Used to reduce or eliminate abdominal subcutaneous fat, which is resistant to diet and exercise, liposuction is a proven technique for shaping the abdomen. Dr. Lo uses a local anesthetic to minimize pain and blood loss, as well as quicken recovery time and produce optimal cosmetic results. A small cannula is inserted beneath the skin and moved back and forth to suction the fat. After the procedure, a compression garment must be worn for 1-2 weeks. Pain, bruising, and swelling may last up to 2 weeks.
This minimally invasive procedure uses radio frequency energy to heat deep tissues on the abdominal area to stimulate collagen production. The ThermiTight probe is placed under the skin, and is threaded to all the areas of the abdomen that need attention, heating the tissue and promoting collagen production. Because it takes the body time to build collagen, results are not seen for about 4-8 months. Although there is no incision, some swelling may occur, lasting for 2-4 days. Only one ThermiTight treatment is usually needed and the results last several years depending on the patient’s skin. However, the natural aging process may require future treatments.
This technology is FDA cleared for skin tightening, cellulite reduction, and fat reduction. It is non-invasive and requires no downtime. The areas are initially treated in 4-5 sessions, after which maintenance is scheduled every 3-6 months. Patients love having an alternative that is non-invasive and this fulfills that need.