Laser liposuction/Coolsculpting/Thermage/Micro Liposuction. Which would work best for me?
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Kenneth Hughes, MD
Los Angeles, CA
Thank you for the question.
To best help you, a physical
examination or picture evaluation is required in order to determine
which procedures and techniques would be best for your case.
Which would work best for me?
It's difficult to tell without any photos if liposuction of any type will correct the problem that bothers you. If you have good skin elasticity in the area and the area is just fat then SmartLipo should definitely address the problem. If there are stretch marks and loose skin, or separation of the underlying muscles that are causing the problem, SmartLipo or any other form of liposuction are unlikely to help. A tummy tuck may be the best option for you. Both a tummy tuck and liposuction are invasion and cost over $3000. See a board certified plastic surgeon with an expertise in body contouring in your area for a detailed consultation. The surgeon should be able to answer your questions more specifically. In my practice in the San Francisco Bay Area I have come to the conclusion that the happiest patients are those that have realistic expectation on what a procedure will and won’t do for them. Good luck! Dean Vistnes.
Procedure for abdomen after pregnancy
This is a tough question to answer without an evaluation. Most likely a tummy tuck will give you the best result if you have lose skin and it will cost more than $3000 in NYC.
Weight loss and pregnancy
What you describe is a textbook description for a tummy tuck.
No one can give you a specific recommendation without seeing pictures or a physical examination.
If your problem is abdominal changes after pregnancy and weight loss, specifically loose skin, then fat removal procedures will leave you disappointed.
Unfortunately, $3,000 is probably not enough to pay for a tummy tuck.
Still, spending $3,000 on a procedure that will not give you results is probably worse than not having a procedure done.
Best of luck,
Mats Hagstrom, M.D.