Plastic Surgeon Dr. Dean Kane of Baltimore Answers Question Regarding CoolSculpting or Tummy Tuck Following Weight Loss with Skin Laxity

Q. CoolSculpting or tummy tuck? I’ve had 3 cesareans and have been over weight for 17 years. I have lost a lot of weight and my skin has shrunk much more than I expected. But my abdomen still hangs over at least 1-2 inches. I still have fat in my abdomen area that I have been struggling to loose. Would cool sculpting give me a flat stomach or more skin hanging once the fat melts?

A. Thanks for sharing your photo and congratulations on your terrific appearing weight loss!

  • CoolSculpting (CS) is a very limited option for fat reduction and while contraction can occur, skin tightening particularly of a 1-2 inch skin fold will not happen.
  • Tummy tuck based on your photo is your very best option. It will require a surgical incision and longer recovery but the results cannot be compared to CoolSculpting. You may use liposuction contouring along the flanks and back for any residual fat thickness and CS thereafter.

Please consult with a very experienced and skillful, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon to review your history and examine you to provide the best recommendations. I hope this is helpful. All the best!

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