A tummy tuck procedure, also known as an abdominoplasty, is performed to tighten and tone the tissues and skin of the stomach. A tummy tuck is often performed for several reasons. The procedure can remove unwanted fat deposits with a liposuction procedure. For patients who have already lost an excessive amount of weight and must deal with sagging skin. SculpSure® can also be used to remove fat in hard to reach areas like the inner thighs and areas of the abdomen that are hard to reach during a liposuction procedure. If a person is undergoing a tummy tuck after extensive weight loss, any excess skin that is left will be removed and the tissues tightened to create smoother, more toned appearance.
Anyone who has lost an excessive amount of weight and has loose hanging skin can benefit from a tummy tuck with liposuction. Liposuction works by removing excess fat in areas where it tends to accumulate in large quantities. These areas include the abdomen, thighs, buttocks, hips, and lower back. During a liposuction procedure, the doctor maps out the treatment area and then makes an incision. A long wand is inserted through the incision and is used to break up and suction out the fat. Liposuction is used on larger areas of fat where laser procedures can be used to eliminate smaller pockets of fat in harder to reach areas.
SculpSure® is a body contouring laser procedure that targets the fatty deposits that seem to get passed by when it comes to exercise and liposuction. The laser targets hard to reach areas that are smaller and more remote than the larger sections targeted by liposuction and abdominoplasty procedures. SculpSure® is non-invasive and offers very few side effects. The procedure lasts approximately 25 minutes. Initial results are apparent after the first three to six weeks, while the final result will be noticeable after three or four months. The results of a body contouring procedure are long lasting and will not have to be repeated unless the person gains more weight.