Which treatment could help me? Velashape or Thermage/Titan? (Photo)

What is a better solution thermage Velashape I am a bikini competitor and in great shape. My problem area is stomach it needs to look tighter. I had a tummy tuck 5 years ago since then I had a c section which the scar is horrible and lost about 15lbs. My skin is just wrinkled and a bit loose. What can I do to tighten it more.

Doctor Answers 4

V-Shape will tighten the skin

Thank you for posting a photo. I recommend learning more about V-Shape; this new laser will accelerate your metabolism for releasing fat while tightening the skin and improving its texture. Consult with your doctor to decide which procedure is best for you.

New York Dermatologic Surgeon
3.8 out of 5 stars 17 reviews

VelaShape 3 vs Thermage

In my opinion VelaShape 3 is superior to Thermage. The  advantage is their technology. Today, there are no other methods available that include a combination of Bi-Polar RF, Infrared Light, Vacuum and Mechanical Massage like VelaShape™, and no other method can guarantee the clinically proven results, efficacy and safety in 4 treatments as the VelaShape™. VelaShape™ is the only non-surgical medical device cleared by the FDA for circumferential reduction.

Larry S. Nichter, MD, MS, FACS
Orange County Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 157 reviews

Velashape III and Ultrashape - Buffalo Niagara NY

You may be a good candidate for the combination Ultrashape and Velashape III, spaced a week apart for approximately 12 sessions. 

If the scar is below your bikini line, this may be the non invasive way to go. 

Alternatively, you may seek a surgical opinion for scar revision as well as some type of abdominoplasty depending on the degree of skin laxity. 

Hratch Karamanoukian, MD, FACS
Buffalo Phlebologist
4.8 out of 5 stars 41 reviews

Abdominal scar and wrinkles

The picture you provide represents a wide scar and wrinkling of lower abdomen due to skin excess. You have had many changes, including rapid weight gain requiring abdominoplasty and subsequent pregnancy, C-section and further weight loss. Given that you are a "bikini competitor" you may want to consider scar revision surgery. The scar is too wide and the skin too wrinkles for any non-surgical treatment to be effective and lasting in a meaningful way. 

Edwin Ishoo, MD
Cambridge Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.4 out of 5 stars 20 reviews

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