Improving the Safety of Gluteal Fat Grafting Procedures

Gluteal Fat GraftingFat grafting in NYC is the main element in the Brazilian butt lift, an increasingly popular option for women who wish to enhance the appearance of the posterior without implants. Due to its good cosmetic outcomes of gluteal fat grafting, it is among the fastest growing aesthetic procedures in the United States and around the world. According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), more than 20,000 butt augmentation procedures were performed in 2016 alone, in which about 92% were using fat grafting. Fat transfer to the buttocks poses certain risks and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) cautions that women considering the procedure should decide if the benefits will achieve their goals and if the risks and potential complications are acceptable to them. The Aesthetic Surgery Education and Research Foundation (ASERF) recently formed the Gluteal Fat Grafting Task Force to examine the risks associated with this increasingly popular procedure.

The Brazilian butt lift involves removing fat via liposuction from the patient’s body and using it to enhance her buttocks. The harvested fat cells are purified and transferred or grafted by injecting them into the buttock area to add volume or correct a contour deformity. It is an ideal option for women who want to avoid the use of implants or artificial fillers and has fat to spare in donor sites such as the flanks, abdomen and thighs.

The Gluteal Fat Grafting Task Force comprised board certified plastic surgeons who designed a survey for the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS) and The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) members. The aim of the survey was to identify factors that either added risk or proved to be protective and/or preventative techniques associated with the procedure. The findings were published in the Aesthetic Surgery Journal. Plastic surgeons have adopted the recommendations of the Task Force to reduce the risks associated with gluteal fat grafting:

  • Avoid injecting fat into the deep muscle
  • Use a >4.1 mm single hole injection cannula
  • Pointing the injection cannula downwards should be avoided
  • Position patient and place incisions to create a path that will avoid deep muscle injections
  • Maintain constant three-dimensional awareness of the cannula tip
  • Only inject when cannula is in motion
  • Consider pulmonary fat embolism in unstable intra- and postoperative patients
  • Review gluteal vascular anatomy and draw landmarks to identify and avoid injection into the pedicle
  • Include risk of fat embolism and surgical alternatives in the informed consent process

The formation of Gluteal Fat Grafting Task Force and its findings are critical steps in research and education this popular procedure. Educating plastic surgeons about specific techniques is crucial to decrease the morbidity and mortality rates associated with gluteal fat grafting. ASERF and ASAPS are also committed to educating prospective patients about the importance of finding an experienced plastic surgeon when considering a Brazilian butt lift in NYC or any other plastic surgery procedure. Surgeons who are experts in the procedure will take care to inject the fat at the right depth and take all measures necessary to ensure the highest level of patient safety.

Scarless Arm lift – Get Beautiful Arms without Surgery

Scarless Arm liftBat wings” or sagging skin under the arms is a major concern among many women. Caused by factors such as excessive weight loss, heredity, and natural aging, flabby upper arms most often do not respond to even rigorous diet and exercise. Advances in technology and plastic surgery techniques now make it easy to get rid of that excess fat with a scarless arm lift. NYC plastic surgeons perform the procedure using the minimally-invasive BodyTite™ radiofrequency-assisted liposuction (RFAL) platform. Unlike the traditional invasive arm lift technique with longer recovery time, this advanced technology allows you to achieve the well-shaped arms you desire without scars and extensive down time.

Previously, traditional invasive arm lift surgery or brachioplasty was the only option women had to address upper arm flab. But now, the FDA-approved BodyTite device allows the surgeon to reshape the arms a toned and youthful look with minimal side effects and discomfort.

As BodyTite radiofrequency-assisted liposuction is minimally-invasive, arm lift surgery can performed under local anesthesia. The procedure involves delivering a controlled amount of energy to treated tissue, liquefy the fat, and tighten the skin – without any scarring. The plastic surgeon will insert the BodyTite radiofrequency probe through a small incision made on the skin of the upper arm. The radiofrequency energy gently liquefies the unwanted fat cells quickly, allowing them to be easily removed using a cannula. The procedure simultaneously tightens the skin and coagulates the tissues, which helps the surgeon sculpt the arms to achieve the ideal shape. The procedure requires only a small incision, it is virtually scarless.

A good candidate for the scarless BodyTite liposuction in NYC would be a person with sagging upper arms, but good skin elasticity and a stable weight. Down time is minimal and recovery faster and easier than with the conventional technique. It’s important to follow your surgeon’s instructions on exercise and other matters after arm lift surgery.

