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Non Invasive Non Surgical Tummy Tuck

The non invasive tummy tuck is a new and exciting procedure for those who are looking for an alternative to the traditional tummy tuck. The traditional tummy tuck requires an incision to be made in order to remove excess skin, fat, and tissue from the abdomen. This can result in scarring which may shorten the lifespan of your results. With the noninvasive non surgical tummy tuck procedure, there are no scars or incisions involved. The procedure can be done in one day while you’re under local anesthesia and requires no downtime after surgery.

Non Invasive Non Surgical Tummy Tuck

A NON SURGICAL TUMMY TUCK gets rid of excess pockets of fat on the stomach that cannot be removed by exercise or diet. A non surgical tummy tuck is the perfect non surgical alternative to liposuction, using the newest body fat dissolving injection formula available on the market – DESOBODY. 

  • Get rid of excess abdomen fat
  • Slim the stomach
  • Permanent results

WHO IS IT FOR?

A non-surgical tummy tuck is perfect for you if, despite diet and exercise, you have stubborn pockets of fat on the stomach. This is very common in women who have had children. 

  • If you have stubborn fat on your stomach
  • If dieting and exercise does not improve the area
  • Very common treatment for women who have had children

HOW DOES IT WORK?

DESOBODY contains the active ingredient sodium deoxycholate (deoxycholic acid), a synthetic form of a substance that your body makes and uses to absorb fat (bile salt). DESOBODY is FDA approved, and  is safer, more effective, and more comfortable than other, older fat dissolvers on the market such as AQUALYX, due to the removal of phosphatidylcholine and the fact that DESOFACE is administered with a single entry point using a cannula (blunt needle) rather than the numerous injections required by aqualyx.

  • Newest, most effective fat dissolving injection available. Melts tummy fat.
  • Quick, comfortable, with minimal downtime
  • FDA licensed
  • Permanent results

RESULTS

Results are a slimmer, contoured tummy, with results comparable to liposuction.

COST(for entire 3 session course)

£499 – Lower OR upper tummy tuck

£799 – Full (lower AND upper tummy tuck)

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​NON SURGICAL TUMMY TUCK FAQ’s

WHAT IS A NON SURGICAL TUMMY TUCK?

A NON SURGICAL TUMMY TUCK gets rid of excess pockets of fat on the stomach that cannot be removed by exercise or diet. 

HOW DOES A NON SURGICAL TUMMY TUCK WORK??

A NON SURGICAL TUMMY TUCK is performed using a technique known as intralipotherapy. Using DESOBODY – the newest body fat dissolving injection formula available on the market – the FDA approved solution is injected into the stomach using a specialised 4 or 6 point technique to destroy the fat cells.

​WHAT IS THE ACTIVE SUBSTANCE?

DESOBODY contains the active ingredient sodium deoxycholate (deoxycholic acid) which is a special, medical detergent that literally destroys fat cells. and have been shown to be safer, more effective and more comfortable than other, older fat dissolvers on the market such as AQUALYX (which cannot be used on the body).

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN YOUR NON SURGICAL TUMMY TUCK AND OTHER TREATMENTS OUT THERE?

DESOBODY works. Intralipotherapy works. Fact. Other methods / treatments that are marketed as non surgical tummy tucks – such as fat freezing, radiotherapy, and cavitation simply do not work – despite their claims.

AM I SUITABLE FOR A NON SURGICAL TUMMY TUCK?

A non surgical tummy tuck is suitable for you if:

  • – Since having children, you have pockets of abdomen fat that are resistant to exercise and diet
  • – You have never had children, but have pockets of abdomen fat that are resistant to diet and exercise
  • – You have a normal BMI for your height and weight
  • – You can pinch more than 3cm of fat

​WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF A NON SURGICAL TUMMY TUCK VERSUS TRADITIONAL SURGERY

  • – Less invasive
  • – Less expensive
  • – Less downtime
  • – Safer
  • – Quicker
  • – More cost effective
  • – No scars

​WHAT ARE THE CONS OF A NON SURGICAL TUMMY TUCK VERSUS TRADITIONAL SURGERY?

  • – Will not tighten skin
  • – Will not tighten muscles

​HOW MANY TREATMENTS DO I NEED? 

