1. How does a tummy tuck usually work?
There are different types of surgeries which vary by the length of the incision and specific areas of the abdomen to be operated on. As with most forms of invasive surgery, anaesthesia will be administered to patients before a surgery. A typical surgery involves an incision in the midsection, with the length of the incision being based on the extent of excess fat and skin. Some incisions can go across the body’s circumference like a belt.
After the abdominal skin is lifted, the doctor will repair the underlying abdominal muscles and remove excess skin and fat. At the end of the procedure, the operated area will be sutured back in place. It generally lasts two to three hours, and patients may be required to stay in the hospital overnight.
2. Can I undergo a tummy tuck without surgery?
Yes, you can. Believe it or not, it may not always mean going under the knife. If you want to get rid of your belly bulge without surgery, you can turn your head towards our non-invasive fat freezing treatment. Harnessing the latest technology, this treatment utilises controlled cooling to target, crystallise, and shrink stubborn fat cells. As a result, these fat cells will be damaged and start to perish. Your body will metabolise the perished fat cells and dispose of them naturally through the lymphatic system over a period of time.
3. Why is a non-surgical tummy tuck a better option?
Surgeries typically pose a wide range of risks, complications, and undesirable side effects. As a surgery requires incisions, you can expect to experience pain, swelling, bruising, and redness post-surgery. There is also a risk of scarring, which can be permanent and prominent on your midsection. As compared to other forms of cosmetic procedures, surgeries generally tend to have a higher risk of complications, especially when it comes to infections, blood clots, and lung-related issues. As with most invasive procedures, an operation will also require a long recovery period. Patients may be required to wear an abdominal binder and must avoid strenuous activity for at least six weeks.
On the other hand, our revolutionary fat freezing treatment requires absolutely no downtime as the procedure is non-invasive. Seeing that there are no incisions, needles or surgical equipment involved in the treatment, you will also be free from bleeding, infections, and scarring. It is a completely safe and highly effective method to beat belly bulge without any form of surgery or extreme measures.
4. What is your better procedure like?
After a discussion with our qualified therapists regarding your medical history, as well as the process and expected outcome, your first treatment session will be scheduled. As for the procedure itself, there will be no anaesthesia or supplements administered to you. Instead, your midsection will be covered with a gel pad or sheet for comfort. During the procedure, your therapist will place a vacuum applicator onto your troubled zones, and you will begin to feel intense cold and some skin tugging from the suctioning. 10 minutes into the procedure, your skin will start to feel numb and you can relax throughout the remainder of the session. You can rest assured that the procedure will not hurt you or wreck your skin.
5. When is the best time to schedule your non-surgical treatment?
If you want to look amazing for an upcoming vacation or big event, make sure that you schedule your treatment at least three months in advance. While results may differ with each individual, many clients will generally begin to observe improvements in about three weeks after their first session. As your body will continue to metabolise and flush out the damaged fat cells for up to six months, you will continue to see better results week after week. By the third month, your treated areas will have slimmed down and smoothened out. Depending on your desired appearance, you may be recommended a few sessions to achieve the most ideal results.
6. Will the results be long lasting?
The fat freezing treatment will typically give you permanent results because once the damaged fat cells are discarded by the body, they will not return. This is one of the best things about the treatment.
With that said, it is recommended that you maintain a stable weight throughout the course of the treatment so as to reap optimum results. Individuals who stick to a well-balanced diet and have decent activity levels generally experience more significant improvements.