Lumen Tight: We use laser and radio frequency energy to both liquefy and heat the fat and skin around the jowls and neck through a very small nick under the chin. We follow this with taking some of the liquefied fat out depending on the shape of the region.
Quick Facts: it takes 1.5 hrs, is done completely with local numbing like a dentist office visit, with 72hrs of wearing a headband afterwards, no stiches, bruising is mild
I had this done by Dr. Kwak on 09/29/2015. He had me on an antibiotic for a few days before, Bromelain and Arnica. He asks that you stop alcohol, Advil, etc, garlic, Gingko Biloba and Vitamin E, Multi, Fish Oil, etc. I choose to do this for 10 days before since I usually bruise pretty badly. From reading other posts I knew to bring a scarf to cover the head compression garment I was to wear for the first 24 hours. I wore the compression for 48 hours than kept it on for as long as I could over the next 5 days. From other posters suggestions I found a band type (used with CPAC) on Amazon that I continued to wear for another 4 weeks at night.
Drove myself since I did not want to take the nerve medication that was prescribed. That’s how comfortable I am with him! I was injected with a numbing fluid 180cc’s, felt like I was swollen like a chipmunk but no pain (except for initial pinch of the needle). The fat removed was 25-50cc’s total from the jowls.
During the procedure his nurse Gen was checking to see how I was feeling, very thoughtful. I will say it was a strange feeling but no pain. I’ve learned to think of something else so I don’t freak out. I read you can cut down on bruising if you think of food – so I try to do that. When it was all done Gen put a wrap on my similar to what you wear when you have a lower face lift and I was good to go. They wanted me back for a lymphatic massage in 2 weeks and then another in 3 weeks, everything was included in the price. I knew I may have lumps and numbing from other posters and I did. It is nice to have information available before you have this done so you know what to expect.
I did have a good amount of bruising but it went away quickly. I used Trammel ointment and Vitamin K and continued with the Bromelain and Arnica. Plus no alcohol and the other items I was told to avoid before the procedure for 1 week after.
Had a wonderful experience with Dr. Kwak and his staff would recommend them!