07 Nov Weight Loss Surgery And Body Contouring – There’s A Big Difference
It is true that both weight loss (bariatric) surgery and body contouring treatments such as tummy tucks, body lifts, and SculpSure will ultimately result in an improved appearance and boost self-confidence, yet, they are very different procedures with very different goals. Understanding and choosing the correct path for these goals is essential.
Perhaps you are having issues understanding the difference between weight loss surgery and the body contouring techniques available. Believe me; you are not alone in this confusion. Much of the terminology used to explain these procedures can be confusing, leading many patients to incorrectly believe that body contouring and weight loss surgery are essentially the same thing, and nothing could be further from the truth.
Body contouring, namely tummy tucks, body lifts and SculpSure are not weight loss methods. Essentially, what they are is an option to help patients improve their shape after they achieve a healthy weight.
• Tummy Tuck Surgery – This technique is used to tighten stretched out abdominal muscles and remove excess skin from the belly. It is a very common form of contouring surgery, especially after significant weight loss or pregnancy.
• Body Lift Surgery – The lower body lift targets excess tissue on the torso by placing discreet incisions along the abdomen, hips, and thighs. Through the abdominal incision, weak core muscles may be tightened to correct the appearance of a stomach pooch. Excess skin is trimmed away from the abdomen, hips, and thighs, and the remaining tissue is draped to highlight your new body contour.
• SculpSure – SculpSure is a favorite among people wanting some contouring after weight loss. It is a non-surgical 25-minute procedure using light-based technology to permanently destroy up to 24% of treated fat in targeted areas Over time, these damaged fat cells are naturally absorbed and removed by the body, with results seen as quickly as 6 weeks and optimal results typically seen by 12 weeks.
Should you be considering a post-weight loss contouring method, such as a tummy tuck, a body lift or a non-invasive approach, such as SculpSure, it is time to make a complimentary consultation appointment with Dr. John Park, serving Newport Beach and surrounding areas.
Dr. Park is a double board certified plastic surgeon, experienced and dedicated to his craft. Together, with his staff of professionals, you will see the level of excellence he can offer you. Call Dr. Park today at (949) 777-6883.