A pudgy waistline can detract from your curves, make you appear heavier than you are and contribute to feelings of self-consciousness. While a healthy, controlled diet and regular exercise should always be the first step in regaining the waistline of your youth, these traditional methods have their limitations. Here are four common cosmetic procedures can help you lose your muffin top and enjoy a lovely waistline again.*
1. Tummy Tuck
Also known as abdominoplasty, a tummy tuck tightens the stomach skin, tones loose abdominal muscles and removes a limited amount of excess fatty tissue. This is a particularly popular body contouring option among women who have undergone multiple pregnancies and post-weight loss patients.
Liposuction removes pockets of subcutaneous fat that remain resistant to diet and exercise. This procedure is most commonly used to shape the waist, thighs or buttocks, but liposuction can be applied virtually anywhere on the body.
3. Combined Lipoabdominoplasty
A tummy tuck with liposuction is a specialty procedure that combines the two techniques for a more comprehensive body contouring option. By applying liposuction to the abdomen to first remove fat deposits, your surgeon can further tighten and tone the underlying abdominal muscles and create a more streamlined midsection.*
4. Nonsurgical Contouring
Nonsurgical body contouring treatments, such as VelaShape™ III and UltraShape®, can be great alternatives for patients seeking a more subtle improvement or who can’t take the time away from their busy schedule that’s required for a post-surgical recovery period.*
*This information is for education only, and is not meant as a guarantee of results. Your results may vary.