Whether you’re not feeling great about the you that you see in the mirror, you want to be able to make different fashion choices, or you simply feel like you’re not in the right body for you, you might want to do something about it. Thankfully, there are plenty of options, and we’re going to take a closer look at them, through both the habits that you can start adopting, as well as the treatment options that might be available for you.
Simply put, exercise is an excellent way to naturally change the shape of your body. Not only can it aid in weight loss and fat reduction, if that is the aim, but it can offer your body more definition. However, exercise does more than help you maintain a better body shape, it can also make you look younger and healthier, in general. The increased blood flow is going to improve the health of your skin, for instance, and can decrease things like eye puffiness. Any exercise is good exercise, and even as much as some simple cardio every day, such as walking, can make a big difference in how you look and feel.
Of course, if you want to make more meaningful changes to the look and shape of your body, when you will want to get more specific about what kind of exercises you are going to do. Some people worry that starting weight training will start to make them look bulky and might make their muscles too defined where they don’t want them to be as visible. However, the truth is, you’re not going to get a movie star or bodybuilder physique through simple weight training. You’re going to build muscle, which is going to help you look more toned, and depending on where you work those muscles, they can even accentuate your curves such as your buttocks and thighs (there are even exercise routines designed just for this) but it takes a lot more than that if you’re worried about suddenly hulking out.
Making dietary changes
Getting more exercise is all well and good, and easily recommended for anyone. However, if you’re thinking specifically about how you address changes in your weight and your fat content, then diet is going to be where 90% of your progress is made. You want to avoid going on ‘a diet.’ You want to make long-term changes to your diet, eating less surgery foods, and being mindful of the kind of carbs and fats that you eat. You can support your healthy eating decisions by, for instance, starting to spend some time on meal prep, so that you are less likely to rely on things like takeouts and unhealthy options in times of weakness.
Although it might sound like a fad, just from how it’s described, intermittent fasting is anything but, and has a big range of proven benefits that are being more widely proven as more people start getting into it. Effectively, the act of limiting the hours you eat in a day can help your body begin to metabolize its food much more effectively. This can help it more easily burn fat for energy. Alongside making improvements to your diet and exercise, it can help you start to see changes in your body much more quickly and also has a host of health benefits on top of that. Work out which fasting periods work best for your lifestyle for the best results.
Of course, aside from the natural and habitual changes that you can make to your body, we shouldn’t ignore that there are real changes and improvements that can be made through cosmetic and other procedures, as well. Perhaps the most famous of these is the liposuction treatment. Effectively, this treatment involves making an incision in the skin, so that the surgeon can use a tube to remove excess fats from parts of the body where they are most prevalent. The effectiveness of liposuction is long proven, it does legitimately remove fat from the body, which can greatly aid any weight loss efforts and reduce the appearance of those fatty parts of the body. Of course, its impacts are best managed through dietary changes, as well. There’s nothing to stop you from putting the weight back on if you fail to make any difference in how you eat
Whether it’s due to weight gain, age, pregnancy, or otherwise, our body can lose its elasticity and tightness as time goes on. This can lead to things like sagging skin and a loss of definition in the body shape, even if you do manage to successfully lose weight. To that end, you might want to look at options like a body contouring procedure, also known colloquially as a body lift. This is a treatment that involves removing loose and hanging skin, as well as some excess fat, to help create a tighter, leaner appearance. The procedure is done with care so that scars are naturally hidden, or easily hideable by clothing like underwear.
Another common treatment, the most famous type of breast augmentation is the implant, which can help to increase the size and volume of the breasts, often done to maximize feminine curves. However, this is far from the only kind of breast augmentation available. There are also breast lifts, which can reshape sagging breasts by removing excess tissue and even reducing the size of the areola, as well as breast reduction treatments, which many women get not only to adjust their body shape but to eliminate the discomfort that larger and heavier breasts can cause. Get an idea of which treatment might be the best fit for you and your goals if you’re not happy with your current breasts.
There’s a lot that can be done to change your body shape, but you have to manage your expectations, especially when making changes that may be hard, if not impossible, to reverse. Get a good idea of what you can expect before you make any decisions.