This 22-year-old had a growth spurt, and developed a localized fat deposit along with stretch marks in her lower abdomen. Traditional liposuction (SAL) would leave her with sagging, irregular skin in the treatment region.
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This can certainly happen. Dr. Duncan’s special area of research is correcting the tone as well as reducing laxity of skin without having to cut skin or soft tissue out. Her nine years of work have resulted in our ability to offer excellent outcomes with
minimal down time for treatment of abdominal contour problems for both men and women.
This 52 year old worked hard to tone and flatten her stomach. Her husband told her she looked great. However, she disliked the localized fat around her belly button. She saw the protrusion in clothing and when wearing a swimsuit. Her skin was a bit lax,
so she opted for RF-assisted liposuction.
There are certainly situations in which liposuction plus minimally invasive skin tightening can give a satisfactory result. The general rule is that if the skin contraction needs to be more than 33%, some skin excision will be required. Simple liposuction will only achieve 8% skin surface area reduction, and there is no “boost” to the skin or framework of lax underlying fat. Dr. Duncan prefers RF-assisted liposuction (33% skin contraction) over laser-assisted liposuction (15% skin contraction).
Dr. Duncan will check to see if there is some subcutaneous fat that can be corrected with liposuction. In men, her favorite combination is BodyTite plus J Plasma. BodyTite can create directional shaping, as you see below. By adding J Plasma, there is immediate skin contraction so results can be seen within 24 hours.
Most of our patients are able to return to a non-strenuous job after 4-5 days. We do recommend avoiding extreme range of motion as well as contact or impact sports for about 6 weeks, in order to optimize the smoothness of the results. You will need to wear a compression garment in most cases, so the skin molds down smoothly.
Dr. Duncan offers a free consultation with our patient care coordinator. Her staff is knowledgeable and experienced in caring for patients before, during, and after abdominal contouring. Patients seek Dr. Duncan’s expertise in treating this condition. Her years of experience, excellent listening ability, and care that extends well after the procedure are reasons why many patients choose her for their surgery.
Dr. Duncan’s artistic style results in dramatic, yet natural improvements. She works with each individual patient to create a personalized treatment plan based on his or her unique situation and desired goals. We would love to speak with you about achieving the best version of yourself. Call Plastic Surgical Associates in Fort Collins today at 970.493.7445 or click the button below to request a consultation. You can also email us any inquiries at [email protected].Contact Our Office