Going under the knife for plastic surgery can seem like a terrifying prospect for us. So how do you perk up your body instead? Non-invasive tummy tucks. The results might be less dramatic, but so are the side effects and aftercare.
An alternative to a tummy tuck is a body-contouring procedure that works on the surface level. Popular brands that offer these services are SculpSure and CoolSculpting. These processes work by heating or freezing fat cells in a goal to kill them off, which is effective for those squishy areas that no workout seems to tone.
CoolSculpting was approved by the FDA in 2019, and uses a procedure with rounded cooling paddles in various sizes which suction to the skin and fat like a vacuum. Apparently, the procedure is so non-invasive that clients nap, work, or watch a movie during the procedure.
However, it won’t necessarily target severely sagging skin or muscle separation underneath. Instead, it works best on superficial fat for people who don’t require dramatic fat reduction.
Fractora treatment is a another option. Its a skin resurfacing treatment that uses very small micro needles to injure the skin, which then makes the body produce collagen, healing the damaged skin while tightening and lifting. This method is effective for crepey/sagging skin, jowls, bingo wings, or stretches. marks.
It takes up to three months to get these benefits, and skin is usually sore afterwards. While some laxity will come back over time, you can redo the treatment, so don’t fret.
Having a conversation with a board-certified plastic surgeon about your options is important. For instance, liposuction can actually worsen sagging or loose skin.
These non-invasive processes are best scheduled three to six months in advance of vacations and wedding as results fully show up a month or two after treatment. There’s minimal downtime but to maximize the results, it is warned that full results, smoother skin included, shows up at around the 3-month mark.
Even though invasive procedures seem to be a top pick for celebrities and everyone else, it’s also a permanent option. The fact that you don’t have to “refresh” the procedure like non-invasive competitors is appealing, but it’s also a decision that you might have to live with forever.