Before I get into the details of each of these devices, it’s important to mention that no device on the market can compete with the results that you can get from tummy tuck surgery with a board certified plastic surgeon.
Having said that, let’s talk about skin tightening & lifting devices that work beautifully on the tummy area. If you have sagging extra skin on your abdomen, there are several cosmetic devices that can effectively tighten and firm this area. If you’d also like to lose a few inches of fat or fade away stretch marks, I’ll cover that as well.
For head-to-toe cosmetic treatments that will help boost your confidence, get in touch with me, Dr. Aeria Chang. Beatitude Aesthetic Medicine is MUCH more than a “med spa.” I specialize in advanced technologies that offer outstanding results with little-to-no down time or pain (and NO surgery).
Now on to my beauty blog topic of which devices offer a non-surgical “tummy tuck.”
Skin Tightening & Cellulite Reduction with Thermage
Thermage uses radiofrequency energy to produce heat that tightens the skin and reduces the appearance of cellulite. When used on the face, this technology also reduces wrinkles. Radiofrequency energy offers deep, penetrating heat to provide a one-two punch for stubborn body areas like the abdomen.
Just one treatment is needed, and full results will be evident anywhere between several weeks to 6 months. An anesthetic numbing cream is used to help reduce discomfort. Healing takes about two to three days, and results can last up to two years.
Thermage focuses RF energy on the exact area(s) you want to improve while reaching into the deep collagen layer of the skin. Once collagen fibers (fibrils) have been gently heated with this device, the skin becomes tighter and firmer. This process also stimulates new collagen production for added benefits that develop over time.
This fantastic technology also offers significant cellulite reduction! The heat energy reaches into the subcutaneous fat layer of the skin, melting away fat and making cellulite less noticeable. Body treatments can also be done on the thighs, bra bulge area, buttocks, hips, and love handles.
BTL Exilis Ultra for Skin Tightening, Lifting, & Contouring
BTL Exilis can be used anywhere on the body where skin tightening is desired. This device uses two types of energy: radiofrequency and ultrasound waves. BTL Exilis produces a gentle “volumetric” heat that reaches deep into the collagen and fat layers to tighten the skin and trim away inches.
This treatment helps your skin produce more collagen in the treated areas so that your skin can maintain its new firmness. If you have stretch marks, this device can also fade them away (lots of moms come in for treatment on their tummy). Popular areas of the body include the thighs, buttocks, hips, and abdomen.
Depending on how large your treatment areas are and how much correction is needed, you may need up to 4 treatments to get optimal results. Each session can take as long as 30 minutes. I recommend they be done once every week to 10 days. BTL Exilis Ultra can also be used on the face to reduce wrinkles and tighten facial skin.
Tummy Tightening and Body Contouring in San Diego – Dr. Aeria Chang
Since 2008, Beatitude Aesthetic Medicine has been proudly serving our beautiful San Diego community with safe and effective aesthetic services. My goal is to help you feel more confident, whether you’re looking for anti-aging face treatments or skin tightening and fat loss for your body.
Get in touch with me today to book your consultation and first aesthetic treatment: (619) 280-1609.
Cheers to a more confident (and glowing) you,
Dr. Aeria Chang