During pregnancy, your body starts changing in multiple ways. As you need more energy to perform your activities, your body will store extra fat to meet this need. Some women manage to regain body contour with diets and regular exercises. However, these natural measures often fail to work for many women, especially when it comes to belly fat. SmartLipo Triplex laser liposuction in New York City is an ideal option to address stubborn fat and sagging skin and restore abdominal contour post pregnancy.
When it comes to fat pockets in the midsection, there are two options: liposuction and tummy tuck surgery or abdominoplasty.
Laser Liposuction vs. Tummy Tuck
Laser liposuction surgery is an innovative, minimally-invasive treatment, while a tummy tuck is a surgical procedure. Laser liposuction uses laser energy to melt the fat, allowing it to be easily removed, and also tightens the skin. It can improve the shape of the upper abdomen.
To effectively address a patient’s contouring needs, the device features three different wavelengths (1440, 1064 and 1320 nm). It helps to cut down fatty tissue and reduces downtime by blending the 1064nm and 1320 nm and promotes tissue tightening by blending 1064nm and 1440 nm. The procedure effortlessly allows for targeted fat reduction in the abdominal area without affecting the surrounding tissue. Laser lipo also stimulates collagen production and provides superior skin tightening results. It is performed using local anesthesia and comes with short downtime.
On the other hand, a tummy tuck involves surgery to remove fat and excess skin in the abdominal area. A hip-to-hip incision may be used in case of a full abdominoplasty. It tightens the weak muscles ad results in a firm abdomen. This surgical procedure may also include repositioning the belly button to a more suitable spot.
When do Patients Choose Laser Liposuction over Tummy Tuck?
Laser liposuction would be the suitable option to improve abdominal contour post-pregnancy for those who:
- Have excess fat and healthy skin without much sagging
- Are healthy and do not have any hernias or separation of the muscles
- Do not want to undergo invasive tummy tuck surgery
- Prefer an option with minimal downtime
- Want to avoid long, visible scars
- Do not want to use general anesthesia
Importantly, you must be fully recovered from your pregnancy related health issues before your procedure.
Benefits of Smartlipo Laser Liposuction
- Effective fat removal
- Outpatient procedure performed under local anesthesia
- Superior body contouring results
- Minimal discomfort and pain
- Reliable, controlled energy delivery
- Minimal Scarring, bleeding and bruising
- Effective skin tightening of underlying tissues
- Proven tissue coagulation and skin tightening
- Short treatment time and down time
- Quicker healing and recovery
Skilled plastic surgeons in Manhattan perform tummy tuck surgery in combination with liposuction to eliminate stubborn post-pregnancy fat from the abdomen as well as the flanks. Combining laser liposuction and tummy tuck surgery can provide more comprehensive and natural looking results.
Recovery and Downtime
After the Smartlipo laser liposuction in NYC, most patients return to their normal day-to-day activities within a couple of days. The chances for post-procedural complications are minimal. Any swelling and bruising will subside soon. Wearing a compression garment can reduce swelling and help the skin adjust to the new contour.
It is essential to maintain good health and a stable body weight for long-lasting results. Gaining weight after the surgery that may negatively affect the results of the surgery.
If you are considering laser liposuction in NYC, choose an AAAASF-accredited practice that has surgeons who are specialized in utilizing SmartLipo Triplex technology. Experts will assess your anatomical considerations and provide customized treatment to help you achieve your post-pregnancy body contouring goals.