The "No cut tummy tuck" is a trade-marked advertising term by Monarch Spa which is a company in several states. According to the Monarch's description, it is the use of laser liposuction. Laser liposuction uses many incisions (which I would call cuts) to insert the device, and surgical dissection under the skin (which is also a form of cutting). When most people use the word "tuck," they usually mean removal of loose skin. Although liposuction (with or without laser) can tighten the skin a little, it does not remove or really lift the skin.
In other words, the "no cut tummy tuck" is not "no cut, and it is certainly not a tummy tuck. Therefore, I feel it is a misrepresentation. But, it is true that liposuction avoids the long scar of the abdominoplasty.
That being said, can you get results with liposuction similar to a real tummy tuck? The short anwer is "no." A complete abdominoplasty is used for loose abdominal muscles and excessive skin--the kind you can grab with your fingers. If you want to get rid of that, you need a real "tuck." It can be part of your Mommy Makeover.
We get great results with liposuction alone. You can check out our photos here under liposuction or abdominoplasty (click "Body" above). I recommend liposuction alone when there is a lot of fat under the skin and there is not much excessive skin. A lot of very loose skin above the belly button also requires a real tummy tuck, because none of the non-invasive procedures are very good for that.
A patient cannot usually tell if they need liposuction, a tummy tuck, or a combination for the best result. I would be happy to examine you and discuss the advantages of the different modern techniques that are available for your body contouring procedure here in the Philadelphia and Montgomery County area.