I think lipo would give you very slight improvement, but you risk getting skin rippling or contour irregularities. I don't think it's worth it in your case. Venus freeze? Don't waste your money. A little more abdominal exercise and a little weight loss is all you need.
Thank you for the pictures.
I believe that you make a great candidate for UL liposuction in the abdomen and waist and flanks. This procedure will help melt fat cells before being extracted as is tightening up your skin while doing that, up to 30%.
You definitely do not need a tummy tuck to achieve the abdominal contouring you're looking for. Liposuction is a good alternative to thin your abdominal wall, and sculpt a leaner abdomen, flank, and low back area. Incisions are tiny, about 5-6mm and are hidden in your belly button, groin crease, and underwear line on the back. Downtime is less than a week, and you would be able to expect a nice change. Non-invasive techniques such as cool-sculpting will only contour a small area, and are less effective and less precise at sculpting a large area than is liposuction. The benefit of the non-invasive techniques are that they are cheaper, and have shorter downtime. Good luck in your enhancement.
As a bodybuilder, I understand your concerns. Liposuction skillfully performed would produce a very nice result.
Find a board certified plastic surgeon who performs hundreds of
liposuction procedures each year. Look for great reviews and great
and after pictures.
Kenneth Hughes, MD
Los Angeles, CA
The benefit of laser liposuction is that in addition to fat removal you may achieve about 22% skin tightening as well. Your result will not be as good as a tummy tuck but liposuction will avoid the tummy tuck scars.
I recommend regular liposuction pending clinical evaluation in person. From your posting and the attached pictures: a skin overhang following liposuction will be a small possibility.
There are several options available to improve the areas that concern you: Non-surgical fat removal with a radiofrequency technique (Vanquish), non-surgical fat removal with a freezing technology, or liposuction. While each treatment has advantages and disadvantages, none of the non-surgical procedures gives the same result as an artistically performed liposuction.
Keep in mind that following advice from a
surgeon on this or any other website who proposes to tell you what to do
without examining you, physically feeling your tissue, assessing your desired
outcome, taking a full medical history and discussing the pros and cons of each
operative procedure would not be in your best surgery. I would suggest that you
find a surgeon certified by the American Board of American Plastic Surgery and
one who is ideally a member of The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
(ASAPS) that you trust and are comfortable with. You should discuss your
concerns with that surgeon in person.
Robert Singer, MD FACS
La Jolla, California
It appears that you could be a great candidate for liposuction to remove the extra fat. CoolSculpting is a non-surgical option that many men pursue for love handles and abdominal fat. Each session takes 1 hour (per area), and most people have a second treatment to optimize the results. The fat is "frozen" and your body will slowly absorb the fat cells that die through a mechanism called apoptosis. Neither procedure will tighten skin, but are aimed primarily at fat reduction.
I encourage you to check out both options!
Dr. Michelle Spring
Exam would be necessary to give you a definitive answer to your questions, but from your history and photos, you seem to be a good candidate for liposuction, with or without a skin-tightening adjunct.
Thank you for the photos and you appear to be an ideal candidate for liposuction that should give you the result that you are looking for with minimal down time and scarring.