I don't think I need a tummy tuck but what would be my best option to tighten skin around my stomach? Laser lipo? (Photo)
Doctor Answers 2
Leave good enough alone
I would not rely on any procedure to tighten your skin at this point.
The skin laxity when you are bent forward is normal.
Never forget the potential for disfigurement with liposuction procedures.
If you move forward, make sure you are only being treated by a senior, experienced board-certified plastic surgeon.
Best of luck,
Mats Hagstrom, M.D.
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Nonsurgical tightening of tummy skin
Laser liposuction can achieve about 20% of the tightening that occurs with a tummy tuck. There is a small amount of excess fat beneath the skin which could be removed laser liposuction. However you will get some tightening but not the same tightening that you would get with a tummy tuck.
My main concern is the possibility of contour deformities.
Currently your natural skin and tummy look beautiful. Unless extremely careful liposculpture is done by an expert there is risk of wavy lines or other depressions in the abdominal skin that could ruin the natural look that you now have.
Please consult only very experienced expert board certified plastic surgeons who can discuss openly with you the possibility of contour deformities after laser liposuction.
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