Alternative to Tummy Tuck Surgery
When a patient visits our tummy tuck NYC practices with the desire to improve body contours and skin tone, there may be more than one option available. Perhaps this is one of the biggest questions posed when first investigating cosmetic treatment – to invade or not to invade?
Non-Surgical Skin Tightening vs Tummy Tuck
In our abdominoplasty New York practices, we answer this question all the time, and only after careful evaluation of the patients overall goals, current body shape, and condition of skin.
While some have the opinion that cosmetic surgeons want to perform surgery whenever possible, this is simply not the case for every physician specializing in cosmetic enhancements.
Our tummy tuck NYC and Long Island patients may also choose to undergo treatment with VelaShape™ as a way to improve contours and tighten skin.
With VelaShape, patients have a non-surgical treatment that is based on Elos technology, which incorporates Infrared Light Energy, Bi-Polar Radio Frequency, vacuum, and massage all in one hand-held device.
The light energy heats even deep layers of tissue, and comfortable rollers smooth out the skin while vacuum pressure is applied. The result is an increase in stored energy metabolism and the subsequent shrinking of fat cells and the chambers in which they reside.
Using VelaShape, our team provides non-surgical skin tightening, after which many patients experience a reduction in circumference and also a decrease in the appearance of cellulite. Treatment may be applied to the abdomen, the love handles, buttocks, hips, or the thighs.
There are indeed benefits to non-surgical cosmetic enhancements. Undergoing VelaShape treatments, there is no down time, no anesthesia, and no incisions. Completely non-invasive, this treatment contains the investment of time and possibly patience. Though some of our patients see changes immediately following treatment, optimal results come after a number of treatments, typically six, in conjunction with proper diet and exercise as maintenance measures.
Get an Edge with a Cosmetic Procedure in our Tummy Tuck NYC Centers
As all cosmetic treatments have pros and cons, that associated with the non-surgical “tummy tuck alternative” would be that results tend to last approximately three to six months. With maintenance treatments performed now and then, patients may experience prolonged results.
The actual tummy tuck, however, performed by our skilled tummy tuck NYC and Long Island surgeons, produces results that are seen within a few weeks, and capable of lasting forever.
Abdominoplasty, being a surgical procedure, allows for the manual tightening not only of skin, but also of the muscles that may have been stretched due to pregnancy or weight gain. Addressing both the skin and the affected muscle, results are likely to be immediately more pronounced and also longer lasting.
Every patient is different, and will respond to cosmetic treatments in his or her own way. Whether you prefer non-invasive cosmetic enhancement or a surgical procedure, the Advanced Cosmetic Surgery Team has the skill and experience to help you achieve your desired aesthetic.
Contact us for your free consultation in our Manhattan or Long Island practice to discover your best options for better body contours.