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A Jump Reported in Surgical and Nonsurgical Tummy Procedures

Apr 24, 2018

Let’s face it, everyone wants a flatter tummy, especially when it comes time to pulling out that summer beach wardrobe. This fact was confirmed by the latest statistics for 2017 release by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS):

Since 2016, tummy tuck procedures, which remove excess fat and skin, and in most cases restore weakened or separated muscles to create an improved abdominal profile, were up 2%.

The ever popular liposuction “body sculpting” procedure was up 5% since 2016.

In 2017, the ASPS also reported a 7 percent rise in the “body-sculpting” technique technically known as cryolipolysis – Coolsculpting– which involves freezing fat cells close to the surface of the skin until the cells die and shrink away.

While laser liposuction and Coolsculpting work wonders on other body areas, the tummy remains the most popular targeted region.

Tummy Tuck / Mini Tummy Tuck

An improved abdominal contour is something that many of us strive for, but for some patients, that may not be attainable through diet and exercise alone. At Bellava our board-certified Westchester Dr. Kim has carried out hundreds of these procedures that can also be combined with laser liposuction for additional body sculpting. Performed under general anesthesia, a full tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) is a great option for those who were once very overweight, or, for women whose abdominal skin has been stretched out and/or muscle has been weakened or separated during pregnancy.

In situations where the abdominal wall does not protrude that significantly and fat deposits exist only in the region below the belly button, a Mini Tummy Tuck can do the trick. The Mini Tummy Tuck can also be accomplished under general or local anesthesia.

Laser Liposuction

Our Yale-trained plastic surgeon Dr. Kim has performed thousands of laser liposuction. This highly popular procedure reduces fat AND sculpts the body. Laser Lipo banishes belly bulge, “muffin top” and “love handles” by going beneath the skin to liquefy fat cells while stimulating new collagen production for skin tightening to literally sculpt the body. Laser lipo is associated with a quick recover time (1-3 days), can be performed under local anesthesia, is a safe, low-risk procedure and lastly, is affordably priced.

Now is a great time to get a complimentary consultation on any of the above procedures and take advantage of our specials. 

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