Tummy Tucks, Abdominal Liposuction, and Stomach AirSculpt®: Which is Worth It?
What is a Tummy Tuck?
A tummy tuck, known in medical terms as an abdominoplasty, consists of removing excess fat and skin and restoring abdominal muscles to create a more chiseled appearance.
As thrilling as it may sound to get the abs of a Greek statue without having to endure strict diet plans or exercise routines, it's important to note that tummy tuck surgeries are highly invasive and taxing on the body.
The official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) establishes that abdominoplasties pose a higher risk of significant complications than other cosmetic plastic surgery procedures.
Some of the potential complications include the following:
- Anesthesia complications
- Skin loss
- Prolonged swelling
Tummy tuck downtime and recovery are no walk in the park either. You'll have to wear a garment and may even need a drain to avoid fluid buildup. Additionally, you'll have to refrain from strenuous activity for several weeks to even a couple of months.
AirSculpt®: Replacing The Need for Liposuction
AirSculpt® by Elite Body Sculpture exemplifies the revolution away from liposuction. We seamlessly remove fat and help tighten the skin in a minimally invasive and much more effective manner than abdominal liposuction or traditional tummy tucks.
Procedures such as Stomach AirSculpt®, AirSculpt® +, and the AirSculpt® Tiny Tuck™ do not require general anesthesia. Patented AirSculpt® technology was developed to prioritize the comfort of the patient throughout the process, details that also guide us every day of our mission.
AirSculpt® technology presents various advantages for patients interested in eliminating fat from their abdominal area or tightening the skin around the tummy. Our Tiny Tuck™ procedure does not change the structure of the abdominal muscles; instead, this minimally invasive skin tightening process aims to give your lower abdomen a youthful appearance without using drains or needles.
If you have a bit of overhang in your lower abdomen, from a C-section, for example, then we can perform a Tiny Tuck™ over your scar while you remain fully awake. Avoiding general anesthesia drastically reduces patient risks while giving our surgeons an increased ability to maneuver patients to sculpt their dream bodies.
How Does Stomach AirSculpt® Work?
Stomach AirSculpt® uses precision-engineered, patented technology to pluck fat from the body smoothly, cell by cell.
The process begins with the use of the patented AirPen, a squirt gun-like device that uses pressurized air to administer numbing fluid to the skin. Once this topical anesthetic is applied, the physician forms a perfectly symmetrical opening on the treated area with a biopsy punch narrower than a number two pencil lead.
Afterward, a local anesthetic is used to numb the site and prepare the fat for extraction. The surgeon then implements the patented AirSculpt® cannula, which spins in a rapid, controlled motion to delicately pluck fat out of the body, like grapes off a vine. The small opening is naturally left to heal, and you'll enjoy permanent changes right away.
Can Tummy/Waist AirSculpt® and Tiny Tuck™ Be Done Simultaneously?
Yes, you can undergo both procedures simultaneously to achieve optimal results. While Tiny Tuck™ allows you to tighten your skin around the stomach, Tummy/Waist AirSculpt® assists in removing fat surrounding your abdominal wall.
The downtime after both procedures ranges between two to four days, depending on the amount of skin or fat removed. Nonetheless, one could argue that the recovery time for these procedures is virtually nonexistent, given that you're able to return to your daily routine within a day and see dramatic results in less than 48 hours.
If you're interested in getting chiseled abs under the most pristine and safe conditions, Elite Body Sculpture Atlanta is your best option. Don't think twice about beginning your first consultation today!
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