Body contouring may include anything from RF energy to tighten skin and melt fat to the surgical removal and repair of tissue. Body goals vary and the ways to achieve them may depend on budget, time and level of expectation. A comprehensive consultation can establish realistic goals with these factors in mind.
ThermiRF tighten skin, reduce fat and rebuild collagen
How does it work?
ThermiRF is a new innovative technology using heat delivered via radio frequency to tighten skin, reduce fat and rebuild collagen. ThermiRF has several different applications, ThermiSmooth, ThermiTight, ThermiRase and ThermiVa.
ThermiSmooth – Is a non-invasive procedure that tightens skin and stimulates collagen, thereby reducing skin laxity. Radio frequency energy is delivered into a targeted area on the surface of the skin, by a hand held device and set temperature is maintained for an appropriate amount of time. It is generally recommended to have three or four treatments one month apart for maximum effect.
ThermiTight – Is a minimally invasive procedure, whereby a thin probe that delivers heat, is inserted under the skin. The probe heats the tissue to a set temperature in the targeted area and the thermal energy melts fat, stimulates collagen and decreases laxity.
ThermiVa – Uses thermal energy via radio frequency to help with vaginal rejuvenation. Energy is delivered internally to the vaginal canal, tightening the pelvic floor and helping with stress incontinence, lubrication and pleasure during intimacy. ThermiVa can also be used to treat the labia major and labia minor in order to tighten and decrease laxity in the labial tissue.
Trusculpt fat reduction
What is it? What does it do?
Trusculpt is a non-invasive technology, using RF (radio frequency,) that delivers heat deep into a targeted area for the purpose of sculpting, tightening and reducing the fat. Trusculpt can be used on different parts of the body- wherever there is fat (e.g. abdomen, thighs, buttocks, arms, under the chin). It is generally used as a detailing procedure to target difficult areas not addressed by diet and exercise. During the treatment, a hand held electrode is placed on the skin and the RF heat is delivered deep and evenly into the tissue. A series of pulses, lasting 4-5 minutes each, are placed individually along the targeted area. The heat stimulates the fat, causing the fat cells to break down and at the same time tightens the overlying skin. The body naturally rids itself of the excess fat cells.
What can I expect? How many treatments do I need?
Immediately following treatment some minor redness and swelling may occur and should resolve within a few hours. There is no downtime from the procedure. It may take one to three months to see results and for best results, 3 to 4 treatments 3 to 8 weeks apart is recommended.
Abdominoplasty surgical restoration of the abdomen
What is it? Abdominopasty, also known as a “tummy tuck”, is a surgical procedure to improve the appearance of the abdomen. Abdominoplasty is not a weight loss procedure, but is a detailing procedure for abdominal correction that cannot be achieved through diet and exercise.
Abdominoplasty is designed primarily for patients who are mostly satisfied with their weight, but who have excess skin and loose muscle around their midsections. A tummy tuck can address the following issues:
- Tightening excess skin to eliminate loose and sagging skin
- Tightening the underlying abdominal muscles to create a firmer abdominal wall
- Removing excess fat to eliminate a protruding tummy
Maintaining a stable weight, with no plans for future pregnancies. You should not undergo a tummy tuck as a substitute for weight loss or as a method for removing stretch marks.
Liposuction contour detailing
What is it? Liposuction is a procedure in which a surgeon targets very specific areas of unwanted fat between the skin and muscle for removal. Liposuction is primarily used to eliminate stubborn areas of fat that have been resistant to diet and exercise, and areas of fat that have accumulated simply due to the aging process. Most liposuction procedures involve making a small puncture in the skin and then utilizing various modalities to loosen the fat prior to suctioning the fat through a small metal tube (cannula) and a suction device.
Liposuction is about shaping the body, not about weight loss. Liposuction is not meant for individuals with notable weight issues. The results are best when you are near your ideal weight. Diet and exercise should be emphasized before proceeding with these types of procedures. The following conditions could indicate that liposuction is right for you:
- Have areas of fat deposits that are out of proportion with the rest of your body and have not responded to persistent diet and exercise
- Do not have a lot of excess skin and the area is firm (your skin elasticity is good)
- Would like more definition (toning) in certain areas of your body, a sleeker contour, or more athletic appearance
Liposuction is often used to remove excess fat cells from many areas of the body, including the lower legs, thighs, hips, waist, back, chest, neck, and chin.
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