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.
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.