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CoolSculpting vs. Liposuction vs. Renuvion J-Plasma vs. Tummy Tuck - Which Is Best for Me?

Despite all your efforts with diet and exercise, it just happened: a busy lifestyle and 2 children later, and you have a flabby tummy. The good thing is you have four convenient ways to flatten your tummy, but only one question: CoolSculpting vs liposuction , liposuction vs tummy tuck, Renuvion J-Plasma vs tummy tuck; which is best for me?

What Causes Bellies Like Mine to Bulge?

It doesn't have to be because you have spent your whole life on the pasta-pizza-party circuit. Bulges and flab—excess subcutaneous fat and/or loose skin--- can occur for several reasons.



It may be that you have problem areas due to natural fat distribution. It could be that you were just born that way. Good thing you don't have to stay that way.


One of the most common reasons for loose skin and stretched muscles is childbearing. At the other end of the lifespan spectrum is aging. As we get older our skin naturally loses its elasticity and our muscles tend to lose tone.

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Excess visceral (deeper, internal fat) fat occurs with obesity and the metabolic syndrome. Obesity will cause excess fat and skin tissue to be distributed in rolls which hang down and pulled towards gravity. Weight loss will reduce fat tissue but cannot get rid of the stretched, sagging skin.


What Are My Options?

No matter the reason why you have a sagging and/or bulging belly, you no longer have to just live with it. There are 4 options to bring you a flatter, firmer tummy.


CoolSculpting Nonsurgical Fat Reduction

CoolSculpting is a fat-freezing procedure that reduces subcutaneous fat by a process called cryolipolysis--- it literally freezes off fat. The targeted fat cells underneath the skin are cooled until frozen. These dead fat cells are eliminated naturally from the body. The procedure is FDA approved and can reduce up to 20% of subcutaneous fat from the treated area.


Liposuction Minimally Invasive Fat Reduction

Liposuction is a minimally invasive procedure that requires tiny incisions through the skin, through which a thin metal tube is passed. A gentle vacuuming action sections away subcutaneous fat from the treated area. Up to 50% of subcutaneous fat can be reduced from the targeted area.

Renuvion J-Plasma Minimally Invasive Fat Reduction & Skin Tightening

Renuvion J-Plasma is a revolutionary minimally invasive procedure that uses plasma energy to firm and tighten the skin. For the first time in modern history, loose skin can be tightened and firmed in a meaningful way without requiring excisional surgery such as a tummy tuck. Although Renuvion J-Plasma is not a replacement for a tummy tuck procedure, it has been shown in studies to provide skin tightening up to 50% compared to excision. This is a significant advance over previous skin tightening technologies such as Smartlipo, ThermiRF, and BodyTite, all of which are plagued by less effective and less consistent results because they require bulk heating rather than instantaneous collagen contraction.  Renuvion J-Plasma is typically combined with liposuction to provide both fat reduction and skin firming.


Tummy Tuck Surgery

This is a surgical procedure that is combined with liposuction. Not only is unwanted fat removed, but loose abdominal muscles can be tightened and flabby, excess skin can be removed as well. The results can be dramatic, especially when performed by a skilled and talented plastic surgeon.


CoolSculpting VS Liposuction, Liposuction VS Tummy Tuck, Renuvion J-Plasma vs. Tummy Tuck

Which is the best for me?

The answer depends on the fat and skin distribution on your abdomen, and on your goals, which will be thoroughly discussed and planned with your surgeon during the consultation.


1. For unwanted abdominal fat, with minimal or no loose skin or muscles, CoolSculpting or Liposuction will be best for you.

2. For those with both excess abdominal fat and mild to moderate loose abdominal skin, liposuction with Renuvion J-Plasma is the best choice to treat both problems.

3. For those with excess abdominal fat and severe loose abdominal skin and/or muscles, a tummy tuck with liposuction is the best option to achieve a flat tummy. A tummy tuck is the only option that will completely correct loose hanging skin. Liposuction with Renuvion J-Plasma can be an excellent alternative choice for those wish to avoid the scars and recovery associated with a tummy tuck and are willing to accept less skin tightening..

To find your way to a new you, contact us for a consultation or check out our website. Call now (415) 655-7546.





About the Author

Dr. Larry Fan is a Harvard educated, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon in San Francisco, CA. He is a Master Artist who is known for creating beautiful, stunning, and natural results. Dr. Fan has been named One of America's Top Plastic Surgeons for the past 10 years running and has received several national awards for his work in Plastic Surgery. He has successfully performed more than 10,000 cosmetic procedures of the face, breasts, and body over a 20 year period. Dr Fan has been an invited speaker at the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American College of Surgeons, and has been featured in national media outlets such as CNN, NBC, and ABC.

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