Most of us have dealt with weight fluctuations at some point in our lives. Whether it’s the freshman 15, pregnancy or major weight loss from changes to our diet and exercise routine, it often wreaks havoc on our bodies.
Genetically we are predisposed to gain and lose weight in certain areas more quickly than other areas. For those people who struggle to keep weight off around their midsection, there are several non-invasive and surgical options that can help post weight loss.
An abdominoplasty, aka tummy tuck, is a great option for those struggling with diastasis recti, a separation of the abdominal wall. This procedure helps to repair the muscles, removes excess fat and skin in the abdominal area, and often includes liposuction to the love handles.
A non-surgical option that we offer for abdominal contouring is CoolSculpting. CoolSculpting is an FDA cleared treatment to address excess fat in an area. Just like surgical options such a liposuction, CoolSculpting removes the fat cells so they will never return. Each treatment eliminates 20-25% of the fat cells in the treated area, so multiple treatments are required. While CoolSculpting reduces unwanted fat, it does not address extra or loose skin.
Struggling to decide which option is for you? Visit board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Stanley Harper at SHarper Surgery for a free cosmetic consultation. To schedule, call us at 317-399-4567.