I was fat when I was young, and I lost it back and forth by unhealthy diet :( I've been workingout for 3 months, and my body is changing but Tummy... Specailly this loose skin! So I reserched and found out TUMMY TUCK. I personally think, it's too risky to me Because I'm 27, Never been married or had kids. So I also found out this 'Thermage' on tummy. Can I be a good candidate for Thermage CPT on my Tummy?
Thermage Candidate? No tummy tuck? (photo)
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Stomach and Thermage
Thermage for the tummy
Thermage vs. Tummy tuck
At your age and stage in life, I would not recommend a tummy tuck.
I would encourage you to continue your efforts in diet and exercise to reduce the layer of subcutaneous fat in your abdomen.
I do feel that you would find a benefit in doing a Thermage treatment on the belly. This would provide some tightening/lifting in the area. There is no down time associated with the procedure. We do not sedate patients for Thermage. From my experience, it is a relatively tolerable procedure for patients with appreciable results.
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Thermage works very well on the abdomen to tighten the skin. It’s a non-surgical procedure that is clinically proven to be safe and effective with No downtime. It takes about 11/2 hours to complete and you will see some immediate results off the table with continued improvement for six months after treatment as your skin continues to regenerate collagen and thicken its collagen matrix resulting in a smoothing effect. At your age this is probably a better option than a tummy tuck especially if you are planning to have children in the future. Consult with a Board Certified Dermatologist to see if this is the best option for you.
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