It’s not uncommon for women and men who have been told that they are good candidates for an abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) to wonder about any potential alternatives that either do not involve surgery or are significantly less invasive. While treatment options for some cosmetic issues do have minimally invasive alternatives, there are truly no suitable non-surgical alternatives to an abdominoplasty.
Tummy tuck surgery is indicated when there is excess skin and stretched or torn abdominal musculature that are aesthetically displeasing or problematic. Nothing short of this procedure will provide effective treatment and appropriate rejuvenation of the abdomen.
Certain non-surgical treatments like CoolSculpting® are often advertised as potential alternatives to an abdominoplasty. However, these methods can’t eliminate the redundant skin, obtain desirable skin tightening, or repair muscle separation and laxity.
Only an abdominoplasty can.
They may, potentially, be used as ancillary procedures to a tummy tuck in order to further refine the results. However, even with this situation, surgical options like liposuction are generally far more effective and precise in fat removal as compared to these non-operative ones like CoolSculpting®.
If you have any additional questions or if you would like more information on tummy tuck surgery and your treatment options, please feel free to contact our practice online or by telephone today to schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Steven H. Turkeltaub. He would be happy to assess your unique needs and goals and formulate a personalized treatment plan to achieve the look you desire.