Almost anyone would agree that a flat tummy with no signs of sagging skin is ideal. However, it is not always as simple as one would think to achieve this look. Even after years of dedicated dieting and exercise, some men and women find that they have stubborn pockets of fat that do not respond to healthy lifestyle changes. In these cases, some type of cosmetic procedure can help sculpt the body into one’s ideal shape.
Understand the Different Types of Cosmetic Options
At the OC Cosmetic Surgery Clinique in Newport Beach, California, Dr. Tavoussi solves problems like this every week. He understands how disappointing it can be for women to find that their stomachs do not look as they did before having children. He realizes that men can be discouraged by that roll of fat that appears over their waistbands. Thankfully, some cosmetic options can help. At a consultation with Dr. Tavoussi, the doctor will go over prerequisites for certain invasive and noninvasive options that can help these and other scenarios. He can help patients know what to expect, such as how much pain they will have, how long recovery will take and whether there will be any scars.
- Liposuction is an invasive technique that removes pockets of fat in people who are very close to their goal weights. In general, it does not actually lower a person’s weight; instead, it provides them with the shape of belly, thighs, hips or arms that they want. While it is considered a permanent process, individuals can still regain weight if they do not continue a healthy diet and exercise regimen. Patients will need a week or two for recovery.
- On the other hand, Coolsculpting provides similar results to liposuction but is noninvasive. Additionally, patients will not see results for the first few sessions but will notice their bodies gradually begin to change within three or four months. Coolsculpting is not painful but does create cold sensations. Patients will be able to carry on with their days following the procedure.
- A tummy tuck is the only procedure that can remove excess skin. There is no way to shrink skin noninvasively. However, a tummy tuck can be combined with a liposuction for a “one-and-done” approach.
Dr. Tavoussi can help interested patients make the right decision based on body shape and personal wishes. A comprehensive examination and consultation will help make the choice clear.