As the BodyTite scarless arm lift involves a specialized liposuction technique, it is important that you choose a plastic surgeon who is an expert at it. An experienced surgeon can provide you with effective, long-lasting arm contouring results.

How to Avoid or Reduce Breast Augmentation Scars

Breast AugmentationIn Manhattan, breast augmentation is chosen by women for different reasons such as to enhance breast volume, correct breasts that differ in size and shape, and reshape the breasts and make them firmer and rounder. Though a popular procedure, breast augmentation scars trouble many women. Patients often ask how they can minimize or avoid scarring and still achieve their desired breast augmentation results.

Scarring after any plastic surgery is the body’s natural way to heal an open wound or cut. There is the possibility of scarring, whenever the skin undergoes damage especially if it’s a surgery. Similarly, breast augmentation surgery would also result in some level of scarring which may develop along the incision sites in the form of firm, pink scar tissue or around the breast implant itself (capsular contracture) that later may fade closer in tone with the rest of the skin. You cannot avoid having a scar after this surgery but can reduce the appearance of scar tissue making the scar less noticeable. So, before going for an augmentation procedure, make sure that you understand that any scarring resulting after surgery is permanent and cannot be removed through plastic surgery or any other means. However, most scars would fade and flatten overtime.

You can improve the scarring from breast augmentation procedure by taking into consideration the following factors:

Choose a trained and experienced plastic surgeon:

Even though scarring is unavoidable, a skilled and well-trained plastic surgeon can make any potential scarring less noticeable by creating cleaner incisions that heal more easily. They can prevent unnecessary scars with proper surgical planning, (incision size and placement), precise and gentle surgical technique (to minimize tissue trauma), and advanced suturing techniques (limiting tension on the skin) to close your incisions unnoticeably. So before proceeding for the procedure, see if you are heading to the right surgeon, ask him/her a few questions to make sure that you are having the best breast augmentation procedure.

Incision options

Plastic surgeons use different types of incisions and techniques to augment the breast using implants.  Implants may be placed through an incision in the armpit, at the edge of the areola, or under the breast. An incision made within the normal crease of the armpit (transaxillary incision) usually carries no risk of scarring. This approach is the best way to hide the scars, and the scar in the armpit heals over time and it undetectable to the naked eye. Compared to breast augmentation, breast lift NYC may result in more scarring, however a good plastic surgeon can help minimize scarring by using the appropriate technique. Considering various factors such as body type, quality and amount of natural breast tissue, breast implant type, size, and placement, whether you need a breast lift, personal preference for scar location and your expectations, the plastic surgeon will decide on the right incision option for you.

Genetics

Genetics plays a major role in how your scars are forming. Some people are genetically inclined to heavy scarring. You may find yourself at a higher risk of scarring complications if one or both of your parents suffer from scarring. If you have experienced such noticeable scarring in the past after a surgical procedure or injury, then inform your plastic surgeon as it is important. This helps the surgeon to recommend a non-surgical procedure if any, that can be as effective as an invasive procedure to make it easier for your body to recover without any visible scars.

Pre- and post-operative care

You can reduce breast augmentation scars and healing time by following your plastic surgeon’s instructions carefully prior to surgery and after surgery. Your surgeon may instruct you to avoid certain medications (such as ibuprofen and aspirin, herbal supplements), and quit smoking. After surgery, you will be asked to take proper care of the wound for a few days or weeks. According to an article from LIVESTRONG.COM, the American Academy of Dermatology says that silicone bandages and sheetings can actually reduce the thickness of scars. For better results, they recommend using it daily. Some other recommendations such as applying a cortisone cream, pressure bandages, going for skin resurfacing treatments and massaging your scars (helps to soften the scar tissue and improves circulation to the scarred skin), can make the scarring less noticeable.

Diet

After the incision has healed properly, supplement your diet with vitamin E. This vitamin is believed to have the capability of reducing the scar tissue that may form around the breast implant. Proper dosage of the vitamin E supplement will be determined after surgery. Other than vitamin E, vitamin C also has scar-fading properties. Consume plenty of Vitamin C, which guards against infection and helps to heal wounds through collagen production and antioxidants.

