How can I tighten my loose belly? I just have a really small amount of fat, the rest is just loose skin. (photos)
Doctor Answers 3
Coolsculpting/Liposuction/Body Contouring/ High Definition Procedures
I appreciate your question.
Coolsculpting is best for fat deposits not skin tightening
The best way to assess and give true advice would be an in-person exam.
Please see a board-certified plastic surgeon that specializes in aesthetic and restorative plastic surgery.
Best of luck!
Coolsculpting is an excellent form of non-invasive fat reduction for the right patient. Some applicators take 1 or 2 hours but the new advantage applicators take only 35 minutes and have significantly less risk for delayed onset pain (especially in the abdomen). Results are seen at 2 months and typically 1-3 treatments will be necessary on each area to achieve ideal results. The number of treatments depends on the amount of fat there and the patient's goals. There is not downtime and the results can be impressive in the right patient. We also use the Zimmer Z-wave for improved patient comfort and added results. The best candidates are those who are in pretty good shape with areas of stubborn fat that won't go away no matter what.
I use Pelleve in my office for skin tightening. It is a great radio frequency device that can serve as a great adjunct with coolsculpting. In office examination is important to make sure you are a good candidate for these treatments.
Sheila Nazarian, MD, MMM
Beverly Hills, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
How can I tighten my loose belly? I just have a really small amount of fat, the rest is just loose skin.
Thank you for your question. I do not see a lot of loose skin from your photos. If you are interested in skin tightening, CoolSculpting would not be the ideal procedure as it targets only fat cells. Thermage may be an option. Please consult with a board certified plastic surgeon. An in-person assessment is always best.