After working hard to lose some weight, many individuals find themselves affected by loose folds of skin and stubborn fat deposits in the waist and abdomen area. Although affectionately termed “love handles”, these physical features are usually not something people think of fondly. If diet and exercise has left your abdomen looking less firm than you’d prefer, why not consider a simple, minimally invasive procedure to tighten it up?
Dr. Tite Body Tightening and Facial Aesthetics offers skin tightening treatments through minimally-invasive procedures to help you look and feel your best. Led by Dr. Sherry Thomas, our medical staff can help you get the body you want with virtually no down time. Contact Dr. Tite today.
Thermi technology uses radiofrequency (RF) energy to heat skin and tissues. Thermi technology was cleared by the FDA in 2013 for general applications in soft tissues. The device is used to precisely deliver a selected amount of RF energy to the targeted tissues. Depending on which tissue(s) are targeted and how much RF energy is applied, Thermi technology can melt fat, tighten skin and even permanently erase deep skin creases.
Thermi technology can be used to tighten skin on the face, neck, abdomen and limbs. While tightening the skin, it can also melt away small fat deposits under the targeted skin – essentially acting as a minimally-invasive type of liposuction treatment.
Thermi technology can tighten skin more than any other minimally invasive modality currently available. As such, it is an ideal instrument for treating loose skin and stubborn fat deposits in the abdominal area. The treatment requires making an incision about the size of the tip of a pen. A tiny probe is inserted through the incision under the skin and is used to deliver the RF energy; most treatments take less than an hour to complete. After treatment, the probe is removed. No stitches are necessary due to the small size of the incision. For patient comfort, the area to be treated is numbed with local anesthetic throughout the procedure.
Most patients can resume normal activities the day after their procedure. There may be some minor redness and swelling. The treated area will look better immediately after the treatment. However, it takes about three months for the full effects of the treatment to be seen. The melted fat needs to be slowly removed by the body’s natural processes and the skin will continue to progressively firm and tighten over time after the treatment.
If you’ve always wanted to get rid of your love handles, but have had no luck from diet and exercise, you’ve probably at least thought about having liposuction or a tummy tuck to address the problem. However, most individuals are reluctant to undergo risky and painful surgery just for a cosmetic issue. Today, however, minimally invasive Thermi RF treatments can remove love handles with no surgery, no pain, and no downtime.