Tummy Tuck vs. CoolSculpting –
Board Certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ali has performed CoolSculpting, Liposuction and tummy tucks on hundreds of men and women. In this article he discusses the differences between a Tummy Tuck and CoolSculpting – and explains the advantages and disadvantages of both.
Tummy Tuck vs. CoolSculpting: Anesthetic
CoolSculpting is a noninvasive procedure, performed without anesthetic – while a Tummy Tuck is a more serious surgical procedure typically performed under general (unconscious) anesthetic.
Because CoolSculpting does not require anesthetic, risks associated with anesthetization are avoided completely. And when performed by a board certified plastic surgeon, the risks from anesthetic during a tummy tuck are next to nonexistent.
Tummy Tuck vs. CoolSculpting: Procedure
Abdominoplasty (commonly referred to as a tummy tuck) is a cosmetic surgical procedure that removes excess abdominal skin and tightens the abdominal muscles. Tummy tucks result in minimal scarring and recovery time. CoolSculpting, on the other hand, results in neither
CoolSculpting is a noninvasive procedure that freezes and removes excess fat deposits. In a CoolSculpting procedure, there is no removal of skin. As such, once the fat is removed, the skin must tighten on its own. And unlike abdominoplasty, the CoolSculpting procedure does not tighten the abdominal muscles.
Tummy Tuck vs. CoolSculpting: Scarring
Typically, a full tummy tuck requires an incision across the lower abdomen. This allows the plastic surgeon to tighten the muscles and remove excess skin. As with any incision, this results in minor scarring.
Because CoolSculpting is nonsurgical, there is no scarring at all.
Endoscopic tummy tucks, (“mini tummy tucks”), result in significantly less scarring than a full tummy tuck – but, as they are still surgical procedures, result in more scarring than the scar-free CoolSculpting.
CoolSculpting vs. Tummy Tuck: Which is Better?
CoolSculpting is perfect for individuals who are at or near their desired weight, but who strugglewith specific stubborn areas of fat they cannot remove through traditional means. CoolSculpting works best for people who have both toned abdominal muscles and good skin elasticity.
Additionally, CoolSculpting is not limited simply to the abdomen, but can be performed on plenty other parts of the body. These include the buttocks, arms, chin, thighs, and flanks (or “love handles.”)
A tummy tuck, on the other hand, is ideal for individuals who have lost elasticity in the skin of their midsection, or those who suffer from weakened abdominal muscles.
There are a variety of different tummy tuck procedures – including a full tummy tuck, a partial tummy tuck (dermolipectomy) an endoscopic tummy tuck, and even a “mini-tummy tuck”. Which procedure will be best for you will depend upon whether you have just loose or excess skin, just poor abdominal muscle tone, or both.
There are numerous types of tummy tuck procedures available. Whether you need a full tummy tuck, a partial tummy tuck (dermolipectomy), an edoscopic tummy tuck, or even a “mini-tummy tuck” will depend on whether you simply have loose or excess skin, weakened abdominal muscle tone, or a combination of the two.
Best Tummy Tuck Surgeon Birmingham, Michigan
When performed by a board certified plastic surgeon, Liposuction, CoolSculpting and tummy tucks are excellent procedures for getting the body you want. Dr. Ali will carefully assess your skin, muscles and overall body to help you determine which procedure is the best for your body and appearance goals.
Dr. Ali has helped hundreds of women and men across Oakland County get the body they want with lipo, CoolSculpting and tummy tucks. He will be happy to offer you a consultation to help you understand your options and decide if liposuction, CoolSculpting or a tummy tuck is right for you.
And remember, financing options are also available!