A non-surgical tummy tuck almost sounds like an impossible concept; however, there is a range of options that can make it a possibility. Known as tummy tightening, there are various fat removal procedures that can tuck your tummy that also avoids you having to go under the knife.
Non-Surgical Tummy Tuck Options
There are various technologies that can remove fat and tighten the skin, the most popular and common of which is liposuction. Though there are lesser-known or used procedures such as radiofrequency or fat freezing with mixed results.
Some clinics may offer a combination of both of these procedures depending on whether or not you need fat removal. Patients who have lost a significant amount of weight recently, often have loose skin which is unaffected by diet or exercise, thus requiring a cosmetic procedure to remove it.
Body Contouring Options
Liposuction can sometimes act as a replacement option for the tummy tuck procedure. This is a quick way to remove unwanted fat deposits creating a slimmer, more streamlined body shape.
The procedure is very safe and effective, providing a longer-lasting result, as the fat cells removed will not grow back. It is important to note however, that this does not mean that the shape of remnant cells cannot change or enlarge, which is why maintaining a healthy diet and regular exercise is still necessary after liposuction to maintain your new figure.
Liposuction is a fat removal technique that can target overhanging or bulging skin, creating a flatter and smoother aesthetic.
The previously mentioned radiofrequency procedure involves the use of a device which can tighten the skin while also handling a small amount of fat removal. The device sends a probe of radiofrequency energy into the deep tissue of the abdomen to target the unwanted fat.
There are also other energy-based devices which are used for skin tightening that can target loose belly skin, often as a result of pregnancy or significant weight loss. CoolSculpting is another sometimes effective way to reduce the size of your abdomen in a non-invasive way. By use of a cold treatment, this procedure will sculpt the body, reducing unwanted fat cells.
The benefits are little to no recovery time, and the procedure is well-suited to small areas (e.e. chin and hips). A range of studies support the CoolSculpting method as an effective option in some patients.
The Tummy Tuck Procedure
The options above are suitable for men and women with loose belly skin or excess fat deposits; however, the techniques are best in particular cases. A more extreme situation may require a full tummy tuck procedure. To achieve a flat tummy without excessive skin, the tummy tuck procedure is still the best option.
The goal of the full tummy tuck is to remove skin and excess fat from the abdomen while also having a reconstructive element which can correct structural defects of the abdomen while improving the function of the abdominal muscles.
It is vital that you have a consultation with an experienced professional doctor, to get a proper assessment of your situation prior to deciding which of the procedures mentioned above are most suitable for your situation. It is important to keep realistic goals in mind and remember that none of these procedures are a replacement for weight loss, but rather a way to improve the aesthetic of the abdomen after weight loss has occurred.
The Tummy of Your Dreams from the Breast and Body Clinic
If you find yourself in a situation where excess skin of stubborn fat is causing you to be unhappy with your body, causing a lack of confidence or even discomfort, Dr. Yunaev and the team at Breast and Body Clinic may be able to help.
Whatever the reason you have found yourself researching the tummy tuck procedure and its non-surgical alternatives, the next step is booking in a proper consultation to learn which method is the right path forward for you and your desired goals. This consultation will also give you peace of mind by providing you with a clearer understanding of your options, including the specific details and costs relevant to your situation. Contact us today and let’s take the journey to a fitter, healthier you, together.