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Will liposuction, body contouring or tummy tuck work best for bulges?

Plastic Surgeon in Charleston, SC


Liposuction is an effective, flexible, and safe treatment for the removal of fat deposits. Liposuction is a not a weight loss procedure, but it can significantly reduce localized fat deposits to improve your overall body contour. It can be used on nearly every area of the body. SmartLipo minimizes downtime and allows patients to return to normal activities more quickly. The procedure can also tighten loose skin, because it promotes collagen production.  Many of our patients prefer a non-surgical, non-invasive option and don’t mind waiting to see results. For them, CoolSculpting is an excellent choice. CoolSculpting is most effective for treating larger fat deposits, such as those on the abdomen, including “muffin top” and “love handles.” After one CoolSculpting procedure, most patients see a noticeable reduction of fat from the area and over the following two to three months, patients fully realize the effects of the procedure as their body naturally sheds dead fat cells.  A tummy tuck (also known as an abdominoplasty) is a surgical procedure that can help you achieve a flat, toned abdomen. If you have been trying to get a pleasing body contour with diet and exercise but still have a protruding or sagging belly with excess fat or skin and slack muscles, a tummy tuck may be the right procedure for you. The best procedure for you depends upon a variety of factors, including your health and goals. Contact me, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Brian G. Widenhouse, to determine which procedure you may be a candidate for, and which is right for you. My staff will schedule a consultation where we can discuss your options.

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