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Tummy Tuck Gimmicks: Buyer Beware

Posted on Friday, September 6th, 2013 by Dr. Babak Dadvand

In plastic surgery there is a saying that “Less is Less.” Playing off of the “less is more” saying, less invasive procedures mean less downtime, usually less cost, and typically less results. Now for some patients that is perfectly acceptable and as long as the procedure limitations are explained by the plastic surgeon, there is nothing wrong with a less invasive approach to plastic surgery.

The issue arises when products or procedures claim to achieve the same, if not better, results than the more invasive procedure. One example of this I came across when watching late night television is the tummy tuck alternative. There are actually several different forms of this and come in the form of creams, compression garments or belts. They claim to take inches and pounds off your belly, tighten skin, and essentially do what a tummy tuck does.

tummy tuck gimmicks photoUpon closer inspection of the fine print of their “clinical study supported” claims, there actually is no mention of any university or controlled study that proves the claims they are making. However, I will pose the question: Do you think if someone actually came up with a non -surgical cure for losing fat and tightening skin, that they would only sell it for a one-time low price of $19.99?

To learn more about abdominoplasty surgery and to see before and after pictures visit my website at drdadvandplasticsurgery.com.

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