Diet and exercise are always excellent ways to achieve a firmer, shapelier body but sometimes it just isn’t enough.

If you feel as if you’ve tried absolutely everything but nothing is working, there are a few treatments options available to you, some of which are surgical and others that are slightly less invasive.

With so many treatments to choose from, it can be difficult to decide which option is actually best suited to your requirements.

In this article, we will look at three popular fat reduction options so that you can make an informed decision.

Fat Freezing: The Basics

CoolSculpting is a procedure that uses controlled cooling to freeze and destroy unwanted fat cells, which the body then naturally eliminates. The procedure is FDA approved and completely non-invasive, which means that you can return to your normal daily routine directly after your treatment.

The machine that’s used to carry out the procedure is very accurate, which means it won’t damage any of the tissue surrounding the unwanted fat. It can also be used to treat smaller areas such under the chin.

Tummy Tuck: The Basics

Abdominoplasty is one procedure that has been around for many years and is used to remove excess fat from the stomach area while also addressing loose skin and muscle separation after pregnancy.

Tummy tucks are ideal for women looking to regain their pre-pregnancy bodies or patients who have recently lost a significant amount of weight.

A tummy tuck is, of course, more invasive, requires anaesthetic and a recovery period of 2 – 6 weeks.

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Liposuction: The Basics

Liposuction can either be performed on its own or in conjunction with a tummy tuck, it’s all dependent on what the patient wants to achieve.

During this procedure, a cannula is used to extract fat through an incision that is made on the stomach. Liposuction is ideal for removing large amounts of fat and is ideal for those who want to get rid of stubborn pockets of fat that won’t budge through diet and exercise.

Liposuction is slightly invasive and does require a week or two of downtime.

Which Procedure Should I Choose

This is really all dependent on the amount of fat that you want to have removed and whether or not there is any excess skin that you want to get rid of too.

For women who also want to repair the abdominal muscles that separated during pregnancy, a tummy tuck is the better option as it addresses three different issues at once.

It should be noted that liposuction and tummy tucks should only ever be performed by a qualified plastic surgeon and not a cosmetic surgeon. Many clinics offer both procedures but a cosmetic surgeon doesn’t have the necessary qualifications and experience to perform invasive procedures.

Whatever option you decide on, be sure to make your health and safety a top priority by doing thorough research on potential clinics and surgeons.

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