Most Popular Cosmetic Procedures for an Ideal Summer Body

Posted on February 1, 2019 by: Dr. Ronald DeMars

Popular cosmetic procedures for a summer body

The year has just begun and while it may seem a little premature to be thinking about your summer body, it’s actually not. If you are unhappy with one or more areas of your body, Portland plastic surgeon Dr. Ronald DeMars encourages you to book a consultation soon. Cosmetic surgical procedures, including those that are popular for an ideal summer body, require several weeks of recovery time. By undergoing plastic surgery now, you can expect to be fully healed and feel great in time for swimsuit season.

Here, Dr. DeMars discusses the top plastic surgery requests he receives for a summer body.

Tummy Tuck

If hours at the gym are not helping you get rid of your “muffin top,” consider tummy tuck. The procedure excises loose, excess skin on the abdomen and tightens the underlying muscles and remaining skin for a flatter and more sculpted contour. After tummy tuck, you can expect your abdomen to appear flatter and more toned.


Bulging fat on the abdomen, waist, back, arms and thighs is hard to hide during the summer when swimsuits, tank tops and shorts are common. Considered the gold standard in fat removal, liposuction refines the body’s contours by eliminating pockets of fat that are resistant to weight loss efforts. Many of Dr. DeMars’ patients choose to combine liposuction with a lift procedure (e.g., tummy tuck, breast lift, arm lift) to simultaneously address loose skin and excess fat.

Breast Augmentation

Dr. DeMars’ practice sees a dramatic rise in the number of breast surgeries scheduled during the spring as women get ready for dreaded swimsuit shopping for summer. Breast augmentation is a popular breast enhancement procedure that uses saline or silicone gel implants to boost the shape, size and volume of breasts. Ideal candidates are women who are bothered by naturally small breasts or breasts that have become deflated due to pregnancy, nursing, aging or weight loss. Following breast augmentation, the breasts are fuller while the overall body is more attractive. Women who are also bothered by saggy breasts can opt to combine implants with a lift procedure for a bigger and perkier breast appearance.


If you’re bothered by noticeable wrinkles or lines, Botox can help put your best face forward at all your summer soirees, barbeques and other festivities this year. Known as the “lunchtime procedure,” Botox works by temporarily relaxing the facial muscles, which in turn softens the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. Results are temporary with Botox, so repeat treatments are recommended to maintain your rejuvenated appearance.

To discuss your summer body concerns and goals, please contact Dr. DeMars’ Portland practice and schedule a consultation today.