There are several cosmetic surgeries available to improve your appearance and boost your confidence. One popular procedure is the tummy tuck. The tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, removes excess skin and fat in the stomach area. It’s a procedure many women opt for after pregnancy to recover and restore their abdominal area. Many people have a tummy tuck even if they’ve never had children, as aging, heredity, and weight fluctuation over time are also factors in developing a “muffin top” or “love handles.”
However, there are noninvasive alternatives to explore if you’d like to restore your youthful figure and avoid surgery at the same time. Tummy tucks do have their own pros and cons, so let’s take a look at those first.
Pros of a Tummy Tuck
- Tummy tucks help to trim your waistline and remove excess fat
- Your abdominal wall muscles may be tightened up, particularly if they have experienced separation due to pregnancy
- Results are immediate
- Bruises and redness usually subside in about 3 weeks
Cons of a Tummy Tuck
- Extensive recovery time of 6-8 weeks
- Visible surgical scarring
- Does not substitute for diet and exercise. Tummy tucks may remove approximately 3-6 pounds of unwanted weight
- Results are not necessarily permanent, as weight may be regained
Although a tummy tuck may sound appealing, there are always risks when going under the knife, and abdominoplasty is no exception. Post-operative recovery time will require a lot of pre-surgical prep, making childcare arrangements, taking time off of work, and having physical assistance in the first several days following your surgery. The financial aspect is also a consideration, too, as you have anesthesia and possibly some inpatient stay following the surgery.
SculpSure: A Safe, Easy, Painless Alternative to Surgery
At the Elizabeth Roche, MD, MedSpa, we are proud to offer an alternative to the risks and costs associated with abdominoplasty. We offer SculpSure, an in-office treatment that is painless and effective. Furthermore, there is no downtime whatsoever, so you can live your life without the added expenses of post-treatment considerations.
How Does SculpSure Work?
SculpSure relies on your body’s own healing mechanisms to rid itself of unwanted fat. It’s completely noninvasive, so you experience no incisions, punctures, injections, scarring or bruising. Using a diode laser, SculpSure emits light energy through a protective glass. The glass protects and cools your skin during the treatment and doesn’t harm the surrounding non-fatty tissues.
The heat from the laser light targets and warms the subcutaneous fat. At 110 degrees Fahrenheit, those fat cells break down and die. These dead fat cells are then digested by macrophages, part of your body’s natural response to injury, and cleared from your body through the lymphatic system. You’ll also experience some skin tightening within 12 to 24 weeks following the treatment, as fresh collagen is produced.
SculpSure is incredibly minimal in the treatments needed, too. With just one or two 25-minute treatment sessions, you can begin to see results in six weeks and optimal results in twelve. While abdominoplasty offers instant and possibly more profound results, it also offers extensive, risky, and painful recovery time. SculpSure allows you to experience a painless and comfortable procedure in under thirty minutes with lasting results. SculpSure is a more subtle and safer way to reduce unwanted fat.
Am I a Candidate for SculpSure?
There are many personal reasons to choose SculpSure. The most common include people who:
- Are daunted by the financial costs and physical risks associated with invasive abdominal surgery
- Don’t want downtime, recovery, or post-op scarring
- Find the idea of a procedure with minimal discomfort appealing and worthwhile
- Want a more natural method of eliminating unwanted fat for good
Aging, hereditary issues, and unwanted belly flab are not isolated to just a few people. They happen to the majority! You’re not alone. Thankfully, you can overcome this common concern, help your body naturally return to its youthful figure, and embrace your inner confidence.
Our office is ready to answer your questions and set up your appointments. If you’d like to know more about SculpSure, contact us today.