3 sessions of DESOBODY at 6-8 weekly intervals is generally needed. We offer the treatment as a 3 session course as find this is the most effective, however, occasionally further sessions may be needed to achieve your desired result.

HOW LONG DOES A NON SURGICAL TUMMY TUCK LAST?

Destruction of the targeted fat cells is permanent. As long as you follow a healthy lifestyle and maintain – or lose, rather than gain weight – between treatment sessions and thereafter you will retain your results. 

ARE THE RESULTS OF A NON SURGICAL TUMMY TUCK INSTANT?

The process by which the active substance destroys the fat cells – and also for your body to remove them, takes a little time as your body slowly metabolises and expels the released lipids from the destroyed fat cells. Every client is different, but you can expect to start to see results 3-4 weeks after 1-2 treatments with the final effect approximately eight weeks following your treatment. 

HOW LONG DOES A NON SURGICAL TUMMY TUCK TAKE?

A non surgical tummy tuck takes around 60 minutes.

IS A NON SURGICAL TUMMY TUCK PAINFUL?

The procedure itself is relatively painless, although some people do experience mild discomfort. After  around 15 minutes, you may experience  itching, redness and mild swelling of the treated area(s) – this is because the product is starting to disrupt the fat cells so they release their contents. This is perfectly normal and expected. 

​WILL I EXPERIENCE SKIN LAXITY?

As it takes 3-4 weeks for the fat to slowly dissolve, the skin has time to retract slowly and skin laxity should not occur.

IS THERE ANYTHING I SHOULD – OR SHOULDN’T DO – PRIOR TO THE TREATMENT?

We advise you not to drink alcohol or take Ibuprofen within the preceding 24hours of your appointment, as this can increase the risk of bruising.

IS THERE ANYTHING I SHOULD – OR SHOULDN’T DO – AFTER THE TREATMENT?

Some clients prefer to keep the treated areas well supported following a NON SURGICAL TUMMY TUCK. Light compression garments can be purchased cheaply on the high street (we will advise of you of where to get these in clinic). Alternatively, we can supply garments (there will be a fee for this if needed).

  • – If you have bruised, do NOT expose the area to UV light until all bruising is gone (around 2 weeks)
  • – Do NOT use a sauna for 2 weeks
  • – Do NOT have any other treatment(s) on the area for at least 2 weeks

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ANY RISKS OR SIDE-EFFECTS?

Most common risks and side effects are associated with injection of the product itself – that is, slight discomfort and a possible slight ‘burning’ sensation.

Any initial redness and discomfort should disappear after around 2 hours, although mild discomfort may persist for 48 hours. Swelling, tenderness, redness, and bruising in the area may persist for several days. 

Bruising is frequent.

Bruises / red patches may feel ‘hot’. This is normal, and isn’t any cause for concern unless you are otherwise unwell.

During the next few weeks, there may be sensitivity when the treated fatty tissue is pressed. 

Less than 10% of patients report transient nodules. These do not require treatment or intervention and will spontaneously resolve within one month.

​EXTREMELY RARE SIDE EFFECTS

There is a theoretical risk of infection, but this is extremely rare due to the aseptic technique used during the procedure. It has never occurred.

Allergic reaction – the risk of this is less than 0.002%.

Irregularities – the risk of this is less than 0.03%.

Parasthesia / dysesthesia – the risk of this is less than 0.01%

Hyperpigmentation – the risk of this is less than 0.002%

Permanent nodules – the risk of this is less than 0.005%

Skin necrosis – the risk of this is less than 0.0076%

​IS THERE ANYBODY WHO CANNOT HAVE A NON SURGICAL TUMMY TUCK?

You cannot have a non surgical tummy tuck if:

  • – You are pregnant.
  • – You are breastfeeding.
  • – You are under 18 years of age.
  • – You are allergic to soy or vitamin B.
  • – You have any hormonal disease
  • – You have any organ disease
  • – You have severe autoimmune disease
  • – You suffer from cross reactivity towards self antigens
  • – You have any acute, active infection(s)

​HOW MUCH DOES A NON SURGICAL TUMMY TUCK COST?

