Non-Surgical Tummy Tuck Alternatives

Jul 15, 2021 | Tummy Tuck

We can all agree that tummy tuck surgery has, and is still helping a lot of men and women out there. It is a surgical procedure that is invasive and eliminates excess skin and fats that cause the abdominal skin to sag. Tummy tuck surgery is mostly recommended for people who suffer from the consequences of weight fluctuations, pregnancy, and many others. While abdominoplasty has been one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in the recent past, both non-surgical and surgical alternatives are available. This article highlights the top 7 non-surgical alternatives to a tummy tuck.

1. Cool Sculpting

Excess abdominal fat and skin can be difficult to eliminate through normal exercises, and dieting. While some patients may fear going through the invasive surgical procedure (tummy tuck), cool sculpting may be an option. Cool sculpting deals with small pockets of fats, which means that it works best for individuals with a toned abdominal section, and good skin elasticity. Cool sculpting is a procedure that uses a cool sculpting device to administer intense cold into the abdominal fat cells, which destroys them.

Afterward, these damaged fat cells are removed from the body through natural processes. It reduces abdominal fat by about 20% which shows that a person can obtain results after one session. Likewise, if need be, you could go for a second session if you feel that the first one didn’t help you much.

2. ThermiTight

Thermitight non-surgical procedures involve the use of heat to eliminate excess fat from the abdominal section. It is done through the use of a thermi device that applies thermal energy to the abdominal area. The applied energy gently heats the abdominal fatty tissues at an optimum temperature, when the abdomen is wrapped in a compression bandage. Excess fats are broken down by the heat and eliminated through normal processes to provide a tighter abdominal profile. Thermitight procedure is considered safe and secure because it is performed by a well-qualified surgeon, and uses a specialized probe that monitors the temperature rise to maintain it at the required degree but not to exceed it. Also, an infrared camera is used to monitor the skin’s temperature not to exceed the expected.

3. BodyTite

A bodytite is also referred to as Radiofrequency assisted liposuction, (RFAL). It is a minimally invasive procedure that uses local anesthesia to tighten loose and sagging abdominal skin, as it eliminates unwanted fats. It is made up of two probes whose tips move in accordance with one another. The lower probe that contains a thin metal cannula, is inserted into the skin through a tiny incision, after which the bodytite machine is turned on to deliver radiofrequency energy to the abdominal fats through the skin. This heat shrinks the fat tissues and cells beneath the skin to provide an even, smooth abdominal contour. A bodytite procedure effectively reduces and contracts the abdominal fats by a larger percentage, which makes one session enough. Bodytite requires a shorter time for recovery, and has little, to no scars left.


Similar to a tummy tuck surgery, EMSCULPT tightens the abdominal muscle to restore a flatter tummy. It involves muscle tightening, and toning. As a revolutionary treatment, EMSCULPT works through muscle contractions, basically working the muscles out. These muscle contractions are much stronger compared to the natural muscle contractions, and in one treatment, it can cause up to 20,000 abdominal muscle contractions. EMSCULPT provides effective results similar to tummy tuck surgery, and recovery takes a few days.

5. Renuvion

Renuvion, also known as J Plasma, or J Plasty, is a non-surgical procedure that tightens the skin. It involves the application of a controlled amount of heat to the target area. The procedure is done through a small incision in the tummy, where the surgeon places the renuvion device then releases pro helium gas, and radiofrequency which forms a precise stream of energy. The energy formed generates just the right amount of heat which contracts the skin, as the excess helium gas cools the area under treatment. This whole combination effectively contracts the abdominal tissues beneath the skin, hence tightening them, to give a flatter tummy.

6. Exilis Elite

Exilis Elite is a non-surgical procedure that tightens sagging skin, re-contours the body uses no anesthetic injections, and requires fewer treatment sessions. It can best work for individuals with moderate excess skin and fats that make the skin loose. Exilis elite technique has been improved and uses a new elite model machine that delivers results within countable treatment sessions. This machine uses RF technology to reach the depths of the skin causing the development of new collagen, as the top skin layer remains intact. Exilis elite technique leaves the skin smoother, tighter, and even, restoring the youthful look.

7. Profound Skin Tightening

Another working alternative for tummy tuck surgery is profound skin tightening. This technique combines radiofrequency energy, and microneedling to re-contour the abdominal skin, and tissues for an even flatter tummy. It is done through tiny micro needles which penetrate the skin releasing radiofrequency thermal energy that activates the formation of collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid, elements necessary for skin tightening. This procedure is non-invasive and has a shorter recovery period.


Non-surgical tummy tuck procedures are less invasive and take a shorter time to heal. They can be performed on almost all parts of the body, such as the arm, hips, eyelids, and face. They require the skills, and expertise of a qualified surgeon to perform. Visit Dr. Rahul Vemula for more information in regards to these procedures.