21 year old man.. Ive been training for a while more than 4years, I went down from 24% to 10.8% fat. i have extra skin and am afraid of surgery. My upper body is okay but my lower one isnt becuase of the extra skin. I need to know would thermage be sufficent or should i do a tummy tuck?
Tummy Tuck Vs Thermage for 21 Year Old Guy With Extra Skin? (photo)
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Tummy tuck or Thermage?
Judging by the photo you have provided, you are in great shape. You do not have enough excess skin to justify a tummy tuck surgery. Thermage may be an option, depending on the results you are expecting to achieve. Thermage will give you maximal tightening of existing skin without removing extra skin.
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You look great, there is no need for you to waste money on either treatment
you may have some excess skin but that is normal. you seem to be in a great shape. The excess skin probably bothers you when sit down and get folds? Thermage will do nothing for you and you are in too good of a shape for a tummy tuck.
M Jugenburg, MD, FRCSC
Thermage vs. Tuck
My comments are based on the photos alone. Obviously can't do an exam with "pinch" test over the internet. That said, I agree 100% with the other plastic surgeons who have offered their opinions. Thanks to your discipline and hard work, you appear to alrready have a very flat belly with no visible loose skin. Thermage would give you minimal additional tightening, and a tuck is not worth the scarring. You are young, your skin still has great elasticity, and things may still get a bit tighter all on their own.
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Definitely not thermage
Thermage would be a real waste of money. If you do anything, do a mini tummy tuck. That will allow removal of the extra skin of your lower abdomen. It is surgery and it will leave a scar. Judging from the photo, you're in very good shape. Seeking perfection is not always a good idea.
Tummy Tuck Vs Thermage for 21 Year Old Guy With Extra Skin?
Based on a very small photo, I would say neither would be of benefit. Thermage is usually expensive and very disappointing in it's limited results and surgery would be a very aggressive approach for what appears on the photo to be a minimal problem.