Have you tried dieting and exercising to remove stubborn pockets of fat in your abdomen, but experienced no results? For many people, removing fat from the stomach area can be a frustrating and fruitless endeavor that leads them to seek out other options. A nonsurgical tummy tuck removes unwanted fat from the abdomen for a sleeker stomach, without requiring surgery or a lengthy recovery. A combination of CoolSculpting to remove unwanted fat and Ultherapy to tighten the skin provides results that diet and exercise are not always able to achieve.
CoolSculpting is a fat loss procedure that destroys fat cells through a process called cryolipolysis. The CoolSculpt applicator is attached to the skin and gradually lowers the temperature of the fat cells in order to induce apoptosis, or controlled cell death. The procedure is painless and lasts around one hour per area being targeted for fat loss.
The lipids in fat cells crystallize at a warmer temperature than most cells, meaning CoolSculpting will exclusively freeze fat cells and leave the surrounding tissue unharmed. Once the cells have been destroyed, the body’s natural lymphatic system will remove them over a period of two to four months.
Downtime following a CoolSculpting appointment is nonexistent and side effects are very mild. Each CoolSculpting treatment removes an average of 23 percent of the fat cells in the targeted area. Most of our patients are happy with such a reduction, however, for those seeking a more aggressive result, two to three appointments spaced at least one month apart are recommended. CoolSculpting is not meant for significant fat loss and does not cause much, if any, weight loss. We recommend being within 10 to 15 pounds of your ideal body weight before considering a CoolSculpting procedure.
Once your stomach fat has been targeted with a CoolSculpt procedure, Ultherapy can tighten the skin for a sleek and flat tummy. Ultherapy is a unique treatment that uses ultrasound to penetrate the skin and target the underlying foundational structures of the skin. Ultrasound is capable of reaching deeper layers of the skin than traditional laser treatments to support and lift sagging skin.
Being a noninvasive and gentle procedure, Ultherapy has no side effects or downtime. Ultherapy can treat mild to moderate skin laxity with results that last months following just a single appointment. Final results usually develop two to three months after the procedure. The treatment stimulates collagen production and results will continue to develop after the procedure. Ultherapy treatments last about two to three hours, depending on the size of the targeted area.
Bitar Cosmetic Surgery Institute
At Bitar Cosmetic Surgery Institute, we offer a nonsurgical tummy tuck option for patients not interested in surgical methods to treat their aesthetic concerns. We understand that not every transformation requires invasive surgical procedures and lengthy recoveries. By combining CoolSculpting and Ultherapy procedures, you can receive a tummy tuck without scarring, pain and downtime. If you are ready to eliminate stubborn abdominal fat and tighten loose skin, then schedule an appointment with us today. Call 703-257-6000 to reach our Manassas location or 703-206-0506 to reach our Fairfax location.