Tummy Tuck vs. CoolSculpting

Tummy Tuck vs. CoolSculpting


Whether your exercise routine isn’t getting you the total results you desire, or your body has gone through major changes from weight loss, not losing stubborn fat can be distressing and frustrating. Feeling uncomfortable about your body image can have serious psychological effects, such as a lack of confidence in our bodies, and low self-esteem.

Weight loss has many health and wellness benefits, but after any substantial amount of weight loss, or weight reduction surgery, the skin and tissue often lacks the elasticity to conform to the reduced body size. There are many factors, including age, sun exposure, and genetics, that all determine how well the skin “bounces back” after significant weight loss. For many people, the skin does not completely conform to the body’s smaller shape, and it can become saggy and cumbersome. Many women and men find that their excess skin makes them still appear overweight even if they’ve met their weight-loss goal, and the excess girth limits mobility even if they are now physically fit. This is where a process called body contouring can help.

 At Atlantic Center of Aesthetic & Reconstructive Surgery, we are proud to offer our clients body contouring procedures such as tummy tuck and cool sculpting, to providing immediate results of slimming and shaping the body. Body contouring is a procedure that can be done on multiple parts of the body, and can remove excess sagging fat and skin to improve the shape and tone of your underlying tissue. Whether trying to fit into your favorite jeans, or trying to fill them out just right, there are different procedures to choose from.

Although these popular body contouring types of procedures do not guarantee that someone’s problem areas will go away overnight, it can certainly help speed up the process. CoolSculpting is a non-surgical approach to reduce unwanted fat bulges using a freezing technology. This new technology has been introduced to revolutionize body slimming in a safe and effective way. There is little to no downtime with CoolSculpting, no anesthesia, no needles, and no changes to your exercise or work schedule. CoolSculpting is best suited for patients who have smaller areas of fat that need to be reduced.

For patients who have the post pregnancy or post weight-loss extra abdomen skin that tends to hang over their panty lines, then a tummy tuck procedure might be recommended as the appropriate approach. A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, aims to reduce the excess skin and give a tighter appearance. In some cases where there is also a small amount of excess fat, liposuction can be included in the tummy tuck procedure. CoolSculpting and liposuction will reduce the thickness of the tummy pouches, but will not tighten the lose skin. The apron of skin can only be removed by the tummy tuck procedure.

To learn more about different body contouring options such as CoolSculpting or tummy tuck procedures, call (954) 983-1899 to schedule a consultation with the board-certified surgeons of Atlantic Surgery. From non-invasive, non-surgical, to minimally invasive procedures, there are many options for getting the look and feel that you desire.