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Surgical vs Non-Surgical Body Contouring

Surgical vs Non-Surgical Body Contouring | Houston Plastic SurgeryLiposuction is the gold standard where body contouring is concerned. It’s a relatively simple procedure providing dramatic results that enhances entire silhouettes and body contours. Based on this, the rise of non-surgical methods has increased the demand for non-surgical alternatives, such as TruSculpt, CoolSculpting, and Ultrashape. 

Patients seeking techniques for improving their body contours by getting rid of stubborn fat don’t necessarily need to get a surgery performed. You can choose non-surgical body contouring procedures.

Board certified female plastic surgeon Dr. Kristi Hustak provides surgical and non-surgical body contouring procedures to patients in Houston, Texas and surrounding locations.

Difference in Results

You can attain near immediate results from body contouring procedures, such as abdominoplasty and liposuction after a single session. Correlating with this, the final results are only realized once the bruising and swelling at the treated area resolves. This can easily take a few weeks. 

Conversely, non-surgical body contouring procedure results occur over a series of stages as the patient goes through a succession of treatments. For instance, a single CoolSculpting session should be able to remove about 20% of fat cells (targeted). Hence, non-surgical methods require a series of sessions for achieving the final end results. 

In addition, surgical body contouring procedures yield longer-lasting and more dramatic results as compared to non-surgical options. This is because surgeons can manipulate the body by excising lax muscles and loose skin while removing fat cells. 

Level of Invasiveness

Surgical body contouring procedures are more invasive as compared to non-surgical ones. Most techniques are marketed as minimally invasive since there are no surgical incisions and needles involved. Surgical methods require incisions for directly accessing the subcutaneous tissue using surgical instruments for reshaping and recontouring the body. 

Surgical instruments are not required in non-surgical treatment options. They are minimally uncomfortable and gentle. Correlating with this, heightened level of invasiveness allows for more dramatic and immediate results. 

Downtime Involved

You should expect dedicated recovery period or downtime after surgical body contouring procedures. There would also be restrictions placed on your daily activities. It can take 1 to 2 weeks for a patient to return to work depending on the type of procedure. You would need to wait at least 6 weeks before resuming any form of strenuous exercises. 

A major benefit of non-surgical procedures for body contouring is that it doesn’t require any recovery time. You can resume your routine activities, such as exercise regimens and work almost immediately following the procedure. 

Number of Treatment Sessions

Surgical body contouring is recommended for patients looking for more immediate results. You can get the kind of results you want in a single treatment session. In comparison, multiple treatment sessions are needed for non-surgical body contouring procedures, such as CoolSculpting. The sessions are evenly spread out over a period of weeks. 

Which Treatment is Best For Me?

You should get an in-person consultation with a surgical and a non-surgical body contouring expert to decide what is best for you. In-person consultations provide the opportunity to understand the pros and cons of each treatment option. Female cosmetic surgeon Dr. Kristi Hustak receives patients from Houston, Texas and nearby areas for surgical and non-surgical body contouring procedures.  

For more information on procedures and treatments provided by board-certified female plastic surgeon Dr. Kristi Hustak please call us to schedule a consultation at 713.322.7265 or click here. Offices in Houston, Texas.

Serving Houston, TX, The Woodlands, Sugar Land, Katy, Friendswood, Pearland, League City, Richmond, Spring, Humble, Kingwood, Stafford, Cypress, Fulshear, Missouri City, River Oaks, Piney Point, Hunters Creek, Memorial Close In, Bunker Hill, Southside Place, Afton Oaks, Tanglewood, Crestwoods and all other surrounding Greater Houston, Texas communities and more.

Difference Between Labiaplasty And Vaginal Tightening

 Difference Between Labiaplasty And Vaginal Tightening | Houston SurgeryA growing number of women are looking at ways to rejuvenate and reshape their genital area. There are several available surgical and non-surgical options to get this done. Vaginoplasty and labiaplasty are among the two most common procedures. They may seem similar in nature. Moreover, you should be aware of the difference between the two if you are planning on enhancing your sexual aesthetics.

Board certified female plastic surgeon Dr. Kristi Hustak provides labiaplasty and vaginal tightening procedures to patients in Houston, Texas and surrounding communities.  

Overview of Vaginoplasty

Many women experience a loss of vaginal muscle support because of childbirth or aging. This loss of support can result in loose muscles which can be readily corrected through a vaginoplasty. The plastic surgery is carried out by removing any excess lining from inside the vagina and tightening surrounding muscles and soft tissues. The procedure is aimed at tightening the supportive structures of the vagina itself. 

Overview of Labiaplasty

The shape, size and color of the labia can greatly vary from one woman to the next. Few women suffer congenital defects affecting the size and shape of their labia. The structure of the labia can change following childbirth as well. Labiaplasty can be helpful in either case. 

This is a cosmetic surgery procedure which involves making alterations to the outer and inner labia. These are the skin folds surrounding the vulva, which are also known as labia majora and labia minora. 

Difference Between Vaginoplasty and Labiaplasty

Vaginoplasty involves altering the shape and structure of the vaginal opening while labiaplasty involves altering labia minora and majora. These two distinct procedures are performed in the same area of the body. They may also be performed at the same time for correcting an aesthetic or a functional issue. 

Candidates for Labiaplasty and Vaginoplasty

The procedure is ideally suited for some women. It may be particularly appealing for you if:

  • Your vagina has stretched, become slack, and changed in appearance because of aging, weight loss, and pregnancy
  • You experience pain during horseback riding, bike riding, or sexual intercourse
  • You are not as easily aroused after vaginal births
  • Prior genital procedures have left painful scarring
  • Want a more streamlined and trimmer aesthetic to your labia and vulva
  • Experience urinary incontinence and want a surgery that is both aesthetic and corrective

Expected Results

Labiaplasty is beneficial for women seeking to change the way their labia appear while mitigating any discomfort they feel. Labiaplasty is focused on changing the shape and appearance of the vagina or labia. It helps in reducing discomfort during exercise or intercourse. Labiaplasty doesn’t tighten the vagina or enhance sensitivity during intercourse. 

On the other hand, vaginal rejuvenation involves multiple procedures, such as labiaplasty. The results of a vaginal rejuvenation can range from increased sensitivity, and tightened vagina, to improved overall aesthetics of the labia and vagina. This makes the results of a vaginal rejuvenation more comprehensive and wholesome. 

Female cosmetic surgeon Dr. Kristi Hustak receives patients from Houston, Texas and nearby areas for labiaplasty and vaginal tightening procedures.  

For more information on procedures and treatments provided by board-certified female plastic surgeon Dr. Kristi Hustak please call us to schedule a consultation at 713.322.7265 or click here. Offices in Houston, Texas.

Serving Houston, TX, The Woodlands, Sugar Land, Katy, Friendswood, Pearland, League City, Richmond, Spring, Humble, Kingwood, Stafford, Cypress, Fulshear, Missouri City, River Oaks, Piney Point, Hunters Creek, Memorial Close In, Bunker Hill, Southside Place, Afton Oaks, Tanglewood, Crestwoods and all other surrounding Greater Houston, Texas communities and more.

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