By considering all these facts, you can minimize and to some extent avoid scarring from your breast augmentation procedure. If you are considering breast augmentation in Manhattan, find an AAAASF-accredited plastic surgery center that offers the service of trained and experienced plastic surgeons. A reliable plastic surgeon can minimize the appearance of scars that may result from the procedure.

Tighten Sagging Skin with BodyTite™

BodyTite Liposuction Surgery in NYCBodyTite™ uses radio-frequency assisted liposuction (RFAL) to tighten sagging skin. This minimally invasive procedure is proven to provide effective fat removal and cellulite reduction with noticeable skin tightening effects. It can provide 40% more skin tightening than traditional liposuction treatment. A young, healthy person with good quality skin may experience good skin contraction after the procedure.

There had always been the need for a device that tightens the skin without invasive surgery. The BodyTite™ device was invented to meet this requirement. In addition to addressing excess fat that does not respond to diet and exercise, it also tightens the skin significantly. This device has two probes that work simultaneously. One works beneath the skin, heating the entire soft-tissue matrix and melting the fat via the temperature controlled radio-frequency technology. The second probe simultaneously aspirates the liquefied fat and coagulates the adipose, fibrous, and vascular tissue. The heat generated helps tighten the skin quickly and coagulates the tissues, allowing the plastic surgeon to sculpt the body to the ideal shape.

Replying to a patient’s question on the RealSelf column, an expert NYC plastic surgeon noted that as the name implies, BodyTite™ works well for skin tightening as it melts fat and causes skin retraction “more than any other device out there”. A recent Reader’s Digest (RD) article highlights the benefits of radiofrequency (RF) energy as an effective skin tightening option for the neck, jowls and body.

BodyTite liposuction procedure opens a door for people who don’t want to undergo conventional body contouring surgery. This breakthrough body remodeling procedure is minimally invasive and carried out under local anesthesia. The key benefits of this procedure are:

  • Minimally invasive
  • Requires only local anesthesia
  • Significant fat reduction and body firming
  • Reduced surgical trauma
  • Less downtime, treatment does not require overnight stay
  • Quick healing and less scarring
  • The effect is strengthened and stabilized within a few weeks

Results are patient specific and depend on the treatment area and amount of fat removed. Larger areas will require a longer recovery time. Initial results can be seen immediately after the procedure, with the best results noticeable after 6-12 weeks.

If you want to have BodyTite liposuction in NYC, choose an AAAASF accredited plastic surgery practice with surgeons who are experts in performing the procedure. The success of BodyTite liposuction treatment largely depends on having it performed by a well-trained and experienced plastic surgeon.

Why You Should Keep Your Family in the Loop about Your Plastic Surgery

The demand for body sculpting in New York City is growing with plastic surgeons providing effective minimally-invasive and non-invasive treatments to help men and women achieve their goals. Once you make the decision to go ahead and have plastic surgery, there are number of factors that you need to take into account. One important thing is preparing your family for your procedure. Though it is a completely personal decision to have a body contouring procedure, your family has to be informed about your plan. You would need their support to prepare for the procedure and also for a smooth recovery after the procedure. Here are the reasons why you should keep your family in the loop about your intention to have plastic surgery:
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  • Your decision to undergo a body contouring procedure has the potential to affect your family as it could change your appearance and it may be difficult for them to accept the change quickly.
  • Some people in your family may not understand your reasons, but you should explain why you are doing it. For most people, self-esteem is a driving factor. Make sure that you share your feelings with your family and explain how the surgery would help to improve your quality of life. Even you have a medical reason for seeking plastic surgery, make sure that you discuss it with your family.
  • If you are married and considering breast augmentation or buttock augmentation, it is advisable to discuss it with your spouse. Most men tend to view this change in a positive manner and having your husband’s support will boost your confidence.

Having your family around before and after procedure can be a big help. It may be helpful to have someone accompany you to your consultation as opinions from a relative may be valuable. On the day of the procedure, you would also need to have someone accompany you to the surgical center. Regardless of when you go home after the procedure, you will need someone to drive you back and be with you for at least 24-48 hours.

Make a family member meet your surgeon to make them better understand your reasons for undergoing the procedure and be mentally prepared to see the new you. However, you should have the surgery for yourself and not because someone else wants you to have it.

If you are considering body contouring in NYC, it’s very important to choose the right plastic surgeon.

