Is Surgery Necessary for a ‘Perfect’ Body?


Learn about the non surgical options for a sculpted figure, including coolsculpting at our louisville practice

Many of the patients we see who want a slimmer, more contoured body ask if it’s possible to get the desired results through non-surgical treatments such as CoolSculpting®, rather than a tummy tuck or liposuction. At our Louisville practice, we spend a lot of time during consultations both assessing patients’ physical condition and discussing their goals before recommending a specific procedure to meet their needs.

That being said, technological advances in recent years have made non-surgical body contouring a safe, viable, and effective option for many patients who want to avoid more invasive procedures. CoolSculpting and truSculpt™, for example, are becoming increasingly popular choices for our patients who are bothered by localized pockets of fat but want a treatment that doesn’t require the downtime associated with surgery.

CoolSculpting and truSculpt both target localized fat bulges that persist even when someone exercises regularly and eats a healthful diet. CoolSculpting kills fat cells by freezing them using a safe, carefully monitored process that doesn’t damage the skin or other tissue. While CoolSculpting focuses specifically on fat, truSculpt can reduce both fat and cellulite. By gently heating fat and the skin’s deeper layers, truSculpt uses radiofrequency energy to destroy fat and promote stronger, thicker skin to minimize cellulite.

Because non-surgical body contouring works gradually, patients won’t see results immediately. Multiple treatments also get optimal results. On the other hand, liposuction and tummy tuck surgery produce immediate results, which can also generally remove much more fat. But there is a recovery period that requires patients to take time off from their normal daily routines.

Ultimately, whether someone is a good candidate for a non-surgical body sculpting procedure or is better off undergoing surgery is a decision that’s best made after consulting with an experienced, qualified specialist. We would be pleased to find the right choice for you if you’re interested in contouring your body.

About Dr. Nana Mizuguchi

Nana N. Mizuguchi, MD, FACS is a board-certified plastic surgeon. Dr. Mizuguchi brings a high level of experience in aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgery to Calobrace & Mizuguchi Plastic Surgery Center. He is a highly-skilled Louisville, Kentucky plastic surgeon with an artistic vision for beauty. His key goals are to provide exceptional quality of care, compassion, patient education, and exceptional surgical outcomes. Dr. Mizuguchi is the leading Sculptra® Aesthetic injector in the region and continues to lecture not only to physicians and injectors but to his patients during his evening events. He has designed a "liquid facelift" utilizing injectable fillers, Sculptra Aesthetic, and BOTOX® Cosmetic in Louisville, KY to create a non-surgical result for those who are not quite ready for a traditional facelift. View all posts by Dr. Nana Mizuguchi

One Response to Is Surgery Necessary for a ‘Perfect’ Body?

  • Jennifer says:

    I have recently lost over 60 pounds and I have some skin issues. Mainly the non intense skin tightening. How does that work? Cost? Time? Does it last?

    My abusive ex husband always made fun of me and left me in a hole. I Was told by my doctor that helped me loose the weight it’s time for me..

    Thank you for any any all help

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