What Tummy Procedure Should You Get?

When you pinch or slightly stretch your skin, it snaps back to its original form when you release it. There are times when it stretches to a point where it won’t return to its normal shape. This usually happens during post pregnancy or weight gain. In this video, Dr. Johnson shows how cosmetic procedures at Innovations Medical help you get your body back into shape.

In a demonstration using a plastic bag, Dr. Johnson stretches a white plastic bag to a point where it deformed. This is exactly what happens to the skin when it is subjected to stress like pregnancy or weight gain.

In another presentation using three frames with film, Dr. Johnson shows the procedures to solve three different kinds of tummy issues.

The first frame demonstrates the best liposuction patient. Once the fat is removed, the tummy becomes flat and sculpting can be done as well. The procedure is done in the office under local anesthesia. Actual before and after pictures clearly show the change it made to the tummy.

When the film was stretched on the second frame, it left a lot of irregular surfaces. This situation calls for SmartLipo and thermage in order to tighten the skin after the fat is removed. The SmartLipo removes the fat and tightens the skin at the same time. This is possible because of the collagen remodeling that occurs after the treatment.

Once the bandages and compression garment are in place, you are able to rest in the comfort of your own home. Thermage, on the other hand, uses radio frequency energy to tighten the loose skin without any need for surgery. The benefits don’t stop there though. Expect to get more skin tightening 3 to 6 months after the procedure, because the new collagen produced during the treatment will mature.

For the last frame, it depicts the more severe skin stretching with skin hanging over the bottom. For this scenario, a tummy tuck is applicable. A scar would be present right after the procedure, but it would improve and be less visible months after.

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 214-643-8665.

Dr. Bill Johnson MD, MMM Innovations Medical
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