Liposuction Could Help Treat Arthritis, says NewBeauty Report

LiposuctionThe demand for body contouring in NYC has been increased significantly in recent years, indicating that more and more men and women are becoming increasingly conscious about their appearance. According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), liposuction was the most popular procedure in 2016, with 414,335 procedures performed. Liposuction removes stubborn fat pockets and reshapes the body. According to a recent NewBeauty article, experts say that liposuction fat transfer can be used to treat arthritis.

Fat grafting is often used after breast cancer surgery and radiation therapy. According to the article, fat removed during liposuction can be used to heal painful arthritic joints. Fat transfer in NYC is popular in Brazilian butt lift surgery where excess fat from specific areas is extracted and injected into buttocks to enhance shape and appearance. In a brand new surgery in the U.K., fat removed via liposuction is injected into damaged painful joints mainly in knees and feet. The procedure, dubbed Lipogems, can lessen discomfort in joints and act as an anti-inflammatory agent. The report notes that post-procedure MRIs have shown that the treatment can actually regrow cartilage in joints affected by arthritis.

The article cites a plastic surgeon as saying that the concept of Lipogems appears to be based on the idea that fat, which is rich in stem cells, can be injected into various areas of the body to produce a regenerative effect. The expert points out that the procedure is mainly about using fat-based stem cells extracted through liposuction to treat arthritic joints.

Stem cells are found in adult tissue. Plastic surgeons offering body contouring in NYC use stems cells in skin and fat grafting to reconstruct lost compound tissue and address congenital malformations, to treat acute and chronic wounds and burns. Cosmetic surgeons use patients’ stem cells in several procedures to provide more attractive, natural, and youthful-looking results. Fat extracted through liposuction is purified and used in procedures such as facial rejuvenation, Brazilian butt lift, breast augmentation, wound care, reconstructive surgery, and to correct asymmetry. As the NewBeauty report points out, there this “tried-and-true procedure” could have a whole new use if it can help in treating painful arthritic joints.

Cosmetic Surgery Trends Predictions for 2018

Cosmetic Surgery Trends With the increasing focus on aesthetics and looking good, the demand for body contouring in NYC has reached new heights. Likewise, recent market research reports indicate that the rising awareness about cosmetic surgical procedures and ease of access to them, rising disposable incomes, and growing incidence of obesity are driving the demand for body sculpting procedures globally. What does 2018 hold for the cosmetic surgery industry? Let’s see what the experts have to say.

The International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS) has made predictions about plastic surgery trends and popularity in 2018 based on its annual survey of 35,000 plastic surgeons in 106 countries. One of the main developments, according to this survey, is the rise in the demand for cosmetic surgery among men. Men are becoming more comfortable with cosmetic and plastic surgery procedures. The five most popular cosmetic surgical procedures for men worldwide in 2016 were blepharoplasty (286,418), gynecomastia or male breast reduction NYC (236,371), rhinoplasty (217,152), liposuction (213,992) and hair transplantation (116,487). Since these procedures were also the top five in 2015, ISAPS says that this trend will continue in 2018 too.

Other procedures that ISAPS lists as trending include upper and lower body lifts, breast augmentation, rhinoplasty, and labiaplasty. Designed to remove unwanted fat and skin, upper and lower body lifts, which combine several procedures, deserve special attention. While arm lifts, breast lift surgery, abdominal liposuction and buttock lift are popular on their own, plastic surgeons now offer these treatments as a package under upper and lower body lifts. Breast augmentation remains as popular as ever and expected trends in 2018 include changes such as new technologies and altered perceptions on the ideal breast size.

A report from The Aesthetic Channel provides an overview of the trends for the current year based on the views of experts from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS), and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS).

According to Jeffrey E. Janis, M.D., president of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), in 2018, fat grafting safety, multimodal pain management and nerve decompression for migraine headaches will have a big impact in the field of plastic surgery. “Fat grafting to correct reconstructive deformities or augment cosmetic surgery results is a growing part of everyone’s practice. What’s going to be new this year is technical refinements on how to make fat grafting as safe as possible,” he says.

According to a recent American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) press release, facial plastic surgeons predict that filler refinements and injectable rhinoplasty will be among the top 2018 facial procedure trends. The demand for facial plastic surgery is driven by social media selfies. In fact, 40% of AAFPRS members in the 2016 AAFPRS member survey said that patients requested facial plastic surgery to look better on social media.

