Are There Alternatives to the Tummy Tuck?
posted on 3/12/2012
If you’ve had a baby recently, have lost a lot of weight or you naturally have a small “pouch” on your lower stomach, you may have considered a tummy tuck. The tummy tuck procedure, otherwise known as an abdominoplasty, removes excess body fat around your waist and stomach, and can smooth out and tighten the tissues to create a flat, sculpted look. The procedure can give you the coveted six-pack and also pare down several inches, but it can also be very painful and involves a long healing process.
Fortunately, you do have some alternative options for getting that flat stomach, and you don’t have to go under the knife to get the results you want. Talk to your plastic surgeon to discuss some of the top tummy tuck alternatives available.
What is Thermage Skin Tightening for a Flat and Toned Stomach?
One of the most effective alternatives to a tummy tuck is the Thermage skin tightening procedure. Thermage works by delivering radiofrequency energy deep into the skin’s surface and triggers collagen production. This causes the skin to contract and the midsection becomes firmer, more toned and assumes a more sculpted appearance. You will notice a difference after a single treatment, and progressive results for up to six months after your session.
What is VelaShape for a Tight and Toned Stomach?
VelaShape is a non-invasive body contouring procedure that uses radiofrequency and heat energy to tighten the skin. The VelaShape device can be applied directly on the abdomen to smooth and shape the midsection, and will cause the tissues to contract. You will need to undergo a series of at least five VelaShape treatments in order to see results.
What is Titan for a Flat Stomach?
Titan is another skin tightening procedure that uses thermal laser technology to tighten loose and sagging skin. If you’ve lost a lot of weight and have loose skin on your abdomen, you may be a good candidate for this skin tightening procedure. The Titan laser stimulates collagen production deep within the skin’s surface so that your skin becomes firmer, stronger and more resilient. The device emits high-powered infrared light heat into the dermis, and is a nonablative, skin tightening and lifting treatment. You will notice some results immediately after your procedure, and progressive results as your skin continues to heal.
What is Zerona Laser Fat Loss for a Tight and Toned Stomach?
Zerona is one of the latest non-surgical weight loss solutions on the market. This procedure uses cold laser technology to release body fat from the cells and can help you lose a few pounds and inches over the course of the treatment. If you only have a few inches to lose, Zerona may be the best alternative to tummy tuck surgery. You will need to do your part by sticking with a healthy diet and exercise regimen, and can expect to see results within a few weeks after your series of treatments is over.
Talk to your plastic surgeon about any of these tummy tuck alternatives so that you can achieve a flatter, toned and tighter stomach without surgery.