For thousands of men and women struggling to lose weight around their midsection, a tummy tuck or liposuction of the fat above the abdominals is the best permanent solution for getting rid of unwanted body fat.
While liposuction is effective for getting rid of both large and small volumes of body fat, most people notice that they have loose and sagging skin after the procedure. Skin tightening treatments including VelaShape body contouring procedures, Thermage, and even endermologie can help, but cannot be administered until the body has completely healed from surgery. Most people need to undergo a series of these body reshaping procedures in order to see any type of result.
Dr. Mokhtar Asaadi has developed an innovative fat removal technique that may help to tighten and tone the skin shortly after the procedure. His technique helps shrink the skin up to 19 percent immediately after the procedure, and up to 40 percent just one month after the procedure. He calls it the MAstertuck, because it serves the same purpose as a tummy tuck, but without extensive tissue manipulation.
Dr. Asaadi states, “for some people, no matter how much they diet and exercise, they can’t rid themselves excess weight that is genetically predisposed to accumulate around the mid-section. The MAstertuck can give them the ‘kickstart’ they need.”
With this innovative technique, Dr. Asaadi is able to remove large volumes of fat using the Vaser liposuction system. Vaser technology uses ultrasound technology to break down fat cells without damaging the surrounding tissues. The heat from the procedure also helps to tighten and tone the skin around the treated area, which in turn helps achieve a more contoured, smoother and tightened appearance.
Many patients are apprehensive about undergoing the traditional tummy tuck procedure because for the downtime involved, and the inherent risks of the extensive procedure. The MAstertuck may be a less aggressive alternative, and can provide the same or better results.