We all know that weight loss can be a difficult endeavor. Making time to exercise and being diligent about what you eat takes a real commitment to the long-term goal of sustained weight loss. Even those who make this commitment can sometimes end up with stubborn areas of fat that just won’t go away or sagging skin that diminishes the end result of all that hard work. Dr. Bohley Cosmetic Surgery offers several solutions to offer support to people in this situation.
CoolSculpting is a cutting-edge procedure that has only been widely available for about ten years. It is a non-invasive, non-surgical procedure that produces sustained weight loss over the course of several treatments. It works by freezing fat cells in a particular area in order to crystallize them and allow the body to get rid of them naturally. This offers an advantage over traditional weight loss methods, such as diet and exercise, which only reduce the size of fat cells without decreasing the overall number. The procedure is generally comfortable and most patients are able to read a book or browse their smartphones during the procedure. It also requires no recovery time in most cases. Dr. Bohley can meet with you to determine the proper number of CoolSculpting procedures required to achieve your weight loss goals.
Liposuction is a tried and true cosmetic body contouring procedure that is renowned for its effectiveness on areas of fat that won’t respond to diet or exercise. It is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that will require local anesthesia and some recovery time. Small incisions are made in the target area so that a special tube called a cannula can be inserted. This tool is used to physically break up the fat so that it can be suctioned out. The weight loss results are instant and long-lasting. For recovery, a compression garment must be worn while resting for a couple of days for a minor procedure. If the liposuction procedure is done across a large area, it may require hospitalization and the recovery time can be 1-2 weeks.
The tummy tuck, also called abdominoplasty, is a surgical procedure that creates a slim waistline by repairing sagging skin or stretched abdominal muscles that can occur after pregnancy or extreme weight gain. An incision is made in the abdominal tissues and muscles and then the skin of the midsection is pulled taut to create a contoured look. Excess skin that results is then trimmed away and small amounts of liposuction are sometimes performed in the process. The incision is then closed. This procedure requires general anesthesia and a few weeks of recovery time, but it can also result in the most extreme improvement to the waistline.
Schedule your consultation at Dr. Bohley Cosmetic Surgery today by calling (503) 897-8999 or completing the online form to go over these procedures and see what would be best for you to help achieve your personal aesthetic goals!