According to an ASAPS expert, the treatments that are expected to be a hit in 2018 are laser-assisted breast reduction and lift, Botox, labiaplasty, and filler-fueled eye rejuvenation. ASAPS president and Honolulu-based plastic surgeon Clyde H. Ishii, M.D. told The Aesthetic Channel that “many women seeking breast augmentation want a more natural look – specifically, to avoid the obvious augmented breast look. And many large-breasted women are seeking breast reductions at earlier ages – not waiting until their 50s and 60s to do it.” He noted that “the popularity of an active lifestyle probably contributes to this trend”.

What are the Benefits of BodyTite Liposuction Treatment?

BodyTite LiposuctionAvailable in leading plastic surgery practices, BodyTite liposuction surgery is a popular option for body contouring in NYC. The BodyTite device comes with cutting-edge technology to provide effective fat removal and skin tightening for both men and women. It is ideal for those who want to have plastic surgery to contour their body but don’t want to undergo an invasive procedure. This FDA cleared liposuction device uses patented RFAL (radiofrequency assisted liposuction) technology to liquefy subcutaneous fat, coagulate the blood vessels, and tighten the skin while leaving the surrounding tissues unharmed.

When diet and exercises don’t work to achieve the figure you want, BodyTite liposuction could be the right option. In addition to precise body contouring, the treatment comes with the added benefit of tightening loose or sagging skin. The advantages of BodyTite over other forms of liposuction include:

  • Non-surgical, minimally invasive procedure
  • Help to remove unwanted and stubborn fat from multiple areas of the body such as the face, neck, chin, upper arms (scarless), abdominal areas, love handles, hips, inner thighs, knees, and buttocks.
  • The radio frequency energy generated by the device tightens the skin quickly and coagulates the tissues to sculpt the body to the ideal shape
  • Controlled heat generation for considerable fat reduction and effective body firming
  • The safety features of the device reduce the risk of any thermal or heat injuries
  • BodyTite is more comfortable than conventional liposuction treatment
  • Only local anesthesia or light sedation is required
  • Visible skin tightening through renewed collagen production
  • No lumpy irregularities because of the precision of the procedure
  • The procedure usually takes only 30-45 minutes and is virtually painless
  • Less downtime, reduced bruising and surgical trauma
  • Quick healing and less scarring
  • Treatment does not require overnight stay

This method provides 40% more skin tightening than traditional liposuction procedures. However, though the procedure offers many benefits, the results are patient specific and completely depend on the treatment area and amount of fat removed. Minor side effects of BodyTite include mild bruising and swelling (due to the cauterizing nature of the procedure), which typically dissipate within the first week. Any discomfort can be managed with the medications prescribed by your plastic surgeon and most patients usually return to work the next day. You can engage in exercises based on the kind of treatment you receive.

In addition to individual considerations, the success of BodyTite liposuction treatment largely depends on having it performed by a well-trained and experienced plastic surgeon. Look for an AAAASF-accredited plastic surgery center that has physicians who have been involved in the research with BodyTite as they would have more experience compared with others.

What you Need to Know about Body Contouring Surgery

Cosmetic surgeons who offer body contouring in NYC offer a wide range of procedures to help men and women achieve a sleek, well-shaped figure. The tummy, thighs, arms or buttocks are common areas for body sculpting. If you are considering a cosmetic surgical procedure to get rid of unwanted fat or tighten a certain area, you need to know what it can involve and what your options are. It’s also important to have a realistic outlook about what surgery can accomplish.

Body Contouring SurgeryTrained cosmetic surgeons utilize advanced technologies and techniques to reshape the body. Body contouring is an ideal option when stubborn fat pockets refuse to go way with diet and exercises. It involves removing fat and excess skin or tightening the skin, and re-contouring the body. Popular treatments include liposuction, tummy tuck, and breast lift. People who have undergone massive weight or bariatric surgery may have a body contouring procedure to remove extra skin or to achieve the shape they want.

Men and women looking to get a trimmer, well-shaped abdomen or waist, can consider a tummy tuck in NYC. Also known as abdominoplasty, the procedure removes excess fat and corrects a protruding, sagging, and loose abdomen. Based on the correction required, NYC plastic surgeons offer multiple options such as mini tummy tuck, complete tummy tuck, and liposuction-only abdominoplasty. The procedure can fix a pot belly, stretched abdominal regions, and droopy skin as a consequence of single or multiple deliveries in women and laxity caused by significant weight loss.

