With many of us staying home due to quarantine, it can be hard to keep healthy and active. Unwanted fat can quickly build up and start collecting around the belly. If you struggle with toning your midsection, don’t worry—you’re definitely not alone. As a plastic surgeon serving patients from Westchester, Long Island, NYC, and beyond, I see many men and women with the same problem.
Patients today can choose from a variety of contouring treatments to slim and sculpt the body. Here are 3 top procedures for toning the midsection and helping you tame your belly bulge.
Tummy tuck surgery is the go-to procedure for anyone who wants a slimmer, more sculpted body. The treatment removes unwanted fat and tightens loose, saggy skin, helping better define the waist and remove unwanted curves. Tummy tuck surgery can also repair damaged abdominal muscles suffering from diastasis recti. This helps flatten out a “belly pooch” appearance and restores a firm, flat midsection.
Because tummy tuck surgery is an intensive procedure, it requires slightly more recovery time than other options. Most patients can return to work or their normal schedules after around 2 weeks.
Liposuction is a well-known solution for slimming and contouring the body. The procedure suctions out excess fat via a thin tube called a cannula, permanently removing the unwanted fat cells. Liposuction works best for targeting specific pockets of fat, but it’s suitable for many parts of the body. It can sculpt the midsection, trim heavy flanks, or improve the thighs, upper arms, and chest.
Liposuction is often combined with other fat reduction procedures, such as a tummy tuck or mommy makeover. You can return to work after a few days of rest and resume exercise after a couple of weeks.
If you’re not quite ready for traditional surgery, CoolSculpting may be your solution. CoolSculpting is a popular nonsurgical alternative for body contouring and fat reduction. The treatment works by exposing target areas to controlled cool temperatures, freezing away the fat cells underneath. As the cells die off, they are later shed by the body, slimming down the target area.
CoolSculpting is great for reducing belly fat or a “muffin top.” Because it is a nonsurgical procedure, there is no downtime required after the treatment. You can return to work or home immediately after your session.
Belly fat is a common problem for men and women. From nonsurgical treatment to plastic surgery, plenty of Westchester, NY, patients enjoy having many options for slimming down stubborn trouble spots. If you struggle with belly fat, our cosmetic beauty team has the answers you need. Together, we can create a custom treatment plan that helps you meet your goals.
Browse our before-and-after gallery to see examples of real patient results. If you would like to learn more about body contouring procedures, please request a consultation online.
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