Weight Loss & Body Contouring: What is the Key Difference?

The number of trending diets never ceases to amaze: Atkins, Keto, and the Military diet to name a few. With so many people around Atlanta and the United States concerned about their weight, diets are continually appearing and evolving.

Then you have the various exercise regimens and equipment. You can hardly throw an energy bar in the Atlanta area without hitting a gym or fitness center. Millions of people flood to these establishments to improve their body outline.

But is losing weight and sculpting the body the same thing? If not, what is the difference?

Weight Loss

With a large portion of the population concerned with their weight, there are a plethora of programs and diets which are available for purchase to lose weight. With TV commercials flooding the airwaves with celebrities proclaiming the massive weight they lost with various meal plans, it’s plain to see many people want to lose weight.

When a patient is obese, body sculpting is not their greatest concern. They need to lose weight and get their BMI (Body Mass Index) into a safe and stable range. There are several approaches to accomplish this – the most severe being bariatric surgery. The least is following a healthy diet and exercise routine.

Board-certified physician, Dr. Dwayne Haskins offers weight loss treatments which help his patients lose significant weight in a short amount of time. These include programs like Lipovite, HCG, and meal replacement programs.

There is no effort to alter the shape or contour of certain body parts. When the weight is lost, it affects the entire body uniformly.

Body Contouring

Body contouring is also known as body sculpting. It is shaping the body by removing fat bulges in certain parts of the body. Think of a sculptor with a block of granite. The artist chips away the pieces which do not fit the image they are trying to project with their art. Similarly, body contouring is removing fat bulges which don’t fit the image the patient is trying to project with their body.

Liposuction is the most popular form of cosmetic surgery today. This proven procedure eliminates fat cells from specific body parts which diet and exercise seem to ignore. Suitable candidates for liposuction are patients who are near or already at their optimal weights.

The Main Difference

To summarize, the main reason for weight loss is to lose weight. Obese or overweight patients are concerned about their health and understand they need to lose a certain amount of weight for health and aesthetic reasons. When a patient loses weight, they are shrinking every fat cell in their body, reducing their size and their weight substantially.

When a patient has a body contouring procedure, they are eliminating fat cells in certain body parts to sculpt their body into a more pleasing form and figure.

Your Best Option

If you are looking to lose significant weight or want to improve your body contour, Total Body of Atlanta has a suite of treatments and procedures which can help you achieve your goals. We offer a stress-free, discreet environment in College Park and John’s Creek. Come see us for your complimentary consultation today.

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