If your targeted area is the buttocks, hips or thighs, procedures like liposuction, Brazilian Butt Lift, and thigh lift can help. Liposuction can remove excess fat from problem areas. Women seeking a curvaceous butt can consider Brazilian Butt Lift in NYC. For those who have lost a lot of weight and have flabby skin in thigh area, a thigh lift is the right option to improve skin laxity. This procedure also resolves chafing in the thigh area which is a major problem among many women. An arm lift addresses excess fat and skin in the upper arms and results in slimmer, shapely arms.

You should know that not everyone is a good candidate for body contouring treatment. To be a good candidate, you have to be fit and have good skin elasticity. In addition to correcting all your nutritional deficiencies, you need to stabilize your weight before you go for a body contouring procedure. It’s also important to have realistic expectations. Each procedure has different recovery times and moreover, each patient heals differently with varying results.

If you are considering body contouring in NYC, find an AAAASF accredited plastic surgery practice with skilled plastic surgeons who can handle the treatment safely and efficiently. Planning your surgery with care can help optimize outcomes and make the recovery process smoother.

Effective Skin Tightening Treatments for the Neck, Jowls and Body

Aging causes the skin to lose its firmness and sag, and these effects appear first and more prominently on the face, especially the neck and jowls. Collagen, one of the building blocks of healthy and youthful skin, depletes as you get older. To address these concerns, NYC plastic surgeons provide effective body contouring procedures such as BodyTite liposuction surgery which offers noticeable skin tightening effects. Inmode’s BodyTite device uses advanced radio frequency (RF) energy which heats the collagen under the skin’s surface, making it contract and also produce more collagen naturally.Skin Tightening Treatments

Facelift surgery using BodyTite can correct the effects of aging, tighten loose, sagging skin, firm the facial muscles, and improve facial contour. This minimally invasive procedure removes the excess fat on the face and tightens the skin, resulting in a more youthful appearance. In addition to the face, the BodyTite procedure works well for other areas of the body too.

A recent Reader’s Digest (RD) article discusses the views of expert plastic surgeons on radiofrequency (RF) energy as the ideal option to firm and tighten the sagging jowls and a turkey neck. Christopher T. Chia, MD, the surgical director of bodySCULPT in New York City rewards the BodyTite device high marks for its effectiveness in tightening excess skin in the arms, tummy, and thighs. He refers to RF as “the king of the energy modalities”, and notes that with this device, he gets a lot more “oomph”. A leading practice surgery practice in NYC, bodySCULPT performs BodyTite liposuction using local anesthesia, and there are no scars because it involves just a 1/4 inch incision to insert the device’s small cannula. While usually one treatment is enough for obtaining good results, the procedure is not for everyone. Dr Chia says, “If you lost 100 pounds, your skin won’t contract enough with this technology, but for those who may not be candidates for liposuction, this is an impressive alternative.”

Kybella NYC and CoolSculpting NYC are two other popular body contouring procedures performed using advanced techniques. In addition to noticeable volume reduction of fat in the submental (chin) area, they also provide tightening skin effects. Kybella injections melt away the unwanted pockets of submental fat and provide more definition to the natural jaw and neckline. Coolsculpting’s special CoolMini applicator freezes fat cells away from under-the chin and reduces lax tissue.

Other newer and advanced treatments for skin tightening in neck and jowl performed by plastics surgeons and dermatologists around the world include Inmode’s FaceTite (Radiofrequency), Ultherapy (Ultrasound energy), microneedling with other technologies and the traditional surgical procedure. NYC plastics surgery practices also provide effective laser-assisted body sculpting using a remarkable technology that combines the Nd: YAG, 1440nm wavelength with the side-firing SideLaze800™ laser fiber and ThermaGuide™. This innovative one-time laser lift procedure uses Cynosure’s PrecisionTx to provide the best possible results for facial enhancement in minimal downtime.

A mommy makeover is a popular procedure that uses these advanced plastic surgery techniques to provide a combination of treatments to help moms restore their pre-pregnancy shape. It typically includes a tummy tuck, lower body lift, and arm lift to resolve excess skin after childbirth or massive weight loss. These procedures may have longer recoveries, require general anesthesia, and some may leave scars. However, results are immediate and long lasting, and can have dramatic when performed by a skilled and experienced plastic surgeon.