Costhetics applauds anyone who could drop some kilos during the COVID lockdown.
Did you know that if you are overweight and shed just five to ten percent of your body weight, you can experience improvements in more than just your good looks and self-image? Weight loss is likely to lead to:
- Reduced blood pressure
- Lower cholesterol
- Better sleep
- Decreased risk of diabetes
What weight loss may not lead to is the shapely, contoured body of your dreams, and we understand that can be frustrating. You feel marvellous and you want to look marvellous. Costhetics understands and we want to help. We have searched far and wide to bring you the latest news and information about body sculpting that can help you look fabulous in 2022, on-screen and off!
2022 Weight Loss Cosmetic Surgery Spike Expected, Say Doctors
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons is predicting a surge of interest in body contouring surgery for 2022. This will be a shift away from the focus on surgical and enhancement procedures targeting the face. As people step away from their screens and out into the real world, they realise they are being seen from top to toe, rather than forehead to chin. This perspective is helping them realise that weight loss may be just the beginning of their body transformation process.
Expected to be top of the charts in 2022 are these body contouring surgeries. Many people will mix and match procedures like these for an ultimate makeover:
- Tummy tuck
- Breast lift
- Arm lift
- Thigh lift
- Buttocks enhancement
Is Body Contouring Right for You?
Only a few things stand between you and the body contouring procedure of your dreams:
- You should be in good health
- You should have no underlying medical conditions that would affect recovery
- You should be near or at your goal weight
- You should have maintained your weight for 1-3 months
Body contouring probably isn’t for you if you are unable to commit to a healthy lifestyle with good exercise and diet. The effects will be lost if you pack on the kilos again. (Sorry!)
Did You Gain the Quarantine Five?
You may have heard of the Fresher Five, referring to the weight students traditionally put on during their first year of university. During the COVID pandemic, the phrase Quarantine Five gained a lot of traction as people in lockdown gained a lot of weight. According to the Royal Australasian College of General Practitioners:
- 1 in 3 Australians gained weight during the pandemic
- two-thirds of those surveyed are struggling with weight
If you gained weight, please don’t beat yourself up about it, you’re in good company. Health and beauty guru Gwyneth Paltrow admits that snacking on cheese and crackers packed an addition five kilos onto her frame. “And my gut was a mess,” she says. Even reality stars weren’t safe from the struggles. In August, the Daily Mail reported on the “very relatable weight loss struggles” of Married At First Sight stars Martha Kalifatidis and Jessika Power.
On the Losing Side
Fighting the trend, many Australians were able to use their time at home to re-calibrate their lifestyle for the better. The RACGP reports that one in five (19%) Australians say they slimmed down during the pandemic. (Global statistics show 35% of respondents gained weight and 20% lost weight.)
How did they do it? Instead of focusing on the box of lamingtons in the pantry, they focused on creating and maintaining a healthy diet and exercise routine:
- 56% of weight losers exercised more
- 53% of weight losers followed a diet
- 51% made eating healthier a priority
- Twice as many Australians (31% vs 15%) believe that exercise was more important to their weight loss efforts than diet
Costhetics: for Body Contouring Recommendations
Whether you were a gainer or a loser during lockdown, Costhetics wants you to know you can be a winner with the help of plastic surgeons, cosmetic surgeons, and other aesthetic professionals. Contact us for the help you need. We can answer your questions, guide you to doctors in your area, and help you find the best options for body contouring or any other changes you’d like to make.