Are there less invasive tummy tuck options?

I'm considering a tummy tuck but would like one that is not so invasive. Are there less invasive tummy tuck options?

ANSWERS FROM DOCTORS (2)


Answered by Edward Domanskis M.D.

Yes, it really depends on what you have, whether it is a lot of loose skin or not. Consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon who can examine you and discuss the best treatment option at length.

Published on Jul 18, 2018

Answered by Edward Domanskis M.D.

Yes, it really depends on what you have, whether it is a lot of loose skin or not. Consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon who can examine you and discuss the best treatment option at length.

Published on Jul 18, 2018


Answered by The Institute of Aesthetic Surgery

Bodytite is a radiofrequency treatment that serves to tighten skin, much like Thermi-tite. This is accomplished by subdermal heating of the collagen fibers, which can cause tightening as well as stimulate fibroblast activity for collagen deposition. This can be combined with liposuction, but does not necessarily need to be.

The fat removal component is no different than traditional liposuction. For those patients with excess fat in the absence of skin laxity, Bodytite does not necessarily hold an advantage over more traditional liposuction. However, in patients with laxity or in whom there is a concern for worsening laxity post-liposuction, radiofrequency tightening will help.

Bodytite demonstrates a 30% tightening vs. 7% with liposuction and 15% with SmartLipo. This result can take as many as 3 months to become evident.

While BodyTite does not address all of the components of a "tummy tuck", it can address 2/3.

As always, discuss your concerns with a board-certified plastic surgeon (ABPS).

Published on Jul 17, 2018

Answered by The Institute of Aesthetic Surgery (View Profile)

Bodytite is a radiofrequency treatment that serves to tighten skin, much like Thermi-tite. This is accomplished by subdermal heating of the collagen fibers, which can cause tightening as well as stimulate fibroblast activity for collagen deposition. This can be combined with liposuction, but does not necessarily need to be.

The fat removal component is no different than traditional liposuction. For those patients with excess fat in the absence of skin laxity, Bodytite does not necessarily hold an advantage over more traditional liposuction. However, in patients with laxity or in whom there is a concern for worsening laxity post-liposuction, radiofrequency tightening will help.

Bodytite demonstrates a 30% tightening vs. 7% with liposuction and 15% with SmartLipo. This result can take as many as 3 months to become evident.

While BodyTite does not address all of the components of a "tummy tuck", it can address 2/3.

As always, discuss your concerns with a board-certified plastic surgeon (ABPS).

Published on Jul 17, 2018


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