3 sessions – £799

Extra sessions (rarely required) – £199       

instant tummy tuck without surgery

A tummy tuck can have amazing results, restoring your body to a more toned, firm appearance. Many women have a tummy tuck after childbirth, and both women and men can benefit from a tummy tuck after losing weight. But does a tummy tuck have to be surgical? Are there minimally invasive tummy tuck options and tummy tuck alternatives? Yes. Medical innovations have allowed us to offer tummy tuck alternatives for people who want a wider range of treatment options. Let’s cover exactly what we mean by a minimally invasive tummy tuck, and look at your tummy tuck alternatives.

Understanding a traditional tummy tuck

Before we cover minimally invasive tummy tuck options, we’ll talk briefly about the traditional tummy tuck operation. Generally when someone says they’re having a tummy tuck, they’re referring to a fairly intensive procedure that involves an incision all the way across the tummy area. This large incision allows us to remove a notable amount of excess skin. When we then close the incision, we pull the skin tight which creates a more smooth, toned-looking tummy. In addition to removing skin, we often remove some fat during a tummy tuck, and can even restructure the muscles. This is especially important for women who have a condition called diastasis recti (separated abdominal muscles) after pregnancy. The reason it’s important to understand a traditional tummy tuck, is that minimally invasive tummy tuck options have some similarities, but other differences.

Mini tummy tuck

If you’ve heard the phrase ‘mini tummy tuck’ you’re likely wondering what that involves. Is a mini tummy tuck the same as a full tummy tuck, but for people who only have a small amount of skin to remove? Does a mini tummy tuck have smaller scars? Does a mini tummy tuck have a shorter recovery?

A mini tummy tuck is a less invasive surgery that can be a great option for some people. During a mini tummy tuck, the surgeon makes a small incision – usually a few inches long – in your lower abdominal area. Through this incision we are able to tighten muscles if necessary, as well as remove select areas of fat if you’ve chosen to have liposuction as part of your mini tummy tuck. The incision is important in that it also allows us to remove excess skin, sometimes including stretch marks, which lets us to create a more tight, firm tummy area. The placement of the incision means it can usually be hidden by a bathing suit bottom.

Benefits of a mini tummy tuck

A mini tummy tuck has the advantages of being able to remove skin and fat from your midsection. In this way, the results are often more pronounced than with a non-surgical procedure. The benefits of a mini tummy tuck, when compared to a traditional tummy tuck, often include:

Candidates for a mini tummy tuck

People who are candidates for a mini tummy tuck are usually those with a small ‘pooch’ on their lower tummy, that they would like removed. Candidates are generally at or near their goal weight, and in good overall health.

Disadvantages of a mini tummy tuck

While a mini tummy tuck is a good choice for some people, it is important to understand that a mini tummy tuck does not address excess fat, skin, or stretch marks above the belly button. A mini tummy tuck may also not remove as significant an amount of fat or skin as a full tummy tuck.

Vaser Liposuction

Vaser Liposuction is a strong option for some people who want minimally invasive tummy tuck results that focus on fat reduction. This treatment is a minimally invasive tummy tuck alternative that allows for a decrease in fat, while smoothing and slimming the tummy area. Vaser Lipo is more gentle than traditional liposuction, because we begin by carefully dislodging the fat using ultrasound. This allows the surgeon to more gently and easily remove targeted areas of fat.

non surgical tummy tuck skin tightening

The midsection is one of the most challenging areas of the body to tone and tighten. Sometimes, even diet and exercise are not enough. Tummy tucks are surgical procedures that remove excess skin and fat, as well as tighten the underlying muscles. While the surgery is safe and effective, not everyone needs surgery for tummy tightening. At Southeastern Aesthetic Surgery, we offer men and women non-surgical tummy tuck options.

What are Non-Surgical Tummy Tucks?

The two most common reasons that people are unhappy with their abdominal areas are excess fat and loose skin. Tummy tuck surgery involves making incisions and removing the fat and skin. With a non-surgical tummy tuck, it is possible to tighten the skin and eliminate fat cells. One of these options may be right for you.

SmartLipo™

SmartLipo™ is a type of minimally-invasive liposuction that removes small pockets of fat from your abdominal area. Although incisions are required for the procedure, they are much smaller than the incisions that are used for a complete surgical tummy tuck. In fact, the incisions are small enough that sutures are not needed in most cases, and the scars are practically invisible. SmartLipo™ for tightening the stomach area is best for men and women who have isolated areas of fat in the abdominal area.

