Used to reduce or eliminate fat deposits of the inner thigh, outer thigh, knees, and, occasionally, calves and ankles. Liposuction is a proven technique for slimming the leg area. 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, attached to a vacuum, is inserted beneath the skin and moved back and forth to suction the fat away. If your skin’s elasticity is not great; looser skin may require that liposuction be used in conjunction with cosmetic procedures, such as a ThermiTight procedure to enhance the tightening of the skin.
This minimally invasive procedure uses radio frequency energy to heat deep tissues which stimulates collagen production. The ThermiTight probe is placed under the skin, and is threaded to all the areas of the leg 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 2-4 days. Only one ThermiTight treatment is usually needed and the results last 3-4 years depending on the patient’s skin. However, the natural aging process may require future treatments.
In addition to tightening the skin, the ThermiTight procedure is FDA cleared for reduction of cellulite, which plagues many women. During the skin tightening process, the legs can be treated at the same time for cellulite in problem areas.
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.