and family who may not see you during the year. Think about how great it will be to show up with a refined figure you love and feel confident in.

If you are not completely satisfied with your body shape and are considering aesthetic procedures to meet your goals, here are some body procedures patients popularly pursue in the Fall:

Breast Procedures

Breast size, shape, firmness, and position all come into play when patients evaluate the appearance of their breasts.  Aesthetic breast surgeries are designed to add volume and shape breasts or to restore them after pregnancy and aging have altered their appearance. The most popular breast procedures are:

Breast Lift

When gravity takes over, and breast elevation suffers, a breast lift can restore raise their position on the chest wall. This surgery is common among women experienced sagging and enlarged nipples due to pregnancy, aging, and weight fluctuations. The best way to determine if you are a candidate for a breast lift is if your nipples fall below your natural breast crease.

Breast Augmentation

A breast augmentation utilizes silicone, saline, or form-stable gel implants to increase size, enhance shape, and improve volume in the upper portion of the breast. Advanced technology developed over the years has allowed surgeons to improve patients’ breast size, with better results with less risk. State-of-the-art computer imaging will allow the patient to choose the optimal implant and give them a good idea of the results they can expect.

With advanced incision placement techniques, scarring is less visible and over time may become impossible to detect.

Combining a breast augmentation with a breast lift is also popular as the benefits from both procedures can provide optimal results.

Breast Reduction

Some patients need to go smaller with their breast surgery results by reducing breast tissue – their breasts are too large for their body type and cause discomfort and aesthetic disproportion. Difficulty in buying clothes is common because of their body shape, and they want to have a bust-line which better complements their shape.

A breast reduction can deliver the aesthetic results many women have been seeking for some time. The procedure removes excess tissue, fat, and skin, making the breasts firmer, lighter, and smaller than before surgery. It can also reduce the size of the dark skin outside the nipple (areola) for a better breast appearance.


Liposuction helps contour your body by eliminating stubborn fat from target areas, including the neck, upper arms, knees, thighs, buttocks, hips, and abdomen. Over the years and with many advancements in technology. liposuction has improved. These new techniques include:


Ultrasound-assisted lipoplasty (UAL) is an advanced technique which dislodges pesky fat deposits with sound waves. It can be effective in removing fat from fibrous areas or eliminating larger volumes of unwanted fat in a single procedure.

Your new shape may allow you to wear those favorite outfits forgotten in your closet or buy the latest fashions which accentuate your new contours.

Tumescent Liposuction

This technique involves injecting anesthetic liquid before liposuction to expand targeted fat and allow the cannula to travel freely under the skin for easy and painless fat extraction.

Patients often see immediate results, with continued improvement for three weeks when the swelling subsides. With a healthy diet and exercise routine, the patient will continue to enjoy the tumescent liposuction results for years to come.

Full Tummy Tuck

Weight fluctuations and pregnancy will often stretch abdominal muscles and skin, resulting in a flabby and a sagging midsection. Although treatment can provide excellent results for men as well, women deal with the tummy issues more often. A tummy tuck restores the abdominal wall by reinforcing or reconnecting the abdominal muscles and removes excess skin leaving the patient with a tummy which is tighter and smoother than before surgery.

Recovery is extensive and longer than most aesthetic surgeries, which is why many patients choose this time of year to book their consultation.

Mini-Tummy Tuck

Patients who have sagging tissue below the navel only are good candidates for a mini-tummy tuck. This surgery eliminates excess skin and tightens the underlying muscle. Liposuction can be used concurrently to help with the contour.

Recovery from a mini-tummy tuck is shorter and less intense than the full abdominoplasty and may help erase or diminish unsightly stretch marks below the belly button.

Body Lift

Age diminishes skin elasticity and causes the body to lose its youthful firmness and shape. A body lift is designed to eliminate fat deposits and loose skin in the mid-section of the body. With the help of liposuction performed concurrently, the patient can regain their youthful figure just in time for the holidays.

Recovery requires plenty of rest. Wear compression garments and bandages as directed to encourage the healing process and assist with fluid drainage. Pain is managed through medication, so driving will not be possible during some of the recovery processes.

Fall is the perfect time to schedule this surgery because of the extent of the recovery process. You will need to spend plenty of time indoors, and bandages can be hidden with cold weather clothing.

Next Step

If you are considering a body contouring procedure for the fall and would like to have more information, contact us to schedule a consultation.

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