I’m 31 and in pretty good shape. I have two children under age of 3 and need help in my abdomen area

Plastic Surgeon Dr. Dean Kane of Baltimore Answers Question Regarding CoolSculpting

Q. I would like to tighten loose skin on my stomach and get a flatter appearance. I’m interested in CoolSculpting and thermage. Are these right for me? And can I do this if we are considering having a third child? A. Congratulations, you look fabulous after 2 children! While this is no consequence to you who wishes tight, elastic skin; recognize how terrific you appear. Your options depend on timing, recovery, budget, another child and a proper in-person consultation by a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon.
  1. You do not appear to have much fat under your tummy skin so CoolSculpting which is a more efficient yet limited fat reducer will not significantly tighten you abdominal skin.
  2. ThermiTIGHT uses radio-frequency energy to shrink skin and improve collagen and elasticity and maybe a good alternative if you wish no scars but improved shrinking and tightening.
  3. A tummy tuck to tighten the muscle/fascia corset loosened with aging and pregnancy, remove excess skin laxity and fix your umbilical hernia.
Please do not consider a mini-tummy tuck. In most “hands”, it will only remove the skin laxity below the belly button, poorly position the scar and limit the amount of skin removed from a proper tummy tuck in the future. Good luck with your decision!
This information is not meant as medical advice. It is provided solely for education. Our practice would be pleased to discuss your unique circumstances and needs as they relate to these topics.
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