CoolSculpting®

CoolSculpting® is non-invasive, meaning that no incisions are required for the treatment. Tummy tightening with CoolSculpting® works by freezing fat cells, and this destroys the fat. You can see an improvement with just one session. Full results may require additional treatments. There is no downtime with our CoolSculpting® treatments.

CoolTone™

CoolTone™ takes an innovative approach to non-surgical tummy tightening. The treatment is based upon Magnetic Muscle Stimulation that causes contractions in your abdominal area. This builds and strengthens your muscles much faster than what you can achieve through exercise. One 30-minute treatment with CoolTone™ in your abdominal area produces the same muscle development as 20,000 crunches. Toning muscles gives your midsection a more defined appearance. If you have excess fat in the area, we recommend combining CoolTone™ and CoolSculpting® for your non-surgical tummy tuck.

TruSculpt® ID

If your abdominal area has excess fat and loose skin, TruSculpt® ID may be right for you. The treatment uses radiofrequency (RF) energy that is applied through a special device. When applied to fat cells in the body, RF energy destroys the cells. The thermal property of RF energy also stimulates collagen production, and this tightens the skin of your abdominal area. In most cases, full results are seen after just two 15-minute treatments.

After Your Non-Surgical Tummy Tuck

Non-surgical tummy tucks do eliminate the fat cells in the treatment area, but you may develop fat in other parts of your abdomen. The best way to prolong the results of your non-surgical tummy tuck is to continue following a healthy, active lifestyle.

Is a Non-Surgical Tummy Tuck Right for You?

A non-surgical tummy tuck can help you tone and tighten your midsection when diet and exercise aren’t working. To learn more about non-surgical tummy tucks at Southeastern Aesthetic Surgery, contact us today to schedule a consultation.

non surgical tummy tuck with emsculpt

Dreams do come true. If you’re dreaming of a flatter tummy, but don’t want to the hassle or commitment of surgery, come into H/K/B to learn more about our non-surgical tummy tuck alternatives. These treatments smooth, tighten, and tone the tummy, no body cosmetic surgery necessary.

For a dramatic abdominal transformation, our tummy tuck reigns supreme, but if you’re hoping to tweak and tighten with minimal downtime and without incisions, our non-surgical options fit the bill. A surgical tummy tuck Charlotte NC provides a complete abdominal transformation. It removes excess skin, slims and sculpts with fat removal, and tightens up core muscles. Our non-surgical treatments often only target one abdominal complaint. Pair these options together to address multiple concerns.

Learn more about your options for non-surgical tummy tuck alternatives and types of cosmetic surgery procedures by booking a personalized consultation at H/K/B Charlotte plastic surgeons.

ThermiTight® – Tighten Loose Skin

For loose abdominal skin, few treatments can compare with ThermiTight. This treatment uses the Thermi device to apply thermal energy to the abdominal area. The tissues are gently heated to an optimal temperature and then the area is wrapped in a compression bandaging.

The result of treatment is tighter skin with a single treatment. No downtime is needed and most patients resume regular activities the very next day.

Is ThermiTight safe? We use a specialized probe to monitor tissue temperatures, ensuring that therapeutic temperatures are reached, but never exceeded. We also use an infrared camera during the treatment to monitor skin temperature. Most patients report that this treatment is painless.

CoolSculpting® – Freeze Fat Away

Excess fat is a common abdominal complaint. It can be easily addressed without surgery using CoolSculpting®. The CoolSculpting® device administers intense cold to your fat cells, freezing and destroying them.

CoolSculpting® significantly reduces fat with a single treatment. Many patients experience a fat reduction of about 20%. If additional fat loss is desired, we can perform a second treatment after you’re fully recovered.

CoolSculpting® is one of our most popular non-surgical body contouring treatments and has been safely performed on countless patients here at H/K/B. Choose CoolSculpting® Charlotte NC – this tummy tuck alternative if you’re tired of tummy fat and want a sleeker, thinner tummy.

EMSCULPT® – Tone Your Tummy

A tummy tuck tightens the abdominal muscles to restore a flat tummy. A non-surgical tummy tuck alternative is EMSCULPT, a revolutionary treatment that tightens and tones muscles. EMSCULPT treatment works by inducing muscle contractions, essentially working your muscles out. The contractions EMSCULPT creates are stronger than natural muscle contractions and in one treatment, up to 20,000 muscle contractions are created. You can’t achieve results that compare on your own.

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