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Find the Right Body Sculpting Procedure for You

Posted April 15, 2019 in Body Sculpting, Brazilian Butt Lift, SculpSure®

Between poor diet, pregnancy, genetics, stress, and lack of sleep, both men and women tend to have more weight around their midsection than they want. And although some of us are still trying to deny it, bathing suit weather is nearer than we think, with those afternoons by the beach or pool just around the corner. Fighting belly fat is a constant battle for many, and no amount of crash diets, morning runs, or sit-ups will achieve the toned definition that they strive for.

More people than ever before are considering plastic surgery in an attempt to rid themselves of the excess weight plaguing their abdomens. Everyone wants a slim and contoured midsection. It is for this reason that liposuction and tummy tuck surgery are numbers two and five on the list of most commonly performed cosmetic surgeries, and why non-surgical fat removal procedures like SculpSure® are up six percent in popularity from 2017. Cosmetic fat reduction offers what traditional weight loss techniques cannot: guaranteed, noticeable results.

Non-Surgical Versus Surgical Fat Removal

The idea of being rid of post-pregnancy laxity and pooched stomachs for women and love handles and beer guts for men is enough to generate interest in cosmetic procedures. When determining which body sculpting procedure is ideal for you, you must decide if you are ready for cosmetic surgery, or if you are more comfortable staying in the non-surgical realm. Both of these options come with distinct benefits, but it is essential to understand the differences before you undergo any procedure. The results provided through these procedures are not interchangeable, and some options will allow for transformations that others cannot. Surgery is obviously more invasive than non-surgical treatment, which is why it can achieve a more significant level of fat removal and body contouring. Surgical procedures, such as liposuction and tummy tuck surgery, allow for the most significant results and are ideal for patients suffering from both excess fat and skin laxity. Liposuction surgically removes fat cells from the abdomen and hips while tummy tuck surgery tightens weak abdominal muscles and trims stretched and sagging skin. This combination allows for a sculpted midsection with long-lasting results.

SculpSure® uses laser energy to heat unwanted fat cells, causing them to die. Your body does the rest by processing the damaged cells out of the body naturally. SculpSure® may not be able to get rid of as much fat as liposuction, but for patients with minimal fat deposits, SculpSure® allows for a comfortable treatment with a fraction of the recovery time. There are no incisions and therefore no lasting scars, and the fat cells that are destroyed by SculpSure® are gone for good.

Use Your Fat for Good

Liposuction patients have a unique opportunity that SculpSure® patients do not; they can use their unwanted abdominal fat to achieve desirable curves. A full, round, and shapely butt is a feature that many women desire. Liposuction allows this desire to become a reality through the Brazilian Butt Lift. This butt lift is unique in that it uses the fat removed during your liposuction procedure instead of implants to create volume. Why limit yourself to enhancing one area when you could be improving two?

Contact Us Today

If you are tired of your stomach pooch or love handles, there is a cosmetic procedure for you. Dr. Careaga is a board-certified plastic surgeon practicing in the Miami area with years of experience in body contouring. To set up a consultation, contact Careaga Plastic Surgery by calling (305) 960-7511 or by filling out our online contact form.


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