Dr. J Off Air – Thermage, Liposonix

Getting the body swimsuit-ready before spring arrives is one of the main concerns for a lot of women, but this should be a matter to look into all year round. Essentially, it is important to be in shape so you can look your best all the time.

Thanks to revolutionary methods, you don’t have to sweat it out in the gym in order to get that coveted figure. There are various procedures you can undergo that are definitely safe and have minimal downtime. Dr. Johnson will give in-depth details and benefits about those procedures in this video.

Non-Surgical Tightening of Loose Skin through Thermage

This procedure uses radio frequency energy to tighten loose skin without the need for surgery. As soon as the thermage tool is put into the abdomen, all the water molecules in that area lines up and tilts at 6 million times per second (6MHz), which makes it go back and forth.

This action creates heat in the deeper part of the tissue. It eventually does a controlled damage to the collagen and shrinks it real time. The end result is a tighter and smoother skin. This result is further proven in a study of 5700 patients that underwent thermage. Eighty-seven percent of then reported immediate skin tightening right after the procedure.

The benefits do not stop in the initial skin tightening though. The damaged collagen during the procedure will be recognized by the body and it will prompt it to produce 3 to 4 times more collagen. As soon as that collagen matures about 3 to 6 months after, it will shrink and give you further skin tightening or collagen remodeling.

So for non-surgically tightening of loose skin, thermage is by far the best method. There is no downtime and the only medication you’ll be given will be during the procedure to make you comfortable. Once the medication wears off, you’re free to go home and have a normal evening.

Permanent Removal of Fat through Liposonix

For those who want to lose an inch or two of fat, Liposonix would be an appropriate procedure. It uses High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) to destroy fat cells and permanently remove them. This is different from the ultrasound energy used when you’re being examined during pregnancy. The sound waves are just made to bounce off so that a reflection or image can be taken.

In this method, the ultrasound energy is focused on a single point, 1 to 2 cm below the surface of the skin. Once the fat cells are destroyed, it is reabsorbed by the body and goes to the liver to be treated like any fat you would eat. The cells are permanently destroyed and results to trimmed love handles, tummies, inner thighs and etc.

One limitation of the procedure is that it can only reduce about 1 to 2 inch of fat. You also need to have an inch of fat to do it safely.

Fat Removal and Body Sculpting through Tumescent Liposuction

If there is a gold standard for body shaping and sculpting, this is currently the method for that. Tumescent liposuction uses numbing liquid to make the tissues stiff. You would feel vibration and pressure from the tool, because you’d be awake during the process, but the whole procedure is definitely painless and comfortable. There would be no risk of having blood clots or embolism.

With this procedure, you can take 3 to 4 inches off the tummy. The result is a fit-looking or six-pack abdomen. A lot of men have even embraced this approach, because of the way it makes the abdominal muscles stand out. This has a quicker recovery time than traditional liposuction as well.

Removal of Excess Skin and Fat through Tummy Tuck or Abdominoplasty

Most of the time, people who have lost a lot of weight develop skin folds on the lower abdomen and touches other areas of the skin. A lot of women after pregnancy experience this as well. This is called redundant skin and can easily be addressed by having a tummy tuck or abdominoplasty.

The procedure can be done under tumescent anesthesia wherein a liposuction-assisted tummy tuck can be done. Unlike the standard tummy tuck wherein considerable fat still remains in the upper abdomen, this method will significantly reduce the fat in that area. The tummy tuck or abdominoplasty procedure is also very safe and patients can go home the same day.

What is the best procedure for you?

If you are considering going through one of the procedures discussed, highly-trained consultants as well as Dr. Johnson will meet with you to discuss with your goals and the results you want to see. They will make sure to determine the best approach to put your mind at ease.

Have questions?

Email us at questions@innovationsmedical.com with any questions that you may have or if you want to know what special offers that Innovations Medical may have regarding fat transfer, liposuction and their other cosmetic procedures. Contact our Dallas branch at 214-420-7970.

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Dr. Bill Johnson MD, MMM Innovations Medical
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