Belly fat is far more than just a concern that makes outfits feel tight. It’s as gravely dangerous as visceral fat for it is known to cause type 2 diabetes, heart diseases, and other conditions. People with excess belly fat are at an intensified risk even if they look lean.
Though losing fat from the belly can be challenging, there are several non-surgical body shaping and tummy tucking treatments available that can help reduce excess abdominal fat while improving the body contour.
Body Shaping Treatments
Body contouring treatments reduce or eliminate stubborn pockets of fat. This helps contour and shape the abdomen or belly area where it is easy to put on fat but very difficult to lose. These body shaping treatments help in inch-loss and fat-loss from specific spots and should not be considered as weight loss treatments.
Available at Clinic Dermatech are several cutting-edge tummy tucking treatments to lose belly fat – all of which are backed by scientific studies.
- Surgical removal of fat is available with procedures like Liposuction along with Abdominoplasty.
- Additionally, several non-surgical tummy tuck procedures for fat reduction like Cryosculpting (Cryolipolysis), CD-iLipo (laser lipolysis), CD-Ultra (HIFU), and EMSHAPE (HIPEM) are also offered by Clinic Dermatech.
Surgical Liposuction and Abdominoplasty
Liposuction and Abdominoplasty (also called “tummy tuck”) are two different surgical procedures that aim to remodel the appearance of the midsection. Both can reduce belly fat and make the stomach flatter and tighter. Performed by plastic surgeons, both these procedures require minor incisions and anaesthesia. The fat reduction in both surgical procedures, however, is permanent.
Liposuction is best to remove fat deposits from particular sections of the body. It helps reduce bulges and improves body contour but is not ideal as a general weight-loss treatment.
During the surgery, small incisions are made around the site of fat deposits. A thin tube (cannula) is passed below the skin to release the fat cells and a medical vacuum is applied to suction out the displaced fat deposits.
It does not remove the extra skin from the body and may require multiple sessions if a person has deep pockets of fat.
An Abdominoplasty besides eliminating excess fat from the abdomen also removes extra skin that is left hanging loose after extra fat is removed. A tummy tuck renews the flat and well-contoured look of the belly. This procedure also involves bringing the rectus abdominus, or sit-up muscles, back together if they’ve been stretched or separated due to pregnancy or weight gain.
During the Tummy Tuck surgery, an incision is made at the bottom of the skin that covers the abdominal wall. The exposed muscles in the abdominal wall are sewn together if they have become stretched out. The skin is pulled tight over the abdomen with excess skin being trimmed off and the incision closed with sutures.
The abdominoplasty is usually conducted in one procedure that takes 1-3 hours.
Though both tummy tuck and liposuction target to improve the appearance of the stomach, they differ from each other in the manner of working and results. Liposuction is a straightforward procedure that carries a lower risk and lesser recovery downtime. A tummy tuck is considered a more elaborate operation.
The doctors and plastic surgeons at Clinic Dermatech help a client in determining as to which tummy tucking treatment is suitable given their body composition, health, and body shaping goals.
Non-Surgical Tummy Tuck Treatments
The body contouring procedures are non-invasive and are popular as non-surgical tummy tuck treatments. One can continue daily pursuits immediately after the procedure. Non-surgical body contouring has lesser risks as it doesn’t include or anesthesia and surgery. These non-surgical tummy tucking treatments are also less expensive in comparison to surgical fat reduction.
Here is a quick look at the non-surgical tummy tuck procedures available Clinic Dermatech:
- Cryosculpting uses controlled cooling of freezing temperatures to target and destroys fat cells.
- CD-iLipo uses Laser Lipolysis with controlled heating and lasers to reduce fat cells.
- CD-Ultra or HIFU uses controlled heating and ultrasound technology to give a skin tightening effect on the body.
- EMSHAPE gives the effect of 30,000 crunches in 30 minutes to reduce fat and build muscle at the same time.
A non-invasive fat reduction treatment, Cryosculpting uses the science of cryolipolysis (fat freezing) and is approved by US-FDA. It uses cold temperatures to target fat cells, which get destroyed on freezing, hence the term fat-freezing. The surrounding tissues are unharmed as they are not susceptible to sub-zero temperatures. The dead fat cells are flushed from the body through the lymphatic system. There is a permanent reduction of fatty tissues in the belly area with each session taking an hour. Multiple sessions are needed for optimal results. There is no downtime and one can return to a normal lifestyle after a session.
An FDA-approved procedure of Laser Lipolysis, CD-iLipo is a non-invasive method of lipolysis that uses laser energy to heat and destroy fat cells. The high temperatures cause the fat cells to die which are then rid from the body through the lymphatic system. It gives immediate results that can be seen and are measurable especially in the abdomen or belly area. The treatment session takes less than 30 minutes and multiple sessions are needed for best results. There is no downtime and one can resume their routine immediately. It is one of the popular fat reduction treatments of Clinic Dermatech.
A non-surgical, FDA-cleared procedure, CD-Ultra uses High-Intensity Ultra-Sound (HIFU) technology to shape the belly area. It is effective in reducing the size of the fat cells and is gentle on the skin. There is no discomfort with each session taking an hour and multiple sessions being needed for best results. One can go back to daily activities immediately as there is no downtime.
The noninvasive treatment known as EMSHAPE sends high-intensity pulsed electro-magnetic (HIPEM) energy through the skin to build muscle and tone the abdomen. The intense electromagnetic waves cause involuntary muscle contractions which break down fat deposits and develop muscle tone and strength, like doing crunches would. A 30-minute session is like doing 30,000 crunches, which is well beyond the capacity of the most ambitious workout. Post-session, one feels the same soreness as one does after a strenuous workout. Approved by US-FDA, it improves muscle mass by 16 percent and decreases the waistline by approximately 19 percent. It is the best fat reduction treatment that helps gain muscles at the same time without any downtime.
Which body shaping treatment should one choose?
Just as each individual is different, so is each body. To find what is best suited for one or see if one is a good candidate for a specific body shaping treatment, it is best to talk to an expert at Clinic Dermatech. The doctors and body contouring experts will help decide which non-surgical tummy tuck treatment is best as per the individual’s expectations, needs and requirements.
It’s essential to keep in mind that nonsurgical body shaping treatments should be coupled with a healthy lifestyle, including sound nutrition and consistent exercise for a viable weight loss treatment. This will help maximize results and maintain them too.
Contact Clinic Dermatech for Tummy Tucking Treatments
A common weight loss goal is losing belly fat or abdominal fat. Increased belly fat can increase the risk of diabetes and heart disease, losing it can have notable advantages for your health and well-being. The fat loss treatments at Clinic Dermatech can help you target the fat in the belly area and should be added to the exercise and diet regimen as part of the weight loss treatment strategy. To know more about these cutting-edge treatments, visit www.clinicdermatech.com or call 8905320330.