February 21, 2017

Non-Surgical Tummy Tuck: Discussing Coolsculpting

Are you considering having a tummy tuck, but concerned about the level of invasiveness and the recovery involved in the procedure? There may be another, non-surgical option for you that involves zero downtime and still produces incredible results. Today we are discussing Coolsculpting with our specialists at 8 West Cosmetic Surgery, which may just be your perfect non-surgical tummy tuck option.

Non-Surgical Tummy Tuck: What is Coolsculpting?

Coolsculpting® is a modern and effective procedure that freezes fat using a process called cryolipolysis. Effectively reducing fat and contouring specific areas of the body, including the abdomen, Coolsculpting is proven to be extremely effective, and best of all, requires zero downtime since it is a non-surgical, non-invasive procedure. This new procedure has garnered much attention and popularity - it seems too good to be true, but it isn't! This procedure may be your solution to avoiding a surgical tummy tuck while still accomplishing your goals, which may seem impossible through other means like dieting or exercise. Click here to learn more about Coolsculpting.

Who Can Replace a Surgical Tummy Tuck with Coolsculpting?

Certain candidates can reap wonderful benefits from opting for non-surgical, non-invasive Coolsculpting as opposed to going the surgical route with a full tummy tuck. You may be a candidate for this is if you:

  • The main concern you want to address is additional fat around your abdomen, which you may be more localized at your hip areas.
  • You are concerned with the appearance of cellulite around your abdomen and hip areas.
  • You don't have skin laxity around your abdomen, whether due to pregnancy or aging.

Other Surgical Options for Tummy Tucks

Coolsculpting is typically not an effective option when you are most concerned about stretched skin around your abdomen, whether from genetics, weight gain or pregnancy, which can cause the muscles and skin in the abdomen area to stretch out.

When Coolsculpting is not an option to address these concerns, be sure to consider some of the various options for surgical tummy tucks. At 8 West Cosmetic Surgery, we offer two variations depending on your specific concerns.

  • Mini Tummy Tuck: Also known as a partial tummy tuck or a scarless tummy tuck, a mini tummy tuck is a modified version of the complete tummy tuck available for patients who have less excess skin and fat and who do not have substantially extended abdomens. This procedure avoids a scar around the belly button, only requiring a small incision above the pubic bone, and is done in conjunction with liposuction.
  • Complete Tummy Tuck: A complete tummy tuck involves a more extensive incision, which is made in the bikini line above the pubic area, which starts at the tip of the pelvis, extends down to the bikini line, and comes back up to the other pelvic bone. A second incision is made around the belly button to free the navel from surrounding tissue.

To be sure you know the best route for your tummy tuck, whether it ends up being surgical or non-surgical, make sure you do adequate research by the way of personal consultations with professionals. Click here to book your complimentary consultation at 8 West Cosmetic Surgery.

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