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7 Doctor Answers | Asked by my abb in north bergen,nj
Liposuction at its best, is a procedure to remove fat, not to tighten skin. Plastic surgeons as a group would disagree on discernible skin tightening features of laser or ultrasound assisted liposuction. Performed by a qualified plastic surgeon, liposuction can be followed by some degree of skin tightening depending on the condition of the skin. It is possible that on select patients, the addition of laser or ultrasound may enhance skin tightening. But this effect is secondary and...
It is very unlikely that any type of liposuction will tighten your skin. Generally speaking, liposuction removes fat but does not tighten skin. The skin may shrink a little after liposuction, but significant tightening of the skin generally does not occur. I advise you to consult with at least one board certified plastic surgeon and wish you all the best!
Whether you have smartlipo or any form of lipo, if you skin is already loose, it will become looser with liposuction.
It sounds as if your real problem is loose skin and not necessarily excess fat. I would meet with another plastic surgeon but my impression is that only a full tummt tuck may be indicated here.
Hi. Too many women have mini tummy tuck because it sounds less scary. I am afraid you need a full tummy tuck, from your description. Avoid Smart Lipo. I don't think liposuction will help you. You need more skin removed.
One has to ask why there would be loose skin after the surgical procedure if it is to pull the skin tight. The answer is often poor skin elasticity from sun, age, or genetics. SmartLipo or Laser assisted Liposuction could be used for the skin component only to stimulate the cells to produce more collagen and elastin.
If excess skin is part of your aesthetic problem, there is no modality that will fix the problem except for surgical removal-period. I use both ultrasound and the laser as part of liposuction in selected patients where they might benefit from a very modest amount of tightening (which is all that can ever be expected). Having done many cases, if there is any advantage with these techniques over conventional liposuction, it is very slim. Mini-abdominoplasties are seldom indicated because the...