Reducing abdominal fat

Reducing abdominal fat

If you want to show off a beautiful, slender, attractive silhouette, reducing abdominal fat is sometimes necessary. There are various aesthetic medicine procedures for this, and not all require surgery.

Medical advances now allow for reducing abdominal fat with minimally invasive techniques that barely affect a patient’s daily life. However, choosing between one procedure or another will depend on each patient’s personal characteristics and the results they are looking for.

In any case, the specialist should be the one to recommend the most suitable procedure for reducing abdominal fat. To do so, it is essential to conduct a detailed study of each patient.

Tummy tuck or CoolSculpting?

The first thing to take into account is that no treatment is inherently better than another. The results of both allow for achieving a more slender figure by eliminating localised fat, in this case from the abdomen. But there are a few important differences between them.

Who is a candidate for a tummy tuck?

A tummy tuck is a surgical procedure that not only eliminates abdominal fat, but also removes excess skin and tenses the musculature so you can show off a smoother, more defined abdomen.

This surgery can be full (which tends to require more than one incision and reconstruction of the belly button) or partial (in which only one incision is made in the lower part of the abdomen). In either case, a tummy tuck is usually combined with liposuction. This allows you to sculpt the figure while at the same time reducing abdominal fat.

For these reasons, a tummy tuck is the ideal procedure for patients who have large fat deposits on the abdomen who need a more comprehensive intervention aimed at achieving a firm, smooth and perfectly shaped abdomen. This surgery does require admission to a medical centre, post-operative care and a recovery period that lasts several weeks.

Which cases is CoolSculpting more suitable for?

CoolSculpting is a procedure that takes advantage of the properties of cold for reducing abdominal fat. In simple terms, this technique is able to identify fat cells and apply localised cold to them. These cells freeze and die and then the body eliminates them. There is no need for surgery or incisions, as occurs with liposuction.

This procedure works well in smaller, more specific areas where there are fat deposits. It improves the contour, but does not shape the figure as much as a tummy tuck. The results are also not quick, as several weeks must pass until the body finishes reducing the abdominal fat. On the upside, it does not require any down time, doesn’t cause much discomfort and the risk of complications is almost nonexistent.

Therefore, people who have areas where fat is very localized are good candidates for CoolSculpting. So are those who don’t want to undergo surgery or those who cannot have surgery due to a medical contraindication.

The key: the doctor’s opinion

Although both a tummy tuck and CoolSculpting are used for reducing abdominal fat, given their special characteristics, they may offer better results in certain cases or others. Therefore, you must always trust experienced aesthetic medicine specialists.

These accredited professionals have the training and capacity to inform people who are interested in shaping their figure or reducing abdominal fat on the most suitable procedure. The patient’s body characteristics, physical condition and results they want will determine which treatment is best.

If you want to show of an enviable figure with a flat, smooth, attractive abdomen, at Cirumed Clinic you’ll be in the hands of seasoned professionals specialised in aesthetic medicine with extensive experience.

Book an appointment now and in just a few weeks, you can stop wearing those baggy clothes that hide your figure and start flaunting it.