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REDUCING TUMMY SAGS AND BAGS

REDUCING TUMMY SAGS AND BAGS

A sagging tummy can cause a big droop in your self-confidence and leave you dreading Summer bikini season.

If you want to get beach ready, the Eden Institute boasts a number of surgical and non-surgical ways to help tighten and flatten your tummy.

For excess tummy fat, liposuction has been one of the most popular and top performed cosmetic procedures. Liposuction has shown to remove fat safely, effectively, and permanently helping to refine the body contour.

Tummy tucks may also combine liposuction and muscle tightening and/or repairs to tighten and flatten the abdominal region.

In recent years, however, nonsurgical or minimally invasive alternatives to liposuction have been gaining popularity. These body contouring treatments typically do not require an incision or anaesthesia, and they often come with less downtime.

Eden Institute Director, Dr Mark Edinburg says ‘technology is allowing people to choose between surgical and non-surgical options to suit their individual circumstances’.

NON-SURGICAL OPTIONS

CoolSculpting

CoolSculpting is a good match for people who are close to their target weight, but want to reduce small, localized trouble spots on the hips, abdomen, or thighs. This treatment uses a specialised fat freezing (cryolipolysis) device to cool and break down unwanted fat cells without affecting surrounding tissues. Once the fat cells die, they are flushed from the body during the days and weeks following the procedure. The final result is seen after three months.

SURGICAL OPTIONS

Liposuction

Liposuction is great for removing stubborn fat deposits that don’t respond to diet and exercise. It is used to improve skin contours, tone problem areas and generally give a tighter, slimmer figure.

Liposuction can’t help you shed large amounts of weight but is best for specific body parts that aren’t responding to exercise or inherently tend to store disproportionate amounts of fat

It is particular good for small pockets of fat on the tummy and can be combined with other surgical techniques for even better results.

Tummy Tuck

For the lower tummy, a Mini-Tummy Tuck can restore firmness as well as remove excess skin and fat below your belly button. Compared with full Tummy Tuck Surgery, a mini-tummy tuck will leave a much smaller scar and has a significantly shorter down time. In addition, your belly button should not have to be re-positioned, as may be the case with a full tummy tuck.

If you have more widespread abdominal fat, loose muscles and sagging skin, a full Tummy Tuck can reduce excess fat and skin, while tightening and flattening the anterior abdominal wall.

Liposuction may be used to remove fat and refine the contours, and excess skin is removed. The navel may need to be repositioned and then the area is stitched closed.

Dr Edinburg will help you assess which type of surgery is appropriate for your body.

For further information on Tummy Tightening at The Eden Institute, or to book a consultation, contact us on 8814 5800.