Have you been thinking of getting a tummy tuck but shying away from the idea because you are concerned about the results of such an invasive procedure? Many people hold off on getting cosmetic surgery because they are concerned about the long recovery time, scarring, and the general invasive nature of abdominoplasty. Nonetheless, there is new technology which may make you feel more comfortable about getting a procedure done. With a laser tummy tuck, you can get the same great results which you’d achieve through traditional abdominoplasty minus a lot of the hassles.
A laser tummy tuck involves making a small insertion through which an ultrasonic probe is inserted. This probe sends a laser pulse into the fat layer just underneath your abdominal skin. The laser pulse melts the fat without disturbing the surrounding tissue. This makes the procedure less invasive than a traditional tummy tuck not only because there is less cutting involved, but also because there is less risk to the surrounding tissue and nerves. This means that laser liposuction can also be used for other procedures which are in sensitive areas. Once the fat has been liquidated it is drained out through a tube. Since the procedure isn’t as intensive or involved, it can be carried out in less time. Less time in surgery means less inconvenience!
Not only is a laser tummy tuck less invasive, but it also leads to a quicker, smoother recovery. There are no large or obvious surgical scars, and the only incision involved is a small hole which can easy be well concealed. The procedure itself is much easier—you won’t need to worry about general anesthesia or even sedation; the entire thing can be conducted under local anesthesia only. Loose skin is also corrected with a laser tummy tuck. Many surgeons and patients say that laser liposuction can actually tighten skin more effectively than traditional techniques and lead to smoother skin with fewer abnormalities in appearance. There is also less trauma to the skin and other tissues. Your results will be much more natural and pleasing to the eye with laser liposuction.
Before you get a laser tummy tuck you’ll have a consultation with a surgeon in which you’ll be able to discuss options and requirements for the tummy tuck. Laser tummy tucks and other forms of body contouring are all highly customizable, so you’ll need to discuss your vision for the outcome with the surgeon before you get started. Many people also choose to combine a laser tummy tuck with other body contouring.
Your surgeon will have things to discuss with you, too, like more details about how the procedure works, and things you need to do to prepare. It’s important to follow all your surgeon’s instructions to the letter so that you avoid side effects and get the best results. There will be instructions not just for preparation, but also for recovery afterwards. Most people who get a laser tummy tuck can return to normal activity levels sooner than those who get a traditional tummy tuck. Being able to go back to work sooner means that the entire procedure will in a sense be less expensive.
Are you the right candidate for a laser tummy tuck? A laser tummy tuck (or any form of tummy tuck) is appropriate for people who have gained and lost a lot of weight and have flabby skin which needs tightening. A laser tummy tuck can also help you to eliminate unwanted fat, but only assuming your weight isn’t fluctuating and your lifestyle is healthy. You should always try to lose weight through natural means first such as diet and exercise. If this fails, however, a laser tummy tuck may be able to solve your weight problems—without leaving behind flabby excess skin!
Before you get a laser tummy tuck, you should research and learn more about the process and the recovery. You can also look up reviews by patients and use that to help you locate the best surgeon in your area who is able to perform laser liposuction. Reading the reviews will also show you how much faster you can expect to recover from laser liposuction and how little inconvenience it will cause you compared with traditional liposuction.