San Diego women with sagging skin around their abdomen may be too embarrassed to go to the beach. But when you live at the beach, how can you avoid it? Sometimes, the best diet and exercise can’t give us the bodies that we want, and we start looking for alternatives. If you have saggy skin on your abdomen, you might think that an invasive tummy tuck is the only option for you. But, think again! Smart Lipo, performed by San Diego’s own Dr. Kaweski at the Aesthetic Arts Institute of Plastic Surgery, can eliminate unwanted fat deposits and tighten up loose skin at the same time. Read on to learn more about this amazing

What is Smart Lipo?

Traditional liposuction uses a tube called a cannula to suck out fat deposits from your skin. Smart Lipo is different. It uses a much smaller incision and a much smaller cannula, which has a laser on the end of it. With Smart Lipo, you can lose unwanted fatty deposits with a less invasive surgical procedure. There’s less bruising and swelling and many San Diego residents who have Smart Lipo return to work the next day.

How Does Smart Lipo Tighten Up My Sagging Skin?

The laser used in Smart Lipo gently heats up your skin. This gentle heat produces collagen, which is your body’s natural way of rejuvenating itself. As a result, the skin around the area in which Smart Lipo is performed is automatically tightened up. If you have a small amount of sagging skin that keeps you from wearing a bikini on the beaches of San Diego, Smart Lipo might be the tummy tuck alternative you’ve been looking for!

When Will I Know I Can Have Smart Lipo Instead of a Tummy Tuck?

After a consultation with San Diego plastic surgeon Dr. Kaweski at Aesthetic Arts Institute of Plastic Surgery, you’ll know if you can have Smart Lipo instead of a tummy tuck. Generally, she is looking for patients who have:

  • Smaller amounts of sagging skin in their abdomen, often due to pregnancy;
  • Stretch marks that they would like to be removed;
  • An abdomen that they would like to be sculpted; and
  • The desire to preserve their original belly button, which can be especially important to women with navel tattoos that carry meaning to them.

How Will I Know If a Tummy Tuck is Necessary?

Typically, a tummy tuck will be needed if you have a lot of sagging skin on your abdomen, such as from losing a significant amount of weight. You will also need a tummy tuck if you have excessive skin left in your abdominal region. Finally, if you are hoping to fix separated abdominal muscles, a tummy tuck is the only option for you.

Where Can I Learn More About My Options?

San Diego women can learn more about their options for reducing sagging abdominal skin with either Smart Lipo or a tummy tuck by calling San Diego plastic surgeon Dr. Kaweski at (619) 464-9876. During your free consultation, Dr. Kaweksi will perform an examination of your problem areas, answer all your questions and come up with a personalized treatment plan to help you be a better version of yourself.